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RE/MAX SA WINS GLOBAL LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARD

RE/MAX SA WINS GLOBAL LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARD

It has recently been announced in the 13th annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards that RE/MAX of Southern Africa has claimed the coveted title of Best Real Estate Brokerage in South Africa. The brand is the first to win this award within the region as in previous years, this award category-focused mainly on America and Europe. The objective of these awards is to recognize excellence across the whole range...

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4 STEPS TO GO FROM GRADUATE TO HOMEOWNER

4 STEPS TO GO FROM GRADUATE TO HOMEOWNER

After completing their studies, most graduates will enter the job market, begin their career path, and embark on their next stage in life. If you’re a new graduate, what you may fail to realise is that the financial decisions you make early on will largely dictate your financial well-being in the future. To ensure that you put your right foot forward to embark upon the path towards financial...

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FIND YOUR OWN “BRIDGERTON” MANSION

FIND YOUR OWN “BRIDGERTON” MANSION

Those who are enthralled by period dramas such as “Downton Abbey” or Netflix’s latest “Bridgerton” series might find themselves daydreaming about the possibilities of finding a 19th Century mansion of their own. Those with the means to do so might just be able to turn their dreams into a reality with these few homes currently listed by RE/MAX agents in the UK. &nbs...

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INSTEAD OF A CAR LOAN, CHOOSE A HOME LOAN

INSTEAD OF A CAR LOAN, CHOOSE A HOME LOAN

With public transport being as unreliable as it is, many South Africans choose to purchase their own vehicle. Rather than opting for an affordable option, many choose to take on vehicle finance to afford the purchase. As one of the most expensive forms of debt a person could have, this can inevitably delay one’s ability to afford to take out a home loan. “The mindsets of many South...

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IS YOUR AGENT MAKING USE OF A DIGITAL STRATEGY?

IS YOUR AGENT MAKING USE OF A DIGITAL STRATEGY?

The way we live and work has been dramatically altered by the pandemic. It follows then that the way people buy and sell houses will have also been affected. Real estate agents who have not yet adopted a digital approach to their marketing may be far less effective than those who have. Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, explains that more and more buyers are...

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HOUSING MARKET BOOMS FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN

HOUSING MARKET BOOMS FOLLOWING LOCKDOWN

RE/MAX National Housing Report Q1 2021 The local property market is seeing unprecedented levels of activity ever since the country emerged from hard lockdown in June 2020. Pent up demand, record-low interest rates, and a change in lifestyle requirements seem to be driving this demand, with seemingly no end in sight. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 54,955 bond registrations...

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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS: USE A BOND ORIGINATOR

TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS: USE A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be overwhelming, especially for first-time homebuyers. Luckily, there is a free service that can help you find the best deal on your home loan – only trouble is that not many first-time buyers know about it. For those who are venturing on their first big property investment, here’s how using a bond originator can help you… Services...

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5 WAYS TO OVERCOME FIRST-TIME BUYER JITTERS

5 WAYS TO OVERCOME FIRST-TIME BUYER JITTERS

Purchasing your first home is a big milestone. It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety after signing the OTP and realizing that you’ve now locked yourself into millions of Rands in debt. As one of the biggest purchases you can ever make, it’s entirely normal to experience this form of buyer’s regret. To help you overcome your anxieties, below are a few easy ways to refocus...

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FINDING AFFORDABLE HOMES NEAR HERMANUS

FINDING AFFORDABLE HOMES NEAR HERMANUS

The popular seaside town of Hermanus is well known to investors and tourists alike. While homes in this area offer fantastic investment value, there are some good deals to be had for those who are willing to extend their search parameters to the often lesser-known surrounding suburbs. 1) Fisherhaven One such suburb lies just fifteen minutes from Hermanus. Neighbouring Benguela Cove, Fisherhave...

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FINDING A HOME FOR R1.5 MILLION IN THE WESTERN CAPE

FINDING A HOME FOR R1.5 MILLION IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Selecting a location that suits a buyers’ needs is a crucial component of the house hunting journey. Considering that desirable locations come at a cost, buyers will need to decide whether the location of the home will trump other factors, such as the size of the home and the features it offers.   When considering where to purchase, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Souther...

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BUYERS FLOCK TO MAURITIUS DURING THE PANDEMIC

BUYERS FLOCK TO MAURITIUS DURING THE PANDEMIC

In contrast to the unsettling pandemic figures seen around the world, the tropical island paradise of Mauritius has managed to keep a firm grasp on the spread through an initial lockdown and thorough contact tracing, followed by a stringent two-week quarantine imposed on any visitors to the island. Residents willing to accept the terms of entry are free to carry on with their daily...

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PREDICTABLE OUTCOME AS INTEREST RATES HOLD STEADY

PREDICTABLE OUTCOME AS INTEREST RATES HOLD STEADY

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%. Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that this was a predictable outcome and, unless things take an unexcepted turn, he predicts that interest rates are likely to remain steady for the remainder of th...

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