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IOLProperty News South African real estate news gathered from Independent Newspapers' publications and other sources

  • 'Communicare puts roofs over head'
    by Editor on September 18, 2018 at 7:40 am

    FROM the sprawling informal settlements and overcrowded backyards, it is plain to see that Cape Town has a huge housing backlog, robbing people of their dignity. […]

  • Higher bond numbers show banks still bullish on real estate
    by Editor on September 10, 2018 at 7:45 am

    There has been a 4,2% increase in the number of bond approvals over the past 12 months, despite a 2,9% decline in the number of home loan applications. […]

  • 'Don't buy into the negativity'
    by Editor on September 10, 2018 at 7:09 am

    SA may be in a "technical" recession, but a closer analysis of the figures released by StatsSA this week shows that the economy is actually heading in the right direction - and that the construction and real estate sectors are among those performing best. […]

  • How to stay afloat in current turbulent times
    by Editor on September 10, 2018 at 6:53 am

    For buyers and sellers transacting over the next few months, the advice from property experts is simple: This is a buyer's market, so if you don't have to sell, don't, says Herschel Jawitz, chief executive of Jawitz Properties. […]

  • Cloud over SA property market
    by Editor on September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am

    It looks to be a tough road ahead for the country's property market, especially since South Africa has officially slipped into a technical recession. […]