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Market & Opinion
Retail Property – From Covid-19 Risk to Stagflation Risk
18 May 2022
The multi-year retail property market correction appears likely to continue during FNB’s economic forecast period. During the 2020 hard lockdown period, we saw the average retail property capital value per square metre decline by -7.41%, using MSCI data, before resuming low positive growth of +1.54% (MSCI data) in 2021.
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5 ways first-time buyers can enter the property market
17 May 2022
Buying your first home is possibly the largest purchase you will make, so it’s important to be well-prepared for this important milestone. “After two years of comparatively low-interest rates, we are still seeing considerable interest from first-time buyers who account for 60% of all BetterBond’s home loan applications,” says Carl Coetzee, CEO of BetterBond.
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Value, character and lifestyle bolstering the market in this eclectic Jozi node
12 May 2022
A medley of characterful suburbs to the northeast of Johannesburg’s CBD has been attracting considerable interest of late, especially from first-time buyers looking for family homes that won’t break the budget.
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Homeowners - what to do when the interest rates climb higher
11 May 2022
The pendulum has swung following a season of record-low interest rates, moving the country into a cycle of interest rate hikes. Set to meet again in May, the MPC may choose to hike interest rates further. Homeowners are advised to evaluate their finances ahead of the announcement to make sure they can afford the potential increase.
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Homeowners - what to do when the interest rates climb higher
Market & Opinion
11 May 2022
Gauteng property market hits record highs as buyers find good value
Market & Opinion
09 May 2022
Small town property sales boom as people leave the city
Market & Opinion
06 May 2022
South Africa’s three busiest housing markets
Market & Opinion
04 May 2022
Residential rental sector showing real signs of renewal
Market & Opinion
03 May 2022
The wealthiest suburbs in South Africa
Market & Opinion
26 Apr 2022
The best value-for-money suburbs in Johannesburg and surrounding areas
Market & Opinion
25 Apr 2022
How to boost your chances of home loan approval
Market & Opinion
22 Apr 2022
Global factors fuelling a spike in foreign investment in Constantia
Market & Opinion
21 Apr 2022
Value-for-money sees an influx of home buyers in East London
Market & Opinion
20 Apr 2022
Thinking of going solar? Here’s why you shouldn’t go completely off-grid
Market & Opinion
20 Apr 2022
Key drawcards underpin Bedfordview’s market resilience
Market & Opinion
14 Apr 2022
Is Bloemfontein the next boomtown for first-time homebuyers?
Market & Opinion
13 Apr 2022
10 Common mistakes sellers make and how to avoid them
Market & Opinion
11 Apr 2022
Milnerton - a neighbourhood guide
Market & Opinion
08 Apr 2022
5 ways to get ahead of other buyers and secure your ideal home
Market & Opinion
06 Apr 2022
The best performing metro neighbourhoods
Market & Opinion
06 Apr 2022
Residential rental vacancy rate declines as confidence improve
Market & Opinion
05 Apr 2022
What you need to know about Exclusive Sole Mandates
Market & Opinion
01 Apr 2022
How do you know you are ready to be a landlord?
Market & Opinion
31 Mar 2022
How COVID-19 accelerated the conversion of commercial property into residential units
Market & Opinion
28 Mar 2022
Richards Bay property market booming for buyers and sellers
Market & Opinion
24 Mar 2022
Residential property sales surge in St Francis Bay – to the highest level in a decade
Market & Opinion
23 Mar 2022
Predictions for the March interest rate announcement
Market & Opinion
17 Mar 2022
Everything you need to know about property co-ownership
Market & Opinion
16 Mar 2022
What the Russia-Ukraine conflict means for SA’s housing market
Market & Opinion
15 Mar 2022
How do I decide between a freehold or sectional title property?
Market & Opinion
06 Mar 2022
Everything you need to know as a first-time sectional title buyer
Market & Opinion
04 Mar 2022