Residential property demand creates global surge in transaction volumes

Analysing 15 cities across the globe, a report by international property firm, Savills, reveals that in the first half of 2021, 80% of locations saw transaction volumes for end-user residential property exceed H1 2019 figures. Says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, which is the exclusive residential real estate partner for  Savills  in […]

HOW THE HONEY BEE GOT THEIR WINGMAN.

If there is one insect on the planet that needs an ambassador, it is the honeybee. And just in time. As their numbers are threatened across the planet and their foraging fields shrink in the face of rampant development, they are desperately in need of a voice, a champion. Farai Chinomwe is a Rasta, a […]

A MERMAID’S TALE

If Hanli Prinsloo dived from the rocks wearing her customary long-blade fins and blue close-fitting neoprene a few thousand years ago, ancient mariners would have living proof of mermaids. They would see a dark-haired siren, beautiful, lythe and who in a nano second was gone from their sight, leaving only a ripple in her wake. […]

THE BOY WHO NEVER GAVE UP

The only way to grasp the magnitude of Dr Emmanuel Taban’s contribution to our lives and to do justice to his remarkable journey in this short blog article, is to create a script for a documentary condensed into a series of visual frames. It would make no sense at all to simply show a snapshot […]

INCREASED MOVEMENT IN THE LUXURY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MARKET

One of the noticeable trends in the residential property market this year has been a discernible uptick in demand for luxury homes in the R10 million-plus price band – a sector where freehold properties have enjoyed an increase in demand, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. “Much of this demand […]

MPCS ACCOMMODATIVE APPROACH POSITIVE FOR HOME BUYERS

Given the vulnerability of South Africa’s economy in the wake of last week’s unrest, as anticipated, the Monetary Policy Committee adopted an accommodative approach by deciding to keep the repo rate steady at 3.5%, which leaves the prime rate at 7%, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. “That said, […]

REMOTE WORKING IS INFLUENCING PROPERTY DECISIONS

With the arrival of Covid-19, a real life, remote working experiment has been put to test, and whilst it has had its challenges, such as the loss of control and a sense of disconnection amongst peers, it has also opened our eyes to the potential of employees working effectively from home, supported by smart IT […]

MILLENNIALS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES (SMALLER IS BETTER)

There is a seismic shift in the residential property market, much of which is attributable to the upsurge in demand from the Millennial generation, who for the past five consecutive years have represented the largest share of the home buying market. Late to home buying compared to previous generations – with many either living at […]

6 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Selling your property can be an overwhelming affair, even for the most seasoned investor. That is why we’re here to ensure that you experience moving home differently. Being prepared for the nuances in advance can help ensure a smoother process, and will help you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. Bond cancellation notice – banks […]