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SOUTH AFRICA

Property or money market: Which is the better investment?
Property or money market: Which is the better investment?

For some time now, house prices have grown at a rate slightly below inflation. This continued house price decline in real terms has caused investors to take stock of their options...

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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Promising signs for an uptick in activity in SA's housing market

As anticipated, the MPC kept the repo rate steady, taking a conservative approach against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, and with a wary eye on CPI inflation...

By Dr Andrew Golding 24 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy
Rate cut needed to kickstart the economy

The Reserve Bank should have been brave and should have cut the interest rate to kickstart the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 24 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

What to expect from the post-election property market
What to expect from the post-election property market

As the excitement of the 2019 general elections begins to die down, the question on most citizens' lips is, "What happens now?" For the property market, at least, predictions are cautiously optimistic...

By Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing
Property experts optimistic for post-election upswing

Property owners across South Africa will be pleased to hear that industry experts are predicting a strong chance of a post-election market upswing...

By Tony Clarke 30 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enough
Buyer analysis-paralysis, the elections can't come quick enough

The 2019 elections simply cannot come quick enough. It is time to get it done and dusted as quickly and efficiently as possible so that we can get back to the business of building the economy and property market...

By Samuel Seeff 30 Apr 2019

UNITED STATES

Invest in real estate like you're Ofir Eyal Bar
Invest in real estate like you're Ofir Eyal Bar

At first, the real estate investing space may seem convoluted and difficult to understand. Nonetheless, it's also a space that can prove to be incredibly rewarding...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

What Moody's silence means for homeowners
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market
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

SOUTH AFRICA

No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Why property markets slow before elections
Why property markets slow before elections

With the election date recently set for 8 May 2019, it is possible that activity in the property market may improve in the months to follow...

By Adrian Goslett 7 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

How to spot a profitable real estate investment
How to spot a profitable real estate investment

If there's one thing I've learned in my career in property investment, it's that there are a lot of different approaches to making a profit from real estate...

By Sylvia Koketso Milosevic 27 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#BudgetSpeech2019, a budget for the future
#BudgetSpeech2019, a budget for the future

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's National Budget Speech was predictably conservative - as one might expect within an election year...

By Adrian Goslett 22 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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 21 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#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 21 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market
A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market

Considering the political turmoil that is running rampant across the globe, South Africa does still hold some of the more promising growth potential for foreign investors...

By Adrian Goslett 19 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The big influences set to impact the property market in 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

SOUTH AFRICA

2018 ending on a more positive note
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

SOUTH AFRICA

Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes
Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes

Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard...

By Adrian Goslett 20 Nov 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Invest in stone

The Maltese have a saying - invest in stone - which means put your money into property...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 26 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Has 10 years of zero growth damaged fundamental belief in property?

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

By Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

UNITED STATES

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How Welfont became the fastest-growing real estate company in the US

Welfont is a national commercial and residential real estate company that specializes in providing real estate investors and the non-profit sector with a wide range of services...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

By John Loos 28 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate
Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate

SA may be in a "technical" recession, but a closer analysis of the figures released by StatsSA shows that the economy is actually heading in the right direction...

By Berry Everitt 13 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

What the recession means for the property market
What the recession means for the property market

Following the recent announcement of a 0.7% drop in GDP in the second quarter of 2018, South Africa has fallen into another technical recession...

By Adrian Goslett 10 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Why you are not investing in property (and should!)
Why you are not investing in property (and should!)

When we conducted a poll last year, 66.6% of South Africans surveyed said that it's always better to own your own home...

By Barrie Swart 30 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law
Property co-ownership: The good, the bad and the letter of the law

For first-time buyers, property co-ownership may be the easiest and most affordable way to enter the property market...

By Bruce Swain 21 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices
Understanding the economic factors that affect property prices

Not all of us have a degree in economics. Understanding how external forces impact the price of property can be confusing...

By Adrian Goslett 8 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property
#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its annual convention this week, 7-8 August...

By Sindy Peters 6 Aug 2018

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