Friday, 17 August 2018 20:40

Residential building statistics

The planning phase of residential building activity improved in the first half of 2018, but the construction phase contracted sharply.

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) executives and members of the board met with the City of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality yesterday evening as part of its Meet the Mayor initiative.

Uptick in household credit and mortgage balances growth in the first half of 2018, while home loan repayment patterns were divergent across income categories in the twelve months up to mid-2018

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, as was anticipated, the Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate unchanged following this week’s meeting, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:59

Repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 6.5% per annum.

The Property Sector Charter Council today (11 July, 2018) released the results of its latest study: The South African Property Sector Economy Contribution.

Total returns from Growthpoint Properties Australian investment, Growthpoint Properties Australia (GOZ), have significantly outpaced the major Australian REIT and share market indexes.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 19:20

Household credit and mortgage balances

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 574,0 billion) was relatively stable at 4,2% year-on-year (y/y) up to the end of May 2018 compared with 4,1% y/y at end-April as a result of little change in both secured and unsecured credit balances growth.

The global sell-off of in emerging markets, an intractably weak domestic economy, an oversupply of business space, and a focus on the quality of earnings are all set to be major drivers of the SA REIT sector in the second half of 2018.

 JSE-listed EPP - the retail-focused Polish property play – announced first quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“Q1”), showing distributable earnings increased 48% to €23.7 million and increased 9% on a per share basis to €2.98 compared to Q1 2017. 

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