Property News - October 2014

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Articles

Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index - Price Growth of Luxury Homes in US Cities Eclipsing Europe & Asia

Prime residential prices across the index’s 32 cities rose by 6.2% on average in the year to June 2014. Luxury homes in key US cities are now increasing in value at a faster rate than those in several European and Asian cities.



SA Investment - The Reality of Property

There is a valuable, but not easy, lesson property investors must learn about their asset - property prices can fall, creating short-term losses. Further muddying the waters is that particular segments, typically holiday accommodation, are significantly more vulnerable than primary real estate acquisitions.



Currency Matters 2014 – Assessing the Impact of Currency Movements on Luxury Residential Markets Around the World

Knight Frank’s experience of global prime residential markets confirms the fact that buyers are increasingly focused on the opportunities offered by currency movements. 



Investment Update - On track to “normal”

Marriott, the Income Specialists, looks at the current state of the investment environment and offers suggestions on investment options.



SA Taxation - Deduction of Audit Fees considered by SCA

The general deduction formula in section 11(a) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 permits a taxpayer to deduct from his income, expenditure and losses actually incurred in the production of income, provided they are not of a capital nature.  In the recent judgment, Commissioner for South African Revenue Service v Mobile Telephone Networks Holdings (Pty) Ltd, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had to adjudicate upon a claim for a deduction of audit fees.


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