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Market & Opinion
How landlords can mitigate their risks in this economy
22 Jan 2021
The tightening of the lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of the Covid Pandemic once again highlights the risks of rental property ownership.
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Market & Opinion
Rates announcement - the property industry reacts
21 Jan 2021
While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners with mortgages, the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5% was anticipated by the majority of market commentators
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Market & Opinion
Pandemic-related economic relief entices new buyers to residential property market
20 Jan 2021
After almost a year of the pandemic, ooba has observed changes in both consumer behaviour and lending trends, resulting in a surprising boom in the local residential property market.
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Market & Opinion
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?
20 Jan 2021
After the worst economic downturn in decades, further dampened by the recent tightening of lockdown restrictions in response to the second wave of the pandemic and the recommencement of load shedding, economic growth – while admittedly coming off a low base - is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year.
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