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SARB To Hold Rate But Hike Around The Corner

SARB to hold rate but hike around the corner – expert panel

South Africa’s prime lending rate is currently at 7%, the lowest it has been in five decades. As the Monetary Council of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is set to meet at the end of March, a unanimous vote by 25 economists on Finder’s repo rate forecast report thinks the bank will continue to hold the rate. Web Design | Marketing | PhotographyRead More ...

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Do’s and don’ts when buying property with family

Buying property with family can be a solution on a multitude of fronts – the elderly are cared for, costs are shared … But things can go wrong, and when they do they can ruin your most precious relationships. So, what are the “dos and don’ts”? Shaun Dubois of Just Property, says he is seeing more and more multi-generational living arrangements: “This was always common in certain cultures but...

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What buyers need to know about purchasing a distressed property

What buyers need to know about purchasing a distressed property 20 Dec 2020 The unfortunate reality is that there has been an increase in the number of distressed property sales owing to the lockdown and a rising unemployment rate. While interest rate cuts provided a ‘massive stimulus’ to the market, demand has slowed as signs of consumer distress start filtering...

Renting vs Buying

Renting vs buying property in South Africa right now

Driven by attractive interest rates and more lenient loan criteria, tenants now have their sights firmly set on owning a home. While many – particularly the millennial generation – chose to travel and live more ‘freely’ in the past, priorities have since changed, says Grant Smee, managing director for Only Realty. “Travel and event restrictions remain in place and lockdown has forced many to...

Interest Rate

Interest Rate Cut to Speed Up Recovery in Housing Market

The record-breaking streak of interest rates cuts in January through to May has already spiked interest in the first-time buyers’ market. The housing market received further good news when today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced that the interest rate will drop by 25 basis points. The repo rate, therefore, lowers to 3.5%, leaving the prime lending rate at...

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