The future of South Africa’s property affordability – FNB insight

JOHANNESBURG – The slight deterioration in residential property affordability in the first two quarters of this year despite relatively slow average house price growth was expected to be short lived, according to FNB.

John Loos, a household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans, said this was because interest rate cutting commenced in the third quarter and the recent small acceleration in house price growth was not expected to be sustained.

Loos said housing affordability improvements proved to be difficult to achieve.

While average house price growth on a quarter-on-quarter basis was at pedestrian low single digit rates, it was outpaced by …read more