Property News

Cape Town flats continue to lead in a modest rental growth market

21-11-2017

Since 2015, Cape Town flat rentals have been outperforming their peers strongly, but are taking a breather for now, only growing by 4% over the past year. This is according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market. Cape Town’s super rental growth since 2015 echoes the superior growth house prices have been showing in the Mother City.

Values of industrial stands in the East Rand and Cape Town outperform the rest

31-10-2017

Despite of the poor performance of industrial stand values in the country overall, due to declining economic confidence, those in the East Rand and Cape Peninsula still managed to enjoy real growth in the second quarter of 2017. This is according to the latest Rode’s Report on the state of the property market in South Africa.

Rode & Associates once again receives the highest awards in national survey

18-09-2017

Property valuation firm Rode & Associates, has been honoured with top awards from the authoritative publication Professional Management Review (PMR.africa) in this year’s 2017 PMR.africa rankings.

The fun is over

18-09-2017

Property, whether directly held or listed, was the darling of South African investors over the past decade and longer. There were multiple drivers of the extended boom.

On house prices, the future and "benoude katte"

20-04-2017

Nationally, the growth in house prices continues to be undermined by its underperforming key drivers.

Jeremy Cronin to speak on Expropriation Bill at Rode-REIM Conference 2016

31-08-2016

A highlight on the calendar of the South African property industry, the annual conference jointly organised by renowned property economist Erwin Rode of Rode & Associates and Real Estate Investor Magazine, will take place in Johannesburg on 27 September and in Cape Town on 29 September.

Rode & Associates once again receives top honours in national survey

28-07-2016

Property valuation firm Rode & Associates, has been honoured with top awards from the authoritative publication Professional Management Review (PMR.africa) in this year’s PMR.Africa rankings. The company received the Diamond Arrow Award in the following categories: Retail Valuations; Commericial & Industrial Valuations; Residential Valuations and Specialised Valuations. Rode was rated highest in each of those categories. The company also received the Golden Arrow Award in the Municipal Valuations and Agricultural Valuations categories.

Alarm bells ringing in the Centurion office space market

28-07-2016

The Pretoria decentralized office market continues to suffer from the aftermath of overzealous development coupled with weak demand for space to rent. This statement especially applies to Centurion, one of its largest and most popular office areas.

Falling import volumes could place a damper on industrial-rental growth

28-06-2016

For now, the current cooling in the growth of retail sales volumes and contracting import volumes do not bode well for the demand for warehouse space to rent, and consequently market rentals.

Tighter credit standards darken outlook for houses

25-05-2016

The leading business-cycle indicator continues to signal that even weaker economic activity should be expected, which bodes ill for the housing market.