Samuel Seeff
SOUTH AFRICA
Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead

Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead
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[Samuel Seeff] The news that the economy contracted by 3.2% in the first quarter and that the GDP growth outlook for the year has been adjusted to 1% by the Reserve Bank and Moody's is not what we had wanted to hear right now...

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Berry Everitt
SOUTH AFRICA
Buyer advice: Where is just as important as what

Buyer advice: Where is just as important as what[Berry Everitt] While all property values fluctuate in line with the country's overall economic conditions and with interest rate levels, some areas do consistently experience better growth over time - and generate higher returns for home owners...

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Dr Andrew Golding
SOUTH AFRICA
Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence[Dr Andrew Golding] With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Berry Everitt
SOUTH AFRICA
#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector[Berry Everitt] The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

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Ronald Ennik
SOUTH AFRICA
Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?

Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?
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[Ronald Ennik] Astute investors know that the basic premise of sound investment is the timing and pricing of the item purchased. In real estate another basic consideration is location...

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Dr Andrew Golding
SOUTH AFRICA
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market[Dr Andrew Golding] 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...

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Stuart Manning
SOUTH AFRICA
Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs

Belt tightening ahead for homeowners as interest rate climbs[Stuart Manning] Homeowners and buyers will need to continue tightening their belts as the interest rate climbs...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
SOUTH AFRICA
How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy

How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy[Adrian Goslett] 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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Tony Clarke
SOUTH AFRICA
The A-Z guide to selling your home

The A-Z guide to selling your home[Tony Clarke] Selling a much-loved home can be an emotional prospect, but it's an important part of moving onwards and upwards to better things...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Ronald Ennik
SOUTH AFRICA
Pricing a property is not an exact science

Pricing a property is not an exact science[Ronald Ennik] What is the right price of a property? Is it the advertised price? Or 10% lower than advertised? Or even 20% lower?

Posted 8 months ago | Like
Samuel Seeff
SOUTH AFRICA
Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy

Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy
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[Samuel Seeff] Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Chris Renecle
SOUTH AFRICA
Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?

Community Schemes Ombud Service: Who is guarding the guardian?
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[Chris Renecle] 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...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Berry Everitt
SOUTH AFRICA
Why property show days are still relevant

Why property show days are still relevant
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[Berry Everitt] It's spring, which is traditionally one of the best home sales periods of the year and a great time for sellers to list...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Ronald Ennik
SOUTH AFRICA
How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising

How to increase the value of your home without overcapitalising
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[Ronald Ennik] Homeowners who are intent on renovating and / or extending their homes should take care...

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Bruce Swain
SOUTH AFRICA
Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic

Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic
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[Bruce Swain] If one were to believe everything you read, or take to heart everything the analytics and reports suggest, you may end up feeling rather gloomy...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Adrian Goslett
SOUTH AFRICA
National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise

National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise[Adrian Goslett] After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements...

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Stuart Manning
SOUTH AFRICA
Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market

Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
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[Stuart Manning] We have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6.50%...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Stuart Manning
SOUTH AFRICA
Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?

Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?[Stuart Manning] With the Ramahoria-effect waning fast, it is clear that it has not had the desired and anticipated effect on the economy and property market...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Dr Andrew Golding
SOUTH AFRICA
SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy
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[Dr Andrew Golding] With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Paul Stevens
SOUTH AFRICA
Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate

Top tips to keep in mind when buying to renovate
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[Paul Stevens] It's a thought that goes through many buyers' minds when looking at how to stretch their budget...

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