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The drivers of house prices revisited

September 2019

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. Economic growth also tends to create new jobs, which boosts the demand for housing, and if the supply side (new developments) cannot keep up, prices accelerate. In a booming economy, this lag time is a real problem as the gestation period of new residential estates is about four years.

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Rode’s Report on the South African Property Market

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.

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Rode’s Retail Report on South Africa

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.

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Rode’s South African Property Trends

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.

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Rode’s Property Time Series

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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