The Middle East is weak. Europe, Hong Kong, Macau and Canada continue to experience strong price rises. But China, Russia, Japan, and most of the Middle East are experiencing either house price falls - or a sharp deceleration of house price rises

Monday, 26 February 2018 12:41

No wealth tax but taxing the wealthy

In his 2018 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has found a balance between raising taxes on the wealthy, broadening the tax base and providing a safety net for the poor.

In the 4th Quarter 2017 FNB Estate Agent Survey, the secondary home demand percentage was mildly lower than in the prior quarter, representing the 3rd successive quarter of decline.

Informed investors would do well to buy now into new developments with great opportunities to choose from.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 20:59

Retailers and Shopping Centres remain steadfast

Retailers and shopping centres throughout the country are reeling in from the challenging 2017 year. Despite this, retailers and shopping centres garnered support from consumers over the Festive Season.

In January 2018, the FNB House Price Index showed a slowing in year-on-year growth compared with the revised December 2017 rate. This comes after some prior months of accelerating year-on-year growth.

RDI, the FTSE 250 income focused UK-REIT, announces the acquisition of an 80% interest in a portfolio of four established, strategically located and high quality flexible offices in Central London from Forum Partners, Kailong Group and Office Space in Town (“OSIT”). 

Friday, 15 December 2017 13:48

Christmas shopping predictions 2017

It is no secret, consumers are feeling the pinch.

JSE listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP) today announced results for the nine months ended 30 September 2017 (“the period”), again demonstrating continued growth in distributable earnings to €59.2 million and a distribution per share of 8.41 euro cents. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:26

A great year for buyers and investors

Negativity seems to have become the fashion in SA’s real estate industry over the past few months, but while there will be challenges, the property market is not going to “fall off a cliff” in 2018, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.

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