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May 2011

Cost of transport to push up demand for property in Sandton

Commuters traveling to Sandton every day from Pretoria to work and back will see an increase of traveling expenses by R1,000 as a result of the new toll roads on the highways. While the exact cost is only going to be released early 2012, the current proposed price is 12c per kilometre, which, with the increasing cost of fuel, may make commuting an impossible expense.

Buying property in Sandton now in line with consumer protection

Buyers can now be made fully aware of the condition of the structure on the property they’re purchasing, thanks to conveyancing attorney Meyer de Waal’s Property Transaction Kit (PTK). Traditionally sellers and estate agents sell properties voetstoets, or as is. If the seller is unaware of some damage to the property and is thus not able to disclose this to the buyer, the onus is on the buyer to repair …Read More

Sandton architecture a commercial opportunity

According to JHI property services group investment broker David Reid, there is a lot of potential for iconic and greener architecture in the CBD of Africa, Sandton. Older buildings are becoming obsolete as contemporary businesses need more room and cheaper operating costs.

World-class public transport for Sandton CBD in 2013

With the completion of the Sandton Gautrain station, the largest of the Gautrain’s stations, the public transport in Sandton is one step closer to being world class. The Gautrain links Sandton directly to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg CBD and Pretoria. While it relieves a lot of autoroute traffic to and from the economic centre, commuters are still forced to use non-public transport in Sandton for inner-city traveling. This, though, …Read More