21 Jul 2020
Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market in South Africa as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown have painted a sombre picture, notes Carl Coetzee, chief executive officer of bond originator, BetterBond.
13 Jul 2020
The far-reaching lockdown experienced by homeowners in South Africa has no doubt provided much food for thought and room for introspection, most likely mainly around re-evaluating lifestyle and long-term goals, but also their immediate surrounds – their homes.
15 May 2020
Working from home in 2020 can be rewarding and fun. At a time when social distancing may be important, more people than ever are glad to stay at home for work. Luckily, there are many home business ideas to spark your thinking.
21 Apr 2020
South Africans have seen three rate cuts in the past six months - as well as a duty-free threshold increase - but it's not enough, say the experts.
20 Apr 2020
The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls on the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) to open all agriculture offices across the country to issue permits for small-scale farmers. The Department should directly issue essential service permits to small-scale farmers as the current process by which these permits are issued by municipalities, has proven to be cumbersome and slow.
20 Apr 2020
Everyone needs a little fun fact to lift the spirits. So here are a few from around the world to keep your mind engaged and your "fun-dometer" running
15 Apr 2020
Reserve Bank cuts interest rates by one percentage point to record low. The Bank brought forward its May meeting to Tuesday, and cut interest rates for the third time in 2020.
11 Apr 2020
At almost 200 square feet, this house in the suburbs of Paris is made up of 3,000 pounds of chocolate. No, it’s not just a dream and, yes, people can actually stay in it overnight.
10 Apr 2020
"It is a very difficult time, particularly for people that have young families, or vulnerable adults to care for, and the uncertainty around the situation is certainly not helping".
31 Mar 2020
And if you thought you had some navigating to do with the kids and family - how about them couples and singletons!? We have not forgotten you and we stand at the ready for some inspired reminders what we can also do with this time!
31 Mar 2020
Planning out a holiday from home is less stressful, more affordable and can feel pretty rewarding, but taking a staycation is not always that easy, especially if you don’t go about it intentionally. Without some kind of structure, it’s easy to fall back into your average weekend routine: browsing on your phone, checking social media and binge-watching series for several days non-stop. Take on some of our staycation ideas that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready for whatever there is to come.
31 Mar 2020
Moody’s has finally dropped the sword on South Africa, following in the steps of fellow ratings agencies S&P and Fitch in downgrading the country’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade or “junk status”. And the COVID-19 crisis and current lockdown mean that even before factoring in the impact of Moody’s decision, the economic outlook for SA in 2020 continues to be harrowing.
26 Mar 2020
FROM US TO YOU DURING THE COVID19 LOCKDOWN. WHAT IT MEANS FOR US, YOU, OUR ROLE PLAYERS, OUR DAY TO DAY ENVIRONMENT. HERE'S TO SETTING UP A NEW 21 DAY ROUTINE TO MAKE THE BEST WE CAN OF A CHALLENGING SITUATION.
27 Jan 2020
22 Jan 2020 Fourth quarter (Q4 19) statistics released by South African bond originator ooba show minimal growth of 1.8% in the Average House Price year-on-year from Q4 18 to Q4 19. The Average Purchase Price of First-time Buyers performed marginally better, up 2.5% for the same period.
26 Nov 2019
All properties come with a "vibe", just like we do. Different strokes for different folks, and maybe just maybe....we've got just the thing you've been searching for...
13 Nov 2019
Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350m worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape during the first half of the year.
23 Oct 2019
Thinking about investing in vacant or a smallholding? Or maybe you already own one and aren’t sure what to do with it? Luckily, there are plenty of business opportunities you can leverage when you have this type of space. Here are 50 business ideas for vacant land or a smallholding,
9 Oct 2019
Why buy a Smallholding rather than a Vacant piece of Land? Let's look at some different perspectives in this big decision for the property buyer when it comes to investing in real estate.
4 Oct 2019
WATER-WISE LAWNS: LAWN OF THE FUTURE By choosing the right variety and using some clever design tips, your lawn can benefit the environment and add beauty to your home. With the recent drought in many parts of South Africa, lawns have become frowned upon as water guzzlers. However, unlike hard surfaces such as concrete and tiles, lawn grass helps clean the air, traps carbon dioxide, diminishes erosion from storm water run-off, improves soil, decreases noise pollution and reduces temperatures, all of which is necessary in built-up environments.
7 Aug 2019
How to spot a fixer-upper property that’s worth the investment. Buying and renovating a fixer-upper property - one that’s a little dated or rundown - is a time-honoured tradition for bargain-hunting buyers looking to maximise their return on investment. Of course, finding the right property is integral to the success of this strategy - a poorly chosen project could easily cost far more to renovate than it could ever recoup in a sale.
14 Jun 2019
Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead. The news that the economy contracted by 3.2% in the first quarter and that the GDP growth outlook for the year has been adjusted to 1% by the Reserve Bank and Moody's is not what we had wanted to hear right now. It means that the property market will remain weighted by the economic conditions and sellers will have to wait a bit longer before prices will start rising again.
4 Jun 2019
Best Friends Build Their Own Tiny Town to Grow Old Together! Although this happened in the US somewhere, how cool. A few good mates, a customised environment, built to spec, live out your days exactly the way YOU want to.....? I'm in!
2 May 2019
Unrenovated character houses have become an increasingly scarce commodity in Cape Town, especially in areas like the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl where most were snapped up during the past decade. However, there are pockets where original homes and good value can still be found, but in a decidedly buyer’s market, realistic pricing is critical.
9 Jan 2019
You might think you need a big budget to create a stylish home, however with some planning, a little imagination and bit of advice on decorating is all you need. If you’re considering on renovating or moving into a new space, read through our list of ideas and practical tips for designing on a small budget.
9 Jan 2019
Every year “The Telegraph” asks their readers which city they loved visiting the most as a tourist… and this year over 45 000 people agree that Cape Town is the greatest city on Earth!
7 Sep 2018
Imagine a secure eco estate lifestyle in the Country, within commuting distance to the city, with off grid vibes, harvesting rainwater, solar panels, a dam to bird watch, wild flowers growing in the distance, a fully fledged mountain bike track next door, sports club, membership to golf club, security, in house market, gym & clubhouse and more - imagine...it's just a phone call away. Live now! first phase already pre-booking up a storm!
1 Aug 2018
Looking for a horsey Smallholding for sale in Cape Town with out-rides, blue skies, pretty views, and all the things that unicorns bring??? Look no further, your dream awaits...
1 Aug 2018
Do we not all want to best of both? I never understood the negativity towards the term of "wanting your cake and eating it too" - isn't that the point???? How about having "your bread buttered on both sides"? Well if I can well then thank you very much!
17 Jul 2018
FOR SALE: Ever wanted to have a property where you could do weekend GETAWAYS with the kids, TEAM BUILDING, GUEST HOUSE, CAMPING, family RETREAT, all just 30 minutes from Century city !? Here's your chance - brand new release, 18 x HECTARES with so much to offer.... R6 995 000
3 Jul 2018
Around 600 gallons of rainwater can be harvested from about one inch of rain if it falls from a thousand square foot roof. Doesn’t that sound like a lot of water that you could harvest and use for free? Wanna hear from humans all over the world doing cool stuff?
3 May 2018
'Ramaphoria' and its effect on the property market Tahir Desai • Apr 26, 2018 The 'feel-good' factor that spread across the country after Cyril Ramaphosa took over the reins has had many positive spin-offs. But, has it affected the property market?
10 Apr 2018
Keeping the farm in the family By Eugene MpikwaneApril 9, 2018 1:23 pm A big concern for farm owners is how to ensure their farms stay in the family for generations to come.
16 Feb 2018
Clover Krush is serious about actioning goodness and this year they are taking it a step further and giving away 10 000 pairs of school shoes to children in need. Good Things Guy has joined them to share the goodness!
24 Jan 2018
Gardening in drought conditions: an intro we shared tips on landscaping in drought – from increasing the soil’s water-holding capacity to caring for your lawn. Read on for more expert tips on gardening when there’s a water shortage
24 Nov 2017
Cape Town - Designating Atlantis as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for green technology has received the backing of the community and stakeholders in the area, the Department of Trade and Industry announced.
24 Nov 2017
START-UP INDUSTRY SPECIFIC How To Start A Farming Business There are a few points to keep in mind when planning the business. Entrepreneur Published 1 year ago on Sep 19, 2016 By Entrepreneur 13-how-do-i-start-a-farming-business