ARTICLES RELATING TO PROPERTY

Checks to do before buying into sectional title

2016-02-05 16:21

Sectional title developments can, under the right circumstances, be excellent investments, explains a property expert.

Slowdown in average house price growth expected

2016-02-02 10:04

The forecast is for average house price growth to slow in 2016 and to move still slower in 2017, according to John Loos, property sector strategist at FNB.

Which is best: R3m home or investment fund?

2016-01-31 16:34

A Fin24 user wants to know which is best: buying a R3m house or rent and stay invested over the next two years in a fund where you can earn a return of up to 12%.

UK house prices rise for a seventh month

2016-01-27 10:00

UK house prices have risen for a seventh month in January and a strengthening jobs market may support an acceleration in gains.

Average growth of mid-segment homes markedly lower

2016-01-20 12:19

Year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in SA was markedly lower in 2015 compared to the preceding two years, an Absa index shows.

Average growth of mid-segment homes markedly lower

2016-01-19 21:00

Year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in SA was markedly lower in 2015 compared to the preceding two years, an Absa index shows.

Hugo shares his passion for eco-friendly living

2016-01-14 18:10

Hugo la Grange's passion has been to create a sustainable development at the Touwsberg Private Game and Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo.

Selling to downgrade a sign of things to come - property expert

2016-01-13 18:24

The increase in owners selling residential property to downscale due to financial pressure is a possible hint of things to come, warns a property expert.

Housing market points to looming recession - expert

2016-01-10 11:05

The risk of a recession in SA remains high, as indicated by activity levels in the residential market, a survey among estate agents shows.

No more pools as house hunters look for basics

2016-01-04 20:05

The first FNB Property Barometer of the year indicates that a more conservative household sector would likely constrain the performance of residential property.

 

Slowdown likely in nominal house price growth

2016-02-05 15:26

There has been a recent gradual rising trend evident in price growth in two categories of housing analysed in the latest Absa house price indices.

What does the rate hike mean for the housing market?

2016-02-01 13:30

So far, SA’s residential property market remains healthy and will weather the rate hike. But the state of the economy could affect buyer sentiment and confidence.

Rate hike big knock for first-time home buyers

2016-01-29 07:05

Affordability is going to be one of the key themes for the property market this year after the latest interest rate hike, according to experts.

Brace for slowdown in property sales, house prices

2016-01-20 12:19

The SA housing market could deteriorate this year due to expected interest rate hikes of between 1.5% and 3%, warns a property economist.

Brace for slowdown in property sales, house prices

2016-01-20 09:53

The SA housing market could deteriorate this year due to expected interest rate hikes of between 1.5% and 3%, warns a property economist.

'Twin terrors' faced by residential property market

2016-01-15 18:34

The drought and tanking rand will have a negative impact on the residential property market, especially in the lower-income segment, according to a property expert.

Watch the 'selling to emigrate' category - property expert

2016-01-13 21:30

The current SA economy and heightened social tensions, make the category of home owners 'selling in order to emigrate' the one to watch, says a property expert.

Food now key player in housing market

2016-01-11 18:30

Food might very well replace oil as the key commodity strongly linked to the fortunes of the local residential property market, says a property expert.

E-tolls shaping property investment decisions

2016-01-08 20:00

From an investment point of view, e-tolls have already substantially boosted the demand for certain properties, according to a property expert.

Should you buy a holiday home?

2016-01-03 07:30

Buying a holiday home can turn out to be a good investment. But that shouldn’t be the primary reason, because it can swing either way.

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