The emotional side of the property market

Feb 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The property market is often overshadowed by the investment intentions of sellers and buyers, forgetting the emotional aspect of purchasing a home for you and your family. The nostalgia many of us carry with us about our childhood home is often a major factor when buyers gravitate toward a suburb or particular home.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Tips for Agents, Property Markets

Zuma resignation will have a definite positive effect on the property market

Feb 16, 2018 5:50:22 PM Share this:

Former President Jacob Zuma's resignation yesterday evening propelled investor confidence back into positive territory. The Rand has already gained a lot of ground in the past few weeks and as it continues to strengthen it might relieve some of the price pressure the South African consumer has been experiencing.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Property Markets, Jacob Zuma, Zuma Resignation

What does 2018 hold for the property market?

Jan 29, 2018 11:54:48 PM Share this:

Many of us closed off the year anxiously monitoring the ruling party's executive committee election. For the large part it's important for us to show an active interest in the direction our country is moving in, in the other sense we desire a Government that is transparent and has the best interests of its people at heart. The economy certainly experienced quite a number of dramatic shifts during 2017 and some markets were effected, be it positively or negatively. Harcourts for one experienced defiant growth, showing that many South Africans remain active in an uncertain economy.


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Topics: Property Markets

Petrol price hikes' potential effect on the property market

Sep 28, 2017 10:08:33 PM Share this:

Today's reports that fuel prices are expected to rise even further in October, largely due to the sharp rise in crude oil price, will definitely have an effect on the property market.

Sources are saying the department of energy published information today that the price of gasoline 93 (ULP & LRP) in Gauteng might rise by 26 cents per liter in the first week of October with the price of diesel expected to rise by 37 cents per liter.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Finance, Petrol Price, Rental Market, Property Markets

More loadshedding might influence property market

Jun 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The recent announcement by Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane that South Africans can expect power cuts this winter unless the National Treasury urgently signs purchase agreements so Eskom can build up its coal reserves once again highlights the demand for homes powered by green energy.


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Topics: Loadshedding, Property Markets