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INVESTING IN STUDENT ACCOMMODATION: PROS AND CONS

2017-04-01

The recent protests at universities and colleges across SA have caused many to question the wisdom of investing in student accommodation - but it still remains a highly attractive option provided you buy the right kind of property in the right location, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group.

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ZERO-RATED VAT FOR A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTION

2016-12-02

The area of zero-rated VAT for a commercial property transaction can be confusing and must be properly understood if one wishes to avoid confusion and delays.

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RENTING VERSUS OWNING BUSINESS PREMISES

2016-11-04

Every growing business throughout its life cycle is confronted with the important decision to continue leasing or own the premises in which it operates.

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CAN YOU REALLY CONSIDER EQUITIES VERSUS PROPERTY?

2016-11-03

“Is it better to invest in equities or property? ” This very common question comes up frequently, but the answer is that they are not directly comparable as they are completely different asset classes.

Choosing to invest in either asset class will depend completely on you as an investor. But it can help if you understand your options.


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INVESTING WHEN UNIVERSITIES ARE BURNING

2016-10-14

As I am writing this, the universities in my country are burning and our finance minister has been summoned to court on charges of fraud causing the currency, once again, to devaluate like a rock falling.

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IS IT TIME TO MOVE TOWARDS A MORE ATTRACIVE BUY-TO-LET OPPORTUNITY?

2016-09-29

In the 2nd Quarter of 2016, the TPN-FNB National Average Gross Residential Yield rose slightly for the 1st time since the 1st quarter of 2014.

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MAKE A SMOOTH SWITCH FROM RENTING TO OWNING

2016-09-27

Owning a home is a dream-come-true for many young people, but being a first-time buyer wrapped up in finding just the right property could mean that the thought of what it will cost to run and maintain that property hasn’t crossed your mind.

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OFFICE VACANCY RATES MOVING TOWARDS EQUILIBRIUM

2016-09-27

South African vacancy rates in non-CBD nodes are gradually moving back to their equilibrium position.

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BE AWARE WHEN SELLING OR BUYING SECTIONAL TITLE PROPERTY

2016-08-03

When a sectional title unit is being sold, the situation sometimes arises where it is discovered too late that the scheme’s body corporate has not been run properly, that they have not held AGM’s regularly or the financials are showing signs of discrepancy or debt, said Michael Bauer, general manager of property management company IHFM

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RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ACTIVITY REMAINING UNDER PRESSURE

2016-07-22

Based on data published by Statistics South Africa, building activity in the South African market for new private sector-financed housing (see explanatory notes) remained under pressure in the first five months of 2016, with much subdued year-on-year growth in activity levels in May this year.

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