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If suburbs with lower crime rates are more attractive to property buyers and tenants, and can attract higher sale and rental prices, why is Western Cape property some of the most expensive in the country? According to property data analytics company, Lightstone - which used crime

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Cape Town’s Century City has experienced a 16% growth in freehold property prices and up to almost 16% growth in some sectional title complex prices in the past year. This is according to Helga Clemo, MD for Seeff Century City, who has worked in the suburb for 11

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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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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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The Western Cape is better at attracting the older repeat buyer skilled population while Gauteng is a better draw card for younger skills who become first-time home buyers. This is the highly plausible assumption made by John Loos, FNB’s household sector strategist, using provincial outmigration and

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