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News, reviews and interviews, In the News offers you insight to the residential community through relevant and engaging content. Stay abreast of what’s happening in the market to spot opportunities and protect your assets.


A little taste of Venice in San Diego

Coronado is known throughout the United States for its luxurious beaches, great weather and the historic Hotel Del Coronado. Named the number one beach in the United States in 2012 by ‘Dr Beach’, Coronado also boasts one of the best-kept secrets of the San Diego bay area – the Coronado… Read More

HOA Governance

As described in my previous article on governance (see Estate Living, Issue 25), conflicts of interest abound at board level. They constitute a significant issue in that they affect ethics by distorting decision making and generating consequences that can undermine the credibility of boards, organisations or even entire business entities…. Read More

Regulation of roads in secure estates

Over the past couple of decades, the number of secure estates in South Africa, both residential and commercial/ industrial, has increased exponentially. This has been largely driven by security concerns because of the escalating crime rate in the country. Each estate is administered by an owners’ association, which is either… Read More

2018 ARC Annual Conference: Expo & golf day (12-14 September)

The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) is excited to announce that the 2018 Annual Conference, Expo and Golf Day will be taking place at the beautiful Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate. The programme line-up includes a motivational speaker as well as presentations and interactive sessions covering ● Strategic Community Management… Read More

Safeguarding your online identity

Smartphones and tablets have become virtually ubiquitous. You just need to take a stroll through any shopping centre or sit at a coffee shop to see people staring down at their devices. With the cost of phones coming down as technology evolves, more people are embracing the connected lifestyle. Even… Read More

North Coast in depth

If you have the good sense to live on the North Coast, you probably realise it opens up a wonderful world of fantastic golf courses, game reserves and beaches. But there is more. Great as all that is, it’s nothing compared to what lies under the ocean a few metres… Read More

Brandy – our nation’s pride

As South Africans we are often proud of our achievements, but sometimes we seem to have a blind spot. And in one of those spots is our truly world-class brandy industry. Yes, really. Don’t feel bad because you didn’t know about it. You’re not alone. Most South Africans, when they… Read More

Water and Real Estate – Making the Connection

For decades, residential real estate developers and managers have worked within a given set of relationships between themselves, the municipality as service provider, the state as regulator and the investors whose primary interests they serve. That set of relationships has been based on a robust set of assumptions, so the… Read More
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