How house price appreciation provides insights into greater market trends
21 Jan 2022
Often referred to as house price appreciation rather than inflation, the rising cost of real estate affects both buyers and sellers as well as landlords and tenants. As at end November 2021, the annual house price inflation rate in South Africa is 4.57% and monthly is 0.29%. The latest report fro...
Low growth and high inflation battles for the residential rental market
20 Jan 2022
For the third quarter of 2021, the PayProp Rental Index showed that rental growth was minimal year on year, measuring 0.1% in July, 0.3% in August, and 0.2% in September. The index is a quarterly guide that outlines trends in the South African residential rental market. The quarterly guide is com...
#BizTrends2022: Top tips to master the pandemic property investment market
19 Jan 2022
Property investment has long had a reputation for being a passive income tool used by the wealthy to become wealthier without much work. However, this is no longer true as the world still actively faces the relentless global pandemic. The fact of the matter is that almost two full years in this s...
Big jump in bonds for homes priced over R3 million in South Africa
18 Jan 2022
Big jump in bonds for homes priced over R3 million in South Africa The positive impact of lower interest rates is still being felt, with BetterBond reporting an almost 10% increase in bond applications for the 12-month period ending December 2021, says chief executive officer, Carl Coetzee. Of...