Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:18

Buying versus renting student accommodation

Many South Africans are of the mindset that it is better to purchase their own home - if they can - rather than rent, and effectively pay off someone else’s bond.

In the first seven months of 2019 outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 687,8 billion) increased by 6,3% year-on-year (y/y), with growth slightly down from 6,5% y/y up to the end of June.

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.

Bondspark CEO, Marcel du Toit says that there are several reasons behind the overall improvement of the local property sector this quarter.

The surge in first-time buyers entering Cape Town’s property market – a notable 3.3 times more than this time last year – augurs well for a gradual house price recovery in the next few months, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

A creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market, according to Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Office Market  Snapshot H1:2019 report.

A few months on from the May general election, a somber mood is once again settling in in the country, and one senses that there is a feeling that structural policy reforms that had been hoped for under a new presidency are not easily going to be forthcoming.

Increased over the past two years, contributing to excess supply predominantly in the upper-ends of the property market.

Thursday, 16 May 2019 22:47

Mozambique is a Buyer’s market

Building off MozamReal’s successful debut in 2018, this year’s edition is attracting significant attention from local and regional investors and developers.

With inflation currently below the mid-point of the Reserve Bank’s inflation target and economic growth remaining sluggish, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate steady at 6.75%, as expected.

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