History dictates that property prices in major economies are not yet at bottom

Residential property prices in the world’s major economies, which last year were down an average of 5% from 2007, may keep dropping, according to a researcher from the International Monetary Fund.

Concerned Rate Payers Association of South Africa takes a stand against poor service delivery

The Concerned Rate Payers Association of South Africa (CORPA) is calling on all South Africans to take hands and stand up against municipalities who fail to deliver services that ratepayers expect and pay for.

Mixed fortunes for building materials suppliers

The South African building materials market is telling a confusing yet interesting story about developments in the second half of 2009.

Eskom increases rebates as part of an improved solar water heating plan

A substantial increase in the solar water heater rebates offered by Eskom, in
some cases up to 120%, is set to bring environment-friendly solar heated
geysers within the financial reach of thousands of South Africans wishing to
reduce their home energy costs.

Property valuation

The valuation of property is often a contentious issue. Home owners and private sellers often struggle to understand what their properties are worth, which can lead to unrealistic expectations and unsold properties.

Free property classified adverts

A new feature just launched on SA Properties! You can now create free property classified ads on the SA Properties website. It is a quick, simple and effective method to get your message across.


REBS is accredited by Estate Agency Affairs Board and Services Seta to provide Training and RPL Recognition of Prior Learning for Estate Agents and Principals.

Buyers, Sellers and the Web

In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis the international property market is reeling and while in South Africa the opinion is that things are looking up, general international predictions are all doom and gloom. Aside from the impact on the global economy, the people who suffer most at the hands of this downturn are the estate agents – those who make a living off the buying and selling of property.

How are Home Owners' Associations Similar to Sectional Title Schemes, and What are the Main Differences

By Prof. Graham Paddock

Sectional title is a legal arrangement in terms of which parts of buildings can be exclusively owned, in conjunction with shared ownership of other parts of the buildings and the land.

What to do if your accommodation establishment is not registered with MATCH for the 2010 Soccer World Cup

The most significant benefit of signing up with MATCH is that establishments will be posted onto one of the world’s most visited websites – FIFA.com. In 2006 this website received more than 4 billion page views. The majority of football fans use this website as a starting point for their planned trip to FIFA World Cup events. More and more people all over the world are turning to the internet to get information, make purchases and plan their travels. The internet is a major factor for the 2010 event in South Africa.

E-marketing: fear and ignorance among SA corporates


Millions of rands of emarketing spend is wasted annually due to the majority of South African corporates being out of the loop when it comes to understanding the science of online promotion.

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