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Emigration is contributing to Gauteng’s weak residential market

Despite having become SA’s most populous province, Gauteng is now seeing an increase in emigration-related residential property sales. The Pam Golding Properties (PGP) Residential Property Report for 2019 notes that emigration-related sales are at a ten-year high this year, and most South Africans who are emigrating are leaving from Gauteng. This is contributing to the […]

SA economic growth surprises, recession avoided

In the second quarter, the mining sector rebounded with growth of 14.4% – contributing a full 1.0 percentage point to GDP growth. This was thanks to the end of strikes at gold mines….

Good news for house sellers: The first green shoots are appearing

After weak house price growth in the first half of 2019, there are signs that the prices may be stabilising. In fact, for the first time since June 2011, mortgage advances have been growing…

Moving to Ballito?: Useful Resources for Living and Working in Ballito

Ballito is the fastest growing town in South Africa. If you’re thinking of making the move or have recently relocated. The combination of a gorgeous beach, year-round sub-tropical climate and well-developed…

Time is money – have your ducks in a row to avoid costly transfer delays

While some delays cannot be foreseen, it’s possible to exponentially reduce the risk by doing one’s homework and having all one’s ducks in a row from the onset, says Jill Lloyd, area specialist in Rondebosch…

Time for millennials to get back into the property market

According to statistics from property market analyst Lightstone, South African millennials will experience increased difficulty in becoming home owners as they will probably have to pay 3.04 times more on their first…

Unique and interesting features that will help – and hinder – the sale of your home in SA

Unusual features can have great appeal, especially when the general characteristics of the home are in line with current trends. There is a very close correlation between a property’s uniqueness and the size of…