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RE/MAX Q1 2019 housing report indicates signs of a changing market

According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 39,836 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Office over the period January to March 2019, totalling an amount of R43,880,124,000....

17 Apr 2019

New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destination

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

Cape Town property remains an attractive option for foreign buyers

Moody's decision to keep South Africa's credit rating stable is an incredibly positive one...

10 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

The next phase of real estate financing in Africa

For a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or other institutional investors...

By Selwyn Blieden 9 Apr 2019

Property investment: How to make your tax returns work in your favour

Through wise investment and managed expenditure, property investors can reduce the amount of money owed to the South African Revenue Service (SARS), explains Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa...

3 Apr 2019

What Moody's silence means for homeowners

International credit ratings agency Moody's was scheduled to make an announcement on South Africa's credit rating on Friday, 29 March. However, the agency failed to announce an updated rating...

By Adrian Goslett 2 Apr 2019

Office sector dominates investment growth in commercial real estate market in 2018

According to JLL Sub-Saharan Africa's recently released 2018 Investment Review, an annual analysis of investment activity in the South African commercial real estate market, investment activity recovered notably year-on-year...

1 Apr 2019

Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank's inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected...

By Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2019

No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% (base home loan rate at 10.25%) is welcome news for the property market, but likely to be short-lived...

By Samuel Seeff 29 Mar 2019

Rands and cents of buying low

With mortgage grants slowing down, and the supply of homes exceeding demand, is this the right time to invest in a new home?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 Mar 2019

Dr Sedise Moseneke appointed chairman of Property Sector Charter Council

Dr Sedise Moseneke has been named the new chairman of the Property Sector Charter Council...

27 Mar 2019

These are the top performing suburbs in the Western Cape

While looking at past performance by no means guarantees similar future performance, it can provide investors with an insight into where some of the investment hotspots might be in the year ahead...

By Adrian Goslett 26 Mar 2019

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