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Shoppers slowly began returning to shopping centres and malls after lockdown restrictions were eased slightly on May 1 and activity is expected to pick up further when the country moves to level 3 lockdown  from June 1 says Fortress REIT, the owner of 60 malls across South Africa.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:48

The success of online Property Auctions

The current state of the economy brought about by many factors including the Covid 19 Pandemic and the recent downgrade to junk status is having an unparalleled effect on the real estate industry in South Africa.

Exemplar REITail records solid double-digit dividend growth of 11.9%, with a full year dividend of 92,27 cents.

On Sunday evening, the President announced a relaxation in COVID-19-related lockdown measures, from level 4 to level 3 as from 1 June, which means the opening up of most retail activity, excluding restaurant and pub facilities.

The Master Builders Association North (MBA North) has launched comprehensive COVID-19 health and safety consulting and training services to help the region’s construction sector to prepare for a return to work as quickly as possible after restrictions are lifted.

JSE REIT Stor-Age, South Africa’s leading and largest self storage property fund, yesterday closed an accelerated bookbuild.

Despite a drop in profits, Tradehold’s management believes the company, which operates mainly in South Africa and the UK, has weathered well the highly volatile and demanding conditions that defined its 2020 financial year to end February.

In the midst of a rapidly contracting economy in limbo under an extended lockdown, today’s (21 May 2020) announcement of a further reduction of 50 bps in the repo rate will have a positive effect on the residential property market, albeit deferred until potential buyers can begin transacting in earnest, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:34

Repo rate cut by 50 basis points

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has cut the Repurchase (repo) rate by 50 basis points.

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