Perhaps one contributing factors to the formation of residential property “bubbles” or “overshoots” across the world over the years is the lengthy leads and lags between the start of a “negative” economic event, such as an interest rate hiking cycle, and the start of a rising trend in bad debt levels.

While much has been said regarding the slowing in house price growth in recent months, the residential property market in Gauteng is a highly complex one, with sharp regional and suburban variations, and there are a number highly positive developments within the region’s property sector.

The sluggish economy and declining employment over the past few years have prompted an increasing number of people to start their own businesses as a way of earning an income, and the latest available statistics indicate that at least 10% of SA’s working adults are now self-employed.

Atlantic Leaf delivers strong results after transformative year.

Sirius Real Estate expects its dividend to rise 25% in the year to March thanks to new acquisitions and an effective capital expenditure programme.

“Tolerating additional inflation in the short run could require larger interest rate adjustments later, with proportionally greater costs for the economy.

ABSA Home Loans Property Analyst, Jacques du Toit, notes further uptick in household credit and mortgage balances growth.

Specialist logistics property developer and landlord, Equites Property Fund Limited, today announced that the company anticipates the distribution per share for the year ended 29 February 2016 to be between 95 and 97 cents per share, which is between 55.1% and 58.3% higher than the 61.26 cents per share reported in the annual results for the year ended 28 February 2015.

Although ooba’s property statistics for February indicate year-on-year growth in house prices, slower year-on-year price growth trends are emerging.

The latest research from JLL South Africa shows that the trend in commercial property investment activity in South Africa in the past year has been one of managing risk and avoiding loss in the South African economy, increasing the preference to hold property as opposed to cash reserves.

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