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Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Reverse mortgages can assist property owners in need

Over R450bn in property assets is tied up in retired homeowners' hands, many of whom are cash-
strapped and might supplement their monthly income through home equity finance - known internationally as a reverse mortgage.

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Wednesday Sep 29, 2021

Waterfront property benefits from pandemic as buyers weigh quality of life

Properties located near water generally come at a premium, sometimes up to 50% higher than property located further away.

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Untapped opportunities in historically disadvantaged areas

After nearly two years of COVID-19 and an ongoing economic slump, residential rentals provide an exciting opportunity for real estate agencies in previously underserviced areas, according to PayProp, South Africa's leading rental payment platform.

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Winelands 'Zoom towns' sees strong rental demand

Towns such as Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Tulbagh have become popular Zoom towns attracting not just people from upcountry but also from the Cape metro looking to escape the city.

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Holiday rentals to boom this summer, despite pandemic uncertainty

The holiday rental market, especially along the coast, is expected to boom as we approach the festive season, but Seeff's agents note that bookings are often last minute due to the uncertainty around the pandemic lockdowns.

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Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

Real Estate Investment Trusts under pressure

Declining property valuations have been a feature of the results of many of the REITS reporting their financial results in the past year.

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Fairvest, Arrowhead merger to create biggest SA-focused REIT

The deal between Fairvest Property Holdings and Arrowhead Properties (AHP) to create the biggest South Africa focused Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) took a step closer with yesterday's joint announcement of terms of a proposed single step merger.

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'Don't underestimate the importance of a marketing strategy'

When appointing an estate agent, there are a number of factors that sellers take into account, but one that is often overlooked is actually one of the most critical - the agent's marketing strategy and the agency's reach.

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What a slow economy means for the property market

'When unemployment increases, spending power declines and fewer buyers can afford to purchase property. This translates into a buyers' market where the supply of properties outweighs the demand from buyers.'

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Monday Sep 27, 2021

What's trending in property sales?

With the last quarter of 2021 fast approaching, experts are starting to cast their eyes back on the year's performance to identify key market trends.

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