Property Trends 2019



Adopt downturn survival strategies in 2019, property agents advised

With inflation expected to continue its rise for most of the year and economic growth predicted to stay slow, 2019 will see estate agencies facing mounting pressure from property owners and tenants alike...

3 days ago

SA investors reap rewards from good festive season trade at Polish malls

Poland's retail property sector paints a more positive picture for investors than many other sectors in South Africa and abroad, which had a rough year in 2018...

14 Jan 2019

SA REIT sector to focus on improved governance in 2019

According to Wynand Smit, real estate analyst at Anchor Stockbrokers, "The performance of SA REITs in the coming year will be influenced by improving levels of confidence in the listed property sector."

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Will 2019 be the turnaround for the economy and property market?

That is the question on everyone's lips as we look forward to dusting off the challenges of 2018 which was, by all accounts, a challenging year for the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

By Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy

The South African economy is struggling, with ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes, a weakening rand and decreased consumer spend...

By Stuart Chait 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

By Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Slight uptick in investment activity expected

The tough economic climate during 2017 induced pressure on the property market which did ultimately deter growth within this market...

By Linda Tshabalala 7 Jan 2019

The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019

The factors that influence the performance of the property market are as numerous as there are fluctuations in the exchange rate...

By Bruce Swain 24 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

Investing in rentable property

Purchasing a rental property is a major investment and can be a lucrative one. But before making a final decision, take a step back and do some research...

By Veruska de Vita 20 Dec 2018

2018 ending on a more positive note

News that South Africa's GDP increased by 2.2% in Q3, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the technical recession, has ended the year (2018) on a more positive note...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2018

2019 Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast released

Knight Frank's recently released Prime Global Forecast 2019 predicts a convergence of price growth across the world's luxury residential markets...

11 Dec 2018

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