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Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter...

By Dr Andrew Golding 1 day ago

Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy
Interest rate news good, time to get on with rebuilding the economy

Following the November rate hike, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed the decision to keep the interest rate on hold as the right decision...

By Samuel Seeff 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends
#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends

The following developments are the main issues that will be affecting the residential property market in South Africa in 2019...

By Herschel Jawitz 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

By Chris Renecle 10 Jan 2019

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

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#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expect

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

By Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time
#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time

South Africa's residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019, but our predictions for the year are all positive...

By Berry Everitt 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

By Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

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

4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot
4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot

Between online service providers, low-cost agencies and traditional real estate agents, sellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting a property valuation before they sell...

By Tony Clarke 12 Dec 2018

#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?
#NewCampaign: What does 'home' mean to you?

Jawitz Properties' new integrated social media campaign, #RealLifeRealEstate features Lucas Radebe in tackling the emotionally-compelling story of what makes a house a home...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2018

Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs
Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs

Homeowners and buyers will need to continue tightening their belts as the interest rate climbs...

By Stuart Manning 23 Nov 2018

Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year
Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year

While many market commentators would probably have liked to be a fly on the wall during the Monetary Policy Committee's earnest deliberations this week, the final outcome is what matters...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Nov 2018

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

How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy
How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy

The state of the South African economy has been on a downward spiral that has culminated in a technical recession announced in September this year...

By Adrian Goslett 19 Nov 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent
Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

The A-Z guide to selling your home
The A-Z guide to selling your home

Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

By Tony Clarke 29 Oct 2018

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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

Pricing a property is not an exact science
Pricing a property is not an exact science

What is the right price of a property? Is it the advertised price? Or 10% lower than advertised? Or even 20% lower?

By Ronald Ennik 15 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

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

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A cottage for sale

This month, a new report shows that Malta has edged out Hong Kong as the territory or country with the highest residential price gains. With such rampant development on the island, Malta's national bird should perhaps be... the crane?

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 21 Sep 2018

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

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?
Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?

While there has been much focus in the property media on how homeowners can save costs as the fees for basic services continue to rise, sectional title property owners had more added to their monthly levies...

By Chris Renecle 12 Sep 2018

Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy
Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy

Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off...

By Samuel Seeff 11 Sep 2018

Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support
Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reform amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages...

By Stuart Manning 4 Sep 2018

Why property show days are still relevant
Why property show days are still relevant

It's spring, which is traditionally one of the best home sales periods of the year and a great time for sellers to list...

By Berry Everitt 3 Sep 2018

How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising
How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising

Homeowners who are intent on renovating and / or extending their homes should take care...

By Ronald Ennik 31 Aug 2018

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

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