Our views on the property market

Internet access proves a boon to property buyers and sellers

by David de Waal on June 15, 2015

The recent Stats SA General Household Survey (GHS) 2014 highlighted that almost half of South African households (48.7%) had at least one member with access to the internet. Connectivity was highest in the Western Cape (62.1%), Gauteng (59.9%), and the Free State (48.7%). The dawn of technologically advanced cell phones has undoubtedly improved South Africans’ [Click to continue …]

Global Investment Funds to Invest heavily in Africa

by David de Waal on May 29, 2015

It is no surprise that global state-owned investment funds, pension funds and private investors are increasing their asset allocations into African real estate. This was revealed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the professional services firm, at a recent property conference. International investors are on the hunt for safe, long term investments that will provide high yields. Following the [Click to continue …]

The dawn of the new property market

by David de Waal on April 24, 2015

Leading traditional estate agents are predicting the digital property market is going to have a major effect on how they do business. The reality is that they are going to have to do a lot to forge a way through the competition that has already built a strong presence online. Digital property portals have taken [Click to continue …]