Bruce Swain
Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic

Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic
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[Bruce Swain] If one were to believe everything you read, or take to heart everything the analytics and reports suggest, you may end up feeling rather gloomy...

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Adrian Goslett
National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise

National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise[Adrian Goslett] After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements...

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Stuart Manning
Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market

Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
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[Stuart Manning] We have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6.50%...

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Stuart Manning
Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?

Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?[Stuart Manning] With the Ramahoria-effect waning fast, it is clear that it has not had the desired and anticipated effect on the economy and property market...

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Dr Andrew Golding
SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy
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[Dr Andrew Golding] With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

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Paul Stevens
Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate

Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate
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[Paul Stevens] It's a thought that goes through many buyers' minds when looking at how to stretch their budget...

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Tony Clarke
It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property market

It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property market
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[Tony Clarke] As South Africans reel from the news of a 2.2% GDP decline in the first quarter of 2018, property experts remain optimistic...

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Tony Clarke
3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property

3 critical questions to ask before buying a sectional title property
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[Tony Clarke] Since 2001, sectional title properties in South Africa have, on average, consistently outperformed their full title counterparts...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Tony Clarke
Property market's slow start in 2018 could be misleading

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[Tony Clarke] Property experts remain optimistic for a market turnaround...

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Bill Rawson
Five reasons property makes a great retirement investment

Five reasons property makes a great retirement investment
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[Bill Rawson] One of the biggest challenges facing South Africans at present is how to adequately prepare for retirement...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018

RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018[Adrian Goslett] In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real terms

The effect of the interest rate cut explained in real terms
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[Adrian Goslett] The recent announcement of the interest rate cut was a mini triumph for all South Africans...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales

1% matters - how the VAT increase affects property sales
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[Adrian Goslett] The power of one: a phrase that has been quoted in many a clichéd motivational poster, but one whose power has never quite been fully grasped - until now...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Samuel Seeff
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
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[Samuel Seeff] 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...

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Tony Clarke
Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?

Is Day Zero the beginning of the end for Cape Town property?
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[Tony Clarke] Capetonians are bracing for the onset of Day Zero - the day the City turns off the taps and residents will have to collect their 25-litre water ration at one of 200 public distribution points...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Poor hurt most by e-tolls and petrol price hikes increasing property value

Poor hurt most by e-tolls and petrol price hikes increasing property value[David de Waal] The high cost of petrol does not only diminish consumer bank balances but also influences where people choose to buy a home...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained

Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained
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[Adrian Goslett] 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...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Berry Everitt
Concourt judgment a big win for real estate

Concourt judgment a big win for real estate
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[Berry Everitt] New homeowners will no longer have to worry about being held liable for historical debt incurred by previous owners...

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Ronald Ennik
Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote
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[Ronald Ennik] The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Tahir Desai
10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa - Private Property

10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa[Tahir Desai] A recent study by property group Seeff, based on data from Lightstone and Propstats for the period 2011/2 to 2016/7, revealed that Cape Town is home to nine of the ten richest suburbs in South Africa...

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