Dr Andrew Golding

Chief Executive at Pam Golding Properties
Location:South Africa

Profile

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, was originally in private practice as a General Practitioner on the Atlantic Seaboard from 1991 to 1996, after which he joined the family business as MD in 1996, followed by his present position.
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Unchanged repo rate positive, while buyers gradually return to the market

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...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

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

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

By Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

2018 ending on a more positive note

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...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2018

Interest rate hike a disappointing decision at this juncture of the year

While many market commentators would probably have liked to be a fly on the wall during the Monetary Policy Committee's earnest deliberations this week, the final outcome is what matters...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Nov 2018

Digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

There's no question that technology is going to play an ever-increasing role in the residential real estate world...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Oct 2018

MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 20 Jul 2018

Rate cut a further boost for market sentiment

The recent announcement of an interest rate cut of 25bps, coupled with Moody's decision to not only leave South Africa's credit rating unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2018

Stable start to 2018 with no change in repo rate

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

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six trends set to gather momentum in the property market

Here are the key trends we believe will gather momentum in the property market in 2018...

By Dr Andrew Golding 8 Jan 2018

Steady repo rate good news for first-time buyers

In line with general consensus among economists prior to the recent Monetary Policy Committee announcement, the repo rate remains unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 31 Mar 2017

#Budget2017 brings some relief for first-time home buyers

The raising of the threshold for transfer duty on properties sold for less than R900,000, up from R750,000, as announced in the National Budget, is positive news as it provides some relief for first-time home buyers...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Opportunities for sound property investment

The divergent performances of various metros, as well as shifting demographic trends and people's lifestyle choices, ensure that there will still be sectors of the housing market that continue to flourish despite a sluggish economy...

By Dr Andrew Golding 9 Jan 2017

Investment in residential property in SA continues to shine

To say that it's been a tumultuous year for the planet is definitely an understatement...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Nov 2016

Repo rate decision a timeous spring boost for home buyers

The fact that interest rates have levelled off and remained stable following these last two MPC meetings sends a positive message to home buyers and the residential property market in general...

By Dr Andrew Golding 23 Sep 2016

No sign that push into property is slowing

Cash-strapped homeowners with mortgages, who are faced with inexorably rising consumer costs across the board, will be relieved...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 Jul 2016

A pragmatic view on the repo rate and residential property market

Market sentiment is a key factor which impacts on activity in the residential marketplace, so the recent decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to further increase the repo rate - by 50bps - is likely to create a further dampening effect on housing demand...

By Dr Andrew Golding 29 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Growing urbanisation and densification in property market

The existing relatively strong trading conditions in the residential property market are expected to continue in 2016...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Jan 2016

Pam Golding reviews residential property market

While residential property markets are, by their very nature, local, diverse and nuanced, it is also a fact that all real estate markets are influenced by certain macro or global forces which ultimately shape their long-term prospects...

By Dr Andrew Golding 11 Nov 2015

Stable interest rate provides affirmation for aspirant homebuyers

With rising inflation a growing concern, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to keep the repo rate steady was positive news, although it is likely that the increasing fuel price and proposed further hike in electricity tariffs may bring pressure to bear on the MPC's future stance...

By Dr Andrew Golding 22 May 2015

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