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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 3 days ago

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

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

Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property market
Absa, MSCI launch investor guide for residential property marketArticle

Absa Commercial Property Finance and MSCI have partnered to launch Residential Results, an investor guide...

2 Aug 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

What you will pay for property in Sandton's most popular suburbs
What you will pay for property in Sandton's most popular suburbsArticle

Interested in moving to the ultimate work, live, play area in the country? This is what you will pay for property in and around Sandton.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 17 Jul 2018

Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risks
Demystifying 6 of SA's property market risksArticle

As key players within the residential property markets, commercial banks have become expert in managing the associated risks of being exposed to the mortgage market...

3 Jul 2018

More and more SA women investing in the property market
More and more SA women investing in the property marketArticle

According to a report by FNB, women in property are catching up to men in all aspects of home ownership, including investment...

13 Jun 2018

Growth prospects for housing market on the up
Growth prospects for housing market on the upArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee has opted to keep the repo rate stable...

25 May 2018

Cape Town is second-best performer worldwide in luxury property market
Cape Town is second-best performer worldwide in luxury property marketArticle

According to Knight Frank's PIRI 100 index, Cape Town's luxury residential property market showed the second-best performance worldwide last year with growth of 19.9%...

10 May 2018

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Property market's slow start in 2018 could be misleadingArticle

Property experts remain optimistic for a market turnaround...

Tony Clarke 2 May 2018

CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA
CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOAArticle

The draft policy proposes that every new development of 10 dwelling units or more must include 20% inclusionary housing...

24 Apr 2018

First impressions count: A seller's checklist to getting a property sale-ready
First impressions count: A seller's checklist to getting a property sale-readyArticle

There are multiple factors that need to be considered when putting a house on the market. Sellers who do not have a plan in place are likely to find it difficult to make a timeous sale...

5 Apr 2018

Interest rate cut: Great news for the property market
Interest rate cut: Great news for the property marketArticle

The South African Reserve Bank announced this week that the interest rate will be cut by 25 basis points...

Issued by Private Property 4 Apr 2018

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Rate cut a further boost for market sentimentArticle

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...

Dr Andrew Golding 29 Mar 2018

Cape Town residential property market ranked world's second top-performing market
Cape Town residential property market ranked world's second top-performing marketArticle

According to the Knight Frank 2018 Wealth Report's Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100), Cape Town grew by 19.9% between 2016-2017...

28 Mar 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

Mixed reaction to interest rate announcement
Mixed reaction to interest rate announcementArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% has been met with mixed reactions by the property market...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 22 Jan 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

#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

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Pools lose sparkle for home buyersArticle

An upswing in demand for homes without pools as a result of the drought and the ever-increasing popularity of estate and eco-estate living are among the big national housing trends...

Louise Liebenberg 21 Nov 2017

Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrained
Repo rate remains unchanged, property market to remain restrainedArticle

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday, 21 September, that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the rates at their current levels...

Adrian Goslett 22 Sep 2017

Durban North property with green-energy leanings including conservation of rain water, solar heating and home automation. Image source: Pam Golding Properties
More homeowners, buyers embracing ‘green' featuresArticle

While the commercial sector has led the charge in terms of green building initiatives and ratings, the residential property market is now also embracing this trend...

12 Sep 2017

How South Africans feel about property in 2017
How South Africans feel about property in 2017Article

A survey by ABSA has revealed how South Africans feel about buying, selling, investing, renting and renovating property, as well as property market conditions in general...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2017

Residential property market promising despite recession
Residential property market promising despite recessionArticle

The effects of the ratings downgrades are beginning to hit home, throwing the country into an economic recession...

Harry Hattingh 18 Aug 2017

Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence vote
Homes market will shrug off Zuma confidence voteArticle

The state president's widely expected survival of yet another parliamentary vote of no confidence in him should have little or no material impact on South Africa's generally flat-lining residential property market...

Ronald Ennik 16 Aug 2017

Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'
Property sector welcomes rate cut, calls for leadership to 'get its house in order'Article

The SA Reserve Bank recently reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points...

Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Estate agencies no longer have database of ‘ready buyers'
Estate agencies no longer have database of ‘ready buyers'Article

With the advent of the Internet and the reluctance of sellers to have show days for safety reason, the residential property market has changed and estate agencies can no longer claim to have a database of ‘ready buyers' that differs significantly to that of their competitors...

9 Jun 2017

Older property buyers using equity to increase purchasing power
Older property buyers using equity to increase purchasing powerArticle

According to the latest statistics from BetterLife Home Loans, buyers over 50 are currently paying about twice as much for their homes on average, as buyers under 30, but only about 30% more on their monthly bond repayments...

6 Jun 2017

Repo rate reduction would have helped boost economy: Dr Andrew Golding
Repo rate reduction would have helped boost economy: Dr Andrew GoldingArticle

A reduction in repo rate would have provided a much-needed boost for consumer confidence and market sentiment...

26 May 2017

Joburg homes market poised to rise
Joburg homes market poised to riseArticle

The Johannesburg residential property market is set for an upturn after a long period of uncertainty and flat-lining prices...

Ronald Ennik 21 Apr 2017

Junk status vs the housing market: The experts weigh in
Junk status vs the housing market: The experts weigh inArticle

Wondering where the credit downgrade will leave the property market? Private Property asked the heads of some of SA's biggest agencies for their opinions.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 10 Apr 2017

Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturn
Commission cutting is not the answer in a market downturnArticle

Estate agent commission cutting on home sales, which was rampant during the 2008 economic downturn, is making a re-appearance in the current residential property market downturn. ..

Ronald Ennik 28 Mar 2017

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