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Property investment 101: practical steps to consider
Property investment 101: practical steps to considerArticle

Last year's five consecutive repo rate cuts, which dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, has resulted in an increase in buyer activity in the property market...

12 Apr 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021
6 factors hanging in the balance for property in 2021Article

Having started 2020 in recession, only to be hit by Covid-19, few would have predicted a successful year for property...

Schalk van der Merwe 25 Jan 2021

2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's why
2021 is the ultimate property investment year - here's whyArticle

If you've been holding out for the perfect time to leap into the property market, you're not going to be disappointed this year...

Craig Mott 21 Jan 2021

Real estate and the economy: Why SA needs property market activity
Real estate and the economy: Why SA needs property market activityArticle

Property is regularly acknowledged as an important part of the economy, but few realise the extent to which real estate activity contributes to the South African GDP...

Schalk van der Merwe 8 Dec 2020

Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationally
Residential property shift sees sellers extend buying pool internationallyArticle

With no international travel permitted during the Covid-19 lockdown, properties in sought-after areas such as Camp's Bay and the Atlantic seaboard are now listed at a steal, says Grant Smee, MD of Only Realty...

16 Sep 2020

#Sona20: 5 positives for property
#Sona20: 5 positives for propertyArticle

In the lead-up to Sona 2020, property experts were united in their hopes for the president's address...

Tony Clarke 17 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertainty
#BizTrends2020: Main threat to SA businesses in 2020 is uncertaintyArticle

While South Africa's power crisis is reportedly costing the country up to R80bn a month, it is not loadshedding itself that is currently the biggest threat to the economy...

Karen Petersen 17 Jan 2020

Property outlook positive despite static interest rates
Property outlook positive despite static interest ratesArticle

The recent decision from the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged was met with disappointment from several sectors...

Tony Clarke 30 Sep 2019

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

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...

Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

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

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

Tony Clarke 30 Apr 2019

Trends in mortgage lending and what they mean for future property market activity
Trends in mortgage lending and what they mean for future property market activityArticle

Mortgage finance is the fuel that drives the property industry. The SARB leading indicator is an excellent predictor of the general direction of the value of mortgage loans granted...

Andreas Wassenaar 20 Feb 2019

Lightstone 2019 forecast expects positive economic turnaround post-election
Lightstone 2019 forecast expects positive economic turnaround post-electionArticle

A preliminary review of the Lightstone Property Forecast of 2018 indicates that the market is ending the year closer to the 2.9% low road scenario, as opposed to the forecasted 3.8%...

6 Feb 2019

JLL releases Q2 2018 local property market activity overview
JLL releases Q2 2018 local property market activity overviewArticle

JLL has released its South African Q2 2018 reports on activity in the commercial and industrial sectors in Johannesburg and Durban, the office market in Cape Town...

11 Sep 2018

New water regulations to impact community living levies
New water regulations to impact community living leviesArticle

According to local experts, the property market in the Cape Town region has suffered in the wake of the Western Cape's water shortage...

28 Aug 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

#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, property
#Budget2018: Rising tax burden on shrinking base worrying for economy, propertyArticle

It was always going to be a tough budget given that finance minister Malusi Gigaba already signalled during his mini-budget late last year that there was a significant fiscal deficit that needed to be funded...

Samuel Seeff 22 Feb 2018

Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaround
Positive economic indicators could trigger a property market turnaroundArticle

Statistics released by Stats SA on 5 September 2017 have revealed that South Africa is officially no longer in recession...

Bill Rawson 8 Sep 2017

Africa's property markets continuing to develop - report
Africa's property markets continuing to develop - reportArticle

According to Knight Frank's Africa Report 2017, Africa's property markets are continuing to develop, despite recent challenges faced by some of its commodity-driven economies...

10 Apr 2017

JLL releases Q3 2016 CT, Joburg reports
JLL releases Q3 2016 CT, Joburg reportsArticle

JLL South Africa has released its Q3 2016 research reports for the Johannesburg retail, office, and industrial markets, and the Cape Town office market...

31 Oct 2016

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