Cape Town residents Property Rates

The Cape Town city council has received thousands of objections to municipal property rates valuation increases of more than a third on average – but in some cases as high as 100%. There is also expectations that more objections will flow in faster as the end of month deadline for property rates objections approaches. It …

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Turnaround in commercial properties

South Africa’s commercial property market made a “significant turnaround” in terms of investment activity last year by increasing 63.4 percent to R19 billion, according to the JLL Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 Investment review released yesterday. “Investment activity recovered notably year-on-year. This is partly attributed to a marked improvement in investor confidence on the back of Cyril …

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Property Prices and Lifestyle in Blouberg Cape Town

Blouberg in Cape Town Flying into Cape Town International Airport, looking out towards Robben Island you will see a massive area of urban activity. What you are looking at is Blouberg or to be exact a tightly knit group of suburbs slowly margining into a single mini-metropolis. The suburbs At the heart of the Blouberg …

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The cost of bank charges in South Africa

The cost of bank charges in South Africa Social media has recently been abuzz with complaints and debates about the role of financial advisors. Do they provide personal financial advice to assist clients with financial solutions for their financial wellness? Or do they are merely try to sell their financial products instead? There is a …

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Contemporary lifestyle in Killarney

Contemporary lifestyle in Killarney. The picturesque suburb of Killarney, north of Johannesburg continues to be a sought after home location, thanks to its eclectic mixture of architectural styles, and contemporary community lifestyle. Conveniently located just off the M1 freeway with easy access to the Johannesburg CBD and neighbouring suburbs including Melrose, Rosebank, Parktown, Braamfontein and …

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Office space being converted

Office space being converted. Presistently high office vacancies, particularly in city central business districts (CBDs), continue to spur conversions to residential units. The latest SA Property Owners’ Association (Sapoa) office vacancy report revealed that the national office vacancy rate declined by 0.4 percentage points to 11.1 percent in the second quarter of this year while the …

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