THERE WAS A GOOD CASE FOR HIKING REPO RATE BY ONLY 25BPS (INSTEAD OF 50BPS), SAYS DR ANDREW GOLDING

Given the fragile state of the local economic recovery, with high unemployment, rising poverty levels and household finances under pressure from rising prices – including the prospect of another significant hike in the fuel price next month (June) as government’s temporary R1.50 per litre general fuel levy subsidy ends, one could argue that any increase […]

PROPERTY MARKETS WHICH HAVE EXPERIENCED A ‘POST-HARD LOCKDOWN’ BOOM

After a sharp drop in residential property unit sales in South Africa in 2020, total unit sales rebounded strongly to 318 152 in 2021, according to Lightstone statistics. This represented a robust 21.4% increase from unit sales of 262 104 in 2020 and a 3.0% increase on pre-Covid sales of 308 818 in 2019. Source: Lightstone Says Dr […]

PROPERTY SHOWCASE MAY 2022

BE SURE TO VISIT ONE OF OUR PROPERTY SHOWCASE WEEKENDS. (This Months Property Showcase – 15 May 2021) A BESPOKE PORTFOLIO THAT INCLUDES RESIDENTIAL HOMES, ESTATE LIVING, DEVELOPMENTS & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES This weekend, we’re featuring homes in Pretoria and Centurion. The properties on show will not disappoint! Click on the image below to get access […]

Concise and to-the-point Budget delivered some good news for consumers, says Dr Andrew Golding

This was a carefully balanced budget, acknowledging that an increased tax burden would threaten economic recovery, while using the tax revenue windfall to stabilise debt and provide additional support to vulnerable households and SMEs struggling in the wake of the pandemic, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. “With a […]

Globally, real estate investment has shown resilience

According to global real estate services provider, Savills, real estate investment worldwide has shown staunch resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Says Paul Tostevin, director, Savills World Research: “Global real estate investment volumes bounced back in 2021 . Attractive among investors seeking diversified income streams, funds targeting real estate reached new highs last year, with […]

Building confidence and stimulating growth is key

Highlighting all the key issues and emphasising the action to be taken in the months and year ahead, the new Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement is expected to boost market confidence, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. Says Dr Golding: “In addition to reassuring the […]

Residential property demand creates global surge in transaction volumes

Analysing 15 cities across the globe, a report by international property firm, Savills, reveals that in the first half of 2021, 80% of locations saw transaction volumes for end-user residential property exceed H1 2019 figures. Says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, which is the exclusive residential real estate partner for  Savills  in […]

HOW THE HONEY BEE GOT THEIR WINGMAN.

If there is one insect on the planet that needs an ambassador, it is the honeybee. And just in time. As their numbers are threatened across the planet and their foraging fields shrink in the face of rampant development, they are desperately in need of a voice, a champion. Farai Chinomwe is a Rasta, a […]