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House prices have grown in nominal terms (when not adjusting for Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation) by 318% since the end of 2000; consumer goods and services prices, as measured by the CPI, were only 154.7% higher over virtually the same period (up to August

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The City of Cape Town remains the country’s strongest housing market, posting 13.2 year-on-year growth in Q4 2016 (or 3% quarter-on-quarter). Believe it or not, however, but there are sub-regions in the metro that are almost growing at double this rate. Using deeds office data, FNB has

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Residential contractor confidence fell in Q1 2017 on the back of weaker building activity and keener tendering price competition – in contrast to unchanged confidence in the non-residential building sector. “For the past few quarters the trend in the residential building sector has been broadly up

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While Gauteng’s gross outflow of repeat home buyers to other provinces stood at 16% in 2016, it only attracted 6.9% of incoming repeat home buyers from other regions. This means its net outflow of repeat home buyers was 9.1% - up significantly from 2.9% in

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House price growth slowed to 0.3% year-on-year for January 2017, according to the FNB House Price Index. This is down from a 1% revised rate in December 2016 and represents the ninth consecutive month of slowing year-on-year house price growth, from an April 2016 high

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