The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal where the body corporate of Gardens Lodge in Cape Town was found to have charged a “patently exorbitant” interest rate on levies that were outstanding.

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%.

4th Quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data, released in the March SARB Quarterly Bulletin, showed a further year-on-year decline in the Value of New Mortgage Loans Granted, but it was a decline of a lesser magnitude than that of the prior quarter.

In the week ahead, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet to deliberate on interest rates from the 26-28 March, and FNB expects it to leave its policy Repo Rate unchanged at 6.75%.

While economic conditions remain challenging, Redefine Properties (JSE: RDF) continues to align its strategy to long-term trends and proactively manage liquidity through the recycling of non-core assets.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:01

Government ups the ante on infrastructure

Government’s Infrastructure Fund is set to receive a R100 billion over the next decade as the state steps up its infrastructure programme by partnering with the private sector.

2018 was a challenging year for the South African property market, with negative real price growth in the residential property market and slowing market activity.

The SA REIT sector is set to deliver double-digit total returns to investors next year.

Balwin Properties, the JSE’s only national large-scale developer of turnkey sectional-title apartments and surrounding infrastructure aimed at the mid- to upper market segment, today announced a strategic rental model initiative that will see it access its extensive land bank quicker and share in annuity rental and other income over the longer term. 

The Firstrand economic team expects a 25 basis point interest rate hike this week when the SARB (South African Reserve Bank) MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meets to deliberate on interest rates.

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