Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:37

Seeking sanity in an upside-down world

We find ourselves in an environment in which there is more to be worried about than usual, including an escalation of the China-US trade war, fallout from a “no-deal” Brexit, and erratic or aggressive Fed policy decisions.

Friday, 30 August 2019 22:18

Hurray for 100% home loans

It seems, no matter whether you’re talking to industry professionals in the boardroom or friends around the braai, that confidence in the property market is low.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:52

SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator

SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator – Further decline in June SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator reading suggests likely further new mortgage lending and building weakness.

Over the past 20 years, the period 1st quarter 1999 to 1st quarter 2019, the consumer has cumulatively “outperformed the economy, assisting the Retail Property Market to outperform other major property sectors over much of this period.

Today’s repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property market augur well for the balance of the year and underscore the opportunity for home buyers to capitalise on the current favourable market conditions before the market enters a decisive upturn.

New Mortgage Lending continued its year-on-year decline in the 1st quarter of 2019, with the Commercial Mortgage Lending and New Building Mortgage categories being the major “drag”

Friday, 24 May 2019 12:31

Repo rate unchanged

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the repurchase (repo) rate at 6.75%.

John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate: "Election results set to boost commercial property prices and lower yields."

JSE listed REIT Octodec Investments Limited, today announced its half year results, declaring a distribution of 101.7 cents per share for the period.

In most cases when a person purchases a property, he will have to apply for a mortgage loan and this would be written into the offer to purchase as a suspensive condition, giving a certain time frame for the bond to be obtained by the bank and accepted by the buyer.

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