With the South African Reserve Bank’s announcement of interest rates cut of 100 basis points and earlier transfer duty exemption for properties below R1 million by the Minister of Finance, local regulations have made it attractive for first-time home buyers to enter the market.

In line with market expectation, the Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by 100 basis points to 5.25% per annum, Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:27

Repo rate cut by 25 basis points

The Reserve Bank has reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25% in line with market expectation.

This week’s SARB interest rate decision not expected to change property market conditions meaningfully.

Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise.

Monday, 23 September 2019 15:10

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

 South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday said this is in line with market expectation.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 19:24

SA exits technical recession in third quarter

South Africa has come out of a technical recession with the economy growing by 2.2% in the third quarter of 2018, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Friday, 23 November 2018 13:08

SARB hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repurchase rate (repo) by 25 basis points, effective 23 November, Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday. 

The Firstrand economic team expects a 25 basis point interest rate hike this week when the SARB (South African Reserve Bank) MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meets to deliberate on interest rates.

The Property Sector Charter Council today (11 July, 2018) released the results of its latest study: The South African Property Sector Economy Contribution.

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