After an unexpectedly tough 2018, but with the welcome announcement that the repo rate remains unchanged following this first MPC meeting of the year, the outlook for 2019 is somewhat brighter.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:21

How to beat the January financial blues

No-one wants to default on their bond instalments or other account payments, but often in January and February, there just isn’t enough money to go around after a big holiday splurge in December.

Although the Camps Bay market has responded predictably to the prevailing socio-economic climate with lower sales volumes across the board, it has proven more resilient than most comparable areas this year with a 1.88% increase in the average house price and a diminishing gap between asking and selling prices.

With sales of R150 million to date, only 52 out of the total of 143 apartments are still available for purchase in the brand new, designer apartment development, Le Boulevard, in the heart of uMhlanga on the rapidly expanding KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, according to Carol Reynolds.

The Firstrand economic team expects a 25 basis point interest rate hike this week when the SARB (South African Reserve Bank) MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) meets to deliberate on interest rates.

Friday, 02 November 2018 14:49

The Case for Unlisted Property

Commercial property forms an important part of the investable asset universe.

Getting your foot on the property ladder isn’t easy for first-time buyers.

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2018 recently released indicates positive news, that the construction sector has seen growth for the first time in six quarters. 

JLL & LaSalle’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index highlights urgent need for further improvements to meet the growing expectations of business, investors and communities.

Mace has released its latest tender cost update for Sub-Saharan Africa, showing mixed performances for the region’s two most prominent economies.

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