Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:28

All the insurance you need as a homeowner

As a new home-owner, you are going to need three types of insurance – at least one of which may be completely new to you.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 14:31

Three stocks to boost your portfolio in 2020

After enduring a trying decade under the mismanagement and malfeasance of Jacob Zuma, South Africa enters the new year in a better place than 2019, economically and politically.

Sub-1% economic growth insufficient to curb vacancy rate rise and unlikely to prop up real property values at recent levels'.

Fourth quarter (Q4 19) statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan comparison service, show minimal growth of 1.8% in the Average House Price year-on-year from Q4 18 to Q4 19. The Average Purchase Price of First-time Buyers performed marginally better, up 2.5% for the same period.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:55

Cheap cement imports crippling local industry

Local cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries such as China, Vietnam and Pakistan.

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.

Against the backdrop of a persistently sluggish economy, subdued market confidence and lower-than expected inflation.

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.

Easing lending conditions supportive of purchasing activity.

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