Today’s announcement to hold the repo rate steady at 3.5% marks a full year that South Africans have been able to make the most of a historic low lending environment, says Carl Coetzee, CEO of BetterBond.

Over the past 15 years, the sectional title market in South Africa has become entrenched as a significant component of real estate sales, rising from 13% of total sales in 2005 to nearly 28% in 2020, says Pam Golding Properties.

Anybody who’s been through the process of searching for the right property, in the right location, at the right price knows that signing the offer to purchase (OTP) feels like victory, the signal to a new beginning.

Never heard of Occupational Rent, or unsure of its purpose in your property sales contract?

Despite less than 300km separating the Eastern Cape cities of East London from Gqeberha (formally Port Elizabeth), the contrast in the residential rental property market could not be more significant.

The residential property market continues to strengthen, as interest rates remain at record-low levels after a year in which the repo rate remained below 4%, says Carl Coetzee, CEO of BetterBond.

Growthpoint Properties (JSE: GRT) is applying its development expertise to unlock sustainable value for La Lucia Mall, one of its core property assets in KwaZulu-Natal and a jewel in the crown of its retail property portfolio in the province.

Recent reports on property market trends from Q1 2021 have revealed trends in South Africa which are both alarming and inspiring, depending on your position in the market.

Across the market, residential property sales in Bloemfontein last year (2020) were the highest recorded during the past decade, despite the impact of Covid-19 and the lockdown, says Pam Golding Properties area principal, Ulrich Sirgel.

The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) is excited to present the .

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