On Thursday the SARB Monetary Policy Committee elected not to raise the repo rate which will remain unchanged at 5.5% until the next meeting on the 17th of July.

Confidence levels in the construction and building industry rise to 52 points in the first quarter of 2014 from 48 in the fourth quarter of 2013. 

House prices grow at a more moderate pace in January, but FNB believes this has nothing to do with January's surprise rate hike.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:36

Impact of interest rate increase on property

Property doyens comment on the impact the 50-basis repo rate increase will have on property.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:58

Brighter outlook for house prices

Home owners and residential property investors are likely to start making money again on their bricks-and-mortar assets this year after a six-year housing slump.

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:12

House prices to gather pace

House price increases slow last year but 2014 might well be better for home owners, extending the recovery of the last couple of years.

Monday, 09 December 2013 07:32

House price growth losing momentum

FNB says house price growth may be losing some momentum.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:41

FNB house price index up 7.8% in October

FNB house price index accelerates to 7.8% in October‚ from September’s revised rate of 7%.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 16:06

Banks striving to reduce bond defaults

SA’s big banks are taking longer to deal with home loan defaulters even though they are continuing to reduce their non-performing home loan books from 2009-10 peaks.

Monday, 07 October 2013 14:25

Residential property market on the rise

Despite a weak economy and continued pressure on disposable income, the residential property market is showing a marked increase in activity and demand across all price levels, according to Jawitz Properties CEO Herschel Jawitz.

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