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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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

The right property price matters - here's how to get it right
The right property price matters - here's how to get it rightArticle

While some sellers believe listing the property price higher than the market average is the best strategy because it allows for downward negotiation, it is rare that this strategy works, says Michelle Cohen, principal at Leapfrog Johannesburg North East...

14 Sep 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?Article

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

Residential property: 'Spec' investors giving way to owner-occupiers
Residential property: 'Spec' investors giving way to owner-occupiersArticle

The current property market is displaying interesting new trends. One of the most welcome is that although the lower prices and even lower interest rates have created a real buyers' market...

Rowan Alexander 11 Aug 2020

How property markets are faring as global lockdowns ease
How property markets are faring as global lockdowns easeArticle

Now that the majority of countries are loosening restrictions, following Covid-19-related lockdowns which negatively impacted the global economy...

8 Jul 2020

House prices falling despite increased demand
House prices falling despite increased demandArticle

According to Multinet Home Loans, the bond originator has seen an unprecedented increase in home loan submissions since the Level 5 lockdown in April...

23 Jun 2020

Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment rebound
Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment reboundArticle

Indicating the severity of the current economic contraction experienced as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, finance minister Tito Mboweni is expected to deliver an Emergency Budget on 24 June...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jun 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likely
Covid-19 lockdown: Early indications suggest property market recovery is likelyArticle

Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown painted a sombre picture...

Carl Coetzee 17 Jun 2020

5 things you need to look out for before buying property this year
5 things you need to look out for before buying property this yearArticle

The property sector, like all sectors, has not escaped the effects of Covid-19 and its impact can be felt in multiple ways...

Tim Akinnusi 11 Jun 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

Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spaces
Impact of Covid-19 on location choice and future living spacesArticle

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, considers how the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis will impact on our choice and location of accommodation and living spaces...

12 May 2020

Increased confidence in property expected as stock markets show extreme volatility
Increased confidence in property expected as stock markets show extreme volatilityArticle

From a residential property market perspective, historically, recent international experience reveals that global economic shocks of this nature inevitably cause property transactions to taper off...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Mar 2020

Covid-19 unlikely to derail residential property market in long term
Covid-19 unlikely to derail residential property market in long termArticle

The question around the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the property market is an important one...

Carl Coetzee 23 Mar 2020

4 commercial property trends to tap into this year
4 commercial property trends to tap into this yearArticle

Most experts are predicting a challenging year for commercial property in 2020, with key economic indicators suggesting a continuation of 2019's market stagnation...

Craig Mott 25 Feb 2020

Sharing isn't just caring - it's also impacting the property market
Sharing isn't just caring - it's also impacting the property marketArticle

The sharing economy and its cousin the caring economy already have deep cultural roots across South Africa...

Marcél du Toit 7 Feb 2020

Contained inflation made the case for an easing in the repo rate
Contained inflation made the case for an easing in the repo rateArticle

With limited, modest growth anticipated for the year ahead, it is encouraging that the Monetary Policy Committee saw fit to reduce the repo rate by 25bps in order to help kickstart the economy and foster increased confidence among consumers who are feeling the pressure of ever-rising costs...

Dr Andrew Golding 17 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Property
#BestofBiz 2019: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

13 Dec 2019

2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market
2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property marketArticle

Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019

Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launched
Wesgro Western Cape Property Report 2018/19 launchedArticle

The inaugural edition of Wesgro's Western Cape Property Report was launched this week, providing comparative analysis on commercial office, retail, industrial and residential property for sale or to rent...

10 Dec 2019

Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020
Residential property market growth predicted for late 2020Article

Experts in the South African residential market predict no improvement until the final quarter of 2020, when supply is expected to align better with demand...

10 Dec 2019

MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointing
MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointingArticle

Against the backdrop of a persistently sluggish economy, subdued market confidence and lower-than-expected inflation, but with an eye on future inflationary impacts, global economic headwinds and the prospect of a Moody's downgrade, the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to hold the repo rate steady was anticipated...

Dr Andrew Golding 22 Nov 2019

How the interest rate decision affects you
How the interest rate decision affects youArticle

An economist gives insight into the repo rate reduction and how it will affect consumers and the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jul 2019

Time to buy is certainly now
Time to buy is certainly nowArticle

Yesterday's repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property market, augur well for the balance of the year...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jul 2019

Arming estate agents with the right information to value a property correctly
Arming estate agents with the right information to value a property correctlyArticle

With the current trend in the residential property market favouring buyers over sellers, correct property valuation has become more of a priority for real estate agents, in their efforts to ensure a timeous sale...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 Jul 2019

Arming estate agents with the right information to value a property correctly
Arming estate agents with the right information to value a property correctlyArticle

With the current trend in the residential property market favouring buyers over sellers, correct property valuation has become more of a priority for real estate agents, in their efforts to ensure a timeous sale...

Greg Brown 15 Jul 2019

Q2 2019 housing report shows signs of increasingly active property market
Q2 2019 housing report shows signs of increasingly active property marketArticle

While the overall sentiment of current property market conditions is slow at best, the RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2019 provides the first glimmers of hope for a property market that is becoming increasingly active...

15 Jul 2019

Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocket
Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocketArticle

According to BetterBond CEO Rudi Botha, while interest rates have a big influence on the residential property market, in SA sentiment often plays an even bigger role...

27 May 2019

Real estate experts weigh in on the elections
Real estate experts weigh in on the electionsArticle

Now that the elections are over, real estate practitioners have dusted off their crystal balls and give us their opinion on the future of the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 17 May 2019

Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?
Do provincial election outcomes affect the property market?Article

Two property consultants confirm that it is not provincial elections that cause semigration, rather it is the performance of individual municipalities...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 30 Apr 2019

Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property market
Stable repo rate underpins ongoing resilience of residential property marketArticle

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank's inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected...

Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2019

London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new report
London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new reportArticle

The 13th annual Knight Frank Wealth Report has been released...

8 Mar 2019

Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilience
Cape Town's southern residential property market shows resilienceArticle

While 2018 was another subdued year for the Cape Town real estate market, it was not all doom and gloom...

28 Jan 2019

Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?
Is the 'sweet spot' for home buying now upon us?Article

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...

Ronald Ennik 25 Jan 2019

The experts all agree - now is the time to buy
The experts all agree - now is the time to buyArticle

Property market predictions for 2019, and why the experts are encouraging you to buy property now...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 24 Jan 2019

Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market
Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the marketArticle

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...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Residential property trends
#BizTrends2019: Residential property trendsArticle

The following developments are the main issues that will be affecting the residential property market in South Africa in 2019...

Herschel Jawitz 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019Article

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

Chris Renecle 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property marketArticle

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

Signs point to a better year ahead for property
Signs point to a better year ahead for propertyArticle

The past year has been a trial for homeowners, buyers and many in the SA real estate industry, but there are better times ahead...

Gerhard Kotzé 19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Property
#BestofBiz 2018: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

2018 ending on a more positive note
2018 ending on a more positive noteArticle

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...

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2018

Is the residential property market in better shape than most think?
Is the residential property market in better shape than most think?Article

The residential real estate market is in much better shape than most people think, thanks to the "affordable" sector...

29 Nov 2018

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how
The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's howArticle

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector is by far the largest portion of the residential property market...

8 Nov 2018

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

Traditionally, property has always been a cornerstone of anyone's investment portfolio...

Ronald Ennik 22 Oct 2018

The great north coast 'semigration'
The great north coast 'semigration'Article

The north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is attracting younger buyers, while current property owners in the area are just as keen to stay put, recent property statistics have revealed...

17 Sep 2018

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Cape Town best luxury-for-price proposition for retirement propertyArticle

Retirement property markets worldwide are strengthening. Driven by increasing longevity and quality of lifestyle trends, retirees are now looking to dual citizenships and investment in international destinations...

29 Aug 2018

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