Two home loan interest rate increases in the past six months have caused many consumers to pause for thought, but they should not deter prospective homebuyers from going ahead with their plans.
It may seem counter-intuitive but in fact, says Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet
oobainsure, the insurance arm of bond originator ooba, has announced the launch of Rent Protector, a new product that will offer tangible financial benefits to tenants, landlords and agents.
This is according to oobainsure’s national sales manager, Alex Bartels, who says oobainsure’s ability to insure landlords
Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa recorded relatively low single-digit growth in the first eleven months of 2015 compared with the corresponding period in 2014, based on data published by Statistics South Africa. This is according to Absa Home
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLANS AS A LEADING BUSINESS CYCLE INDICATOR
The South African Reserve Bank finds the number of Residential Building Plans Passed for Flats, Townhouses and Dwelling Houses Larger than 80 Square Metres, to be a useful Leading Business Cycle Indicator. As such, this data is
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will start its public hearings on Monday, January 25, 2016, which will deal with Eskom’s latest application to increase electricity prices by as much as 16% in July this year. These hearings will start in Cape Town
[caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignnone" width="984"] 90a Bellamont on the market for R12,4m[/caption]
“As 2016 kicks off to a tumultuous start, perhaps one certainty is that the coastal belt from Durban North and Umhlanga through to the burgeoning Sibaya node and Umdloti is still booming. While the general
The demand for property in the greater Cape Town area has continued to climb steadily over the past few years. In the Helderberg, which consists of Somerset west, Gordon’s Bay and Strand, nearly one-third of our purchasers originate from Gauteng or KZN.
Demand from up-country buyers
[caption id="attachment_2883" align="alignnone" width="749"] Beach pedestrian road in Ballito, Durban North Coast[/caption]
While Ballito has always been a popular seaside destination for Durban locals, it was the opening of the King Shaka International Airport in May 2010 that really put this coastal gem on the map.
[caption id="attachment_2879" align="alignnone" width="754"] R29,1m Bantry Bay apartment being marketed by Pam Golding Properties[/caption]
Gauteng and KZN-based property buyers in search of a rand currency hedge have been a key factor in Pam Golding Properties writing agreements of sale worth half a billion rands in the
FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist comments on the implication of the December CPI inflation data on interest rates and its broader implications for the housing market
The release on January 20 of the December Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate has, as always,