Ronald Ennik is the founder and CEO of Ennik Estates.
Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote

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...

By Ronald Ennik 16 Aug 2017

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

Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturn

Estate agent commission cutting on home sales, which was rampant during the 2008 economic downturn, is making a re-appearance in the current residential property market downturn. ..

By Ronald Ennik 28 Mar 2017

Good city governance enhances home values

It is a global real estate fact that well-managed cities that are clean, relatively crime-free, with solid infrastructure and reliable service delivery, invariably protect – and grow– home values within their municipal boundaries...

By Ronald Ennik 14 Feb 2017

Look for capital growth in your home investment

Gauteng homeowners – both existing and aspirant – should not be daunted by the current flat-lining trend in residential property prices, but rather focus on the growth of the capital portion of the investment at the time of purchase...

By Ronald Ennik 8 Feb 2017

Go for a home defect check-up

The concept of professional home inspection is not unlike a routine personal medical examination. It establishes overall state of health and condition, flags areas of concern, and recommends remedial action where necessary...

By Ronald Ennik 18 Jul 2016

Draft Bill on home defect disclosure needs more teeth

The proposed new legislation which requires estate agents to recommend a home inspection to all prospective buyers is a welcome step towards greater transparency in the buy/sell process. But it doesn't go far enough...

By Ronald Ennik 10 Apr 2015

SA homes market reflects racial and religious harmony

South Africa is fortunate to be free of the high-intensity racial and religious intolerance and radicalism that earlier this month led to the death of 17 in the terrorist attack on the Paris satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, and to the massacre by Boko Haram of 2,000 people at Baga in northern Nigeria...

By Ronald Ennik 20 Jan 2015

Poor maintenance of roads a threat to Joburg home values

Ongoing poor maintenance of Joburg's decaying suburban road infrastructure poses a real threat to the city's residential property values - particularly in prime areas.

By Ronald Ennik 5 Jun 2013

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