Friday, 30 August 2019 22:18

Hurray for 100% home loans

It seems, no matter whether you’re talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai, that confidence in the property market is low.

Delivering exceptional investment performance in current market conditions is no simple task, given that uncertainty and unemployment remain critically high whilst economic growth, liquidity and interest rates remain stubbornly low.

The surge in first-time buyers entering Cape Town’s property market – a notable 3.3 times more than this time last year – augurs well for a gradual house price recovery in the next few months, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Redefine Properties, which manages a diversified property asset platform of local and international investments, is relentlessly pursuing strengthening its balance sheet with a primary priority on right-sizing its asset footprint to its capital base in volatile global and local financial markets.

NEPI Rockcastle continues to leverage on its strengths and consolidate its position as the dominant, high-quality shopping centre owner with the most robust management platform in Europe’s highest growth region.

Shareholders in JSE-listed REITs, Gemgrow Properties  and Arrowhead Properties ( gave their stamp of approval at their respective shareholder meetings on Thursday, 22 August 2019 to the reverse takeover of Gemgrow by Arrowhead, launching a R16 billion (including listed investments), South Africa-focused property fund.

A few months on from the May general election, a somber mood is once again settling in in the country, and one senses that there is a feeling that structural policy reforms that had been hoped for under a new presidency are not easily going to be forthcoming.

Emira Property Fund has reported a 3.1% increase in distributions for its financial year ended 30 June 2019, delivering on its market guidance and continuing its dividend growth for the second consecutive year following its successful turnaround.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:46

Fairvest withdraws bid to merge with Safari

Fairvest Property Holdings Limited  today announced that it has elected, by mutual agreement, to not proceed with its friendly merger with Safari Investments RSA Limited.

Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:50

Maximise rental returns in a tough market

Being a landlord can be just as challenging as managing any other business and, in a slow market where stock outnumbers prospective tenants, its especially important to have a thorough understanding of the current rental market and to take a hard, objective look at your property.

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