#BudgetSpeech2019: No quick fix for SA's Budget, but there's some hope
#BudgetSpeech2019: No quick fix for SA's Budget, but there's some hope

In what was arguably one of the most closely watched National Budget speeches in recent years, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni outlined government's plan to boost growth...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 hours ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order
#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget was always going to be tough given the extent of the economic challenges...

By Samuel Seeff 22 hours ago

Trends in mortgage lending and what they mean for future property market activity

Mortgage finance is the fuel that drives the property industry. The SARB leading indicator is an excellent predictor of the general direction of the value of mortgage loans granted...

By Andreas Wassenaar 1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: Boost housing provision to create jobs

It is obviously going to be very difficult for Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and his team to find any leeway in the Budget to allow for tax cuts, but there should be room for a focus on measures to promote infrastructure and housing development...

By Rudi Botha 1 day ago

How the repo rate affects you

Interest rate fluctuations and economic policy announcements can have a big effect on your property, home life, and savings. We help you better understand the repo rate, and how it affects your home and lifestyle...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Feb 2019

Residential estates: Just how secure are they?

While residential estates may seem a refuge from the criminal threat lurking in the suburbs, crime may be rife here, too...

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 14 Feb 2019

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence

With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Feb 2019

Magical living in Midstream Estate

Living in a secure estate is the dream for almost every family. Midstream Estate, however, offers so much more than just idyllic living...

By Cath Jenkin, Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Feb 2019

Gen-Z is about to hit the property market - are we prepared?

Every generation has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to property, and knowing what these are can be an ace in the sleeve for existing owners and investors...

By Tony Clarke 11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

Transfer duty, capital gains tax too high a burden for property market

While government had intended to boost its tax income from wealthy buyers with the introduction of transfer duty and capital gains tax, it has actually had the opposite and stifling effect on the upper end of the market...

By Samuel Seeff 7 Feb 2019

How a focus on home ownership could create jobs, boost economy

Ten years ago, a survey by Reader's Digest revealed that 65% of South African consumers were in favour of home ownership...

7 Feb 2019

Lightstone 2019 forecast expects positive economic turnaround post-election

A preliminary review of the Lightstone Property Forecast of 2018 indicates that the market is ending the year closer to the 2.9% low road scenario, as opposed to the forecasted 3.8%...

6 Feb 2019

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