Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:00

Property really is a long term investment

No one could claim that the South African property market has done well in 2011. Sellers are finding that their estimated prices need to be lowered; buyers are eager but struggle to buy with banks hesitant to approve home loans

Friday, 18 November 2011 02:00

Mild improvement in building completions

The third quarter has shown mild improvement on the previous quarter in terms of the growth in building completions.

Monday, 07 November 2011 02:00

High-rise returns

The big banks may well have backed out of seemingly high-risk inner-city property markets but alternative lenders, private equity funds and institutions are starting to pick up the slack

Friday, 28 October 2011 02:00

High-rise returns

US-backed private equity fund International Housing Solutions, which entered SA’s affordable housing market in 2008, recently breached the R1bn lending mark.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 02:00

Partnering government in housing delivery

There is now more statistical and research information in respect of lower income earners available, enabling the banks to better assess their risk. This represent significant opportunity in quality low-cost housing for the private sector and the partly-subsidised Social Housing category

International Housing Solution has so far provided funding to 25 projects and about 25 000 units across all the major urban centres in South Africa

Friday, 30 September 2011 02:00

Low-cost housing thrives

RBA Holdings - Traversing the rocky path

Thursday, 15 September 2011 02:00

Affordable housing: Less income, less default

Are SA banks pricing in too much risk when lending to lower-income earners? It appears so

Friday, 02 September 2011 02:00

Room at the top

SA’s prolonged housing slump has already prompted 50000 estate agents to leave the industry since 2007, when close to 80 000 were registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Although the United States has temporarily bought themselves a reprieve by extending the debt ceiling on its debt payments, the current precariousness of the western world’s economies is still creating uncertainty on a scale never before seen in his 19 years in property.

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