The property markets of mining towns around the world have gone from boom to bust in the past year as a result of the slump in commodity prices, with most now having a serious oversupply of real estate that is driving both rentals and purchase
Unemployment is South Africa’s most serious unresolved problem, say ordinary South Africans. Racism barely features as an issue of this kind. And only nine people out of roughly 2 250 identify land reform as an important problem that still needs to be resolved.
These are some
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In the past year, home prices in the first-time buyer sector have grown only half as fast as they did in the previous 12 months, according to the latest statistics from BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator.
And that, says CEO Shaun Rademeyer, is good
Based on Absa’s house price data, year-on-year growth in home values was on a declining trend through 2015, with full-year growth down compared with 2014. The lower house price growth was the result of a range of macroeconomic developments and factors that affected consumers financially,
Five out of seven business start-ups in South Africa fail in their first year according to Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry. Globally, one out of two start-ups fails during its first year.
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Slowing Holiday Town House Price Index inflation may be pointing to a more cautious household sector, cutting back on “non-essentials” in weak economic times, reports John Loos, FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist.
After some resurgence, off a low base, through 2013/2014, the FNB
The man in the street is not getting the full picture. He is being told by the banks, mortgage originators and estate agents that average home prices increased by between 5% and 6% per annum in 2015, when in actual fact, they only increased by