Property News - May 2012

Welcome to our Property Investment Newsletter, the aim of which is to keep you up to date and informed as to the most recent property trends and news.

As our featured properties we have included a mixture of corporate office space, industrial warehousing and distribution centres as well as prime residential properties available for rent or for sale.

Should you require a tenant for one of your properties then please do not hesitate to contact us as we currently have a waiting list of prospective tenants with clean credit records. We offer our landlords the option of full management or tenant placement only.


SA Body Corporates - Keep Tabs on your Sectional Title’s Financial Affairs

Moving into a sectional title complex is viewed by some as a heaven-sent opportunity. There’s no grass to mow, no beds to weed, general maintenance is taken care of and balancing the books is left to those in the know.

South African Property - Residential House Price Index

As 2011 has reached a close, the FNB House Price Index is on a slowing growth trend once again, after a brief uptick around mid-year. The end of year average house price was still 3.2% higher than November a year ago (year-on-year)


Uk Property - House prices fall further in April but are expected to recover over coming year

Knight Frank/Markit’s House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) signalled a further drop in house prices during April. A perceived reduction in home values was reported by 17% of households.

Cyprus Property - Obtaining residency in Cyprus through property purchase

Cyprus is a full European Union and European Monetary Union member state. It offers the lowest personal and corporate tax rates in the EU together with double tax treaties with over 41 countries. It enjoys an efficient legal, accounting and banking services system and is located strategically to serve as an economic bridge between Europe, Africa and Asia. Cyprus offers an advanced telecommunications network and easy accessibility with daily flights to most locations over the world via its two main airports of Larnaca and Pafos.

SA Commercial Property - Signs of economic weakness and rising vacancies suggest a flat commercial property year in 2012

Recently, FNB’s All Commercial Property Performance Indices have started to point to weakening performance ahead. The 3rd quarter did see some rise in the All Commercial Property average price growth rate. However, the same quarter also saw a very slight rise in the average capitalisation rate.

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