Such is the consistent high demand for centrally located, well-priced residential property of calibre in the sought-after suburb of La Lucia just north of Durban, that a brand new nine-storey, 63-unit residential development.

Stonewood Village Homes Development Already Into Final Phase.

A luxurious, prime located, four-bedroom Clifton bungalow in perfect position on 4th Beach has been sold by Pam Golding Properties for R70 million to an upcountry buyer for use as a holiday home.

If the past year has taught us anything, it is how important our homes have become to us.

Despite the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the market for prime global residential property is expected to remain active as the long-term appeal of this sector holds strong - as sentiment improves amidst the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine across the globe, and as the Biden administration plans a massive stimulus package to revive growth in the US, according to Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index.

South Africa’s student housing shortage is a crisis of affordability.

While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners with mortgages, the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5% was anticipated by the majority of market commentators, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

After the worst economic downturn in decades, further dampened by the recent tightening of lockdown restrictions in response to the second wave of the pandemic and the recommencement of load shedding, economic growth – while admittedly coming off a low base - is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year.

Sectional Title schemes that are not yet compliant with the reserve fund provisions of the Community Housing Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) Act should rectify that position as soon as possible.

As the property market continues to heat up and shortages of homes for sale in certain areas and price brackets start to develop, hopeful buyers and investors are increasingly turning to estate agents directly and paying them a fee to go out and find suitable properties.

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