Articles related to "Interest Rate"

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Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
The decision by the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6,50% (base home loan rate of 10%) is welcome.
SA's economy needs an injection of confidence
Amid ongoing socio-political concerns and consumers’ disposable income under pressure, what South Africa needs now is an injection of confidence that will stimulate the economy and drive investment.
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.
The future is homes that are smaller, smarter and greener
Affordability, convenience and security are the key factors driving a distinct buyer preference at the moment for smaller homes packed with “green” features and “smart” technologies.
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.
Home loans: understanding the basics
We have a look at the home loan options available to you and answer some important questions that could help you once you decide to search for a new home.
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.
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?