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Rode’s State of the Property Market

State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2012

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Listed property funds report impressive growth in distributions
• No vitality in the office rental market
• Growth in industrial rentals heating up, but we’re not out of the woods yet
• House prices likely to do a dead cat bounce

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2012

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Manufacturing woes a hurdle to industrial rentals
• Building industry still pessimistic but hanging in there
• Cons outweigh pros in the housing market
• Office rentals are stalling

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2012

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Sentiment of property investors improves ever so slightly
• Drivers of office demand losing their oomph
• Office rentals contract

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2011

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Sandton office market booming
• Guarantee Fund a boon for prices in the affordable market segment
• Building-construction industry experiences stagflation

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2011

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Real office rentals stutter
• Business cycle indicators losing vigour, bringing with them implications for property fundamentals
• Houses overvalued by 25%

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2011

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Poor office demand a damper on rental growth
• Indicators flash health warning about health of industrial property
• Weak mortgage lending restrains house-price movements

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2011

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rentals starting the year off with a bang
• Rental recovery bodes well for capitalization rates
• Flat rentals outperforming house and townhouse rentals

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2010

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office and industrial cap rates reflect renewed optimism
• Industrial rentals end 2010 on a better note
• Houses should not expect further help from the Reserve Bank

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2010

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Office rentals show some growth amidst headwinds
• Weakness in manufacturing not good news for industrial property
• House prices doing a double dip

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2010

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Reprieve for office rentals in the form of steady vacancy rates
• Industrial rentals continue to slide
• Growth in house prices losing its oomph

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2010

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• The business-cycle downswing is still weighing down on rents
• The FIRE sector continues to shed jobs, putting pressure on office vacancies
• The trends in residential rentals reflect the distress being experienced by households

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