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While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

By John Loos 18 Sep 2020

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

By Samuel Seeff 18 Sep 2020

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 17 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

By John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Post-Covid-19: What lies ahead for SA's commercial property market

Speaking during a recent PSG Think Big series webinar, Estienne de Klerk, CEO of Growthpoint Properties, said, "Commercial rentals haven't gone mad; rates and taxes have...

10 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sector

According to JLL's latest South Africa Q2 Real Estate report, while the country is witnessing the easing of restrictions, the impact of Covid-19, coupled with economic pressures, continues to create challenges for most corporate real estate sectors...

3 Sep 2020

'Recession-resistant' retail centres go under the hammer

This September, more than half a dozen "recession-resistant" investment properties, comprising neighbourhood and community retail shopping precincts, will go under the hammer...

1 Sep 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

Home-buying in the unforgiving 2020 - it's good news if you have your affairs in order

They say every cloud has a silver lining and many of us are desperate to discover that glistening edge in 2020 - a year that, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been unlike anything we could have predicted at our December 31st celebrations...

Issued by Irvine Partners 28 Aug 2020

Aparthotels show market resilience through global lockdown regulations

According to a global study by market data analytics company STR and AirDNA, a provider of vacation rental data and analytics, short-term accommodation rentals are approaching pre-pandemic levels...

27 Aug 2020

Post Covid-19: How the property market will potentially evolve

In a recent webinar on 'Exploring post-Covid-19 property trends in South Africa', Associate Professor Francois Viruly, University of Cape Town's (UCT) head of the Urban Real Estate Research Unit, looked at the longer-term trends in the country's property market...

27 Aug 2020

Rethinking the office: Like everything else, it needs to evolve

According to Statistics South Africa, more than 77% of South Africans who were able to work during the lockdown period between April and May this year were working from home...

25 Aug 2020

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