Property24's predictions for the year ahead include:
- Interest rates dropping before rising later in the year;
- Raised investor interest in property apart from residential property;
- New residential property markets being opened up by mining and industrial ventures;
- The importance of security and personal safety will remain major purchase motivators;
- Greater standardisation of the home buying process as the government clamps down on money laundering; and
- Increased consumerism as buyers become aware of their choice of loans and lenders.