Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group, says the SONA highlighted several initiatives and projects that could be positive for the property sector going forward.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:28

'Rentvestor' a new breed of property buyer

South Africa is currently seeing the emergence of a new type of property buyer known as a “rentvestor”, says Gerhard Kotzé, MD of the RealNet estate agency group.

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900 000, up from R750 000, as announced in today’s National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first time home buyers, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:27

Make a smooth switch from renting to owning

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.

The proposed tolling of the N1 highway between Pretoria and Johannesburg will have a mixed impact on property values and the prioritisation of growth areas

For new homes a solid starting point for assessing relative value is building costs.

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