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Property Barometer – Housing Market Transaction Volume Trends

Transaction volume growth in the housing market started 2018 mildly improved, and mortgage lenders are expected to experience positive growth in volumes in the bonded segment of the market in 2018 as a whole after a slight decline in 2017. But growth in the near term may get slightly worse before...


Local Smart Cities aim to drive sustainability

More and more property developers are moving towards incorporating nature into building design. Green spaces have proven popular, even in major cities where they are seemingly rare. Rooftop gardens are popping up in central business districts such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rotterdam and New York. Urban...


Subdued household credit and mortgage balances growth in Q1 2018

The value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 564,1 billion at the end of March) showed growth of 3,9% year-on-year (y/y) up to the end of the first quarter of 2018. Year-on-year growth in secured credit balances was marginally lower at end-March, whereas growth...


Property value effects rates and taxes, says RE/MAX

Each month home owners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property, but what are these municipal rates used for and how is the amount worked out? Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that municipal property rates are financial...

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News Research

Green certified offices continue to outperform non-certified

Investment performance for certified green prime and A-grade offices improved in 2021, outperforming non-certified assets of a similar quality by 170bps during the year. This is according to the latest MSCI South Africa Green Annual Property Index which is released annually in conjunction with the...


Emira agrees to sell Enyuka shareholding to venture partner for R637m

Emira Property Fund, subject to financing conditions precedent for this sort of transaction, has agreed to sell its entire 49.9% stake in Enyuka Property Holdings, its rural and lower LSM retail property joint venture with One Property Holdings, to its venture partner for R637 million, representing...