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Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Cape Town dethroned as Lightstone reveals significant shifts in property market
Cape Town dethroned as Lightstone reveals significant shifts in property marketArticle

Lightstone's June 2020 house price index has revealed significant shifts in the market place. With a current growth rate of 4.8% per annum, Mpumalanga now has the highest house price inflation...

13 Jul 2020

Predictions for the 2020 real estate market
Predictions for the 2020 real estate marketArticle

The property market was off to a slow start in the beginning of the year building up to the elections...

Adrian Goslett 12 Dec 2019

Reasons to stay in the local housing market
Reasons to stay in the local housing marketArticle

Recent reports reveal that emigration sales are on the rise, climbing from 7.3% of property sales in 2017 to 15.7% of sales in Q3 2019...

Adrian Goslett 6 Dec 2019

Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term value
Why investing in residential estates provides good long-term valueArticle

According to Clifford Oosthuizen, MD for Westbrook, and Christo Slabbert, sales associate at RE/MAX, despite housing markets around the world experiencing a slowdown in prices thanks to challenging economic conditions and political uncertainty, there is still potential and value in investing in property in South Africa...

9 May 2019

Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?
Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?Article

2019 is finally upon us and with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many are apprehensive about investing in the UK property market...

Issued by One Touch Solutions 21 Jan 2019

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 saleArticle

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?

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 19 Sep 2018

Property outlook for 2018 remains upbeat - Standard Bank HPI
Property outlook for 2018 remains upbeat - Standard Bank HPIArticle

According to Standard Bank's latest House Price Index (HPI), weaker credit conditions prevented property prices from gaining traction in May...

12 Jun 2018

FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow
FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slowArticle

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates have slowed in recent quarters...

John Loos 8 May 2018

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Property market's slow start in 2018 could be misleadingArticle

Property experts remain optimistic for a market turnaround...

Tony Clarke 2 May 2018

RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018
RE/MAX housing report shows slow start for Q1 2018Article

In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office...

Adrian Goslett 16 Apr 2018

Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soon
Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soonArticle

As at the time of the fourth quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey in November, agents had not yet perceived any strengthening in the housing market, according to all of the major survey questions...

John Loos 24 Jan 2018

Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective call
Housing “bubbles” and “over-exuberant” periods - always a subjective callArticle

Periods of strong housing market price growth can often be a cause for concern...

John Loos 6 Sep 2017

Further rates cut could be key for ailing housing market
Further rates cut could be key for ailing housing marketArticle

Analysis by a leading bank indicates that the housing market continues to weaken. Further interest rates cuts are key to the market turning around...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 7 Aug 2017

Standard Bank launches provincial, regional house price indices
Standard Bank launches provincial, regional house price indicesArticle

Standard Bank recently launched two house price indices in order to provide key insights into regional and provincial market trends across South Africa...

4 Jul 2017

Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the world
Here's what the average London property price can buy you around the worldArticle

New research has revealed that Londoners could move abroad and swap their one-bed flats for a seven-bedroom mansion complete with swimming pool...

23 Jun 2017

Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recovery
Moody's downgrades a further setback for economic recoveryArticle

Moody's recent slew of downgrades that sliced through the country's financial sector and corporates, as well as state-owned enterprises and local and regional governments are “the economic equivalent of the lower decks of the Titanic filling with water”, comments Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

15 Jun 2017

Standard Bank House Price Index overview for April 2017
Standard Bank House Price Index overview for April 2017Article

Growth in the Standard Bank House Price Index keeps slowing...

Siphamandla Mkhwanazi 23 May 2017

FNB Mining Towns House Price Index shows underperformance
FNB Mining Towns House Price Index shows underperformanceArticle

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices have in recent times, unsurprisingly, shown an “underperformance” in growth relative to the overall country...

John Loos 12 May 2017

Steady house prices for Western Cape amid slowing national growth
Steady house prices for Western Cape amid slowing national growthArticle

According to the latest Pam Golding Residential Property Index (December 2016), house price growth in the Western Cape stabilised at just below the 10% mark by the end of 2016, considerably stronger than the national average of 3.9% for December...

19 Jan 2017

Expect slowing property price growth in 2017, with a few exceptions
Expect slowing property price growth in 2017, with a few exceptionsArticle

The residential property market has had its ups and downs during 2016 as the economy stagnates, the Reserve Bank started hiking interest rates again and consumers struggle with household debt-to-income...

Bruce Swain 9 Jan 2017

Investment in residential property in SA continues to shine
Investment in residential property in SA continues to shineArticle

To say that it's been a tumultuous year for the planet is definitely an understatement...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Nov 2016

October house price index slows to 6.8% as mortgages slow
October house price index slows to 6.8% as mortgages slowArticle

The weighted median price per square metre rose 4% m/m to R4,403, from R4,234 in September. 2016 YTD house prices per m2 have underperformed by between 8% and 22% compared with the previous four years...

Siphamandla Mkhwanazi 11 Nov 2016

Six tips for buying investment property
Six tips for buying investment propertyArticle

With house prices relatively subdued, many people are looking to buy investment properties which are mostly funded via a mortgage bond...

Danie Venter 1 Nov 2016

Western Cape property market kick-starts national inflation average
Western Cape property market kick-starts national inflation averageArticle

The property market in the Western Cape has become the strongest and most stable regional housing sector in the country...

26 Aug 2016

Is the property market beginning to turn?
Is the property market beginning to turn?Article

Things are beginning to change in the property market and it could mean that sellers are in for a slightly bumpier ride...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 14 Jul 2016

The winners and losers in SA's housing sector
The winners and losers in SA's housing sectorArticle

Large houses lost value while small houses appreciated by 3.8% over the year to end-May after taking inflation into account, Absa's monthly house price index released on Friday, 8 July, showed...

11 Jul 2016

CT remains top performer in SA property market
CT remains top performer in SA property marketArticle

According to Rawson Property Group franchisee Schalk van der Merwe, several indicators point to Cape Town - and the Western Cape in general - remaining a property hotspot...

6 May 2016

Good governance is key to protect investment in sectional title property
Good governance is key to protect investment in sectional title propertyArticle

FNB property economist, John Loos, recently stated that the demand for sectional title property in South Africa is on the rise...

29 Mar 2016

Property predictions for 2016 not as negative as many fear
Property predictions for 2016 not as negative as many fearArticle

Property industry professionals are facing some tough questions around the future of the South African property market...

15 Mar 2016

Purchasing a second home as a capital investment
Purchasing a second home as a capital investmentArticle

While interest in the buy-to-let market has remained relatively low in recent years, an increasing number of home owners have decided to buy a second property as a longer term, capital investment...

Richard Gray 27 Jan 2016

Are high real housing values really a good thing?
Are high real housing values really a good thing?Article

Are high and forever-rising residential property prices really a good thing? Many seem to think so, but perhaps not if one considers the broader economic benefits of affordable property...

John Loos 9 Nov 2015

House price indices cause misinterpretation of property values
House price indices cause misinterpretation of property valuesArticle

There exists a view that property values are capable of 'holding up' in...

John Loos 5 Nov 2015

IEASA and NAR host property update sessions
IEASA and NAR host property update sessionsArticle

A series of property update sessions, hosted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA), were recently held in Khayelitsha and Hermanus in the Western Cape...

27 Oct 2015

Property market remains positive despite weak economy
Property market remains positive despite weak economyArticle

The residential housing sector has been in surprisingly positive territory despite the current gloomy economic environment...

19 Oct 2015

The FNB House Price Index's gradual broad slowing trend stalls
The FNB House Price Index's gradual broad slowing trend stallsArticle

The FNB House Price Index inflation rate for September 2015 picked up a bit of growth steam in September 2015...

John Loos 7 Oct 2015

Property market remains well-balanced despite weak economy
Property market remains well-balanced despite weak economyArticle

The FNB House Price Index for September 2015 rose by 6.8% year-on-year. This is up from a revised 6.4% for August, effectively meaning a 'stalling' in the broader slowing price inflation trend that started back early in 2014, after house price growth had hit a multi-year high of 8.6% at the end of 2013...

5 Oct 2015

An emerging model for emerging markets: Crowdfunded real estate
An emerging model for emerging markets: Crowdfunded real estateArticle

For global-minded investors, the economic growth of emerging markets commands attention. The property markets in particular of a number of developing countries are demonstrating highly impressive growth.

Nivin Xavier 20 Aug 2015

Western Cape records strongest house price growth
Western Cape records strongest house price growthArticle

Despite the weak economic outlook, it would seem that the Cape Town property market is the exception to the rule as agents continue to cite stock shortages and buyers and sellers alike remain confident in the long-term value of homes in the city...

18 Aug 2015

Slower house price growth creates investment opportunities
Slower house price growth creates investment opportunitiesArticle

According to the FNB House Price Index, the average house price for April 2015 rose 5.0% year-on-year. Despite the nominal house price inflation slowdown, recent months' house prices continue to grow positively in real terms, when adjusted for CPI inflation...

23 Jun 2015

FNB expects decline in housing affordability
FNB expects decline in housing affordabilityArticle

Here, FNB's Property Barometer reviews residential property affordability trends...

8 Jan 2015

Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyers
Sarb's decision to leave interest rate unchanged is good news for home buyersArticle

Following yesterday's announcement by the South African Reserve Bank, rates will remain unchanged for this quarter, which means that the prime lending rate is still 9.25%...

21 Nov 2014

Property market remains favourable
Property market remains favourableArticle

There has been sustained growth in the property market according to ooba's October results...

19 Nov 2014

WC house prices increase further in Q2, market balance improves
WC house prices increase further in Q2, market balance improvesArticle

According to the FNB Western Cape House Price Index, the average house price for the second quarter of 2014 rose 12.5% year-on-year. This is faster than the previous quarter's 11.1%, and represents the fifth consecutive quarter of growth acceleration.

17 Jul 2014

Investor faith in residential property
Investor faith in residential propertyArticle

Much has been said about the residential property market that could lead buyers and sellers to believe that it's in trouble; from the high price of construction to increasing municipal costs, the difficulty to obtain home loans to economist Erwin Rode's claim that the market is overvalued by 20%.

17 Feb 2014

Standard Bank's house price index eases in December
Standard Bank's house price index eases in DecemberArticle

The Standard Bank's house price index ended 2013 on a more modest note‚ with growth easing to 5.5% in December year on year from 6.6% in November.

9 Jan 2014

2013 house price index findings
2013 house price index findingsArticle

2013 saw slightly slower average house price growth than 2012, but improving demand-supply balance hints at improved average price growth to come in 2014.

7 Jan 2014

Residential property is a good investment
Residential property is a good investmentArticle

Many have warned against investing in the residential market due to economic uncertainty, rising municipal rates, difficulty obtaining mortgages and low rental returns. In fact, in 2012 property economist Erwin Rode made waves with his statement that property prices were overvalued by at least 25%.

28 Oct 2013

To renovate or not to renovate?
To renovate or not to renovate?Article

Beware of over-capitalising on your home. The South African property market is a far cry from a bubble waiting to burst. However, most real estate experts will confirm that the industry, although recovering, has still got a long way to go and is expected to remain on a slow incline for quite some time.

18 Oct 2013

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