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

Property developers, International Housing Solutions (IHS), are helping South Africans earning under R22 000 per month access to an ‘underutilised’ government housing subsidy, established to assist those aspiring to become first-time homeowners.   FLISP, the government’s Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme, assists qualifying first-time buyers caught in the ‘gap’ sector –Continue Reading

FNB’s Residential Property Barometer for July 2021 indicates that demand in the property market is stabilizing following its strong rebound in the second half of 2020 and into 2021. However, these levels remain above pre-pandemic levels reflecting the positive effect of lower interest rates on market activity and the pandemic-inducedContinue Reading

Cape-based investment property specialists, Flyt Property Investment, have made investment into hospitality property accessible for future projects via their Section 12J finance-facility fund, the Flyt Partnership 2022 fund. Subscription to the fund will provide investors access to the Section 12J tax break before the 30 June cut-off, allowing them toContinue Reading

Trust for Urban Housing Finance (TUHF), in partnership with Standard Bank, has launched its Sustainable Bond Framework and South African first social bonds. As an impact-focused lender with an eighteen-year track record of successfully financing inner-city residential buildings, TUHF is a non-bank financial services company that borrows money from theContinue Reading

Absa’s Homeowner Sentiment Index (HSI) indicates that confidence in the local property market (Q1 2021: 81%) remains in line with 2020’s fourth quarter. The index’s key findings include: Views towards buying property have improved for a fourth consecutive quarter (Q1 2021: 82%), the highest since the introduction of Absa’s HomeContinue Reading

Despite less than 300km separating the Eastern Cape cities of East London from Gqeberha, the contrast in the residential rental property market could not be more significant. The areas these cities cover create a multi-polar economic situation that is shaping the future of development in the province. Letlatsa Lekhelebana, portfolioContinue Reading

2021’s first quarter saw property sales enjoying a significant boost thanks to SARS’ Section 12J tax incentive. The demand for investment opportunities into qualifying property developments that include hotels, lodges, student residence, or serviced apartments, resulted in some property developers selling out all units via the Section 12J structure. QualifyingContinue Reading

Property stocks have taken a significant hit during the pandemic where retail and commercial property – and even some industrial property holdings – were affected. In contrast, lower-income affordable housing and inner-city housing have performed better than most other property markets in South Africa over the same period.   ChangesContinue Reading