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Dr Andrew Golding comments on digital disruption and the role of the real estate agent

21 Nov 2018

In a world of digitisation, technological service is on offer in almost every industry. The question is, to what extent is there a digital disruption in South Africa's residential property space - and how does this change the buying, selling and renting of most people's most valued asset? So asks Dr...

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Brace yourself for coming interest rate hikes

21 Nov 2018

Nobody likes to hear bad news, but it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard. Consider this your 'extreme weather warning' as we brace for the wave of imminent interest rate hikes to reach our shores. Thus far, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has treated consumers kindl...

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Is the interest rate going up this week?

20 Nov 2018

Economists from Firstrand expect the interest rate to increase by 25 basis points this week. Find out the implications for the property market if this happens. The reasons the bank expects interest rates to increase The South African Reserve Banks's target range for CPI (Consumer Price I...

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How tax breaks for first-time buyers could help stimulate the economy

20 Nov 2018

The state of the South African economy has been on a downward spiral that has culminated in a technical recession announced in September this year. While the South African government has no control over global market conditions, it does have the power to promote economic growth by implementing strat...

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