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How to Define Luxury Real Estate in Today’s Market

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If you say a word enough times, it starts to lose its meaning. And in real estate, where the right description can draw buyers to a home on the market, using the right terms is crucial. So when half the homes on the market are suddenly marketed as “luxury,” the definition of the word starts […]

Heritage property ownership in South Africa

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There’s nothing quite like the romance, charm and grace of a heritage property, but many people are wary of buying into the historic market for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s the expectation of high prices and excessive maintenance that puts them off; for others, it’s the seemingly endless rules and regulations governing their […]

Africa Hotel Valuation Index 2017

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HVS, the global hospitality consulting firm and host of the THINC Africa conference, launched their 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) at the conference. This year sees the fourth edition of the African HVI, which includes more markets and increasing progress for Africa. “The number of markets included in the study continues to grow each […]

What to expect from South Africa’s property market in 2018

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The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue. The inevitable result is that this rather good performing economic sector, is now also taking strain, says chairman of the Seeff Property Group, Samuel Seeff. “Where it was […]

Most expensive homes for sale in Cape Town

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South Africa has no shortage of expensive homes for sale for multi-millionaires, but there are a select few which are even more exclusive, priced over R100 million – and they’re all in Cape Town. According to estate group, HomeBid, in 2015 home sales and transfers in the R10 million-plus saw the biggest increase than all […]

SA’s Crazy Housing Market

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SA’s crazy housing market: Why it’s a great time to be a middle-class homeowner   With ongoing strain in the economy, the housing market is following suit but that’s not necessarily a bad thing according to a new report by LightStone. According to the report, Lightstone has picked up a decline in house price inflation […]

Who’s Buying Farms These Days

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Commercial farmers are being blamed by politicians and the landless alike for supposedly inflating the prices of farms in an attempt to counter land reforms. They are also accused of being slow to participate in black economic empowerment in the agricultural sector. However, real estate agents have a different view. According to Mr Jan Viljoen, […]

Want To Own A Game Farm?

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Game farming and game farm land is coming of age, and proving to be a increasingly important factor in the farming sector in general in South Africa. This is according to Wayne Rubidge, manager for the Karoo region for Pam Golding Properties (PGP), who says if you consider the rare game breeding component of game […]

Cape Town property still outperforms the rest of SA

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A “lack of vigour” may be the best way to describe current performance across the full spectrum of property in South Africa. This is according to property economist and valuer Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates, publishers of the quarterly Rode’s Report on the South African Property Market.  Rode uses the phrase to describe the current state of […]

What is a Restaurant or Bar Worth? How to Estimate Value.

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As a business broker and appraiser, I’m often asked what a restaurant or bar is worth.  The appraisal of these businesses is not an exact science but there are guidelines and rules-of-thumb that can be used for a close approximation of value. Certain situations require a formal business appraisal including the larger merger-acquisition transactions, SBA loan […]

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