The ball is finally rolling to get the Property Practitioners Bill into law, possibly even before next year’s elections in May. While some positive changes have been made, the Bill as it stands now still presents a wasted opportunity to effect real change in the property industry says Jan le Roux, CE of Rebosa.

   
   
RATES UP: EXPERTS SAY WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE PROPERTY MARKET
Despite hopes that the interest rate would be kept the same ahead of the festive season, the increase of 25 pts (increasing the base home loan rate to 10.25% from 10%), means home-owners and buyers will have continue tightening their belts.

   
   
MORE THAN THIRD OF TENANTS IN SA IS HIGH-RISK
With more than a third of all rental tenants in South Africa classified as high-risk, risk management should be the key priority of a rental agent. Do your homework before signing a tenant, once in it can be very hard to remove a ‘bad’ tenant.

   
   
ADVERTORIAL: JAWITZ LAUNCHES NEW BRAND CAMPAIGN
Jawitz Properties recently premiered their new brand campaign #RealLifeRealEstate along with their new brand ambassador, football legend and previous Jawitz Properties client, Lucas Radebe.

   
ON BEING A WOMAN AND CEO IN REAL ESTATE IN SA
In many regards, the real estate industry is still a bastion of male domination; a field in which women remain under-represented at a senior level and are far less likely to attain executive positions – even though at least half the estate agents out there are women.

   
   

     

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