Uptick may elude SA households

While economic growth is expected to be mildly better in 2017, this is not yet expected to be enough to turn Real Household Disposable Income growth positive on a per capita basis. We believe, therefore, that the Household Sector should continue to “create its own luck” by taking steps to further reduce its financial vulnerability.

Cape costly, but affordable

All of the five Major Regions’ House Price Indices showed slowing year-on-year growth in the third quarter of 2016. The Western Cape Region Index remained by far the strongest performer, but it too may be “past its best” as at the third quarter, showing slightly slower price inflation compared with the multi-year high of the

SA housing market ‘softening’

The FNB September House Price Index’s inflation rate, and the FNB Valuers Market Strength Index, both point to further softening in the Housing Market. Tommy Nel, FNB Home Loans head of credit, reports
3 October 2016 – The FNB House Price Index for September 2016 rose by 3.4% year-on-year. This is slower than the revised 4.8%

What to do with SA lolly

GLOBAL CITIZEN / September 28, 2016 /BizNews reports

As South Africa braces for a possible downgrade to junk status by ratings agencies, investors should reassess their asset allocations. That’s the message from Andrew Rissik, MD at Sable Forex, who says that while investors appreciate South Africa’s high money market rates now, this situation could change fast.

Residential estates ‘are the key’

Residential estates hit the mark for investment value, says Pam Golding Property chief executive Dr Andrew Golding 
22 September 2016 – Much has been said about the attributes of living on a residential estate, and while lifestyle appeal is a crucial component, the fact is the sound investment value both in terms of capital appreciation

SA retail growth slows

July Real Retail Sales growth numbers show still slower year-on-year growth, and the sharp negative growth in the highly cyclical Household Furniture, Appliances and Equipment segment of Retail may be a leading indicator of more growth slowing to come. We project 1.9% average Real Retail Sales growth for 2016, down from 3.3% in 2015. FNB