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Finding Your Perfect Rental with EasyProperties

Hey there, house hunters! Are you dreaming of a new place to call home? Look no further than EasyProperties! We have a fantastic selection of rental units across some of Gauteng's hottest areas, ready to suit any lifestyle.
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EasyProperties Property Investment Updates November 2023

In the ever-evolving world of property, staying informed about the progress of your investments is crucial. That's why we're delighted to share these updates with you, our valued EasyProperties community.
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Umhlanga's Millennial Magnet: A New Development for Young Professionals

Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, is one of South Africa's fastest-growing towns, and for good reason. With its stunning coastline, thriving business node, and growing population of young professionals, Umhlanga has become the ultimate destination for those seeking a forward-thinking and on-the-go lifestyle.
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Bo-Kaap: A Vibrant Neighborhood with Investment Potential

Cape Town, South Africa, is a world-renowned travel destination, and for good reason. With its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and thriving economy, it's no wonder that people from all over the globe flock to the Mother City. If you've ever been captivated by the mesmerising beauty of Cape Town, you’ve probably stumbled upon ...
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Foreign Property Buyers Continue to Invest in Gauteng

Whether interest is booming or waning, it is not unusual for facts about foreign property buyers in South Africa to be met with some surprise. During years of market buoyance, there is often a perception that a large chunk of total residential sales, particularly in Cape Town, are attributed to foreign buyers. And in times of economic ...
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Calculating the value of a property

At EasyProperties, we source the best property deals for our investors so that they can realise the best return on their investment. Working out the value of a property is a complicated business, with tons of factors to consider. Property data specialist Lightstone has turned the gathering, processing and reporting of property data into ...
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Surprising Facts about South African Property Investors

The largest group of homeowners in South Africa – a group that is showing no sign of losing interest – may surprise you.
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First Knysna Opportunity for EasyProperties Investors

The unabated coastal semigration trend, intensified by the shift to remote-working caused by pandemic lockdowns, has opened up the property development market to cater for more permanent residents in what have previously been traditional holiday towns.
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How Do Some Properties Maintain Value in Ever-Changing Markets?

The South African property market, like any other real estate market, experiences its fair share of fluctuations and changes. Economic conditions, interest rates, government policies, and consumer preferences all contribute to the constant evolution of property values. Yet, amid these shifting tides, certain properties manage to maintain ...
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Unlocking Success in the South African Property Market

South Africans have long been passionate about property investment. After all, real estate has historically been a reliable way to accumulate wealth. The South African property market holds immense potential for investors seeking to build wealth and to diversify their portfolios. However, many individuals have fallen into common traps ...
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Explore the Impact of Sectional Title Performance and First-Time Buyers

Despite the economic challenges faced by South Africa, for those like the EasyProperties investor, who have embraced an innovative and lower-risk approach to accumulating wealth through property, benefiting from the housing market in the main economic hubs remains positive.
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Invest, Stay, and Experience Luxury Living with BlackBrick

Picture this: You wake up one morning after a delightful night at BlackBrick, where you booked a cozy room. As you step outside, you notice the convenience of MINI Sharing parked right in the lot, exclusively available to BlackBrick residents and members of the BlackBrick Club. It's the perfect solution for your quick errands around ...
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EasyProperties property Investment Updates 2023

We are delighted to share these updates with our valued community. Each property has its own quarterly updated information available through property reports. Investors can easily access these reports by logging in to EasyProperties, selecting the desired property, and downloading the report from the Property Documents section under the ...
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10 Factors for Maximizing Student Housing Returns

As the demand for student housing around the globe, including South Africa, continues to draw the attention of astute property investors, there’s an important role for the management of these properties so that risks associated with this investment sector are mitigated.
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EasyProperties Makes Property Investing Accessible: 3 Years in - 30 Properties later

We are thrilled to share with you that EasyProperties has just launched its 30th property on our platform! Our journey since we launched in the dark days of the Covid pandemic in 2020 has been nothing short of remarkable, and that is largely due to the phenomenal EasyEquities community who continue to invest in these quality property ...
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Smashing Success of Blackbrick Developments Offers Brand New Cape Town Opportunity

BlackBrick developments in Cape Town and Johannesburg have unfailingly ticked every box. Now, it is expected that the thousands of investors who rallied to ensure that initial raises for the first three BlackBrick developments via the EasyProperties platform were oversubscribed, will be eager to jump behind the soon-to-be-launched ...
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Beating Inflation with Property?

The South African Reserve Bank recently announced a decision to hike interest rates by 50 basis points. This decision was made in an effort to curb inflation and stabilize the economy. However, this has left many investors worried about the effects of inflation on their investment portfolios. One way to hedge against inflation is through ...
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The Future of Your Investment Portfolio: Considering Student Accommodation for Your Investment Portfolio

South Africa is currently facing a critical shortage of student accommodation, as highlighted in the recent article by IOL Property. According to this report, not only is there a significant need for housing but there's also an urgency to address the issue now. The question isn't if student accommodation is a worthy investment; it's how ...
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Western Cape buy-to-let market offers investment haven amidst economic challenges

The South African Reserve Bank’s MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) announcement yesterday to hike the interest rate to 7.75% and the prime lending rate to 11.25% adds to a dim economic outlook. Despite this, for astute property investors, there are certainly pockets of excellence that will provide somewhat of a haven over the rocky periods ...
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Reflecting on 2022's Milestones and Successes

As the CEO of EasyProperties, I want to start by expressing my appreciation for your support and commitment to EasyProperties. The year 2022 was a year marked by both challenges and successes. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic's financial impact, we saw how people and organisations can be resilient during tough times. In reflecting on the ...
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Fortress Drops REIT Status – What it Means for Your Investments

On 1 February 2023, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) withdrew Fortress's Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) status, stating that the company no longer met the minimum requirements to maintain its REIT status. To remain a REIT, property businesses must pay a dividend of at least 75% of their taxable earnings available for ...
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Why Property Investment is a Smart Defense Against Inflation for Protecting Your Wealth

The South African Reserve Bank recently announced a decision to hike interest rates by 50 basis points. This decision was made in an effort to curb inflation and stabilize the economy. However, this has left many investors worried about the effects of inflation on their investment portfolios. One way to hedge against inflation is through ...
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Astute Property Investors Eye Student Housing Market

Property environments, regardless of property type or geography are highly nuanced and their timeous opportunities for diversified investment are key to overall stable performance over time. One property type that has the eye of astute investors and is fast becoming a global asset, is student accommodation.
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2023 South African Property Market Trends: Insights from Urban Soup's Ray Harli

The South African property market has been subject to considerable uncertainty in recent years, which may have caused some investors to hesitate. However, there are positive signs that suggest a more promising outlook for 2023. With increased interest in real estate investment from both domestic and international buyers, there is ...
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2023 South African Property Market Trends: Insights from BLOK's Jacques Van Embden

Looking into the future of the South African property market can be a complex and unpredictable task, but we caught up with Jacques Van Embden, a property developer in Cape Town and MD of BLOK, to get his thoughts on what 2023 has in store. Despite facing geopolitical instability, the Western Cape has been touted as one of the most ...
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