PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES IS BEST INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENCY AND BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY IN AFRICA

Hot on the heels of being awarded Best Real Estate Agency in South Africa 2020-2021 (over 20 offices), Pam Golding Properties has received global recognition by being awarded Best International Real Estate Agency and Best Real Estate Agency in Africa (2020-2021) in the world-renowned International Property Awards. Open to property professionals from around the world […]

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY REMAINS A SOUND OPTION FOR INVESTMENT

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and, in some cases, even a more cost-effective lifestyle. This shift is particularly evident in the residential property market, with numerous transactions since the hard lockdown mirroring this trend, says Dr […]

UNCHANGED REPO RATE PROVIDES STABILITY FOR HOME BUYERS WITH MORTGAGES

With all indications that the Monetary Policy Committee would retain the status quo, it was no surprise that the decision was taken to leave the repo rate unchanged at this month’s (May 2021) meeting, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. “This provides stability to the market in respect of aspirant […]

DISPELLING EIGHT KEY MYTHS AROUND BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY ON AUCTION

While in general, auctions, including on-line auctions, have for some time been an accepted way of marketing and selling residential property to an ever-growing audience, there are still a number of misconceptions which exist, which have prevented home buyers from embracing what is an attractive and highly beneficial sales channel, says Tania Smit, head of Pam […]

HISTORICALLY LOW-INTEREST RATES STILL REPRESENT A BUYING OPPORTUNITY FOR ASPIRANT FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS, SAYS DR ANDREW GOLDING

With South Africa’s inflation rate below the lower limit of the inflation target at 2.9%, and local inflationary expectations remaining well-anchored, it was expected that the Monetary Policy Committee would keep the repo rate unchanged, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. Says Dr Golding: “This means that the prime […]

WHAT DEFINES A LUXURY HOME IN TODAY’S WORLD?

While the concept of ‘luxury’ means a variety of things to different people when it comes to their primary residence – particularly since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing levels of lockdown – there are several key factors which buyers seek when buying a luxury home. And, says Tania Smit, who heads up Pam […]

IS SUSTAINABILITY FINALLY BECOMING MORE MAINSTREAM?

As the world grapples with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term implications of Covid-19, there is a measure of agreement on one thing – the global pandemic has fast-tracked numerous trends which were already emerging prior to the crisis. Says Anthony Stroebel, head of New Business Development for Pam Golding Properties and a director of the […]

RELIEF AT NO INCREASE IN PERSONAL TAX

“Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement in the National Budget today that there will be no increase in personal income tax, but instead, a 5% adjustment in the personal income tax brackets which will combat fiscal drag and provide R2.2 […]

WHERE IS THE HOUSING MARKET HEADED IN 2021?

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, comments: After the worst economic downturn in decades, further dampened by the recent tightening of lockdown restrictions in response to the second wave of the pandemic and the recommencement of load shedding, economic growth – while admittedly coming off a low base – is […]