An increase in the repo rate by 25 basis points (now 3.75%) has many homeowners doing the math on their monthly home loan repayments. However, ooba Group CEO Rhys Dyer believes that it is still a good time to be a homeowner and that the increase will have little effectContinue Reading

Balwin Properties and FNB have announced the conclusion of a funding deal that will make R450 million available for the first 480 apartments and infrastructure of the listed developer’s Thaba Eco-Village currently under construction in Johannesburg South. “FNB is committed to facilitating the entrance of first-time homeowners into the formalContinue Reading

In a landmark transaction that highlights confidence in township and rural commercial property, Absa Bank acted as sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner in a strategic refinancing of Exemplar REITail Limited’s R3.135 billion debt package. The transaction includes a R1.791 billion sustainability-linked loan, with margin reductions applied, subject to the borrower’sContinue Reading

By Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial and Development Impact Analyst, TUHF21. While South Africa starts returning to ‘life as we knew it’ under Level lockdown 1, another global threat is making headlines. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Sixth Assessment Report1 was released in August 2021, and it has been calledContinue Reading

The property market continued to exceed expectations during the third quarter of 2021, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q2 2021. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that the results of the latest report reveal a still-thriving property market. “Understandably, the thirdContinue Reading

By Gerhard Zeelie Divisional Executive: Property Finance Africa: Nedbank CIB One of the significant impacts that Covid-19 and the global lockdowns have had on the international property markets is a fundamental shift in the financing needs of property developers and investors. Before Covid-19, the priority of the vast majority ofContinue Reading

Keabetswe Nkotswe started her career in the property industry as a qualified Quantity Surveyor. Fresh out of Pretoria Tech (now Tshwane University of Technology), she spent thirteen years working with numerous well-known companies including Turner & Townsend, Pentad Quantity Surveyors, Tiber, and the De Leeuw Group. But having spent overContinue Reading

FNB has launched an industry first property lending solution that allows up to eight members to buy property as a collective for residential purposes. “Buying a home is one of the most fulfilling long-term investments that most people will ever make. Even though interest rates are at record lows, theContinue Reading

by Rael Levitt, CEO of Inospace You mean, stop renting? Yes. In the new post-pandemic world, factors like low interest rates, and the availability of smaller ‘micro-industrial’ spaces combined with industrial sector-specific variables – like high rental returns and longer average occupancy – to produce a very real investment opportunityContinue Reading