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Market & Opinion
Did the SARB miss the mark?
26 Mar 2021
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7% - but did they miss the mark? We find out what the property industry has to say about the latest rates announcement
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Market & Opinion
Pandemic has created the perfect time to invest
24 Mar 2021
Buy-to-let purchasing has fallen off in the past year in response to the Covid19-induced problems with defaulting tenants, rising vacancies and very low rental increases, but for investors with a medium- to long-term outlook, now is actually the very best time to buy carefully selected rental properties.
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Apartments in Cape Town’s Waterfront and Mouille Point areas offer huge value when compared globally
11 Mar 2021
By international standards, Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront, with its spectacular natural beauty and world-class amenities such as restaurants and leisure activities, together with nearby areas such as Mouille Point, offer accessibly priced residential property close to the water’s edge which represents exceptional value for money, says Mariël Burger, Pam Golding Properties area specialist for the Waterfront and Mouille Point.
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Pandemic-related economic relief entices new buyers to residential property market
20 Jan 2021
After almost a year of the pandemic, ooba has observed changes in both consumer behaviour and lending trends, resulting in a surprising boom in the local residential property market.
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