The state of South Africa's rental housing market right now - it's not good
27 Jan 2022
Landlords continue to be under pressure as a result of an increased vacancy rate of 11.71% in the last quarter of 2021, according to the TPN Vacancy Survey for the fourth quarter of 2021. Vacancy rates at the height of the pandemic were over 13% during December 2020 and in the first half of 2021....
5 Lessons learnt in real estate in 2021 to take into 2022
26 Jan 2022
Property ownership is one of the best forms of long-term investment that any person can make. For most South Africans, purchasing a home is a significant milestone that affords them stability and economic independence, while investment into the property market can provide them with a passive income ...
November non-residential building statistics release could point to weakening in commercial space building activity in 2022
25 Jan 2022
The StatsSA November 2021 release of non-residential building plans pointed to early signs of weakening to come for the Commercial Property Building Sector in the run up to 2022. The square metreage of total industrial, retail, and office space building plans passed declined by -43.4% year-on-yea...
How house price appreciation provides insights into greater market trends
21 Jan 2022
Often referred to as house price appreciation rather than inflation, the rising cost of real estate affects both buyers and sellers as well as landlords and tenants. As at end November 2021, the annual house price inflation rate in South Africa is 4.57% and monthly is 0.29%. The latest report fro...