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Properties you can buy for R5 million, here and abroad

Properties you can buy for R5 million, here and abroad

As more South Africans diversify their property portfolios, many are looking offshore in search of a good rand hedge and global growth. Diversification is a key wealth strategy but what can we actually get overseas with our rands? Here’s a list of what you can buy for...

Portugal: An affordable citizenship property investment

Portugal: An affordable citizenship property investment

International property expert says Portugal offers excellent return on investment South Africans are increasingly buying property in Portugal and seeing excellent returns on their investments, as well as securing European residency for their families. International...

Should you be investing in Apart-hotels?

Should you be investing in Apart-hotels?

The needs of business and leisure travellers are constantly evolving. In recent years, the serviced apartment industry has grown more than any other temporary accommodation class. This is a result of globalisation and the need for workers to travel more frequently,...

Portugal: Silver Coast offers value and beaches

Portugal: Silver Coast offers value and beaches

According to ‘The Independent’ newspaper, “Portugal’s Silver Coast offers value and beaches that are quieter and more Portuguese. New-build resorts promise to bring new interest and cachet to a region, and prices are predicted to double over the next five years.” The...

Build-To-Rent: The new Buy-To-Let

Build-To-Rent: The new Buy-To-Let

KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE AND MAKING IT WORK When investing in the UK property market, most of us would look to the Buy-To-Let (BTL) model. While this model has always played a crucial role in property investment, the UK property landscape has changed. Shifting tenant...

Why South African’s should invest in UK property right now

Why South African’s should invest in UK property right now

The rand’s positive reaction to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ANC means that South Africans are in the best position in years to diversify their investments with an overseas property portfolio. “The UK property market is ripe for SA investment, but...

Nottingham: the new UK property hotspot

Nottingham: the new UK property hotspot

Located in the heart of England, Nottingham is a vibrant and truly modern city. With a population of over 350,000 people and home to the legendary Robin Hood, Nottingham is known as the Capital of the East Midlands. Named 2nd best Buy To Let City in UK in 2017, the...

Cape Town property market 2018

Cape Town property market 2018

Over the last year, residential property sales have gone from strength to strength in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, a trend that is expected to continue as we head into 2018. This is according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of Remax of Southern...

Liverpool – Property investment hotspot

Most people know Liverpool for the Beatles or its famous football team. Now, the city is being hailed as the next property hotspot. With prices way below the national average, and Liverpool currently the fastest growing economy outside of London, its easy to see why....

UK student accommodation set to boom says Knight Frank

UK student accommodation set to boom says Knight Frank

The UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector is set for a record year of transactions in 2017, according to Knight Frank Knight Frank predict that a massive £5.96bn will be traded in the sector this year, a big increase from the £5.1bn of student property deals...

Cape Town property market is thriving

Cape Town property market is thriving

While house price growth remains stagnant throughout most parts of the country, the Cape Town housing market continues to thrive and grow due to continued demand, says Kevin Jacobs, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Premier, whose office services Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and...

Sea Point boom continues

Sea Point boom continues

When estate agents say “location, location, location”, while clichéd, this is definitely still a truth in many instances, particularly when talking about the property market in Sea Point, Cape Town. This is according to Nelio Mendes, marketing manager at estate agency...

3 Cape Town Suburbs you should be buying into

3 Cape Town Suburbs you should be buying into

Cape Town’s growing urban population and increasing demand for residential property close to the CBD has driven the revitalisation of adjacent suburbs, with Woodstock, Walmer Estate and University Estate now attracting broad buyer interest. “Woodstock is a Mother City...

Sydney property prices continue to increase

Sydney property prices continue to increase

Residential property prices in capital cities in Australia increased by 2.2% in the first three months of 2017, the fourth quarterly rise in a row, according to the latest figures to be published. The data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) also shows that...

Foreigners continue to invest in Cape Town

Foreigners continue to invest in Cape Town

With the ever-growing popularity of Cape Town, and in particular the Atlantic Seaboard, the destination continues to attract foreign investment. “More than one third of our recent sales have been to foreign investors from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany,...

LONDON – Most desirable city in the world

LONDON – Most desirable city in the world

London has long been a mecca for international investors. The city is one of the most established business hubs on the planet, with diversity from media, technology, banking, insurance and fashion. People want to live there, own businesses there and visit due to the...

MANCHESTER – The UK’s No1 city for rental returns

MANCHESTER – The UK’s No1 city for rental returns

Often overshadowed by its glamorous southern counterpart, Manchester now rivals the returns of London. It is the UKs second largest property market and the number one city for rental yields. The city boasts average yields of 6.2% and occupancy rates of 96%, making it...

LISBON; Europe’s San Francisco

LISBON; Europe’s San Francisco

According to a recent report by Savills, Lisbon ranks above cities like Madrid, London, Paris and San Francisco for lifestyle, investment potential and value for money. The city boasts stunning beaches, culture, excellent infrastructure, a great quality of life and...