ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

South Africans are getting home loans bigger than they’ve been in a decade – but house prices are still dropping

2019-10-07 12:31

The loan-to-price ratio in South Africa is growing, and overall mortgages extended to South Africans grew by 4.9% – but property is still getting cheaper.

Banks' lending appetite has increased, says RE/MAX boss

2019-04-20 13:50

There are indications that banks' lending appetite has increased, according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

House price growth faces downward trend for third year running

2018-09-03 19:30

The slow decline in real house price growth continues and remains negative in real terms, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Real house price growth still below inflation - index

2018-04-05 07:51

A "correction" in real house price growth in SA continues with growth remaining below general inflation, says a household and property sector strategist at FNB.

Homes less affordable despite slow house price growth - economist

2017-09-22 10:13

There has been slight residential affordability deterioration despite relatively slow average house price growth, FNB housing affordability ratios show.

Economy weighs heavily on housing market

2017-06-29 19:04

The difficult economic environment has weighed heavily on demand for housing and in turn impacted prices, the Standard Bank National House Price Index has revealed.

UK house prices fall for first time in almost 2 yrs

2017-03-31 09:25

UK house prices fell for the first time in almost two years in March, according to the latest report from Nationwide Building Society.

UK house-price growth slows to weakest

2017-02-01 10:30

UK house-price inflation has cooled to the least in more than a year in January, which warned of a slowdown this year as pressure on consumers’ pockets intensifies.

Gauteng leads the way in house price slowdown

2016-10-24 19:13

Gauteng has been leading the way to slower average house price growth among the major property regions in SA, the FNB Major Regions House Price Indices show.

Middle-segment house price growth lowest in 4 years

2016-09-09 18:47

The average nominal value of middle-segment homes in SA has slowed further in August to its lowest level in almost four years, says Absa's property analyst.

 

What is happening to house price growth in Cape Town suburbs?

2019-08-18 19:45

FNB economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi breaks down the sub-regional data for Cape Town suburbs in terms of house price growth.

House price growth still below inflation - index

2019-04-12 21:03

The FNB House Price Index was relatively flat at 3.8% year-on-year in March, compared to 3.7% y/y in February, says FNB economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi.

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.

Drought likely part of 'cooling' Western Cape house price growth - expert

2018-04-04 15:10

The severe drought in the Western Cape could be starting to play a "cooling" role on its economy as well as on its housing market, says John Loos of FNB.

Renewed economic weakness in store for SA's housing market

2017-07-03 18:47

House price growth slowed in June, reflecting the negative sentiment about SA's economy, says economist John Loos.

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.

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.

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.

Namibia house price growth beats all but one SA province

2016-04-13 13:53

Of all the major rand area regions, the Western Cape had the highest house price growth in the first quarter, followed by Namibia.

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