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#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

By Samuel Seeff 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top trends for hotel investors in 2018

Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...

By Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018

Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soon
Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soon

As at the time of the fourth quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey in November, agents had not yet perceived any strengthening in the housing market, according to all of the major survey questions...

By John Loos 24 Jan 2018

What's on the cards for property in 2018
What's on the cards for property in 2018

2017 was a challenging year for the South African property market in general, despite small pockets of thriving activity in areas like the Western Cape...

By Tony Clarke 22 Jan 2018

Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate
Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate

It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank on Thursday, 18 January, announcing no change in the repo rate...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2018

Average first-time home buying percentage stabilised in 2017 after two years of decline
Average first-time home buying percentage stabilised in 2017 after two years of decline

According to the FNB Estate Agent Surveys through 2017, the estimated average first-time home buyer level was 20.27% of total home buying for the year...

By John Loos 18 Jan 2018

How to build a property portfolio as a young professional
How to build a property portfolio as a young professional

As a long-term investment, it makes sense to start building a property portfolio as early in life as possible...

By Bill Rawson 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018
#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018

South Africa's real economic growth has been on a gradual downward trend since reaching a level of 3.3% in 2011, shortly after the recession of 2008/09...

By Jacques du Toit 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018
#BizTrends2018: Buyer's market emerging for property heading into 2018

The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Real estate sector should strengthen foundations while economy is depressed

The property sector has seen exceptional growth and expansion over the past ten years, but in keeping with the more recent deterioration of general economic circumstances...

By Lee-Anne Bac 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Politics to have key influence on SA property market in 2018

There is still very much uncertainty regarding the outlook for the South African economy in 2018...

By Paul Stevens 11 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Property sector set to grow in 2018 despite economic uncertainty

While the South African business sector is faced with many challenges, there is significant opportunity for growth sectors of the local industry during 2018...

By Stuart Chait 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Sub-Saharan Africa real estate opportunities abound
#BizTrends2018: Sub-Saharan Africa real estate opportunities abound

To some people, Africa south of the Sahara is an unknown - a region of which to be wary. But to informed investors and entrepreneurs...

By Malcolm Horne 9 Jan 2018

What are the main issues that affect property prices in SA?
What are the main issues that affect property prices in SA?

The answer is more complex than it would seem at face value. There are various factors at play, the most important being market conditions which affect so many elements including the cost of loans...

By Paul Stevens 3 Jan 2018

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Ramaphosa at ANC helm is best possible outcome for SA economy

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa assuming leadership of the ANC will be nothing less than a direct cardiac adrenaline shot to business confidence...

By Lew Geffen 19 Dec 2017

Finding the ideal coastal investment
Finding the ideal coastal investment

Much debate surrounds the topic of whether or not a holiday home is a viable investment, especially when you consider the costs involved in maintaining and managing a second property...

By Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2017

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#MTBPS2017: Mini budget's sobering economic outlook points to period of prudence for property market

The key messages to take out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden mini budget presentation to parliament all point to a period of prudence for the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Oct 2017

Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained
Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday, 21 September, that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the rates at their current levels...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Sep 2017

Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround
Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround

Statistics released by Stats SA on 5 September 2017 have revealed that South Africa is officially no longer in recession...

By Bill Rawson 8 Sep 2017

Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective call
Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective call

Periods of strong housing market price growth can often be a cause for concern...

By John Loos 6 Sep 2017

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Buying US property to increase your wealth? Seven considerations

If you're going to purchase foreign property to grow your wealth, the US is one of the easiest and most profitable places to purchase your investments...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Aug 2017

Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'
Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'

The SA Reserve Bank recently reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain
Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

Should property be considered an asset or expense?
Should property be considered an asset or expense?

At first glance, the question seems to be simple to answer - of course, property is an asset. However, there is more to it than initially meets the eye...

By Adrian Goslett 3 Jul 2017

Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment
Avoid committing these deadly sins of property investment

While purchasing investment property can be risky, it can also be a gateway to a future free from financial worry if the right principles are applied...

By Adrian Goslett 26 Jun 2017

Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain
Period of super returns gone, but opportunities in Africa remain

With 42 years' experience in the property sector...

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2017

Flat repo rate, lower inflation welcomed as economic challenges mount
Flat repo rate, lower inflation welcomed as economic challenges mount

The Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank announced on Thursday, 25 May, that the repo rate is to remain at 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%)...

By Samuel Seeff 26 May 2017

Costs to consider when investing in property
Costs to consider when investing in property

Purchasing an investment property can offer great financial rewards...

By Adrian Goslett 19 May 2017

Smaller properties yield great investments
Smaller properties yield great investments

Prospective investors disheartened by the price of properties in South Africa at present may be interested to learn that smaller and more affordable properties are almost invariably the highest performers...

By Bill Rawson 16 May 2017

Joburg homes market poised to rise
Joburg homes market poised to rise

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices...

By Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

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