Will property prices fall in South Africa?

Will property prices fall in South Africa?

Things slowed down in the middle of 2021, with fears over potential interest rate hikes dampening sales and signalling an end to the rally. But the property sales figures released in the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report shows that the property market is not slowing down.

What is happening in the property market in South Africa?

The housing market, which defied the odds during the pandemic, continues to cool. Nationally, nominal house prices increased by 3% y/y in September 2021, slowing gradually from the pandemic peak of 5.1% in April 2021, according to FNB data.

Is it a buyers market in South Africa?

South Africa is currently in a buyer’s market, as sellers have been forced to lower their prices due to economic and political factors.

Is it wise to buy a house now in South Africa?

Property Investment “With interest rates so low, it is certainly a good time to be buying an investment property,” said Stevens, while warning that investors should take into account that rental inflation is also at an all-time low, sitting at around 1.5% nationally according to PayProp.

Are property prices expected to fall?

The London housing market is expected to underperform the rest of the country with the weakest house price growth of one per cent next year. The rate of growth will nudge up in 2023 to 1.5 per cent and by 3.0 per cent in 2024. By this point annual house price rises will over take the rest of the country.

Will property prices go down in 2022?

The median home-sale price is expected to rise by 5.7% in 2022, according to a National Association of Realtors survey of more than 20 economic and housing industry experts published Wednesday. A slowing of home-price appreciation would give buyers some relief, though rising mortgage rates may pressure affordability.

Is it safe to buy property in South Africa?

It is still safe to invest in property. The President has been clear that there will be no wide-scale expropriation or nationalisation, property rights will be protected, and illegal land grabs will not be tolerated.”

Is property still a good investment 2021?

There is no doubt that a buy-to-let investment remains a viable option. The landscape may have changed, but property as an asset still provides excellent long-term growth for investors. Other external factors such as negative interest rates may push people towards buy-to-let investments.

What will the property market do in 2021?

Knight Frank expects house prices in Greater London to rise four per cent in 2021, with a cumulative increase of 18 per cent by 2025. Looking at the next five years, the estate agent said London house prices would grow by 12.6 per cent, compared to 21.1 per cent in the UK as a whole.