Apr 2021

low interest rates and pandemic driven lifestyle trends continue to boost housing demand

Low interest rates and pandemic-driven lifestyle trends continue to boost housing demand

Low Interest Rates First quarter oobarometer statistics released by ooba, South Africa’s foremost home loan comparison service, show continued robust growth in the residential property sector despite a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic fallout.According to the oobarometer, the Average Purchase Price increased by 13.8% for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 21) compared to...

What’s the most tax-efficient way to build wealth through property?

What’s the most tax-efficient way to build wealth through property? I want to create a financial wealth portfolio that I can enjoy in my retirement age, and that will enable me to leave something behind for my children. I would like to invest in one or two properties as wealth creation, but I’m unsure of the South African tax laws. Kindly advise of best legal ways of paying the...


Here’s why the KZN property market is one of SA’s ‘best kept secrets’

Over the past three years, the KwaZulu Natal property market has enjoyed unparalleled growth, outperforming other provinces as an investment destination. And yet, it is still considered one of the best-kept secrets in the country. SEE | SARB holds rate steady, as 'KZN leads property market recovery' According to the Pam Golding Residential Property Index, South Africa’s house price inflation...

affordably priced cape metro homes below r1 5m are being snapped up

Affordably priced Cape Metro homes below R1.5m are being snapped up

Affordably priced homes below R1.5 million are flying off the shelves in the Cape Town Metro, to the extent that there is currently a shortage of stock in this price band. However, despite the high demand – which is mainly from first-time buyers and some investors, and is evident across the Northern and Southern Suburbs as well as the Western Seaboard, homes in these price ranges can be found, as...

absa bank partners with the amdec group to bring iconic harbour arch development to fruition

Absa Bank partners with the Amdec Group to bring iconic Harbour Arch development to fruition

Absa Bank has partnered with Amdec Group, South Africa’s leading developer of new urban precincts, to develop the first tower of the multi-billion rand Harbour Arch project on the Foreshore in Cape Town. With an estimated R15 billion private equity investment, the Harbour Arch development is set to have an extremely positive impact on the City of Cape Town – and its inhabitants – both now and in...

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