Fitch Ratings has affirmed real-estate company NEPI Rockcastle plc's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating at 'BBB' with a Stable Outlook.

Third quarter (Q3 18) statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s leading home loan originator, show that year-on-year from Q3 17 to Q3 18, the growth in the Average Purchase Price effectively remained static with a 0.1% increase. This continues the trend of negative real price growth (growth less inflation) in the residential property market.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:23

In property, we trust

Financially speaking, the notion of a trust tends to have connotations to wealth and independence (trust fund children?!) but when it comes to property and trusts, it is useful to know your trust benefits from your tax law in order to determine if this is a viable route for protecting your asset and optimising your money.

Brainworks – a Mauritian-based JSE-listed holding company with a diversified Zimbabwean investment portfolio - announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 (“HY18”), showing a revenue increase of 28% to US$31 million compared to US$24 million for the comparative period (“HY17”).

Emira Property Fund continues to advance its conservative approach to funding, which underpins its agile approach to market opportunities.

Retail-oriented property fund Fairvest Property Holdings enters into an agreement with Born Free Investments 385 to acquire rental enterprises for R133m.

South African consumers are R1.56 trillion in debt to credit providers; and 53% of this debt is owed to the banks for Mortgages.

Hyprop announced a favourable restructuring of its debt facilities, with the conversion of R648 million in conventional bank loans into debt capital market (“DCM”) funding.

Friday, 15 March 2013 11:03

Debt levels could make SA vulnerable

The country’s levels of debt make it vulnerable to economic shocks although in the past the country has been able to reduce its public debt, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 13:38

2013, the year to escape the debt trap

The residential property market survived 2012 with a few nicks and bruises but, generally it remained stable with positive signs; like the banks relaxing their loan requirements and the historically low repo rate to help matters along. 

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