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PERSONAL TOUCH BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN REAL ESTATE

PERSONAL TOUCH BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN REAL ESTATE

During these uncertain times, the importance of personal connection is being highlighted – especially to those who are in service industries such as the real estate sector. Top international real estate coach, Brian Buffini, believes that prioritising self-care and the well-being of others is at the forefront of success in 2021. Buffini, founder of Buffini & Company whose coaching ser...

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PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF OUR NETWORK

PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF OUR NETWORK

As the world’s leading brand in real estate, we are now challenging our network to help us become the healthiest brand in the industry by partnering with the online fitness coaching sensation, JEFF Fitness. The partnership kicked off with a free workout event held on 25 February, live-streamed via the JEFF Together Facebook and YouTube pages. The workout (which can be watched here) f...

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SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL FIRST?

SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL FIRST?

Considering that most homeowners require the equity from the sale of their current home to go towards the payment of their new home, those battling with the decision to either buy a home or sell their current home first might find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Luckily, there are a few aspects you can consider to help you decide how to make your first move: Buy first but pos...

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RE/MAX “SHOW YOUR LOVE” MONTH: IDEAS FOR GIVING BACK

RE/MAX “SHOW YOUR LOVE” MONTH: IDEAS FOR GIVING BACK

This Valentine’s Month, the RE/MAX of Southern Africa network is spreading their love across the region as part of a national Show Your Love campaign. The idea behind the campaign is to create an opportunity in which to focus on serving and giving back to those around us – even if it is in just some small way. “The pandemic has been tough on all of us, whether it be financiall...

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R12.5 MILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN SEDGEFIELD

R12.5 MILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN SEDGEFIELD

Perfectly positioned in the secure and exclusive gated estate of Cola Views in Cola Beach, Sedgefield, this R12.5 million home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms offers the prime investment opportunity for the savvy coastal buyer. Priced near the top end of this growing market, this home stands to grow only further in value.   According to the suburb expert tasked with marketing the hom...

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MOST EXPENSIVE APARTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

MOST EXPENSIVE APARTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Listed at R170 million, this eight-bedroom beach oasis is currently the most expensive listing available within South Africa. Previously one of the most expensive listings in the country topped out at R150 million for a five-bedroom home in Fresnaye and was marketed by top sales associate, Karryn Cartoulis of RE/MAX Living.  Since acquiring the listing in the latter half of 2020, Cartoulis...

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HOW COVID HAS CHANGED THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

HOW COVID HAS CHANGED THE GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

From wearing face masks in public to socialising from two meters apart, society is adapting to the rather unusual circumstances that have been brought about by COVID-19. As with all industries, the global real estate industry has had to adapt to the new normal. In a recent blog posted by RE/MAX LLC, RE/MAX agents around the globe share the changes they have had to make in face of the pandemic a...

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A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER PROPERTY PRICE APPRECIATION

A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER PROPERTY PRICE APPRECIATION

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%. According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, house price appreciation and rental escalations have remained subdued for some time now; enough that an interest rate cut at this meeting could have hel...

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RE/MAX National Housing Report Q4 2020

RE/MAX National Housing Report Q4 2020

PROPERTY MARKET RECOVERS TO PRE-LOCKDOWN LEVELS OF ACTIVITY  The South African real estate market has shown a remarkable recovery following the Deeds Office closure that occurred in the second quarter of 2020 and reflects nearly the same levels of activity as it had pre-pandemic. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 44,885 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Offic...

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WHY IT’S A BAD IDEA TO MAKE MULTIPLE OFFERS AT ONCE

WHY IT’S A BAD IDEA TO MAKE MULTIPLE OFFERS AT ONCE

When you’re spoilt for choice, it is tempting to sign multiple offers on several homes in the hope that one of the sellers will accept. Sadly, if more than one offer is accepted, you could find yourself in some hot water. Here’s why it’s a bad idea to make multiple offers at once… What happens when you make an offer Once an Offer to Purchase has been signed by both you...

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO BUY A HOME? HERE’S HOW

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO BUY A HOME? HERE’S HOW

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to buy a home? Realistically, it’ll be a bit tough to meet your resolution if you’ve yet to put aside a single penny towards it. But, if you set a timeframe, develop a plan of action, and have the perseverance to stick to the strategy, then you might just be able to call yourself a homeowner in time for the next new year’s celebrations....

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7 MISTAKES TO AVOID AS A FIRST-TIME BUYER

7 MISTAKES TO AVOID AS A FIRST-TIME BUYER

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a very emotionally driven experience. There are so many new and exciting things to consider, and sometimes complicated processes to negotiate. Often it can be easy to get caught up on the smaller details, losing sight of the bigger picture and possibly making mistakes that you will pay for in the future. Through our experience, we’ve learnt that as...

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