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Sectional title properties with fewer than two bedrooms boasted the strongest price growth in Q3 2017, inflating at 9.3%. Two-bedroom sectional title properties realised 5.3% price growth, while the largest three-and-more-bedroom category came in at 4.6% average price growth. This is according to FNB’s household and property

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South Africa, a country in serious trouble, is likely to face continued social upheaval, property economist Erwin Rode told the recent Rode-REIM conference at Steyn City. Rode, co-host of the annual conference, predicted 2% annual growth in South Africa’s GDP over the years 2017-2022, not unlike

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Neville Berkowitz, property veteran and founder of low commission estate agency HomeBid, speaks to us about the trends he is currently seeing and what he believes is needed to resuscitate a flat national housing market. Q Do you think we will ever return to a housing market

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Johannesburg’s Soweto region (Diepkloof-Soweto-Meadowlands-Pimville) has been the city’s star performer, with a five-year cumulative house price growth rate of 37.35%. Sandton, however, has only inflated 22.66% since early 2012. This is according to FNB’s household market strategist, John Loos, who said the “former township” regions can

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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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