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Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate market
Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate marketArticle

Real estate investment trusts, commonly known as Reits, are facing increasing pressure amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 26 Apr 2021

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

SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economy
SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economyArticle

The Reserve Bank has completely missed the mark with their decision to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%)...

Samuel Seeff 26 Mar 2021

South African Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%...

26 Mar 2021

Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steady
Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steadyArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%...

Adrian Goslett 25 Mar 2021

An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%
An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%Article

The surprise turnaround of the residential property market is possibly the greatest economic highlight of the past year...

Carl Coetzee 18 Mar 2021

Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictions
Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictionsArticle

Results from a vote by 25 economists on Finder's repo rate forecast report were unanimous - the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will hold the repo rate...

12 Mar 2021

#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expect
#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expectArticle

As we await the National Budget Speech later this month, many investors and roleplayers in the real estate industry are holding their breath to gauge the year ahead...

Pearl Scheltema 15 Feb 2021

BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021
BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021Article

BetterBond CEO Carl Coetzee has welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee's recent decision to hold the repo rate steady at 3.5%...

25 Jan 2021

Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gains
Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gainsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing for the economy and property market...

Samuel Seeff 22 Jan 2021

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Steady interest rates outcome still positive for agriculture in tough timesArticle

Although the inflation outlook remains subdued below the mid-point of the 3% to 6% range, the Sarb's forecast model points to a potential 50 basis hike for 2021...

Paul Makube 22 Jan 2021

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%Article

The repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5% per annum, South African Reserve Bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said during a virtual media briefing on Thursday...

22 Jan 2021

Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cut
Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cutArticle

While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners...

Dr Andrew Golding 21 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

Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?Article

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jan 2021

Experts predict repo rate will hold
Experts predict repo rate will holdArticle

The majority of a 15-member panel expects the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) to hold the repo rate this week but over a third (36%) think the bank should cut the rate...

18 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance
#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & InsuranceArticle

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

What to expect from 2021's residential property market
What to expect from 2021's residential property marketArticle

Considering the challenging year we've just experienced, it would seem contrary to say the housing property market is gearing up for a bumper year ahead. However, given five consecutive repo rate cuts, which has dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, 2020 has been a surprisingly good year for the property market...

Carl Coetzee 10 Dec 2020

Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season
Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive seasonArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing and out of step with the economy...

Samuel Seeff 20 Nov 2020

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market
Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property marketArticle

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

Dr Andrew Golding 20 Nov 2020

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%Article

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

20 Nov 2020

Low rates positive for agriculture heading into the new crop season
Low rates positive for agriculture heading into the new crop seasonArticle

The South African Reserve Bank has once again left the repo rate unchanged at a record low of 3.5% in its November 2020 meeting...

Paul Makube 20 Nov 2020

The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need now
The 5-year crystal ball potential home buyers need nowArticle

Buying a home is a long-term commitment, especially as it involves a bond that could take upwards of 20 years to repay...

Carl Coetzee 18 Nov 2020

Why a recession is actually a good time to buy property
Why a recession is actually a good time to buy propertyArticle

Now on Level 1 lockdown, it is hopeful that South Africa is on the path to economic recovery, however, there is still some way to go, with the economy anticipated to shrink by 7.8% this year...

29 Oct 2020

Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown
Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdownArticle

As previously expected, the Covid-19 lockdown, and resultant deep recession, has been taking its toll on the commercial property market, dragging capital growth deeper into negative territory in the first half of the year...

John Loos 16 Oct 2020

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 18 Sep 2020

SA Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

18 Sep 2020

Low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture
Low rates continue to spur confidence in agricultureArticle

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

Paul Makube 18 Sep 2020

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market boomsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

Samuel Seeff 18 Sep 2020

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable
Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stableArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee SchemeArticle

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

South African Reserve Bank
Has the Sarb run out of ammunition?Article

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is expected to hold the repo rate next week, despite over a third (36%) of economists on Finder's repo rate panel calling for a rate cut.

10 Sep 2020

It's prime time to start a business
It's prime time to start a businessArticle

Whether you are looking to replace lost income due to Covid-19 or simply aiming to plug a gap in the market, now is the opportune time for you to start a business...

31 Aug 2020

First-time buyers jump at opportunity to own property
First-time buyers jump at opportunity to own propertyArticle

According to recent research from home loan originator ooba, first-time home buyers increased by 12% in June, with the average age of buyers being 34...

13 Aug 2020

Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinch
Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinchArticle

The increasing financial pressure of the national lockdown means that hot button topics such as evictions and affordability can no longer be ignored...

Grant Smee 6 Aug 2020

Property investment - to sell or not to sell
Property investment - to sell or not to sellArticle

Every investor will at some point be confronted with making a decision on whether or not to sell a long-term asset such as a property, says Praven Subbramoney, CEO of Private Bank Lending at FNB...

5 Aug 2020

New repo rate presents great opportunity for hungry investors
New repo rate presents great opportunity for hungry investorsArticle

Contrary to popular opinion, the new repo rate will result in investors with solid balance sheets lining up for opportunities...

John Jack 27 Jul 2020

Latest repo cut no surprise
Latest repo cut no surpriseArticle

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) reduced interest rates by 25 basis points to 3.5% at the scheduled July 2020 interest rate-setting meeting on benign inflation and fragile growth...

24 Jul 2020

Rate cut welcomed as property rebounds on pent-up demand
Rate cut welcomed as property rebounds on pent-up demandArticle

The decision by the Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by a further 25 basis points to 3.5%, reducing prime and the base home loan rate to a further historic low of 7% is welcome relief for the property market and households...

Samuel Seeff 24 Jul 2020

Home buyers responding to interest rate cuts
Home buyers responding to interest rate cutsArticle

The further reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 3.5% takes the prime interest rate down to 7%...

Dr Andrew Golding 24 Jul 2020

Covid-19 and the commercial rental market in SA
Covid-19 and the commercial rental market in SAArticle

Like many industries, real estate and construction has been hard hit by the effects of Covid-19 and the national lockdown after a year of a solid growth of 9% in 2019...

Richard Walker 23 Jul 2020

The risks and rewards when opting to buy off-plan
The risks and rewards when opting to buy off-planArticle

With the repo rate currently sitting at an unprecedented low, buyers and investors are caught between buying off-plan vs. buying an existing property...

17 Jul 2020

South African Reserve Bank
Experts divided on whether repo rate will hold or fallArticle

Experts are divided on whether the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will hold or decrease the repo rate later this month...

16 Jul 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformation
#SupplementaryBudget: Structural reforms must be fast-tracked to increase transformationArticle

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) notes with concern the recent Supplementary Budget presented by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni...

Tholo Makhaola 29 Jun 2020

Another cut in the repo rate
Another cut in the repo rateArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) once again voted in favour of lowering the repo rate this month by 50bp to 3.75%...

22 May 2020

Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyers
Repo rate reduction further incentive for savvy home buyersArticle

The announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest...

Dr Andrew Golding 22 May 2020

Latest rate cut a possible foot in the door for first-time homebuyers
Latest rate cut a possible foot in the door for first-time homebuyersArticle

The fourth interest rate cut of 2020 is good news for consumers, but it could be even better news for those who have been renting for a long time and are looking to become homeowners...

Carl Coetzee 22 May 2020

Another relief for the agri sector after a 50 basis points cut in the repo rate
Another relief for the agri sector after a 50 basis points cut in the repo rateArticle

A combination of favourable crude oil price outlook, lower local inflation with risks to the downside, and economic contraction afforded the South African Reserve Bank room to cut the repurchase rate...

Paul Makube 21 May 2020

Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how much
Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how muchArticle

Eighty percent of the economists on Finder's Repo Rate Forecast Report panel agree the rate will go down next week, but there's no consensus on how many bps the rate will move.

14 May 2020

Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property market
Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property marketArticle

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The coronavirus crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020...

John Loos 4 May 2020

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