HB REALTY NEWS

Two SA cities on top property list for rich and famous

January 23rd, 2017
Cape Town - Cape Town and Johannesburg rank among the top 50 so-called "alpha cities" in the world. These are cities which are attractive to the ultra-rich when they decide on where to buy luxury real estate in a city, according to the Wealth-X Global Property Handbook. It was compiled in collaboration with Warburg Realty and Barnes International Realty. The first edition of the handbook reviews the luxury r... more

Impact of VR on the real estate sector

June 8th, 2016
"Although it will still take some time for VR to become available to the majority of consumers, the advancement in the technology through hardware development and computing power has made the integration of VR into real estate business far more possible,” says Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. How does virtual reality differ from augmented reality? While augmented reality pr... more

Manhattan “style living” in Sandown / Sandton

May 6th, 2016
image_1 Priced from mid-R3 million, 12 on Westbrooke is a new exclusive curated development in Sandown Sentral suitable for connoisseurs of the finer things in life. Sandton, 10 May 2016 - Strategically located in the CBD of Sandown and 1.5km away from the Sandton central business district in Johannesburg, 12 Westbrooke in Sandown Sentral is a new conven... more

ATTERBURY’S MALL OF AFRICA LAUNCHES ON THE 28TH OF APRIL 2016

April 7th, 2016
Louis-van-der-Watt Southern Africa’s largest single-phase shopping centre development to date, the R5-billion Mall of Africa, is a 130,000sqm super-regional mall that sets a new benchmark for shopping centres on the continent. Commenting on the Mall of Africa development, Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury says: “In line with the Atterbury vision to create working, shopping and entertainment spaces for everyone to live to thei... more

Attacq to focus on Waterfall City pipeline as mall milestone nears

March 31st, 2016
JSE-listed capital growth property fund Attacq will retain its focus on its development pipeline in Waterfall City, in Midrand, with the opening of the super regional mall, Mall of Africa, considered a key strategic milestone for the company. Mall of Africa, with a value of R4.9-billion on completion, is fully tenanted and remains on track to open on April 28. The 131 000 m2 Mall of Africa – South Africa’s ... more

Property market ends year on a strong note

December 21st, 2015
Cape Town - Property values have continued to grow in the past 12 months, with the average home price showing a year-on-year increase of just over 5% to R971 000 at the end of November, according to the latest statistics from BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator. “At the same time,” said CEO Shaun Rademeyer, “the average approved bond size has only increased by 4.6% to R804 000, which me... more

Trendy Bryanston a Favourite With Joburg Buyers

December 7th, 2015
Bryanston is a vibrant and dynamic suburb in northern Johannesburg and is in huge demand among property buyers. This is according to Glenn Norton, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Masters, who says the affluent suburb is home to some of South Africa’s most sought-after real estate. The area has become a popular place in which to invest, with sectional title properties the number one choice among property buyers in the are... more

Increasing demand for sectional title properties

November 11th, 2015
Cape Town - Sectional title units are becoming increasingly popular, in South Africa, according to Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property (PGP) group. He pointed out that, while freehold price inflation has been slowing, sectional title price inflation continues to gather momentum. South African developers are responding to the change in demand, with sectional title units rising from 10.9% of total ... more

Mall of Africa, located in Midrand, South Africa is set to officially open in April 2016

October 19th, 2015
mall tterbury Property Group is developing the 131 000m² Mall of Africa – South Africa’s biggest single-phase shopping mall development to date. The new super-regional Mall of Africa represents the heart of the ambitious Waterfall – a city developed on a scale beyond anything South Africa has known. The combination of its sheer scale – it is larger than Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and will rival Sandton Ci... more

Mall of Africa at Waterfall City in Midrand is more than 90% let

October 6th, 2015
lp10building Capital growth player Attacq’s much-talked-about Mall of Africa, at 131,000m² the largest single-phase shopping centre yet to be built from scratch in SA, is more than 90% let and on track to open its doors at Waterfall City in Midrand in April next year. The R4.8bn mall will be Attacq’s biggest single asset on completion. It will anchor the huge 323ha mixed-use Waterfall precinct taking shape along the N1 ne... more
PROPERTY NEWS

Oh Babie, that's a singular title for a housing scheme

IOLProperty News | 29 May 2017
Panorama is the most used name for a sectional title scheme, say Lightstone stats. The name appears 21 times nationally, and ties with the name Kiepersol or Cabbage Tree. Summer Place, Silver Oaks and Camelot are joint second, appearing 20 times. The Palms and Casa Mia share joint third place wi... more

'Densification not all bad'

IOLProperty News | 29 May 2017
Your heart may sink when you realise the grand old house next door - that once accommodated a single family - is being torn down to provide six new units in a security estate, with six times the number of people and cars coming and going. But densification is not necessarily something to be feared... more

'Buying down' is on the up in Cape Town

IOLProperty News | 29 May 2017
The age-old trend of "buying down" when times are tough has been reinvented by Cape Town buyers who are trading their larger homes for smaller properties because they want to, not because they need to. Many buyers in the city, as with the rest of the country, are forced to buy smaller homes to cut... more

Urban renewal project launched in Durban

IOLProperty News | 29 May 2017
Durban's Vision 2030 integrated development plan unveiled the first of a new series of refurbished tech-savvy apartments for young professionals. The unveiling of a R100 million revamp of the old FNB building as part of Durban's urban renewal plans. This forms part of a R3 billion investment in ... more

It's time to rein in Airbnb, says hospitality body

IOLProperty News | 29 May 2017
The Federated Hospitality Association of SA (Fedhasa) has accused Airbnb of flouting industry regulations and wants the government to look into the practices of the online accommodation service. Fedhasa is concerned those using the online platform to rent out their properties for holiday use are a... more