This week’s SARB interest rate decision not expected to change property market conditions meaningfully.

Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise.

Easing lending conditions supportive of purchasing activity.

Monday, 23 September 2019 15:10

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

 South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday said this is in line with market expectation.

Slight improvement in transaction volumes alongside mortgage advances.

The surge in first-time buyers entering Cape Town’s property market – a notable 3.3 times more than this time last year – augurs well for a gradual house price recovery in the next few months, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.

A few months on from the May general election, a somber mood is once again settling in in the country, and one senses that there is a feeling that structural policy reforms that had been hoped for under a new presidency are not easily going to be forthcoming.

Friday, 24 May 2019 12:31

Repo rate unchanged

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the repurchase (repo) rate at 6.75%.

Brainworks – a Mauritian-based JSE-listed holding company with a Zimbabwean hotel and real estate investment portfolio –– released annual results for the year ended 31 December 2018, reporting revenue up by 35% to US$79.3 million from US$58.6 million in the prior year.

Levels of building activity in the South African market for new housing remained subdued in 2018, which were much in line with trends since 2010 after the economy emerged from recession in 2008/09.

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