This week: New financial product does away with rental deposit; residential yields to rise very slightly; and are you financially prepared to own a home?
This week: A buyer's guide to keeping track of properties; a call for input into Joburg property rates law; and SAFLII needs donations to keep the law available to all.
This week: Residential Rental Monitor; low growth in household credit and mortgage balances in 2016; and what are my rights when a tenanted property is sold?
This week: The age of the access-bond is not over; selling to emigrate and “semi-grate”; leave yourself room when buying property; and mortgage market transactions.
This week: TPN Vacancy Survey Q3 2016; new developments set to outperform pre-owned homes in 2017; and the good, the bad and the budget.
This week: how municipal rates are worked out and what they are used for; credit and mortgage advances; and the property market enters a period of slower growth.
This week: Concerns mount over e-conveyancing in Australia; changes to laws make rental contracts more complex; and housing demand seems to be improving.
This week: Contraction in residential building at the start of 2017; Durban calms property owners' valuation roll fears; and Residential transactions: a turnaround in sight?
This week: Foreign property owners of UK property will have a year to declare details; rezoning or subdividing properties takes a long time; and house price indices.
This week: More on the Property Practitioners Bill; hi-tech property exchange fuels Australian jobs growth; and the latest innovative South African real estate technology.
This week: Cancelling a sale can be risky business for tax; residential building continues to contract; yet Cape Town city centre experiences a population explosion.
This week: Dealing with blacklistings; credit and mortgage advances; and the densification of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs can have significant benefits for all.
This week: A new set of Cape Town and Gauteng indices - one booming and the other mediocre; when you need building approval; and estates need rental policies.
This week: How to get an NQF 4 or NQF 5 qualification; subdued residential building activity; and the merits of historical municipal debt argued at ConCourt.
This week: The ins and outs of a commercial lease deposit; older buyers are showing the power of home equity; and the May house price property barometer.
This week: Property fraud is on the rise and buyers and sellers should be vigilant; property buyers value lifestyle; and cut your price and get the jump on other sellers.
This week: Always post good listing photos; how the modern estate agency has metamorphosed; and foreign residential property buying has declined somewhat.
This week: Property Sector Code is now binding; how crowdfunding platforms democratize access to global real estate; and conveyancing needs a technological boost.
This week: Smoking and braaiing in sectional title schemes, how and why to help your children onto the property ladder; and buying property when young is a wise decision.
This week: More and more home buyers are faking it; interest rate drop a relief for property owners; and continued subdued levels of residential building activity.
This week: SA's best performing rental suburbs; in the US buying streets is a centuries old trend; and is your data safe in the cloud?
This week: Land scarcity leading to smaller housing; selecting a commercial property asset type; banks to face a R60 billion class action suit; and digital disruptors.
This week: Western Cape...strong, booming or bubbling? Potential disruptors to the commercial property market; and Durban considers blocking sale of indebted properties.
This week: Property Barometer - House Price Index; most Cape Town properties have a right to a second dwelling; and historical debt saga: What happens next?
This week: Conveyancers more than just 'middlemen'; a worldwide trust crisis forces real estate agents to adapt; and 2017 residential affordability improvements are slipping.
This week: Proposed Property Practitioners Bill will have far-reaching effects; residential building statistics; and upfront pricing information is important for consumers.
This week: Mid-Term Report by the Co-Chairpersons of the LSSA; court should demand reserve price in execution sales; and drones are useful for commercial real estate.
This week: Airbnb oversupply causes return to traditional letting; a homeowner sentiment index; and can a low commission estate agent sell your home just as fast?
This week: CPA does not apply to all property transactions; Credit and mortgage advances; and save on commission – unregistered estate agents don’t qualify!
This week: Decontextualized statistics could lead property owners astray; Delft buyers duped in property scam; and is Airbnb driving out long-term tenants?
This week: Sectional Title sellers need additional certificates; residential building activity contracts;and Cape Town House Price indices.
This week: Credit and mortgage advances; a tenants' right of first refusal to buy; and Cape Town flats continue to lead in a modest rental growth market.
This week: Toll roads and transport costs now an even bigger influence on home choices; a property risk revolution; and a property barometer.
This week: on average, property buyers take 53 minutes to buy their home; ooba's property predictions for 2016; and fine-tune your marketing for a successful home sale.
This week: Cape holds its own in slow property market; a shakeup in conveyancing from more tech startups in UK; and affordability a challenge for first time home buyers.
This week: All about electric fence certificates; The FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick appears to be peaking; and it's time for banks to help consumers.
This week: Old-new house price gap narrows; January CPI inflation; diversifying your property portfolio; and the UK's conveyancers have 'no room for complacency'.
This week: Budget a double-edged sword - property experts; updated Cape Town property valuations are now available online; and steering clear of rental property scams.
This week: How to leave property in your will; theft during open house is not covered by most insurers; and buying a home in an unstable economy.
This week: When landlords and tenants clash, mediation is key; what it costs to evict a tenant; and has the property cycle peaked?
This week: Further uptick in household credit and mortgage balances growth; Political risks turn off local and foreign property; and yield compression continues.
This week: Johannesburg property valuation questions answered; FNB Property Barometer; and should you pay a large deposit on an investment property?
This week: What millennial buyers are looking for; still time to object to Cape Town property valuations; and Western Cape house price growth bucks the Rand area trend.
This week: building activity remains in the low single digits; considerations when renting out your property; and the latest Legal Practice Act developments.
This week: Housing Review - 2nd Quarter 2016; make extra insurance plans for show houses and letting; and estate living is on the rise in South Africa.
This week: Occupational rent and your rights; invitation to a discussion on the Mitchell judgment; and "smaller remains better" in the financially constrained housing market.
This week: Household credit balances impacted by data distortions in April; the right information will assist the agent; and what is in a property advert?
This week: Court orders partial demolition of illegal property; continued low price growth in middle-segment housing; and new vs existing price gap is still large.
This week: Ethekwini revenue systems will be off-line due to the migration to a new system; avoiding a bidding war; and higher rentals mean higher value growth in suburbs.
This week: Falling import volumes could slow industrial-rental growth; low consumer confidence sees residential property slowdown; and don't eagerly alter your property.
This week: 'Silent expropriation' practices in sectional title properties; rise of the millennials: a property revolution; and the household sector is more cautious.
This week: Residential building activity under pressure; how delays on the market lose you money; and whether it is better to buy or to lease your commercial property.
This week: Growth in household mortgage balances slowing down further; the do's and don'ts of home equity; and how and when to legally evict tenants.
This week: Privyseal consumer protection launch for estate agents; green buildings catching on; and municipal elections are important for property owners and investors.
This week: Just Property gives its clients homeownership tools; this year's Rode-Reim 2016 Property Conference; and liability for levies when units are sold.
This week: Jeremy Cronin to speak on Expropriation Bill at Rode-REIM Conference; a layman's guide to real estate jargon and blockchain could alter real estate industry.
This week: How deregistered companies can affect commercial property sales; a green thumb for a great price; indices; and the legality of rental 'screening fees'.
This week: Sectional Title Schemes Management (STSMA) and Community Schemes Ombuds Service (CSOSA) Acts have been signed; and rental and building statistics.
This week: Durban rates backlog hits property sales; middle-segment house price growth under pressure; and Ekurhuleni property owners can now pay rates online.
This week: Key changes for trustees in sectional title schemes to implement; financial mortgage stress not as bad; and Joburg’s old village suburbs offer a vibrant lifestyle.
This week: Owners and banks differ on property valuations; continued slowdown in residential building activity; and should consumers trust conveyancing “dabblers”?
This week: Fourth quarter housing review; rental deposits don't belong to landlords or agents; and who covers what when it comes to insurance - tenants or landlords?
This week: Hard hitting report says UK conveyancing system is not fit for purpose; House Price Indices; and clarity is still needed on old municipal debts.
This week: We digitally disrupted ourselves; central Cape Town living 'embraced by millennials'; and investment in residential property continues to shine.
This week: Year-on-year house price growth has steadily slowed over past 7 months; uncertainty still hangs over old municipal property debt; and Jhb heritage queries.
This week: Possible pitfalls around zero-rating a commercial property transaction; water restrictions weigh on landlords; and how to determine the correct listing price.
This week: don’t be scared to buy solo; quality tenants are worth keeping, landlords advised; SA homes market cycle set to turn in 2015; and House Price Indices.
This week: Websites now the prime marketing tool of real estate agencies; Property Barometer – Area value bands; and millions lost in contract calamity.
This week: landlords may sue for breach of contract; low growth in household credit and mortgage balances in 2014; and how to pay off your bond in 10 years.
This week: steady middle-segment house price growth continues; what you need to know about renting residential property; and 1st Quarter 2015 Housing Review.
This week: residential building statistics; get bond insurance as well as HOC; stocks shrink as more people stay put; and how to choose the right managing agent.
This week: Good credit habits for prospective tenants; South Africa's low growth rate will limit prospects of an all-out housing boom; and is it illegal to claim a spotter's fee?
This week: Two fundamental steps essential if body corporates are to function; property investment is a ‘good plan'; and know how you are viewed by credit providers.
This week: How to save tax on your rental property; residential building activity levels down from a year ago; and why gearing makes property investment so attractive.
This week: Protect your sectional title property from devaluation; Scottish Law Society to invite tenders for digital conveyancing portal: and Rental Payment Monitor.
This week: banks approve bonds to better-prepared borrowers; hijacked buildings threaten Joburg CBD; House price indices; and are three bedroom apartments worth it?
This week: A tale of three cities; suspensive conditions and sales failing if you don't pay on time; and a slowdown in house price growth could benefit less affluent buyers.
This week: Slowing trend in house price growth continues; protect your investment with a proper lease; and repeat buyers give real estate a big vote of confidence.
This week: subdued residential building activity; conveyancers need to get social; and many fortunate housing pockets are bucking the declining trend in house prices.
This week: spotting a worthwhile fixer upper; emerging middle class battles with extra upfront costs of property buying; and property servitudes can have a powerful effect.
This week: Buyers at risk with delay of Property Practitioners' Bill; house price growth slows further across segments; and a property analyst warns against 'buyer panic'.
This week: fraudsters force the vulnerable out their properties; yes, you can buy a home of your own; and rising rentals strengthen tenants' desire to own homes.
This week: a lot depends on the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act; accurate valuations result in fair deals; and negotiating in a multiple-offer market.
This week: City of Cape Town s118 third party payments; house price indices; how a tenant's deposit is protected; and the seasoned agent is irreplaceable.
This week: 'Voetstoots' and the Consumer Protection Act; 65% of home owners are bond free; and Absa survey reveals the need for pre-application consultations.
This week: landlord need not be a property's owner; SA rights groups criticize land expropriation bill; and the risks and rewards of buying off plan.
This week: Common mistakes made by home buyers, sellers and estate agents; what to do about the eyesore next door; and the law does not favour tenants.
This week: Property and inheritance - making the right call for your and your heirs; home staging your property; and when a property lease is cancelled early.
This week: Tenants 'accept HOA rules' when signing a lease; credit and mortgage growth remains low; residential property indices; and are house prices about to plateau?
This week: Cybercrime and conveyancing; what late-blooming property owners need to know; and what's really happening in SA property.
This week: The difference between sub-letting and assignment; online property marketing key to getting property sold; and residential building statistics.
This week: Industrial properties desperately need a turnaround in the manufacturing and retail sectors; credit and mortgage advances; and bodies corporate explained.
This week: Cape Town's first CBD residential survey results; tenants are not responsible for landlord's errors; and the consequences of cancelling an offer to purchase.
This week: Single-digit growth in residential building continues; successful property investors always upgrade their portfolios; and holding out for higher rental may be costly.
This week: Tips for long distance home searches; water-saving for ST schemes; expats eye SA real estate as rand weakness continues; and credit and mortgage advances.
This week: Cape Town's CCID has revitalised an area once beset with urban decay; 4th Quarter Housing Review; and most agents don't check vendor-neighbour disputes.
This week: "secure enclaves" don't contribute to greater income equality; apply for Durban rate rebate or lose out; the repo rate increase is ill timed; and luxury property trends.
This week: Residential market remains well-balanced, but near term weakness ahead; body corporates may disconnect utilities; and rental growth has started to slow.
This week: Residential Property Affordability Review; Gordhan appointment good for property; a little Monopoly holiday fun and, can Feng-Shui help sell your property?
This week: banks' reluctance to advance large bonds to self-employed people is not unreasonable; house price indices and 2014 outlook; and to repair or sell for less?
This week: Property Barometer - Residential affordability; Residential yield review; and a Court may order a salary deduction to pay rent.
This week: Policy on Joburg suburban booms approved; TPN statistics support the logic of buy-to-let investments; and January 2014 FNB Property Barometer.
This week: Government to audit privately owned land; Absa Housing review 2014; verbal property leases to be phased out; and the hype of redeveloping old buildings.
This week: residential building statistics; assets do not necessarily assist in obtaining a bond award; and exorbitant rates loom for Joburg high-rise properties.
This week: Former "Township" markets; strong rate of transfer revenue growth reflects a solid property market and tenants are liable when missing deadline to move out.
This week: the pitfalls of valuing vacant developable land; a breached property lease 'can be torn up'; and two scary developments for property owners.
This week: unapproved building plans could block property sale; changes to the National Credit Act not as drastic as some think; and residential building statistics.
This week: House price growth resilient in challenging market; City trumps province on municipal zoning decisions; and low emigration levels boosting the house market.
This week: Residential building activity remains under pressure; Tshwane Clearance Certificate Applications; and Rustenburg Municipality Rates Clearance Certificates.
This week: 2014 Election property market behaviour; South African property market giving increasingly good returns; and can house prices continue to beat inflation?
This week: conveyancers must ‘find a reason for estate agents to recommend you’; pockets of decent growth; and non-compliant sellers (or buyers) can wreck property deals.
This week: Society to open web system to all conveyancers; property laws 'imperil plans worth billions'; and; Offers to purchase don't always lead to property sales.
This week: No reason for share block properties; SA's property sector contributed R191.4 bn to the economy in 2012; and Bank valuations can derail bond applications.
This week: E-conveyancing could reduce transaction to five days; Rawson sceptical about the benefits of interest rate hikes; and Durban battles with deceased estates.
This week: Printing woes halt Johannesburg building plans; Credit Amnesty Act does not write off debts; and is buying investment property with friends a good idea?
This week: Help for homeowners who are under water; make greater use of paid experts in sectional title schemes; and lease cancellation may be grounds for damages.
This week: Stable house price growth for 2014; Foreigners buying more SA real estate; and many residential areas' price growth are way ahead of the national averages.
This week: 'Arrogant' municipality slated over property transfer ineptitude; why owning beats renting; and five Rural Development and Land Reform Bills to be introduced.
This week: New laws spawn uncertainty over property rights; Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2014; and capacity is not the only issue for conveyancers.
This week: How to buy a house when sellers are in charge; July 2014 House Price Indices; and how you can tell if you are buying into, or selling in a sellers' market.
This week: Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference; Electronic Deeds Registration Bill promises relief; Housing Review; and residential property is a safe haven asset.
This week: Save R320 000 on a R1 million property; commercial versus residential property as an investment; and property leases buttressed by case and common law.
This week: Absa August House Price Indices; Lightstone Residential Property Indices; and when is a property deposit refundable?
This week: Strongly growing planning phase of residential building activity; E-conveyancing will mean more competition, inquiry told; and at expiry, a property lease changes.
This week: Unlocking the value in ‘abandoned’ sectional title units; property sales upswing 'best since recession'; and what you need to know about land loans.
This week: smaller houses show the strongest growth; do your sums before you downscale; keep calm and don’t overprice; and many don't comply with building regulations.
This week: Bequeathing property in your Will - how it can go wrong; Residential building statistics; and Law Society invests £5m+ in online conveyancing project.
This week: Think before signing estate agent mandates; Housing Review - Q4 2014; Rates Clearance Feedback sessions; and when to use home equity.
This week: housing market is steaming ahead; reasons for preserving your home equity; problems faced by developers of affordable housing; and Absa House Price Indices.
This week: 10 Years of FNB Property Barometer: From boom to bust and back to sanity; consent needed to amend lease; and seven signs that you need a new nest.
This week: City centres hold best prospects for buy-to-let investors; what to do if negotiations stall; renting 'long-distance'; and household credit and mortgage growth slows.
This week: amended Cape Town Deeds Office year end arrangements; Cape Town rates clearance delays; and keep your short term holiday tenant in control.
This week: paying the price for a delay in property eviction, the suitability of keeping a home loan open, and a slightly weaker outlook for house price growth in 2013.
This week: Conveyancing Association pledges to demystify industry, Property Barometer - Home Buying Estate Agent Survey, and demand a receipt for rental payments.
This week on Property24.com: Tips for buying sectional title homes, mistakes to avoid in home insurance, occupational rent payments, and cancelling a sole mandate.
This week: Latest developments on the Legal Practice Bill, Joburg's illegal building chaos leads to rapid urban decay, and some Property Barometers to mull over.
This week: 2013 - The year of the rolls, properties in trust too risky for many banks, and Ooba statistics show positive start to 2013.
This week: Autocratic management 'create havoc' in sectional title schemes, residential building statistics and computers have depersonalized loan applications.
This week: 'Deposit drag' keeps property market 'on a choke-chain', new Cape Town Zoning Scheme (CTZS), and House Price Indices - February 2013.
This week: conveyancing deductibles in respect of indemnity claims, a jump in residential demand, building statistics, and check that buyers have sold their properties.
This week: Property Barometer - March 2013, tenants have right to peaceful use of property, and consolidation of sectional title units is permitted by law.
This week: phantom offers for your property, house price growth slowing, yet household need for greater residential fixed investment is gradually growing.
This week: Bill paves way for streamlined conveyancing, housing inertia hobbling economy, and February residential building statistics.
This week: Joburg inner city property returns beat suburbs, growth in industrial rentals heating up, and year-on-year average house price growth starts to accelerate again.
This week: New electric fence regulations to be implemented, property purchasing in South Africa is being driven by a tech savvy younger generation, and April indices.
This week: WinDeed introduces a Deeds Office sequestration search, SA properties are getting smaller, and traditional checks on estate agents are no longer valid.
This week: May 2013 Property Barometer, new construction 'poses a threat to property prices', and how will inflation impact on property investors?
This week: House Price Indices - May 2013, essential provisions of a property lease agreement, and electronic conveyancing is just around the corner in Australia.
This week: Rode Conferences 2013, selling power: Joburg landlord gets a shock, local authorities' rulings wreck developments and is technology all it’s cracked up to be?
This week: Property Barometer - June 2013, Auction Alliance wins legal challenge on estate agency inspections, and listed property is a good bet, even in volatile times.
This week: "Oldies" continue to be a strong driver of residential sales, a property owner's rights are absolute, and Paddocks Private Consulting is back.
This week: home buying by race, residential building statistics, great demand for 100% home loans - but banks resist, and a note on the July interest rate decision.
This week: Cape Town Master's Office is moving;Property barometer - holiday towns, July house price indices, and Johannesburg objects to 63 000 property valuations.
This week: Regional migration trends, qualification reprieve for estate agents, the mandament van spolie, and banking changes improve access to property ownership
This week: Seaside homes in South Africa are competitive, the NCA is often harsh on potential lower sector home buyers, and Joburg billing address confusion continues.
This week: August 2013 House Price Index, ruling breaks new ground on property approvals, and an increase in buy-to-let investors is beneficial for property developers.
This week: Residential Yield Review, Johannesburg's residential transformation, SA property market - healthiest in years, and Lightstone's Residential Property Indices.
This week: Banks make it harder to dip into access bonds; we need to take a broader view on heritage resources; residential building statistics; and Loerie award winners.
This week: Declining trend in middle-segment house price growth continues; buy-to-let home buying still a low priority; and;Credit amnesty may trip up rich property owners.
This week: First time home buying declining; a fixed-term property lease should protect all parties; and the latest on the Legal Practice Bill.
This week: Insufficient demand for building work biggest constraint; Housing review - 4th Quarter 2013; and a liquidation order always comes ahead of property mandate.
This week: Electricity, rates and taxes are top property costs; almost 5% of signed Sales Agreements are cancelled because of loopholes; and a raft of Property Barometers.
This week: Home ownership is once again looking much more attractive than renting; Know where your property boundaries are; and Residential building statistics.
This week: agent survey points to improvement in levels of investment in homes; 2014 will be a good year for residential property; and restrictions on tenants.
This week: 'Stalking' a new trend in house buying; Consumers still hungry for homes and loans; House price indices; and EAAB warns against 'false courses'.
This week: residential real estate market on solid ground heading into 2014; residential building statistics; and rising home prices lead to bank valuation challenges.
This week: title deeds delays fail upliftment goals, FNB Property Barometer - 1st Time Buying, and Absa House Price December Indices.
This week: Boomers worth their weight in gold, borrowers in pound seats and country wide preparations for new rates valuations.
This week: ABSA Housing Review, provincial house price growth, Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index, and a bargain 'bloodbath' in the SA property market.
This week: Non viable mortgages, house price growth remains slow and is slowing down, and Cape Town's high tech property transgression monitoring.
This week: State land grabs distort prices, December 2011 residential building statistics, a lack of land reform figures and more 100% bonds granted by banks.
This week: February House Price Index, avoid the high-walled Johannesburg look, and ABSA and Nedbank cut ties with AA.
This week: Absa wants its mortgage market share back, banks can help aspirant home buyers, and rates clearance certificate delay of 35 days costing property owners.
This week: Smaller panels limit consumer choice, ooba's statistics confirm continuing house price growth, and Johannesburg gets 62 000 billing complaints.
This week: FNB Property Barometer - 2012 could see 6% rate of growth, Standard now the mortgage bond leader, and embrace the property transfer process.
This week: FNB Property Barometers for all and Gauteng estate agents; experienced property developers; and give your children a boost up the property ladder.
This week: Residential buy-to-let and rental markets, lawyer fees 'stifle home ownership', and make sure your agent is 'for real'.
This week: house prices accelerating, a constitutional court case crucial for property development and the end of the road for bricks and mortar?
This week: Absa's Second Quarter Housing Review, FNB's Commercial Property Barometer, the affordable housing sector needs help, and show days still matter.
This week: Durban's new billing system to be phased in, residential building statistics, prof must demolish home, and leading indicators are slowing down.
This week: House price growth leveling off and softening, analysts advise on buying property, and Warren Buffett says rental homes are a good investment.
This week: Johannesburg valuations jump, property capital flees incompetence and unexpected offers to purchase could increase.
This week: GhostConvey 2012 V14.1 is now available for download, building cycle sends positive signal, and property ownership in SA remains high.
This week: June 2012 Property Barometer, Rode & Associates' annual events to be held in August, and Cape Town's property agents and auctioneers must register.
This week: FNB Property Barometers for segments and Western Cape; valuations are 'distorting property market'; interest rates cut; and the agony of a Joburg ratepayer.
This week: a raft of research from Absa - their 3rd Quarter Housing Review, FNB's Western Cape and Holiday towns' barometers, and a Citiq City Index is launched.
This week: municipalities to have decision making over land use, information technology does not replace estate agents, and getting a good home inspection.
This week: Gauteng Property Barometer, promises to sort out Jhb accounts, new EAAB administrator to be named and Oobarometer shows market confidence.
This week: how property valuations work, non-mortgage household borrowing undermines household saving, and regional migration (semigration) trends in South Africa.
This week: August House Price Index, the benefits of 30 year home loans, the CPA and the responsibility of estate agents, and don't cut conveyancing corners.
This week: SA's property sector worth R4.9 trillion, the SARB has done enough for home affordability, embedding fraud risk systems, and owners have the power.
This week: Residential building activity remains under pressure; property returns are holding steady, if unexciting; and a call to free up state land for new homes.
This week: an uptick in annual house price growth, the number of home loans falls to an all time low, and Cape Town approves the 2012 Valuation Roll.
This week: Property Barometer - Emigration and foreign buying, Durban's R500m property billing system, and why your bond is your best investment.
This week's round-up of property24.com stories includes: protection of personal information, hiked and backdated levies, and paying off a home loan early without penalties.
This week : Property Barometers, Housing reviews, fiddling with home loans, the Rode Report, and Joburg property valuations are to be finalised soon.
This week: 3rd Quarter 2012 Segment House Review, Tribunal ponders whether touting rule contravenes Competition Act and a communication shift.
This week: Strict lending criteria, rising household debt and living costs depress the market, 'resolving' Jhb bill queries and has residential building activity 'settled down'?
This week: End of moratorium on tax looms for residential properties held in trust, sectional title units are not meant to house businesses and the FNB Barometer.
This week: Residential property recovering investment attractiveness, a slew of property predictions for 2013 and a call to save SA from the ‘housing cliff’.
This week: FNB and Absa property gurus reflect on a dull 2010 property year, Estate Agency Affairs Board moves against WMP and reflections on the future of conveyancing.
This week: When to develop a property, bond application rejections are often illogical and making the paperless office work.
This week: FNB January 2011 House Price Index, mortgage advances, paying the right price for property and mortgage swindles make up 25% of finance fraud.
This week: FNB and ABSA property reviews, home owners urged to avoid tax penalty, and a two day workshop in the drafting of wills.
This week: First time buyers returning to property market, a shot in the arm for reform, and an oversupply of lawyers in UK will drive down costs.
This week: Lots of mortgage and house price data to digest from FNB and ABSA along with who pays for the upkeep of a home in a usufruct agreement.
This week: FNB Home Buying Confidence Indicator, wealthy suburbs show most recovery, and Singapore proposes new measures to protect conveyancing money.
This week: FNB's Estate agent survey, Interprovincial migration monitor and Unscrupulous estate agents need to be aware, while a greedy solicitor who wasn't is jailed for fraudulent mortgage transactions.
This week: Eastern Cape Residential Property Review, Absa House Price Indices and purchasers cannot claim for anything spent on home before transfer.
This week: Buy-to-let survey, EAAB opens a window of disclosure to estate agents, and UK's first chain of 'high street lawyers' is set to revolutionize legal services.
This week: Building activity continues to contract, affordable housing in demand, and FNB housing barometer shows growth in affordable housing sector segment.
This week: SA won't experience a doom and gloom property correction, Absa Housing Review, FNB Property Barometer and mortgage advances growth remains sluggish.
This week: Absa - high density housing gets denser, generation x leads property recovery, a quality mark for conveyancing, and sole practitioners face a perfect storm.
This week: Sars on top of new transfer duty system, Absa residential building stats, tenants be warned about improving properties, and conveyancing firms must change to compete.
This week: Absa House Price Index sees home values under pressure, start small and pay less, and a more professional estate agent profession is emerging.
This week: The right time to buying a home, estate agent 'bribes' get seal of approval, and the FNB Estate Agent Property Barometer.
This week: transfer duty system annoys conveyancers, exploiting the environment development gap, and mortgage advances remain sluggish.
This week: Buy-renovate-sell investments fall 50%, Absa House Price Index and the FNB Property Barometer.
This week: four certificates necessary to sell a home, office rentals strengthen, and Cape Town declares war on problem properties.
This week: residential building is mixed, rental market performance is strengthening and the residential property market remains sluggish.
This week: FNB Property Barometer - Segment and Market Strength Review, ABSA House Price Indices and the need for a will if you own property.
This week: the brain drain has slowed, integrated housing developments could help housing backlog, and homeowners are holding onto property for longer.
This week: young buyers are back, the green paper on land reform runs into heavy fire, and FNB's Property Barometer shows growth in prices rising, but momentum falling.
This week: EAAB’s shocking maladministration, Absa house price indices, an "entitlement mentality" and new plans for District 6.
This week: Leading Business Cycle Indicator, investing is still very worthwhile - provided you know the rules, and "gazanging" on the rise.
This week: July Residential Building Stats, how margins get squeezed and where to for the commercial property industry.
This week: FNB home buying estate agent survey, homeloans for the highly indebted and oldies supporting residential supply.
This week: Invitation for comments on the Green paper on land Reform, new buyers buying and 20 million UK searches.
This week: Analysts challenge a property pundit's call not to buy and a raft of housing statistics and analysis from FNB and Absa.
This week: Buying a house could age you two years, house price indices, and homeowners are not overspending - it's costs rising beyond their control.
This week: Property deals to avoid, leading SARB indicators, residential maintenance, and courage needed for land reform.
This week: A new GhostConvey support number, FNB November House Price Index and residential property's shadow inventory.
This week: Commercial property prospects for 2012, billions to be spent on Cape foreshore properties and re-zoning delays are killing business.
This week: FNB House Price Index, it is still bad, but get some tips, and estate agents give their views on what to expect in 2010.
This week: FNB building and fixed investment statistics, the effect of social media on the property industry, and legal writing workshops.
This week: FNB January House Price Index, don't renege on contracts, three property investment styles and a note on the section 9(20).
This week: Praise for Aus e-conveyancing initiative, sectional title overcrowding, and auctions - the next decade.
This week: CPI and Eskom tariff hikes, 500 000 shacks to be upgraded, and SARB Leading Indicator.
This week: FNB February house price index, SA 24th on property rights index, and the growing need to buy a smaller home.
This week: Only 5% of 100% bond applications are successful, farms under state control, and Absa February House Price Indices.
This week: Streamlining the development process, curbs on land rights and the Cape Metro Property market.
This week: taking precautions against charlatans, the buy-to-let market, and an advanced certificate in insolvency litigation and administration practice.
This week: Council ineptitude leads to deeds crisis, the emerging middle class homebuyer, and adapting to a rapidly changing market.
This week: Do we still need notaries, the way forward according to Absa and Fine & Country, and Steady but slow.
This week: FNB April 2010 House Price Index, law graduates face community service, and it is still location, location, location.
This week: First quarter 2010 building stats, reckless lending conviction bad for property, and an Administration of Estates Workshop.
This week: FNB Eastern Cape Property Review, non-paying tenants, cheap conveyancing and does the (UK) Law Society know there is an Internet generation?
This week: Wanted!! Attorneys to teach practice management, Cape Town Deeds Office World Cup arrangements, and smaller houses are in demand.
This week: FNB April building statistics, English conveyancers vulnerable to mortgage fraud, and why it might be wise to rent for a period before buying.
This week: FNB June house price index, don't pretend there are no delays says DA, and a conveyancing giant snaps up a competitor.
This week: Development land attracting investors, secrets of a successful estate agent and offshore property.
This week: FNB Residential Residential Property Outlook, practical advice for renovations, and the Rode property report.
This week: It's all FNB with FNB's Estate Agent Survey, Mortgage and Household Credit Barometer and their SARB Leading Indicator Property Barometers.
This week: Cape Town is top of South Africa's semi-gration patterns, Absa House Price Indices, and land fraud in Malaysia.
This week: Absa Third Quarter Housing Review, why reasons to not buy property don't hold, and why paying off your bond faster is a good idea.
This week: Mortgage and household credit, FNB Property Barometer - we are part of the world, and a quick history of demolishing buildings.
This week: Absa House Price Index, estate agency board warns of increasing fraud, and the case for property being a long term investment.
This week: High Net Worth Segment showing solid fundamentals, a new court ruling on clearance certificates and Deeds Office fraud could cost Johannesburg.
This week: Consumer Protection Act implementation deferred, a conveyancing association established in the UK, and Western Cape house price growth slows.
This week: Is anyone awake at the EAAB, a new land policy, and trading conditions in the residential property sector are actually quite good.
This week: FNB August 2010 Building Stats, how Sars ring fences a loss on rental properties and South African 'legals' put in more hours than peers abroad.
This week: Absa Mortgage Advances, FNB and Absa house price indices and the world's top performing property market.
This week: L.E.A.D Maintenance courses, plans to privatise the Land Registry in England are criticised and the Council of Mortgage Lenders wants stricter rules for conveyancers.
This week: Proposed plumbing certificate is a bureaucratic imposition, a profile of the IEASA, and a faulty contract costs owner her property.
This week: Investing in industrial property, new fees guidelines for property valuers, FNB Property Price Index, and the Irish economic woes will be felt in South Africa.
This week: Modernising Ontario's electronic land registration system, promoting the conveyancing profession, and a somewhat tarnished Platinum Planet.
This week: fewer estate agents, 12 year low house price growth, and Oz conveyancers in layoffs.
This week: costly war erupts, Standard Bank Residential Property Gauge, and land rights lost.
This week: buying property via SMS, sole mandates, and property values to turn.
This week: Property and Budget 2009, GhostPractice rolls out 12 more sites, divorce rates fall with house prices.
This week: The science behind improved billing, FNB House Price Index, and how attorneys manage property deposits.
This week: Low rates won't boost building, what a body corporate is not responsible for, and the UK Law Society to probe the home buying process.
This week: Home loan applications in the dustbin, private selling, and a bid to protect homeowners in forced sales.
This week: Absa house price indices, the March Oobarometer, and the first mortgage to be signed electronically in England.
This week: Simplified electrical certificates, Land Registry hikes fees to make ends week and a big finger.
This week: swimming pools, private sales vs estate agent sales, and auctions showing a positive reaction from rates cuts.
This week: Standard Bank Residential Property Report, FNB House Price Index, and buy property soon or weep.
This week: affordable housing could face a sub-prime crisis, selling your property - the options, and March building statistics.
This week: FNB building cost indices, how SA's property prices rank, and a forfeited farm dispute is resolved.
This week: Absa house price indices, avoiding dud tenants, and learning about risk and return?
This week: more pain looms, the impact of green building legislation in the future, and a baked bean protest.
This week: firms sheltered from global market turmoil, FNB House Price Index, and a power struggle with public mudslinging.
This week: an up tick in property prices, brighter borrowing and be sure to exercise an option in good time.
This week: Whither the agents, why we should be sceptical about the house market, and feeling the pinch.
This week: Lower interest rates not working yet, commercial property still buoyant, and beware the implications of making promising statements.
This week: credit crunch is good for property, bringing in the lawyers and the pros and cons of long leases.
This week: house prices on the rise, the Land Bank is turning around and pursuing development, and the advantages of a shorter law firm name.
This week: House prices are showing stronger signs of market improvement, home loans business should perk up soon, and a workshop on environmental law offered by L.E.A.D.
This week: A rocky road ahead, but opportunities exist, ghost bidders - ghost property profits, and L.E.A.D needs instructors.
This week: It's property time, we deserve every cent, and estate and managing agents must register when collecting arrear debts.
This week: FNB House Price Index looks positive, yet Standard bank sees no spark, while conveyancing reform in England seen as self serving.
This week: Bouncing back, crime situation still a cause for concern for property, and banks won't be forced to ease credit extension.
This week: FNB Property Barometers for vacant land, Nelson Mandela Bay and eThwekini.
This week: House price inflation continues, Standard Bank sees house prices bottoming out, and property increasingly part of middle class investors' retirement portfolio.
This week: Bank manager nasties, FNB housing affordability index, the Residential Property Cycle, and being a conveyancing client.
This week: Property24 wins, Levitt is no longer a property bear, and a rate cut is unlikely.
This week: Streamline wins court case, FNB House Price Index, and 2010 impact to be long-term.
This week: Household financial conditions, an insatiable appetite for property and the building sector is not out of the woods.
This week: Year of the property bear? E-Conveyancing means faster deals and counter negativity with facts.
This week: Daylight saving at Livingstone Leandy, Paddocks offering sectional title scholarships, and the expropriation whip to be cracked.
This week: More home for less, ABSA, DBSA to fund cheap homes, and court chaos over eviction order.
This week: Property wish list for the budget, asking prices, and R50,000 a month for an ordinary home.
This week: Next-door right argued in court, borrowers' blues, and Tabloid Tuesday.
This week: bearish and bullish, five scary effects, and the annual SAPOA convention.
This week: Property boundaries, a row is brewing, and SA residential property is impressive by world standards.
This week: Building spat, land process blamed for costly homes, and Nedbank Property (Cape) projected to increase turnover.
This week: Not long before property turns the corner, title insurance, and residential developers in Cape Town's uncertainties eased.
This week: Deducting property taxes, interest rates to knock sales, and deregulated systems preferable.
This week: A correction, a revolt, and Section 35A's implication for emigrating sellers.
This week: Green HIPs, semigration, and a tax tip for fixing up rental property.
This week: A double rate hike looms, using technology to buy property, and the top end is still buoyant.
This week: Banks and the property slump, green building, and quick conveyancing.
This week: Rental property, the next seven biblical years, and swapping property out of a CC.
This week: the Expropriation Bill, tough to get a home loan, and getting tax deductions for property repairs.
This week: Absa confirms the plunge, chancers, and the Credit Act saved South Africa.
This week: FNB survey shows a five year low, estate agents patch up their differences, and a property law shocker.
This week: a push for change, middle market house price growth, and bankers are placing their bets on commercial property.
This week: property bulls and their dust, a ray of hope for rates, and tips for retaining one's property.
This week: Tito's property crash "cushion", established estate agents, and purchasing property as a "legal entity".
This week: R75bn needed for redistribution, "loaded" deals and how VAT affects property speculation.
This week: Good news for property, when God is acting, and property sales start to improve.
This week: qualifying for a bond, the chain gang and South Africa's tough credit rules will buffer us from the sub prime crisis.
This week: edging towards deflation, fiddling with figures and the long term outlook for property is positive.
This week: dwindling estate agent numbers, early revival signs and the rising credit toll on properties.
This week: Standard Bank tightens credit screws, interesting trends in SA housing and underwater mortgages.
This week: further property declines for 2009, missing a trick, and a practical approach is necessary.
This week: Market overview, E-Conveyancing funds not wasted, and foreign ownership of land.
This week: a review of the township markets, property developments, and smaller affordable homes.
This week: Now is the time to buy, owners and tenants in court, and a haunted mortgage book.
This week: Residential property price growth slows sharply, squatters' rights and municipal rates.
This week: Investing in 2007, a chance to own one's own house, and Denton action.
This week: Municipal rates crunch, Hout Bay rezoning, and honours for Meumann White Attorneys of KwaZulu Natal.
This week: Transfer duty cuts on cards, a crouch before property leaps, and affording the average house.
This week: skyrocketing Cape property values, Oudekraal, and inner-city evictions.
This week: What R800 000 will get you, check the rent, and property web sites power ahead.
This week: Be your own estate agent, Reits, soaring Cape property prices, and building plans up
This week: Building better municipalities, firm house prices, and Durban's plans logjam.
This week: Bryanston idles, clarity on short term leases, and cash back on your bond.
This week: 'Apartheid' town planning, clarity on the coastal bill and the transfer process explained.
This week: Big estate agencies, Cape Town property valuations - pay up, and the source of water rights.
This week: Residential property still performing well, common data standards, and the foreigners are back.
This week: Average home price to hit R1 million, Credit Act implications, and the establishment of a Green Building Council.
This week: Credit law implications, 'sleepy solicitors', and dispossessed farmer ruling.
This week: Estate agent qualifications, Johannesburg rates, and a loophole for buyers.
This week: Blowing up the coastline for a view, Easier2Move saves time, and problems with the NHBRC's new code of conduct.
This week: low price growth, the NCA and its effects on house sales, and land transfers.
This week: house prices could double by 2011, building boom to continue, and quicker, greener house buying.
This week: Foreigners can continue to buy, the Coastal Management Bill, and rezoning in Johannesburg.
This week: no hurray for Hips, rates hikes slow rise in house prices, and how to make a building pay.
This week: Property pain has just begun, US loan crisis, and the Insider Colour Supplement #1.
This week: Conveyancing mistakes, the new gold belt and give advance notice when cancelling a bond.
This week: Take land, not payouts, boom time for some estate agents, and mortgage originators save SA consumers billions of rand.
This week: Cheaper houses in the limelight, a home loans shake up, and keeping informal settlements.
This week: Tough times for property, NHBRC and Sapoa bridge differences, and ANC objects to land ownership study.
This week: Paddocks offers scholarships in property management, understanding the NCA, and getting one's tax in order.
This week: Rental market to fly, don't delay property plans, and Rudco fails to pay lenders.
This week: Survival guide, a loota continua, and an estate agents' assessment centre launched.
This week: Land Register in UK, more can afford property in SA, and a plea for a first time subsidy.
This week: Being a millionaire, slowdown in house prices escalating, and estate agent exam exstension welcomed.
This week: high-tech land resurvey project, no property collapse and the crisis that isn't.
This week: Sunshine state targeted, retirement property and how about a change in SA property industry.
This week: The danger of 100% home loans, losing land, and house price growth declines.
This week: Koeberg housing project row, housing subsidies and mortgages slow.
This week: Gautrain, slowdown in building plans, and issuing title deeds to shacks.
This week: Willing buyer, willing seller principle, construction and property charters signed, and trashing green laws.
This week: property barons, Standard Chartered wants to grow, and house price growth.
This week: A need to clarify foreign buyer policy, Korbitec Legal Golf Challenge, and the changing property market.
This week: Expropriations, houses still affordable for most, and long lost deeds.
This week: land reform on track, count your blessings, and a property conference.
This week: Change, easy buying, DIY developing, and an unhappy housing minister.
This week: the township property market, house-price growth, and delays caused by zoning.
This week: SA house prices outstrip all others, Irish land law reform bill and dealing in property online.
This week: House price growth lower, is the party over and an Australian building society scandal.
This week: low house price growth, "One South African, one holiday home" - a good read, and land claims.
This week: World cup fever, speculators, and sectional title office and industrial schemes.
This week: Cocking a snoot, state to sell properties, and a liquid market coming.
This week: Real house prices decline, CGT, and valuation industry needs to play catch up with boom.
This week: Bad taste, super growth in house prices over, and the V&A has been sold.
This week: SA awash with estate agents, criminals buying property, and worsening house affordability.
This week: Speeding up land reform, Nedbank in housing loan deal, and why foreigners wanted the V&A Waterfront.
This week: Property guides before tribunal on cartel rates, housing backlog grows, and mushrooming shopping centres.
This week: Cracks in house price data, smaller houses, and New Zealand's property law bill.
This week: township property sales boom, interest rate hike is being "absorbed" and protecting landlords.
This week: Foreign land sales, clarifying the stance on evictions, and buying process is a mystery to many.
This week: protection from title defects in the USA; property in India and the merit of "aggressive" offers.
This week: Buying property overseas, protecting your property and the next property trend.
This week: a plasma TV with the mortgage, occupation is not possession, and extending land claims.
This week: the property market to let out some air, buying foreign property, and speeding up property searches.
This week: land owners to be classified, vacant land outperforms housing and Big Bay land sales scrapped.
This week: property - less of a seller's market, Johannesburg town planners resign and the national obsession with real estate.
This week: Worldwide deed scam, a boom in vacant land and British Land tells lawyers to work smarter.
This week: The online buying boom in South Africa, mortgage fraud in the USA and Unlucky 118.
This week: KZN land claim settlements, a deeds mountain to conquer and the need to read the small print.
This week: Mortgage originators generate billions in loans, the property charter, and estate agents' conflicts of interest.
This week: Bo-Kaap preservation plea, flat plans fall flat, and "Ian Revue" steals £800,000 in stamp duty.
This week: Valid electrical certificates of compliance, Oudekraal development, and tax implications when buying commercial property.
This week: SA property relatively cheap, low cost housing on golf estates, and buy to let not the best proposition.
This week: cluster living, property transfer duties soar, and a restitution loophole is to be closed.
This week: Improve, don't overcapitalise, expensive houses not selling, and the ripple effect.
This week: Transfers give receiver a tax gap, finding a house in an expensive market, and Zimbabwe's plight.
This week: Mortgage originators rip off, seven nasty property traps and a clampdown on shady deals.
This week: Stiff new law to protect environment, the property market is not in a bubble, and mortgages are up by R10bn a month.
This week: Victorian solicitors ahead in the conveyancing battle, 62 000 land claims settled, and the Atlantic seaboard bubble experiences a blow-out.
This week: The Zim route, house price growth prospects could turn bleak, and land reform.
This week: Agents can help state on land reform, learning from Zimbabwe, and the offshore endgame.
This week: U-turn on Zimbabwe comments, a 'Blind man could see residential property boom is near its end' and no national address register.
This week: Fly-by-night estate agents, sharp practices and mortgage originators, and neighbours clash over view.
This week: Managing sectional title complexes properly, homeowners can score big, and a new scam.
This week: Absa tightens lending rules, home loan gloves come off, and cracks appearing in property and building charters.
This week: property taxes rise by stealth, property as a pension, and different valuations.
This week: Boom gates to stay, property looking for a soft landing, and 'spot the ball and win my flat'.
This week: How mortgage originators work, an industry holding its breath (over EAAB), and only 14% of South Africans own property.
This week: Boom gates, mortgage growth rockets, and large differences in housing affordability.
This week: EAAB strike, what estate agents will not tell you, and the property bubble is a myth.
This week: view dispute in Bryanston, end of EAAB strike, and pricey land boosts house prices.
This week: Slowdown? What slowdown? Pressure on agents and EU mortgage integration.
Links to articles on property law, the mortgage industry, bank news, property news, the off-beat and related tangential ephemera culled from the web during the last week.
This week's bytes include: mortgage broking in Australia, the land registry mess in Uganda, a devious mortgage fraud that almost succeeded, and buying property in space.
Bytes this week include landowners winning a 10-year battle, mortgage fraud growth and land policy in Kenya.
Included in Bytes this week: land reforms, fraud, "flipping", Zulu descendants of a Scot get rights to land and a property nightmare.
This week includes: home loans surge by 18,3%, the need for speedier land reform and a vindictive laird.
This week: housing grants to the poor, mortgage advisers and poor service, and property taxes on foreigners.
This week: DIY selling, a law to control unruly renters and a mortgage fraud epidemic in the USA.
This week: New Zealand wants to stop its land sell-off, Tasmanian estate agents might be compelled to disclose the worst defects in houses and the Welsh wonder who owns parts of their country.
This week: Conveyancing attorneys in Barbados, estate agents slug it out in Sydney and an advanced search and information package for lawyers in England.
This week: an opinion on tenants' rent, lawyers to bid for work and the launch of the Urban Renewal Tax Incentive scheme.
This week: Mortgage brokers under disclosure spotlight; new land laws in Kenya, and scams are fuelling squatting in the Philippines.
This week: shooting to defend property, high resolution property photos and mortgage gripes rise in Australia.
This week: loans for the poor in South Africa, abolition of the feudal system in Scottish land law, and municipal costs explained.
This week: Goodbye feudalism, hello feuds, restrictions on boom gates and demand outstrips supply in housing market.
This week: Calls to seize land, mortgage lenders in USA plan to outsource, and beware bogus estate agents.
This week: Greedy developers, building a property owning democracy and Australia wants to abolish stamp duty on property transfers.