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Property Barometer – Mining Towns House Price Indices

FNB’s Mining Towns House Price Index continues to point to under performance in the overall national picture.  Recent developments in the mining sector South Africa’s Mining Sector returned to positive output growth last year, to the tune of 3.9% for the year, after a contraction of -3.9% in...

Research

Property Barometer – Holiday Towns House Price Indices

The FNB Holiday Towns House Price Index has had a reasonably good run since 2013. This index consists of towns – both coastal and inland – whose housing markets are deemed to be strongly driven by holiday home demand. The last two quarters of 2017, suggests that they aren’t quite...

Advice and Opinion

Rental market ‘yo-yo’d’ in 2017

South Africa’s rental market has suffered from great volatility during the past year. This is evident in PayProp’s Rental Index Annual Review of 2017.  It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34%...

Areas and Places

Luxurious Kerzner eco-estate launched in Cape Town

The new Kerzner Estate which is set to be one of the most exclusive Cape Town residential estates in the country, has officially launched.  The ​10​ha estate is located high on the slopes of Leeukoppie, just off Victoria Road with stunning views towards Chapman’s Peak, the bay, valley and...

News

Emira returns to positive dividend growth

Emira Property Fund has reported a total dividend of 70.65 cents per share for its half-year ended 31 December 2017, representing a 2.5% year-on-year increase in distributions and this marks the return to positive dividend growth. This solid performance reveals a strong sign that Emira has gained...

Research

PROPERTY BAROMETER – Home selling related to financial constraints

The fourth quarter 2017 FNB Estate Agent Survey continued to flag significant ‘Household Sector’ caution when it came to home investment, with a relatively low level of selling of homes in order to upgrade to a better one. However, the market is not a highly “stressed” one. Upgrade...

News

All systems go for McCormick’s Capital Mall development

Its all systems go for Capital Mall – the R1.2 billion corner stone of the ‘Capital City’ mixed-use development.  The City of Tshwane has approved the rights for this majestic development which is set to revolutionise both the Pretoria West region as well as the McCormick Property...

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Property Barometer – Area Value Band House Price Indices

The Luxury Area Value Band has experienced significant price growth slowdown since 2014. The Lower End has seen better days in recent quarters but there may be possible signs of the higher end starting to ‘settle’.  FNB Area Value Band House Price Index performances  FNB compiles five...