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How worried should property be about higher rates?

Rising interest rates have put the outlook for property prices back under the spotlight. But, with lending practices much more restrained in this cycle and the market level loan-to-value ratio well below 50%, we don’t feel overly concerned at the prospect of a repeat of the last cycle. That being said, we continue to think that rising interest rates will limit capital value growth over the coming years.
Pieter Du Preez Property Economist
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