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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2008

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates could be peaking
• Listed yields strengthen on back of stronger long-bond yields
• The house market: Recovery or kaput in 2009?
• Cement sales remain in the red
• Inflation expectations nose-diving

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2008

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates’ tide turning
• Office market continues to enjoy double-digit rental growth
• Cooling industrial rental growth
• Stalling house prices
• Building-cost inflation collapsing?

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2008

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates showing a weakening (increasing) trend
• Office rentals continue to grow impressively
• Real house-price cycle topping in
• Levelling-off in office and industrial building plans passed

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2008

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Industrial-leaseback and shopping-centre capitalization rates feeling the pinch, but no need to panic yet
• Vacant prime office space remains a rare commodity
• Industrial stands taking a break from triple-digit-growth rates
• More heavy blows expected in the residential property market

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Higher risk brought on by electricity shock might soon be reflected in capitalization rates
• Pretoria and Durban decentralized office rental growth lagging behind
• Industrial rentals continue to grow fervently
• Exceptional growth of industrial stand values sustained by industrial rental’s leveraging effect
• People of colour dominating lower-priced house market
• Non-residential building ambitions cooling off as well

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates’ mixed reaction to interest-rate hikes
• Top decentralized office nodes show strong nominal growth
• Industrial real rental upswing phase now strongly entrenched
• Industrial stand values continue to surge
• House prices still growing at double-digit rates; but for how long?
• Non-residential contractors more upbeat about future building conditions than their residential counterparts

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates are tending south again
• Johannesburg’s office rentals are leading the upswing on the back of low vacancies
• Office-zoned stands have great investment potential
• The industrial market is still booming
• The house market is still decelerating
• The future belongs to non-residential contractors

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2007

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates on an even keel
• Double-digit income-stream growth for listed funds
• Cape Town and Pretoria office markets battle to turn the corner
• Industrial rentals still steaming ahead
• House prices still showing little impact of interest-rate hikes
• Residential contractors’ profit margins are contracting

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State of the property market in quarter 4 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates take a breather
• Listed property’s comeback
• Office market accelerates but Cape Town still in doldrums
• Industrial boom still on
• House-price deceleration takes a break
• Building contractors remain optimistic

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State of the property market in quarter 3 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates putting on the brakes
• Investors in listed funds wake up to fundamentals
• Office rentals still haven’t taken off convincingly
• Industrial boom far from over
• Small-town houses offer the best yields
• Building contractors’ growth in profit margins slows

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State of the property market in quarter 2 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Cap rates resist threat of interest-rate hikes
• Listed property’s recent blow
• Office market’s vigour starts to show
• Industrial rentals continue to grow
• House-price growth still declining
• Building activity set to keep pressure on building costs

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State of the property market in quarter 1 of 2006

The following are significant findings or conclusions made in this issue of Rode’s Report:
• Capitalization rates and hurdle rates still falling
• Listed property’s income yields surprise again
• Real office rentals still battling to turn the corner
• Prospects for industrial property remain good
• House-price growth decelerates further
• Building-cost inflation remains high

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