Our views on the property market

Property outlook remains bleak despite CPI reduction

by David de Waal on May 4, 2016

Despite Stats SA announcing that Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) decelerated from 7% year-on-year in February to 6.3% in March, food costs in March were nearly 10% higher than in March 2015. The reduction in CPI for March is largely due to a 5% petrol price cut, and, although welcome, is unfortunately probably not the start [Click to continue …]

Access your bond or apply for a loan?

by David de Waal on February 26, 2016

With the dismal economy applying financial pressure on consumers, many might find themselves in a pinch, needing to access money for short term relief. A personal loan can provide a quick fix but the interest rate will be exorbitant. A lot has been said about accessing money from your bond, what are the pros and [Click to continue …]

Online property market shows major growth

by David de Waal on November 12, 2015

OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform for emerging markets, recently released data revealing that an increasing number of home owners seem to be looking for a more cost-effective way of buying and selling property. The stats highlight how property listings on their South African portal have shown solid growth over recent months, with some platforms [Click to continue …]

Online property marketing key to getting property sold

by David de Waal on September 23, 2015

Recent research from Stats SA indicates that almost half of South African households have at least one member with access to the internet. This means that where you list your property online, and how you market your listing digitally, could mean the difference between selling your home or wringing your hands in frustration.    In [Click to continue …]