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A 25 basis point interest rate hike is expected this week when the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meets. This would take its policy Repo Rate from 6.5% to 6.75%, and Prime Lending Rate of major banks from 10% to 10.25%. This call has

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Many institutional and single-property investors will attest to the fact that the residential rental market is – by and large – soft at the moment. Rental inflation is tame at 4.19% as at June 2018, down from last year September’s 5.68% according to StatsSA CPI

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Demand for sectional title living within secure estates on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast remains high, with an average of 40 families relocating to the North Coast every month! And in just more than one year (13 months) R2,7bn worth of transfers occurred in the greater

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In June, house prices grew by 4.1% year-on-year, up from May’s 3.9% and February’s 2.9%. But when adjusting for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4.4% in May, house prices remained in negative territory at -0.5% year-on-year. This is according to FNB’s household and property sector

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While the lower priced (average price = R364,937) area value bands have remained the segments with the strongest average house price growth in Q1 2018 according to FNB, the fact is their price indices are showing slowing quarter-on-quarter growth. The Middle (average price = R895,089)

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House prices in February grew by 2.3%, year-on-year. This is down from a revised 3.8% in January, and from 2017’s high of 5% reached in November. “This does not, however, alter our view that 2018 should be a mildly stronger housing market year than 2017,” said

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Examining the FNB House Price Indices for the country’s major regions, gradually slowing price growth in what has been the country’s top performing region in recent years, the Western Cape, continued in 2017Q4. The year-on-year average house price growth for the Western Cape measured 4.4% in

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House price growth slowed by almost a full percent in 2017, compared with 2016’s 4.8%. This was according to FNB’s House Price Index which pegged house price growth in 2017 at 3.7% - the third consecutive year of slowing annual average price growth. “Based on 11

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