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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

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

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

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

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

When the Covid clouds clear - future of the commercial property market
When the Covid clouds clear - future of the commercial property marketArticle

From a long-term investor perspective, property needs to be viewed as a long-term investment, with decisions made looking to the future...

Andrew Jefferson 21 Apr 2020

Sellers, be ready to capitalise on pent-up demand post-lockdown
Sellers, be ready to capitalise on pent-up demand post-lockdownArticle

There is no doubt that the post-Covid-19 lockdown recession will weigh on the property market...

Samuel Seeff 14 Apr 2020

Repo rate reduction will help ease economic pain post lockdown
Repo rate reduction will help ease economic pain post lockdownArticle

In an unexpected but welcome announcement, the Monetary Policy Committee this week announced a further 100bps cut in the repo rate, reducing it to just 4.25%...

Dr Andrew Golding 14 Apr 2020

Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cuts
Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cutsArticle

While anticipated, South Africa's downgrade to junk status by Moody's rating agency will be a further blow to the already weakened economy...

Dr Andrew Golding 31 Mar 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

The recession and the future of corporate real estate
The recession and the future of corporate real estateArticle

There are clear trends taking place in the industry. Tenants are hard pressed to move from their existing space given the costs of relocating...

John Jack 5 Mar 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

Disruption, confidence in SA commercial real estate
Disruption, confidence in SA commercial real estateArticle

Proptech, investor confidence, the new repo rate, a big shake up and co-working spaces continue to soar. This year welcomes major shifts...

John Jack 5 Feb 2020

Local property investors urged not to lose hope
Local property investors urged not to lose hopeArticle

The South African economy is performing poorly and has been for some time now, but Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, is urging South Africans not allow their confidence...

4 Feb 2020

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape - where to invest
Outlook for Cape Town property landscape - where to investArticle

As we end 2019, and reflect on some of the highlights, it's heartening to note that banks were lending up to 105% and aggressively competing for business...

Mike Greeff 19 Dec 2019

No rate cut, but still a good time to buy
No rate cut, but still a good time to buyArticle

After a challenging year for the property market, the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% and the mortgage rate at 10% is disappointing...

Samuel Seeff 22 Nov 2019

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

Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property market
Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property marketArticle

While welcoming the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50%, the bank should have been bolder...

Samuel Seeff 19 Jul 2019

Positive rental market growth expected for rest of 2019
Positive rental market growth expected for rest of 2019Article

After an extended period of slow growth for the South African rental market, landlords may well be feeling pessimistic about the future of their investments...

Jacqui Savage 16 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

Property market outlook flat as we head towards May elections
Property market outlook flat as we head towards May electionsArticle

While we wait for the conclusion of the May elections and the economy to take the positive turn that we are all anticipating, it would be remiss not to continue cautioning that economic and property market recovery will take time...

Samuel Seeff 16 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019Article

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

What Moody's silence means for homeowners
What Moody's silence means for homeownersArticle

International credit ratings agency Moody's was scheduled to make an announcement on South Africa's credit rating on Friday, 29 March. However, the agency failed to announce an updated rating...

Adrian Goslett 2 Apr 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

Q4 2018 a stable, steady quarter - Re/Max report
Q4 2018 a stable, steady quarter - Re/Max reportArticle

The final quarter of 2018 has yielded slow but steady results so far, with the year ending with roughly as many positive outlooks as there were negative...

15 Jan 2019

The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019
The big influences set to impact the property market in 2019Article

The factors that influence the performance of the property market are as numerous as there are fluctuations in the exchange rate...

Bruce Swain 21 Dec 2018

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

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

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape in 2019 promising
Outlook for Cape Town property landscape in 2019 promisingArticle

As 2018 draws to a close and the new economic year remaining a largely unknown entity, many homeowners are considering what the 2019 Cape Town property market holds...

7 Nov 2018

Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buy
Flat outlook for property, but a great time to buyArticle

Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off...

Samuel Seeff 11 Sep 2018

It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growth
It's not about the 2019 election, it's about growthArticle

Sentiment has always been the key factor that drives the residential property market. But it swings like a pendulum...

Ronald Ennik 27 Jul 2018

Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panic
Positive about property: Here's why you don't need to panicArticle

If one were to believe everything you read, or take to heart everything the analytics and reports suggest, you may end up feeling rather gloomy...

Bruce Swain 26 Jul 2018

National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promise
National housing market: Q2 2018 yields promiseArticle

After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements...

Adrian Goslett 26 Jul 2018

Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study
Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - studyArticle

The Property Sector Charter Council recently released the results its latest study, highlighting the contribution of the property sector to the South African economy...

13 Jul 2018

Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?
Should you sell in a down market, or wait it out?Article

With the Ramahoria-effect waning fast, it is clear that it has not had the desired and anticipated effect on the economy and property market...

Stuart Manning 12 Jul 2018

It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property market
It's not all doom and gloom for SA's property marketArticle

As South Africans reel from the news of a 2.2% GDP decline in the first quarter of 2018, property experts remain optimistic...

Tony Clarke 19 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched
#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launchedArticle

First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market.

Sindy Peters 14 May 2018

What lies ahead for residential property this year
What lies ahead for residential property this yearArticle

The gradual slowdown in the rate of growth in property prices across the country has left homeowners, buyers and investors wondering what could be in store for residential property this year...

Herschel Jawitz 8 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018
#BizTrends2018: The residential property market in 2018Article

South Africa's real economic growth has been on a gradual downward trend since reaching a level of 3.3% in 2011, shortly after the recession of 2008/09...

Jacques du Toit 11 Jan 2018

A tale of two cities, but property market outlook remains stable for 2016
A tale of two cities, but property market outlook remains stable for 2016Article

Despite a now widely accepted slow-down in sales, the outlook for the residential property market for the second half of 2016 remains stable...

Samuel Seeff 12 Oct 2016

Lower percentage of first time home buyers expected in 2016
Lower percentage of first time home buyers expected in 2016Article

The home loan market is still being driven by first time home buyers. 54% of applications are currently from first time home-buyers. This has an impact on loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, with 51% of applicants requesting a loan at 100% LTV...

Rhys Dyer 20 Jan 2016

Residential property market expected to remain robust
Residential property market expected to remain robustArticle

During 2008/2009, when the worldwide recession impacted property markets across the globe, both the residential and commercial property markets in South Africa experienced a decline at the same time...

Chris Renecle 20 Jan 2016

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