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Property News

Relapse in business confidence to further retard office demand

29-09-2011

For now, no improvement in the demand for office space is detectable, with vacancy rates in general continuing to move sideways.

Flat rentals outperforming house and townhouse rentals

29-08-2011

Despite still showing mediocre growth — below consumer inflation — flat rentals are at least outperforming house and townhouse rentals.
 

Banks’ hesitancy pulling down house prices

25-07-2011

For now, near-term prospects for the beleaguered housing market remain bleak; this as weaknesses in the residential mortgage market are likely to persist.
 

In search of a silver lining

30-06-2011

Dark clouds remain fixed over the building-construction industry as non-residential building activity is now also contracting.

Health returning to industrial property

30-05-2011

Industrial property is showing signs of a recovery with vacancy rates seemingly levelling off and rentals once again showing growth.

Contracting demand explains sticky office-vacancy rates

28-04-2011

The take-up of office space remains feeble for now, explaining why vacancy rates are still stubbornly refusing to drop.

Steady renewal of optimism in commercial property market

04-04-2011

March 30, 2011; Johannesburg: First National Bank and property consultants Rode and Associates today launched a report on the country’s property market that shows a gradual return of cautious optimism in the office and industrial sectors of the property market. The latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market states that capitalization rates strengthened (i.e. declined) marginally in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Industrial rentals still drifting lower

29-03-2011

Despite still drifting lower, industrial rentals in the major conurbations managed to end 2010 on a better note.
 

Houses should not expect further help from Reserve Bank

24-02-2011

No help for the ailing house market can, for now, be expected from lower interest rates.
 

Office rentals continue to manage growth despite strong economic headwinds

29-12-2010

According to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market (quarter 2010:4); office rentals were able to muster some growth, even against the headwinds of a slowing economy.