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Residential building activity anticipated to peak

The StatsSA November 2021 release of residential building plans passed show a year-on-year decline in the number of unit plans passed to the tune of -13.6%. According to FNB, for the three months to November 2021, the year-on-year growth rate was still a positive +12.3%, but this too reflects a...

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The complexity of buying or selling a farm in SA

The market for farms in South Africa has attracted significant interest over the last few years with an increase in available properties, largely due to Government’s redistribution-of-land policies and the increase in cost of farming. However, availability of stock has been countered by an upswing...

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Current wave of home buying activity driven by older generations

Mortgage approvals during the first nine months of 2021 were approximately 34% higher compared to the same period in 2019, according to Deeds Office data and FNB’s latest Residential Property Barometer, with the value of outstanding mortgage advances 7.3% higher when compared to the same period in...


Changing consumer behaviour and its impact on the property sector

South Africa’s property market mirrored the turbulence and resilience of the country’s political economy in 2021. While the pandemic continued to weigh heavily on the economy, the introduction of vaccinations and the milder Omicron third wave lifted the mood, helping to activate economic activity...