As expected, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate stable, with analysts and market commentators ahead of today’s announcement (24 May 2018) pointing to a more hawkish stance amid a weaker rand.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:36

Africans investing in Africa

While the number of international buyers in residential property in South Africa remains relatively low, at somewhere in the region of three percent nationally, investors from elsewhere on the continent – including returning expats - retain their appetite for the acquisition of South African real estate for a variety of reasons.

South African property icon and leading businesswoman, Mrs Pam Golding (90), founder and Life President of the Pam Golding Property group, passed away peacefully on 3 April 2018 at her home Wittebomen in Constantia.

Today’s (28 March 2018) announcement of an interest rate cut of 25bps, coupled with Moody’s decision to not only leave South Africa’s credit rating unchanged at one notch above junk status, but to also upgrade the outlook from negative to stable, are positive factors which should provide welcome stimulus for the residential property market, says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group.

National Budget geared to instill confidence

“It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank today announcing no change in the repo rate at the conclusion of its Monetary Policy Committee meeting, as forecast by various market commentators,” says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group.

People often ask what the difference is between a homeowners’ association (HOA) and a Body Corporate – or if they are similar.

Friday, 08 December 2017 12:29

What to expect in the housing market in 2018

With much still riding on the outcome of the ANC elective conference later this month (16-20 December 2017) which, coupled with the Budget Speech in February next year (2018), will impact on business and consumer confidence and market sentiment in general.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 21:00

Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:20

Property seen as a safe haven asset

It is relatively straightforward to make a good property investment when the economy and housing market are booming.

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