Private sector-financed building activity (see explanatory note) in the South African market for new housing showed continued diverging trends on specifically a segment level in the first eight months of 2018, which caused the planning phase of new housing to have improved whereas the construction phase has contracted over this period.

The planning phase of residential building activity improved in the first half of 2018, but the construction phase contracted sharply.

Residential building activity in the planning phase improved, with the construction phase contracting in the first four months of 2018.

Residential building activity in the South African market for new housing remained relatively subdued in the first four months of 2016 compared with the corresponding period a year ago.

Nexus Property Group to auction entire block of flats in Florida and retail property situated in Edenvale on 09 April 2014.

The Standard Bank house price index improved by 8% year on year in July‚ from 7.8% year on year in June‚ Standard Bank said in a note on Monday.

The planning phase of new housing in the South African property market showed a rising trend from July up to October 2012, whereas the construction of new housing saw a contraction in September and October this year.

The introduction of e-tolling, which now seems imminent before Christmas, will have an immediate effect on home buying patterns as well as the use of public transport.

There is a desperate shortage of affordable rental stock in the Bloemfontein/Manguang Metro area, with flat rentals continuing to rise strongly despite the general weakness of the economy.

Friday, 28 October 2011 02:00

High-rise returns

US-backed private equity fund International Housing Solutions, which entered SA’s affordable housing market in 2008, recently breached the R1bn lending mark.

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