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

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[Dr Andrew Golding] 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...

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

What to expect from the post-election property market[Tony Clarke] 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...

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Adrian Goslett
What Moody's silence means for homeowners

What Moody's silence means for homeowners
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[Adrian Goslett] 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...

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Samuel Seeff
No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived

No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived
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[Samuel Seeff] 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...

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Adrian Goslett
Why property markets slow before elections

Why property markets slow before elections[Adrian Goslett] 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...

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Sylvia Koketso Milosevic
How to spot a profitable real estate investment

How to spot a profitable real estate investment[Sylvia Koketso Milosevic] 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...

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

A foreign investor's guide to the South African property market
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[Adrian Goslett] 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...

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Samuel Seeff
#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order

#BudgetSpeech2019: Budget measured, but time to get the house in order[Samuel Seeff] Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden budget was always going to be tough given the extent of the economic challenges...

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Dr Andrew Golding
#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[Dr Andrew Golding] 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...

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Dr Andrew Golding
2018 ending on a more positive note

2018 ending on a more positive note[Dr Andrew Golding] 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...

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Adrian Goslett
Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes

Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes
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[Adrian Goslett] Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard...

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Dr Andrew Golding
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
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[Dr Andrew Golding] Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

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

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[Ronald Ennik] Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

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John Loos
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading[John Loos] 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...

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

Ignore 'recession' talk and buy more real estate[Berry Everitt] 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...

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Adrian Goslett
What the recession means for the property market

What the recession means for the property market
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[Adrian Goslett] 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...

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

Why you are not investing in property (and should!)
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[Barrie Swart] When we conducted a poll last year, 66.6% of South Africans surveyed said that it's always better to own your own home...

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

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

#WomensMonth: 'New normal' to hold greater opportunities for women in property[Sindy Peters] The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) is hosting its annual convention this week, 7-8 August...

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Ronald Ennik
It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growth

It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growth
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[Ronald Ennik] Sentiment has always been the key factor that drives the residential property market. But it swings like a pendulum...

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