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

  • IOLProperty changes its name to Property360
    by Editor on July 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

    IOLProperty, the third largest property portal in South Africa, has been in the process of change and we are thrilled to announce a name change to Property360. The portal - where you usually found us on - and property news website, property360- are in the process of integrating. This will take some time, but in the meantime you can access all your iol client benefits on both sites until the final integration. Ultimately the property360 website will be a fully-fledged portal and that, with the property news that the website has become renowned for, will form part of a complete 360-degree offering for all-things property, says Warren Brewis, ceo of Independent Media Solutions Property. […]

  • Has the Western Cape rental market reached saturation?
    by Editor on October 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Recent statistics show that the national average rental growth rate has more than halved since Q1 2017. According to Schalk van der Merwe, franchisee for the Rawson Properties Helderberg Group, one of the biggest influences behind this average decline was the unexpectedly poor growth of rental prices in the Western Cape. […]

  • Landlords may not disconnect services of tenants
    by Editor on October 23, 2018 at 4:46 am

    A landlord who considers his tenant an unlawful occupier because the tenant failed to vacate the property after a valid cancellation of the lease cannot disconnect municipal services to the property. […]

  • The difference between 'ordinary' home loans and 'building' loans
    by Editor on October 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Whether you are buying a pre-owned property or a newly-built home, the home loan you will need is what the banks call an "ordinary" loan, and in most cases you will only have about 30 days to confirm to the property seller that your loan has been approved. […]

  • 'How to break up with your estate agent'
    by Editor on October 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    After the initial months of being flattered with high prices and wooed over with glistening listing brochures, the honeymoon phase with your real estate agent soon comes to its inevitable end. Eventually, you can't help but consider other options. […]