With some global housing “bubble talk” starting up again, where does South Africa’s market stand?


During October, Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher expressed his concerns that another housing “bubble” was developing in the United States, while similar concerns have recently been expressed in other countries like the UK as well.   John Loos of FNB Household and Property Sector Strategist states: Given that South Africa is a very open economy, … Continue reading

To renovate or not to renovate?


Beware of over-capitalising on your home. The South African property market is a far cry from a bubble waiting to burst. However, most real estate experts will confirm that the industry although recovering, has still got a long way to go, and is expected to remain on a slow incline for quite some time. While … Continue reading

Lifestyle legacies


As time accelerates us into the future, it may be interesting to look back at how lifestyles have adapted to keep up with the times, of which technology and ‘green living’ have played a very important role. SOHO: The SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) revolution has added a new dimension to the property market.  From … Continue reading

Considering a career in real estate?


A career in real estate is a rewarding choice for those hungry to operate in an arena of high-flying business-minded executives. “Working in real estate is not a job for the faint-hearted, or those seeking a part-time job just to keep them out of mischief,” says Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa. … Continue reading

Engel & Völkers Potchefstroom gives delegates a warm welcome


The city of Potchefstroom played host to the National AHI congress which took place from 16 -18 October 2013, and Engel & Völkers was one of the privileged sponsors of this event.  During the National Congress on Friday at Crista Galli, Engel & Völkers Potchefstroom showed their support by setting up a coffee shop. The … Continue reading