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R16 billion Harbour Arch mega-development reaches highest point

The first of six towers at Cape Town’s largest and most ambitious new mixed-use precinct has “topped out” on the 23rd floor, 95 meters above ground, just 30 months after breaking ground in January 2020. “Reaching the highest point of Tower 1 at Harbour Arch represents a significant milestone in our construction journey,” said Nicholas Stopforth, Managing Director of Amdec Property Developments....

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The changing face of urbanisation

Way back when, urbanisation was the process in which rural communities grew to form cities or urban centres and, by extension the growth and expansion of those cities.  Simply put, a particularly prosperous and efficient village attracted the attention of other, less prosperous tribes who then joined the successful settlement. Fast forward several 100 years and the principle remains the...

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Robust sales in the high-end residential property market

Top-end sales of luxury homes on the Cape’s sought-after Atlantic Seaboard are flying high, with Pam Golding Properties reporting more unit sales over R20 million on this prestigious coastline in recent months than the whole of last year (2021). Says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group: “Despite the traditionally slower winter market we are achieving some of our...

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How to build wealth through real estate

Investing in real estate remains one of the best ways to accumulate wealth, both in terms of appreciation in market value as well as generating a reliable monthly cash flow. This is according to Arnold Maritz, Co-Principal for Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and False Bay, who says that one of the main reasons is the fact that historically, real estate has been...

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Midrand’s buoyant estates bolstered by value, lifestyle and convenience

Underpinned by a strategic location and rampant commercial development in recent years, Midrand’s burgeoning residential property landscape offers a broad spectrum of properties and excellent value, especially in the estate sector which is attracting considerable investor interest. “Despite the economic slump, there’s has been a surge in activity across the board, but most notably in the secure...

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All hail the super estate: demystifying residential super estates

Leonhard Jonas, CEO of Northlands Business Park and Avianto Estate The concept of the super estate, though innovative, is not novel – it has existed globally for several years. Despite being well-established, no real definition of the concept exists. From a developer’s perspective, the most basic requirement of a super estate is to offer more than 2 000 residential opportunities, with facilities and...

low interest rates and pandemic driven lifestyle trends continue to boost housing demand

Low interest rates and pandemic-driven lifestyle trends continue to boost housing demand

Low Interest Rates First quarter oobarometer statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s foremost home loan comparison service, show continued robust growth in the residential property sector despite a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.According to the oobarometer, the Average Purchase Price increased by 13.8% for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 21) compared to...

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Simply Unbelievable!!! Best month in the history of RE/MAX SA!!!!

  RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2020Home Sales Post Near-Record Turnaround Despite Inventory Constraint.DENVER, July 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX, LLC announced today June home sales posted a near-record 37% gain over a pandemic-impacted May while Months Supply of Inventory dropped below two months for the first time in the report's 12-year history. Overall, U.S. home sales returned...

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10 Incredible Before-and-After Living Room Makeovers

Living rooms are usually one of the first rooms you think about decorating or redesigning when moving into a new place or when it is time for a makeover. Some rooms might be dated or no longer functional; other rooms may be too spacious or too cramped. There are fixes for every budget and every taste and style to consider. Here are 10 before-and-after makeovers for living room spaces that were ready for...

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PICS: Sardine activity increases on the KZN South Coast as winter chill sets in

Durban - As Princess Elsa continues weave her icy spell around parts of the country, the cooler temperatures have brought large pockets of sardines to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast with lots of activity reported on Monday.  According to Ugu South Coast Tourism, shoals of sardines were sighted with netting taking place at Pennington and Scottburgh.  Dolphins, sharks and gannets were seen pursuing the...

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