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Is buying property always a good investment?
The current buyer’s market is great for property shoppers, but does this mean that everyone who has a steady job and income should rush out and invest in bricks and mortar? Consider these factors.
How the tough economy could change home buying patterns
A struggling economy will increase urbanisation and intensify the demand for homes close to work, shops and schools.
Flat interest rate expected for remainder of year
The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at the current level of 6,50% was largely expected by the market according to Seeff.
Steady repo rate mirrors stability in residential property market
The decision to leave the repo rate unchanged was expected in light of a less certain local and global environment.
Affordable Cape Town neighbourhoods for first time buyers
Housing affordability is a major issue for first time buyers in Cape Town, but there are some neighbourhoods where property is available for under R1.5m.
Still a buyer’s market, despite improved property outlook
Although the economy and property market is showing improvement, it is still all about the buyers as we wait for the positive sentiment to translate into a meaningful increase in sales and prices.
Banks are approving more home loans
Banks are showing an increased appetite to lend according to first quarter (Q1 2018) property statistics recently released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator.
'Ramaphoria' and its effect on the property market
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?
Business as usual in Hermanus, despite protests
The property market in Hermanus remains buoyant, despite recent protests that have taken place in surrounding areas. A historic property in the area sold for a record R35m.
Should I apply for a 100% bond?
Many buyers are rushing to enter the property market in order to take advantage of low interest rates, but don’t have a deposit saved up. Should these buyers apply for a 100% bond, or wait?