Property News

Rental markets continue to wane in spite of SA’s emergence from the recession

22-09-2009

In spite of the technical emergence of the economy out of the recession, the latest Rode’s Report on the Property Market (quarter 2009:4) reveals that rental markets in particular continue to feel the pinch of weak economic conditions across the commercial, industrial and residential arenas.

Latest <em>Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market</em> shows scant improvement

12-11-2009

While property’s PR machine may have started talking about green shoots appearing, the facts reveal that the brakes − in terms of the growth in market rentals − are being applied more firmly now. This is according to data revealed in the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

Poorer distribution prospects for listed property sector

26-10-2009

Even as the income streams of listed property funds are still showing fairly robust growth, softer direct-property fundamentals will most likely hinder future distribution.

Industrial rental and stand value growth fizzling out

26-10-2009

Industrial rental growth in all of the major industrial conurbations is fizzling out, with growth in stand values following suit.

Rode Conference warns of rocky road ahead but opportunities do exist

01-09-2009

Speakers at this year’s popular annual Rode Property events countrywide had stern predictions for both residential and non-residential markets, with participants debating whether or not the ‘green shoots’ starting to appear in various sectors of the market are revealing any real indication of an upswing from rock bottom.

Why we should be sceptical about the house market

21-07-2009

There are many optimists out there who predict that house prices will start to recover by the end of 2009. Let’s think this one through.

Prevailing property storm to be taken on at this year’s Rode events

15-17-2009

The past few years have seen the winds of change blow through the property market, dramatically shifting the directions taken by investors and other property owners. The 2009 Rode & Associates annual conference and breakfast events have thus been tailored to help the industry weather the storm and plot a viable course for the future.

Health of building industry requires intensive care says latest <em>Rode’s Report on SA Property Market</em>

23-06-2009

Good news in the latest Rode’s Report is that office rentals have, thus far, remained fairly resistant to the scourge of the economic slowdown.

Is affordable housing facing a subprime crisis?

18-05-2009

The most recent residential property indices released by Lightstone indicate that the latest victim of the market downturn could be the one segment that has until now withstood the fallout.

The law of relativity applied to investments

15-04-2009

The first law of investment is that returns are relative.