Those in the business community have shown significant interest in the Government's plans to revive the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and its negative impact economically.

South Africans are not only buying more homes, as the interest rate holds steady at its lowest in more than 50 years, they are also buying “more home”

With the interest rate at its lowest in decades, after the welcome announcement today of a further 25 basis points drop in the repo rate, it may now be more financially prudent to buy rather than rent a home.

Property in the Western Cape is regarded by many as among the most expensive in the country, and for first-home buyers, often completely out of reach. 

The property market is holding steady in challenging times, with the lower end of the market accounting for the bulk of home loan applications.

Initial predictions regarding the future of the residential property market as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown have painted a sombre picture: significant drops in house prices, more supply than demand, and people unable to afford their home loans. 

Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:28

All the insurance you need as a homeowner

As a new home-owner, you are going to need three types of insurance – at least one of which may be completely new to you.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:32

Property in 2020 - here's what's happening

With the political, economic and social landscape in South Africa being what it is, i.e. dynamic but riddled with challenges.

Housing demand has continued to gain momentum since the start of the year and in the third quarter, the number of applications for home loans was at its highest level in more than three years, according to the latest statistics from BetterBond, SA’s foremost bond originator.

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank has once again decided to leave South Africa’s repo rate unchanged at 6,75% and prime interest rate the same at 10,25%.

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