According to Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet, home price growth may well be slow in 2016, but it will continue, especially if developers start holding back again on the provision of new housing stock and property demand continues to exceed supply. Read more in This is no time to sit on the fence
In Rental demand set to rise in 2016 as home-buying declines, we read that with rising rates putting a strain on affordability and making it more difficult for prospective buyers to qualify for home loans, landlords can look forward to a rising rental demand in 2016.
It might be a good idea for a residential landlords currently renewing any leases to insist on a fresh credit check on their existing tenants or even asking them to top up their deposit before signing anything, according to Chas Everitt Property Rentals CEO, Greg Harris. Read more in New year, new lease?
In Focus On this week we take a closer look at what is happening in the Cape Town, Southern Suburbs property market where a strong demand for rental properties will push up Southern Suburbs investment buys in 2016