Buying a new home continues to become more affordable as weakening housing demand results in ongoing negative real price growth (after inflation) in the residential property market.

The Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited (PIC) has increased its beneficial shareholding in Texton Property Fund, growing its stake in the JSE-listed SA REIT from 5.2% to a significant 18.9%.

Property valuers Rode & Associates has once again been recognised for its outstanding expertise in property valuation.

The iconic 30-storey Towers Main building in Johannesburg’s ABSA Precinct now has a new owner and a new lease on life.

JSE specialist shopping centre REIT, Hyprop, will continue to invest in ongoing organic growth through further development of its local centres in order to capitalise on global retail and consumer trends.

More family fun, more good food, more shopping and convenience than ever before – that’s what the multi-million rand 8000m² expansion of Midwater Centre in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, has brought to the local community.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 13:32

An ever-evolving retail property market

Competition in South Africa’s retail market is intense, with more than 25 million square metres of formal retail space currently, in excess of 2,000 existing shopping centres and close to three million square metres of formal retail space in the pipeline.

It is nearly universally accepted that good infrastructure has significant benefits for the economy and peoples’ quality of life. South Africa currently has a predicted annual infrastructure spend of US$50bn a year by 2030.

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%.

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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