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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

home­own­er­ship dreams and re­al­ity,” says Goslett.

Bruce Swain, man­ag­ing direc­tor of Leapfrog Prop­erty Group, says It’s been a tough year for home own­ers as the repo rate has in­creased twice in 2016 while mu­nic­i­pal rates, elec­tric­ity and food prices have gone up. Con­versely eco­nomic growth has slowed down to -1.2 per­cent in the first quar­ter of 2016.

“Based on the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion putting fi­nan­cial pres­sure on the av­er­age home owner, we wel­come the MPC’s de­ci­sion to main­tain the

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