Property Newsletter | January 2022

House price inflation set to follow 2021 trend

Despite the uncertainties and challenges facing South Africa’s residential property market, Lightstone’s scenarios for house price inflation (HPI) in 2022 are similar to what was anticipated for 2021, and what actually played out. Last year’s HPI was 4.35%, just above the mid HPI scenario of the 4% forecasted. We have settled on 4.2% as our mid HPI scenario for 2022 and this could nudge higher if reformist government policies take precedence over the friction within the ruling party. Time will tell!

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House price inflation set to follow 2021 trend

Lightstone’s forecasted scenarios suggest home values could rise by between 3.4% and 5.1% in 2022.

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