JLL, one of the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firms, today released its Q1 South Africa Real Estate Market Performance report which outlines the implications that Covid-19 will have on major sectors across the country.

“In an unexpected but welcome announcement, the Monetary Policy Committee today (14 April 2020) announced a further 100bps cut in the repo rate, reducing it to just 4.25%.

In line with market expectation, the Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by 100 basis points to 5.25% per annum, Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday.

Fairvest Property Holdings Limited (“Fairvest”) today again announced solid results for the six months to December 2019, with above market distribution growth of 5.1%, net property income growth of 2.2%, 5-year lows in vacancy rates and consistently low arrears.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:01

No transfer duties for property valued below R1m

From next month, consumers buying property valued at less than R1 million will no longer be required to pay transfer duties, the National Treasury announced on Wednesday.

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.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 14:31

Three stocks to boost your portfolio in 2020

After enduring a trying decade under the mismanagement and malfeasance of Jacob Zuma, South Africa enters the new year in a better place than 2019, economically and politically.

Sub-1% economic growth insufficient to curb vacancy rate rise and unlikely to prop up real property values at recent levels'.

Fourth quarter (Q4 19) statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan comparison service, show minimal growth of 1.8% in the Average House Price year-on-year from Q4 18 to Q4 19. The Average Purchase Price of First-time Buyers performed marginally better, up 2.5% for the same period.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:55

Cheap cement imports crippling local industry

Local cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries such as China, Vietnam and Pakistan.

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