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This factor will be key to a residential property market recovery in 2017
The residential property market in South Africa did not perform well last year and one factor had a bigger effect than others, according to the head of one of SA’s leading estate agents.
South African property market predictions for 2017
We asked the heads of some of South Africa’s best estate agencies what we can expect property-wise next year. Here are their responses.
Joburg rental market shows major slowdown
Johannesburg's rental market has seen a significant shift in demand as the economic downturn makes it increasingly challenging for cash-strapped South Africans.
An opportunity for momentum?
South Africa escaped a downgrade last week from the 3 major ratings agencies. Harcourts CEO, Richard Gray discusses the impact of this.
Interest rate decision a welcome reprieve for economy and housing market
The decision by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at 7% (home loan base rate of 10.5%) is a welcome reprieve for the economy and housing market.
Protecting your finances in a no-growth economy
Find out what can be done to ensure that you can hang on to your existing home – or perhaps even become a homeowner for the first time in the current economy.
Small homes are offering the largest gains
Who said size doesn’t matter? Smaller homes are proving to be savvy investments, with greater returns in comparison to medium or large sized homes.
Repo rate decision a timeous spring boost for home buyers
Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group, said that South Africa’s housing market continues to demonstrate maturity and ongoing resilience.
Latest figures point to a troubled economy
A drop in retail sales and new car sales, together with food inflations are signs that the economy is stagnating.
The benefits of multigenerational and dual living homes
Innovative housing solutions, like multigenerational living and dual living, are increasing in demand and proving to be beneficial during tough economic times.