Two big factors putting pressure on SA commercial property - economist

2020-01-25 18:00

With the SA economy expected to grow at less than 1%, this would be insufficient to curb an increase in the vacancy rate of commercial property and to prop up real property values at recent levels, according to John Loos, property sector strategist at FNB.

House price growth expected to slow again in 2019

2018-12-28 12:48

Ongoing gradual real property price correction can be expected in SA in 2019, according to FNB analysis.

SA real house prices are in decline - and it now takes more than four months to sell a property

2018-08-02 08:45

There is a possible oversupply of residential properties in the country.

Property affordability a challenge in Western Cape

2017-04-25 08:26

Mounting affordability challenges have likely caused some slowing in house price growth in the Western Cape in recent quarters, says a property expert.

Slight stir in SA residential property market

2017-01-13 14:05

Estate agents surveyed in the FNB Estate Agent Survey are perceiving a slightly stronger level of activity in the residential property market.

Western Cape house price growth set to slow down

2016-10-24 15:20

Although the Western Cape is by far the strongest housing market among SA’s major regions, it cannot defy gravity for ever, cautions a property expert.

Signs of slowing in residential property market

2016-09-02 17:49

Early indications point to a renewed near-term slowing in the residential property market, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Older sellers drive SA property sales - survey

2016-07-12 16:19

Ageing home owners continue to be the single biggest driver of residential property sales in SA, according to the latest FNB Estate Agent Home Selling Survey.

Buyers 'deliberately' more conservative in property market

2016-06-17 19:01

There are signs of South African consumers "deliberately" becoming more conservative in the residential property market, says John Loos, property expert at FNB.

Why W Cape house price growth bucks the trend

2016-04-12 18:35

The Western Cape has managed to “buck the trend” of slowing house price growth of late, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.


Concerns for retail property sector - survey

2019-08-02 18:40

Consumer spending can likely not be the driving force anymore of the outperformance of retail property over industrial property and office space, says John Loos of FNB Commercial Property Finance.

Cape Town housing market continues to cool - analyst

2018-08-07 21:59

Cape Town is in for a considerable period of slower house price growth, according to John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Building confidence improves, but not yet past halfway mark - index

2018-03-21 17:54

Although it looks like growth in the building sector in SA started 2018 off on a stable footing, John Loos, property economist at FNB, advises caution.

Expect 3% average house price growth in 2017 - economist

2017-03-02 10:08

The average house price growth for 2017 is expected to be 3%, says household and property sector strategist at FNB John Loos.

House price growth will likely be slower than last year - economist

2017-01-09 17:50

During 2017 the average house price growth in SA is expected to be slower than in 2016, according to John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Building confidence shows slight uptick

2016-09-15 12:43

Although the FNB/BER Building Confidence Index has risen back to first-quarter levels, over 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with current business conditions.

Risk of rising retail vacancy rate

2016-07-14 18:00

The risk of rising retail vacancy rates has been on the increase despite solid real retail sales growth, explains FNB property strategist John Loos.

'Semigration' the new emigration for some in SA

2016-07-11 21:00

The impact of the economic slowdown doesn’t appear to have affected the level of selling in order to relocate to other parts of SA just yet, a survey shows.

Drop in house price growth stalls as avg home tops R1m

2016-05-03 11:43

Zero percent real house price inflation at the current time should not be too surprising as valuers point to a supply-constrained market, says FNB's John Loos.

Renting becoming more attractive than buying - index

2016-03-22 17:28

Rental figures show the residential rental option is broadly becoming more attractive compared to the relatively expensive home buying option, says an expert.

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