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5 WAYS TO RESOLVE A BLACKLISTING AGAINST YOUR NAME

5 WAYS TO RESOLVE A BLACKLISTING AGAINST YOUR NAME

The national lockdown has put a strain on many South African households – many of whom may have already been struggling before the economy ground to a halt. So, it’s understandable that you might have slipped behind on debt repayments over this time and tarnished your credit score. Thankfully, there are ways to resolve blacklisting and your credit score can be restored.   ...

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LOVE CAN GUIDE YOU HOME

LOVE CAN GUIDE YOU HOME

If you’ve finally decided to buy property, you shouldn’t settle for a house you can’t call home. On average, it takes a minimum of approximately five years to see real returns on real estate investments. Given that you will likely stay in the home for quite some time, you really cannot afford to settle for a house you don’t love.  Below are a few ways you can use yo...

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5 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME ON A SINGLE INCOME

5 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME ON A SINGLE INCOME

Married couples no longer dominate the real estate market in South Africa, as single females now make up the largest portion of buyers. Although the process of buying a home on a single income may seem daunting at first, it can be an extremely good financial move if done correctly. For those who want to ensure that their property investment is a success, below are 5 nifty tips to help you buy a...

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRIVE TOWARDS SUCCESS

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRIVE TOWARDS SUCCESS

Women’s month presents the perfect opportunity to provide hope to those who can no longer visualise a better future for themselves. This August, we celebrate all women and remind them that success is within their grasp.  “It is often said that empowered women empower women, as they provide hope to others through their own success. At RE/MAX, women are a force to be reckoned wit...

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PRESSURE ON ASKING PRICES & MORE BUYER INTEREST

PRESSURE ON ASKING PRICES & MORE BUYER INTEREST

The overall state of the South African housing market is best described as a buyer’s market with house price decline in real terms. Yet, the South African housing market is comprised of multiple micro-markets, each with its own trends in recent performance. “For buyers and sellers, it is always advisable to consult a local property expert to get an accurate picture of how a specific...

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SOLE MANDATE HELPS YOU SELL IN CURRENT BUYER’S MARKET

SOLE MANDATE HELPS YOU SELL IN CURRENT BUYER’S MARKET

In a buyer’s market, sellers will need to utilize any advantage they can find so that their home stands out among the crowd. One such advantage is signing a sole mandate to ensure that their property gets the maximum attention it deserves.  According to Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, many sellers falsely believe that if they let multiple agenc...

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RE/MAX CLOSES RECORD-BREAKING SALES MONTH WITHIN LOCKDOWN

RE/MAX CLOSES RECORD-BREAKING SALES MONTH WITHIN LOCKDOWN

South Africa has just come off the back of one of the toughest periods from a real estate industry point of view. Real estate practitioners were without any cash, without any resources, and without any way of serving their clients under Alert Level 5 and 4. And, just over a month later, RE/MAX of Southern Africa has hit a record sales month in the history of the company. “Across Southern...

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Interest Rate Cut to Speed Up Recovery in Housing Market

Interest Rate Cut to Speed Up Recovery in Housing Market

The record-breaking streak of interest rates cuts in January through to May has already spiked interest in the first-time buyers’ market. The housing market received further good news when today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced that the interest rate will drop by 25 basis points. The repo rate, therefore, lowers to 3.5%, leaving the prime lending rate at 7%. Adrian Goslett,...

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RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 National Lockdown brings the Property Market to a Standstill

RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 National Lockdown brings the Property Market to a Standstill

The national lockdown brought the local housing market to a standstill as the Deeds Office closed during Alert Level 5 and most of Alert Level 4. This was worsened by the fact that real estate services were unable to operate until Alert Level 3. The result saw historically low levels of activity for the second quarter of 2020. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 5792 bond registra...

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HOW TO MAKE A SAFE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

HOW TO MAKE A SAFE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

If you’ve ever thought about investing but are nervous about making a loss, then you should consider investing in real estate. Investing in property is like betting on the winning team provided you know how to make a safe real estate investment. When done right, investing in real estate can be incredibly lucrative and satisfying. Making such a huge commitment can be very stressful because...

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HOW TO ENSURE YOUR OFFER ISN’T REJECTED ON YOUR DREAM HOME

HOW TO ENSURE YOUR OFFER ISN’T REJECTED ON YOUR DREAM HOME

You’ve finally found your dream home and can already see where you will hang all your favourite pictures. You know in your heart that this is the perfect house and you can’t afford to lose this opportunity. Now you just need to submit an offer that simply cannot be rejected or refused... Below are a few tips to help you submit a bulletproof offer that the seller of your dream home s...

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5 SIGNS TO TELL IT’S TIME TO FIND A NEW HOME

5 SIGNS TO TELL IT’S TIME TO FIND A NEW HOME

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision that can be an incredibly emotional experience for you and your family. However, it can also be an opportunity to improve your lifestyle and start fresh. If you’re starting to feel the itch to find new surroundings, below are five signs that you might be ready to sell your home: 1. Your family shows signs that they’ve outgrown the home...

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