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Crystal-balling property’s performance


Notwithstanding passable growth in house prices during 2014, the likely direction of real prices in the medium term is still south. This is the opinion of Erwin Rode, property economist and professional valuer at Rode & Associates.

Smaller houses showing the strongest growth


Smaller houses are showing the strongest growth — this according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2014: Thought Leaders in Real Estate Investment and Education


The annual Real Estate Investor Conference will be jointly hosted by Rode and REIM this year and will take place in September in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned market participant, Rode and REIM bring together the latest world and SA trends, education and thought leadership on real estate and investment.

Rode-REIM Real Estate Conference 2014 to address opportunities and challenges facing the property market


With the month of July already underway, now is the time to note the following events which will be taking place in September 2014:

A few pockets of decent growth


A few premier office nodes in some of the country’s major cities are showing decent growth – this according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

The pitfalls of valuing vacant developable land


The valuation of a substantial track of developable vacant land with the potential for township establishment poses special challenges to property valuers. This is so because no two such properties are identical.

Overzealous office development activity in Sandton a cause for concern


Stalled by low levels of business confidence and weak growth in employment, strong growth in the demand for office space to rent has in recent years not been forthcoming.

Outlook for property market remains weak


The key drivers of house prices and residential rentals are showing no vigour, according to the latest Rode’s Report on the SA Property Market.

Insufficient demand for building work biggest constraint


Insufficient demand for building work remains the biggest constraint to a rebound in building activity, which is stating the obvious when considering the current jaded state of the economy.

Drivers of demand for office space losing momentum


A weakening demand for office space as well as sluggish growth in market rentals are on the cards, says Erwin Rode, professional property valuer and property economist at Rode & Associates.