Much has been said about the attributes of living on a residential estate, and while lifestyle appeal is a crucial component, the fact is the sound investment value both in terms of capital appreciation and potential rental income also speaks volumes to property buyers across the country, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

Cash-strapped homeowners with mortgages, who are faced with inexorably rising consumer costs across the board, will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision today (21 July 2016) to keep the repo rate steady, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

Dr Andrew Golding comments on the impact of Brexit on the property market

While it appears South Africa’s repo rate still remains in a rising cycle, today’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to pause and keep the rate stable makes sound economic sense given the stagnant economy and ongoing cost pressures exerted on consumers, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

In a strategic move to expand its footprint and service offering in Zimbabwe, Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe has announced a merger with Donavans Property Consultants.

The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to further increase the repo rate was unfortunate off the back of the January (2016) hike and given the pressing need to help stimulate growth in South Africa’s economy, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:16

Transfer duty on property

Adjustments to transfer duty on property in the 2016 national Budget are to impact only the upper end of the residential property market.

Ooba says the decision today by the South African Reserve Bank to increase interest rates by 0.5% from 6.25% to 6.75% will negatively impact the residential housing markets as many consumers are already facing increasing financial strain through dealing with elevated levels of debt and the rising cost of living expenses.

With inflation within the target range and a sluggish economy struggling to regain impetus while the country experiences the worst drought in decades, the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to further increase the repo rate by another 25bps was ill-timed, as a stable rate would have helped boost business and consumer confidence at a time when it is needed most, says Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

Property developers have identified a growing need by up-and-coming executives to buy residential properties close to city centres without having the required 10% deposit.

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