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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM GERMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM GERMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, keeping our homes clean and germ-free is at the forefront of our minds. We’re all taking every precaution to reduce the spread of the virus. Beyond washing our hands as often as possible, we must get into the habit of regularly cleaning all surfaces we touch. Below are a few essential tips to protect your home and your family from germs during this time....

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TRANSFER & REGISTRATION PROCESS

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TRANSFER & REGISTRATION PROCESS

You've found your dream home but there’s one thing standing between you and the keys – the transfer of property ownership. This process can seem complicated, but it can be relatively straight forward if you have the help of a knowledgeable professional at your side to guide you through it. To help you understand the basics, below is an outline of what happens during this process...

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HOW INTEREST RATES AFFECT THE PROPERTY MARKET

HOW INTEREST RATES AFFECT THE PROPERTY MARKET

You’ve just heard that the interest rates have been lowered and you’re most likely wondering how this affects you. Well, the fact is most of us will be loan-dependent and need financial assistance from lending institutions to buy a home. So, whether you’re a homeowner or a potential homeowner, the interest rate will affect you at some stage in your life. Below are a few things...

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HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY IN A FREESTANDING PROPERTY

HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY IN A FREESTANDING PROPERTY

South Africans are incredibly security-conscious people. That’s why most of us choose to live in security complexes so we can sleep more soundly at night. If you’re in a freestanding property, there are a few things you could do to upgrade your home security so you can sleep as peacefully as your neighbours behind their patrolled walls.   Think like an intruder Most intruder...

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15 WAYS TO CUT BACK ON HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES DURING LOCKDOWN

15 WAYS TO CUT BACK ON HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES DURING LOCKDOWN

If find yourself in a season where you are strapped for cash, like many of us do during this nationwide lockdown, there are some things you can live without for the short term until you find yourself in a more stable financial position. For homeowners, there are several household expenses that might take some effort to cut back on but will open up some much-needed breathing room so you can keep...

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE LOCKDOWN

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE LOCKDOWN

The current spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the efforts to contain it have impacted almost all aspects of daily life – and real estate transactions are no different. Yet, despite current circumstances, you might find yourself in a position where you still need to sell your home. People may be doing life differently, but the demand to buy, sell, and rent a home does still exist. Given...

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HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN VIRTUAL SHOW HOUSE

HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN VIRTUAL SHOW HOUSE

When open houses just won’t work, like in many areas of the world battling COVID-19 right now, it may come time to host a virtual open house instead. After all, the need to buy and sell homes still exists even during this unprecedented time. You will just have to make use of the digital world to make your buying and selling dreams come true. Open homes will soon take the form of Facebook...

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5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

Nobody looks forward to load shedding – especially now that we’re all on lockdown and have nothing but the internet to keep us company. Until Eskom finds effective solutions to generate a stable supply of electricity, you could find small ways to reduce your electricity consumption, which would take much-needed pressure off the grid to help minimise the occurrence of load shedding....

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7 WAYS TO RESPOND TO MOODY’S DOWNGRADE

7 WAYS TO RESPOND TO MOODY’S DOWNGRADE

South Africans woke up to Moody’s having downgraded South Africa to junk status this Saturday, making it the third rating agency to do so and putting us in a negative investment-grade situation. While this news comes at a time already fraught with turmoil, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, advises South Africans to remain calm and to consider a few re...

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RE/MAX HALF FRANCHISE FEES TO EASE BROKERS BURDENS

RE/MAX HALF FRANCHISE FEES TO EASE BROKERS BURDENS

Our country is faced with an unprecedented situation following President Ramaphosa’s announcement of a mandatory nationwide lockdown for 21 days to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease. It is going to be a difficult and long road ahead, with many having to face the additional burden of loss of income on top of fears surrounding this disease. “The implementation of a lockdown is a...

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HOW A FULL LOCKDOWN WILL AFFECT REAL ESTATE & THE ECONOMY

HOW A FULL LOCKDOWN WILL AFFECT REAL ESTATE & THE ECONOMY

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation called the country into a full lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision will cause all non-essential businesses to shut down all face-to-face operations until the situation can be contained. “I commend the president for taking such a proactive measures against this pandemic. After speaking to Dario Castiglia, Regiona...

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RE/MAX Business Operations for COVID-19

RE/MAX Business Operations for COVID-19

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the COVID-19 situation as a national disaster and placing the country into a lockdown for 21 days beginning 26 March, we believe that it is our responsibility to support the president’s decision while we continue to provide value-adding property services. Shortly after hearing that the virus had entered South Africa, our Regional...

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