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Property News - 28 January 2016

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SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday that the repo rate has been increased by 50 basis points to 6.75%.

This decision by the Monetary Policy Committee is likely to create a further dampening effect on housing demand as consumers are already exercising a more conservative and considered approach to both buying and selling, says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group. Read more in Pragmatic view on the repo rate & residential property market

“Don’t panic. Price realistically. And accept that deals will almost inevitably close with some degree of price discomfort for both buyers and sellers.” That’s the advice from Ronald Ennik as 2016 unfolds against the background of South Africa’s currently deteriorating socio-economic and -political landscape. Read more in SA homes market has seen worse times says Ronald Ennik

According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans, homebuyers need to look ahead and budget for the additional costs they may face once they become homeowners. Read more in Smaller homes, lower costs

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Pragmatic view on the repo rate & residential property market

Pragmatic view on the repo rate & residential property market
Market sentiment is a key factor which impacts on activity in the residential marketplace, so today’s decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to further increase the repo rate - by 50bps - is likely to create a further dampening effect on housing demand as consumers are already exercising a more conservative and considered approach to both buying and selling...
Pragmatic view on the repo rate & residential property market

SA homes market has seen worse times says Ronald Ennik

SA homes market has seen worse times says Ronald Ennik
“Don’t panic. Price realistically. And accept that deals will almost inevitably close with some degree of price discomfort for both buyers and sellers.”
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