SA Property Market

Steady repo rate welcomed as housing market outlook remains weak

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank to leave the repo rate unchanged is most welcome in a climate where the economic and housing market outlook remains weak.

South Africa ranks 25th in Global Real Estate transparency

New research shows 75% of global real estate investment takes place in highly transparent markets, with South Africa ranking 25th out of 109 markets covered — supported by its listed property sector.

SA Property Market volumes to a Staggering R5.8-trillion

Believe it or not, the South African property sector is valued at R5.8 trillion, according to the latest Property Sector Charter Council’s (PSCC) report — aimed to determine the size of the country’s property sector.

Office sector drifting

Office vacancies remain flat in South Africa suggesting that not enough new supply is coming on board, the South African Property Owner’s Association (Sapoa)’s latest vacancy report shows.

2015 — a year of hurdles

While a weak rand has decimated many investors’ returns across sectors in SA, listed property has still outperformed its peers.

Smaller property funds takeover frenzy

THERE could be consolidation at the lower end of the listed property sector according to market commentators.

Sub-Saharan Africa Affordable housing in great demand

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene addressed a conference about affordable housing which took place in Johannesburg last week, saying that the public and private sectors needed to work closer together in addressing the development of sufficient low-cost housing to meet tremendous market demand.

Property’s run hits obstacles

Property stocks continued to perform well over the most recent results season but market conditions and a lack of outlier events suggest this will be the last good set for results for the year.

Office property market losing shine

The office property market is a long way from solving the problem of high vacancy levels, according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

SA’s listed property market Comes of Age

South Africa’s listed property sector made strides in becoming an accepted and even popular asset class in 2014, SA Commercial Prop News has learned.

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