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The normal short-term factors that drive house-price inflation are economic growth (real growth in disposable household income) and interest rates, as both affect affordability
The following report appeared on 16 March 2019 in the English version of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
The house market is not a global market like commodity markets. Thus, if house prices in Cape Town are cheap relative to Melbourne, potential buyers of houses in Melbourne do not flock to Cape Town, thereby pushing up prices in Cape Town.
Investing in flats used to have the advantage that vacancies were as a rule extremely low. Not anymore.
Property valuers Rode & Associates has once again been recognised for its outstanding expertise in property valuation.
The Cape Town-based company received a total of six Diamond Arrow awards, representing 1st overall in each of six categories. In a seventh category it achieved a Golden Arrow award.
Following its recent annual national survey on property valuers in South Africa, PMR.Africa has recognised Cape Town-based property valuers Rode & Associates with seven awards, including the coveted Diamond Arrow Award (1st overall) in the four categories of Commercial & Industrial, Residential, Retail and Agricultural Valuations.
Worldwide, the tertiary or services sector of the economy — manned to a large extent by knowledge workers — is growing much faster than the manufacturing of goods (secondary sector) and the production of raw materials in the primary sector (agriculture and mining).
City of Cape Town Spatial Development Frameworks, 2012 and 2018: Evaluating the approach to spatial planning
Erwin Rode and Berchtwald Rode contemplate the last two 5-year Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) of the City of Cape Town and identify differences in the approach to spatial planning.
Erwin Rode contemplates the law of unintended consequences when inclusionary programmes are introduced in SA and comes up with some practical suggestions
Amidst serious political turmoil, the South African property market ended 2017 on a better footing, with industrial property and flat rentals managing to outpace inflation.
Readers of the coming Rode’s Report may notice that the publication no longer includes “location” as a determinant of grading.
Analyses and reports on most sectors of the property market in the major, and some secondary, cities in South Africa. It covers, inter alia, trends and levels of rentals and standard capitalization rates by property type, grade, node/township, the listed real estate market, and building construction costs and building activity.
The Rode’s Retail Report on South Africa reports on the state of the retail property market by analyzing the most recent sales and trading-density statistics.
Retail property information includes street-front shop rentals per m² by size for about 120 street-front micro-locations in six metropolitan areas.
Trends is aimed at general management — where strategic decisions are taken — and property investment analysts who are involved in asset allocation and viability studies. Valuers who use forecasting in their valuation method would also find it indispensable. It is a unique, statistically-based analysis and forecast of all key indicators affecting the property market and property investment – over the next 5 years.
Use Rode’s reliable historical data to substantiate your research, strategic decision-making and presentations. This electronic database provides on-line access to more than 2.000 property-related time series. The time series includes key property time series like capitalization and escalation rates, residential and non-residential rentals and market values for industrial stands.
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