Our views on the property market

Joburg chosen as a City of Opportunity in Africa

by David de Waal on March 19, 2015

Johannesburg has been selected as one of the top five cities in the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Cities of Opportunity in Africa report. The report explains that the purpose of the analysis was to facilitate the decisions and actions of both investors and policymakers. PWC structured the report, as much as possible, around the critical issues [Click to continue …]

Ways to solve the bond deposit problem

by David de Waal on November 26, 2014

Although banks in South Africa do grant bonds that cover the full purchase price of a property (a so-called 100% bond), this is unusual.  Most banks will insist that the buyer puts down some amount as a deposit, and also pays for the transfer costs. So what are your options if your bank requires you [Click to continue …]