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05
March, 2010
London market calling SA investors

There are further signs that London's housing market is returning to pre-credit-crunch boom times with central London house prices rising 3,2% in February - the strongest growth in almost three years. Prices have soared by almost a fifth in the last 10 months, and are now only 10% below the market peak in March 2008, the latest Knight Frank Prime Central London Residential Index shows. Read more »
09
February, 2010
UK fast becoming nation of tenants

Where once the Englishman's home was his castle, Britain is fast becoming a nation of tenants. Mortgages are hard to come by and property prices have far outstripped the average wage increase. However, new research from Halifax, one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders, show that not all are forced to live in rented properties - many actually choose and prefer to rent. Read more »
18
May, 2009
Property guru is the master of his own time

Appearing as polished as ever, Mike Smuts speaks with a smile broader than the Sahara Desert. He is a sports fanatic and loves the great outdoors. Rugby, cricket, mountain biking and snowboarding. Your typical South African guy who headed for the bright lights of London a couple of years ago and who now is the Managing Director of a booming property company. Read more »
21
April, 2009
It makes no sense to confine your investments to SA

As South Africa cements its place in the global economy many property investors are questioning the wisdom of having all their real estate investments in one country. Smuts & Taylor, a South African investment firm based in London, have seen an overwhelming increase in new enquiries from SA investors since the start of the year. Read more »
05 March 2010

London market calling SA investors

There are further signs that London's housing market is returning to pre-credit-crunch boom times with central London house prices rising 3,2% in February - the strongest growth in almost three years. Prices have soared by almost a fifth in the last 10 months, and are now only 10% below the market peak in March 2008, the latest Knight Frank Prime Central London Residential Index shows. Read more »
09 February 2010

UK fast becoming nation of tenants

Where once the Englishman's home was his castle, Britain is fast becoming a nation of tenants. Mortgages are hard to come by and property prices have far outstripped the average wage increase. However, new research from Halifax, one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders, show that not all are forced to live in rented properties - many actually choose and prefer to rent. Read more »
18 May 2009

Property guru is the master of his own time

Appearing as polished as ever, Mike Smuts speaks with a smile broader than the Sahara Desert. He is a sports fanatic and loves the great outdoors. Rugby, cricket, mountain biking and snowboarding. Your typical South African guy who headed for the bright lights of London a couple of years ago and who now is the Managing Director of a booming property company. Read more »
21 April 2009

It makes no sense to confine your investments to SA

As South Africa cements its place in the global economy many property investors are questioning the wisdom of having all their real estate investments in one country. Smuts & Taylor, a South African investment firm based in London, have seen an overwhelming increase in new enquiries from SA investors since the start of the year. Read more »