Category Archives: Monthly house price commentary

South African property prices drop almost 30% … for expats

If you are an expat, you might have noticed that SA house prices have become a lot cheaper lately – in fact about 30% cheaper! Since the FIFA World Cup in 2010, South African property prices have become almost 30% … Continue reading

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Steady house price growth in 2013

The long run of month on month house price growth continues. South Africa has now enjoyed a full 12 months of incremental month on month house price growth. In nominal terms houses are more expensive than they have ever been … Continue reading

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House prices strengthen, but is this short-lived?

So what is happening with house prices at the moment? As predicted very little. Housing has firmly re-established itself as a place to live rather than to make money off. Nominal house prices continue to creep upwards as per history … Continue reading

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January 2011 house prices released. Slow price growth ahead in 2011

Fig 1: Monthly average nominal house prices – 1980 to Jan 2011 Fig 2: Monthly average nominal house price tracking since Jan 2008, with forecast prices to Jan 2012 The average house price in South Africa according to ABSA figures … Continue reading

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December 2010 House Prices released

South African December 2010 house prices were released on 13 January and have slipped into negative growth versus a year ago. When you look back at the house prices last year, I believe this negative growth pattern is likely to … Continue reading

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