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List property portfolios – at your peril

The recent sharp rise in long-bond rates have pushed down property unit trust (PUT) prices, which makes it difficult for owners of directly-held property to list their portfolios on the JSE Securities Exchange SA (JSE) right now.

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Lean Joburg, fat Cape Town waiting for shake-up

Houses in middle-priced suburbs are doing better than upper-priced suburbs – possibly because residents living in the upper-priced suburbs are doing less well owing to the economic slowdown. And a possible shake-up is looming to balance out seemingly overpriced Cape Town homes and underpriced Johannesburg houses.

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Healthy take-up offsets oversupply of office space

Although the growing oversupply and rising vacancies are smothering office rentals, especially in the decentralised Johannesburg office nodes, the current healthy take-up of office space does not warrant the big alarm bells that have gone off.

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PUTs better value after rand plunge

Property unit trusts (PUTs) are now offering better value than six months ago as investors are dropping listed property to invest in rand-hedged investments, causing the property unit trust (PUT) yields to increase slightly, says Rode Report editor Dirk de Vynck.

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Listed property offers better value after rand plunge

Property unit trusts (PUTs) are now offering better value than six months ago as investors are dropping listed property to invest in rand-hedged investments. This has caused PUT income yields to increase significantly, says Rode’s Report editor Dirk De Vynck. The latest Rode’s Report on the State of the Property Market appears mid-February.

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Property will continue sterling performance

Steady demand, stock shortages and the lowest interest rates continue to bode well for property as investment class – even to the extent of a continued outperformance of shares for the foreseeable future, says Peter Gilmour, regional director of RE/MAX Southern Africa.

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Trafalgar, Rode at odds over rentals

South Africa’s only national residential rental company, Trafalgar, and its only residential research company, Rode & Associates, are at odds over what will happen to flat rents in the future.

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Valuations for CGT: The devil is in the detail

Doing a valuation is like doing research. The valuer has to support the crucial variables in his valuation model with empirical evidence and analysis that will stand up to scrutiny, says Erwin Rode, CEO of Rode & Associates.

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