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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 3 days ago

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns
SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdownsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world a lot, perhaps less through introducing new trends and more through speeding up old trends...

John Loos 18 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industryArticle

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property owners
#Level3Lockdown: Uncertainty, risks remain for retailers and retail property ownersArticle

As South Africa gradually heads towards Level 3 lockdown as from 1 June, the opening of most retail means that retailers and retail property owners will begin to look forward to a more normal business life...

John Loos 26 May 2020

Retail property's competitive disadvantage - an overhang from pre-2008
Retail property's competitive disadvantage - an overhang from pre-2008Article

In a previous note, we indicated that, in the post-lockdown recessionary period we would likely see the direct economy-related pressures being more severe on the industrial property sector...

John Loos 14 May 2020

Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it
Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted itArticle

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the Covid-19 crisis is "changing the world"...

John Loos 12 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recessionArticle

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

John Loos 8 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

Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost component
Rates, tariffs and municipal charges - the 'other' creeping operating cost componentArticle

Given the weak state of many local governments' finances, it is likely that council rates and taxes, and municipal charges components of property operating costs will be a key property "theme" again in 2020...

John Loos 3 Feb 2020

Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate rising
Weak economy expected to keep average commercial property vacancy rate risingArticle

We head into 2020 with little in the way of improvement in key leading economic indicators, suggesting to us that the commercial property market will likely see "more of the same" this year...

John Loos 21 Jan 2020

Repo rate stable at 6.5%
Repo rate stable at 6.5%Article

The repo rate has been left unchanged at 6.5%...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Nov 2019

Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property times
Slow restaurant, take-away and catering sales signals tough retail property timesArticle

In recent months, StatsSA's restaurant, take-aways and catering retail sales appears to have served as further indication that the retail and retail property sectors are headed into tougher times...

John Loos 20 Nov 2019

How loadshedding affects the residential market
How loadshedding affects the residential marketArticle

The hows and whys of loadshedding and how it affects the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 1 Apr 2019

Rands and cents of buying low
Rands and cents of buying lowArticle

With mortgage grants slowing down, and the supply of homes exceeding demand, is this the right time to invest in a new home?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Mar 2019

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

2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fading
2018 Q2 data shows new mortgage lending growth fadingArticle

Second quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data showed slower year-on-year growth in the value of new mortgage loans granted compared to the previous quarter...

John Loos 28 Sep 2018

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Knight Frank predicts green shoots of recovery for Cape following water crisisArticle

Whilst the Cape's water crisis has certainly impacted the region's economy and negatively affected property market sentiments, fourth quarter predictions for 2018...

20 Jul 2018

'Ramaphoria' and its effect on the property market
'Ramaphoria' and its effect on the property marketArticle

The 'feel-good' factor that spread across the country after Cyril Ramaphosa took over the reins has had many positive spin-offs. But, has it affected the property market?...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 May 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

Building sector hopes confidence is no house of cards
Building sector hopes confidence is no house of cardsArticle

The rebound in the FNB/BER building confidence index is a "positive surprise", says John Loos, property economist at FNB...

Mark Allix 23 Mar 2018

Gauteng driving the first-time home buyer's market
Gauteng driving the first-time home buyer's marketArticle

After two previous years of decline, the number of first-time buyers entering the market has stablised in 2016 and 2017...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Feb 2018

Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate
Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rateArticle

It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank on Thursday, 18 January, announcing no change in the repo rate...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: RetailArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Property
#BestofBiz 2017: PropertyArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Property & Real Estate site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

Sharp rise in people jumping SA ship
Sharp rise in people jumping SA shipArticle

South African computer programmer Dennis Bartlett says his decision to emigrate was a "no-brainer"...

Katharine Child 4 Dec 2017

Cape Town's 20 most affordable suburbs
Cape Town's 20 most affordable suburbsArticle

Want to know where you can still find value in Cape Town's property market? These are the suburbs with the lowest asking prices...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Nov 2017

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

Jacques van Embden, MD, Blok
SA's property developers and buyers under pressureArticle

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by two ratings agencies, meaning that an even weaker rand, higher inflation, mounting petrol and food prices as well as interest rate hikes are on the cards...

Jacques van Embden 24 Jul 2017

Should I take my home off the market?
Should I take my home off the market?Article

Haven't received a suitable offer on your home? It may be a good idea to take it off the market while you fix the problem areas that are putting off buyers...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 20 Jul 2017

Women take the lead in home-buying decisions
Women take the lead in home-buying decisionsArticle

There was a time when men were considered to be firmly in the driving seat when it came to home buying, but this is no longer the case...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Jun 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

Future of property in sectional title sector
Future of property in sectional title sectorArticle

The future of property lies largely in the sectional title sector, says Paul French, commercial director for the Coastal Property Group...

16 Mar 2017

Emigration, semigration up moderately in recent years
Emigration, semigration up moderately in recent yearsArticle

Emigration is something of a cyclical phenomenon, it would appear...

John Loos 8 Feb 2017

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Low consumer confidence set to hurt retailersArticle

The 'significant' drop in consumers' durable goods consumption will continue to hurt retailers, say economists...

Asha Speckman 20 Jan 2017

Retail sales growth expected to underperform economic growth
Retail sales growth expected to underperform economic growthArticle

This year could prove to be a tough year for retailers, with real retail sales growth expected to underperform economic growth...

John Loos 5 Jan 2017

#BestofBiz 2016: Building
#BestofBiz 2016: BuildingArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 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 on Bizcommunity's Building & Construction portal over the past year below.

9 Dec 2016

Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD
Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBDArticle

The Airbnb growth trend is one of the factors driving demand for flats in the Cape Town CBD and, according to Warren Emett, Alan Screen and JP Ricketts, Seeff's CBD and City Bowl team, activity is at a notable high...

27 Sep 2016

Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3
Building sector confidence up to 38 points in Q3Article

After falling to 34 in the second quarter of 2016, the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index increased by four points to 38 in the third quarter...

15 Sep 2016

Cape Town now a beacon for property buyers
Cape Town now a beacon for property buyersArticle

If you're planning to move to Cape Town and buy a home there, you should hurry up and do so as soon as possible. In fact, even if you weren't planning such a purchase, you might want to consider it right away...

Tony Clarke 13 Sep 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

Retail property still being built at a brisk pace
Retail property still being built at a brisk paceArticle

June Retail Building Statistics complete the second quarter building picture, and pointed to a still-brisk pace of retail space building activity for the second quarter as a whole...

John Loos 19 Aug 2016

Retail sales growth hits low gear in tight times
Retail sales growth hits low gear in tight timesArticle

Retail sales growth slowed much more than expected in June compared to a year ago, as consumer spending continues to be under pressure...

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 18 Aug 2016

How to avoid the pitfalls of property transactions with non-residents
How to avoid the pitfalls of property transactions with non-residentsArticle

The buying and selling property process can get even trickier than usual when one party is a not a South African citizen or permanent resident...

11 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

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Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidenceArticle

Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University's Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday...

Robert Laing 9 Jun 2016

SA residential property market still robust
SA residential property market still robustArticle

Those hoping to become home owners soon and those who have only recently achieved this status sometimes react fearfully when they read the property media forecasts of low home price growth...

22 Apr 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

Historic Soweto property sold for R2.5m
Historic Soweto property sold for R2.5mArticle

Placed on the residential property market late last year, the historic home of the late Dr Johnny Mosendane, one of Soweto's best-known public figures, has been sold by for R2.5m...

19 Feb 2016

Selling to downgrade a sign of things to come
Selling to downgrade a sign of things to comeArticle

The increase in the percentage of owners selling residential property to downscale due to financial pressure is a possible hint of things to come...

Carin Smith 14 Jan 2016

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