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USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them. Bond originators have several services that will help buyers navigate the bond application process more efficiently. As experts in their field, a bond originator will be able to assess the buyer’s financ...

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PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets. If the assets are donated to the trust, then a donation tax will need to be paid based on the value of the assets. If the trust purchases the ass...

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WHAT AGENTS DO BEHIND THE SCENES?

WHAT AGENTS DO BEHIND THE SCENES?

On average, for every hour that a real estate agent spends with the homeowner of the property they are selling, they will spend around nine hours out of eyesight working on the seller’s behalf. The reason for this is fairly simple – if they don’t sell the property, they don’t get paid. Most agents work on a commission basis, meaning that they will only receive payment fo...

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CONVEYANCING ATTORNEYS – THEIR ROLE IN A PROPERTY TRANSACTION

CONVEYANCING ATTORNEYS – THEIR ROLE IN A PROPERTY TRANSACTION

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn’t happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller. Rather, for ownership to change hands, the property needs to go through a registration process at the deeds office, where the home is transferred into the new owner’s name – this process requires the services of conveyancing attorneys...

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WHY IS HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE SO IMPORTANT?

WHY IS HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE SO IMPORTANT?

For most, their home will be the largest financial asset they will ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative.  In most cases, the bank will take out the homeowner’s insurance on behalf of the new homeowner, and the monthly premium can be debited to the home loan account and paid with the monthly bond repayments. However, if the homeowner would prefer, they can...

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YOU GOT TO LOVE THE HOUSE YOU BUY

YOU GOT TO LOVE THE HOUSE YOU BUY

Property is a long-term investment, in fact, on average it takes a minimum of approximately five years to see real returns on a property sale, provided there are no other unusual circumstances.  Given the fact that most people will end up staying in the home they buy for some time, it is essential to choose the right property that meets your lifestyles requirements both now and in the future....

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SECTIONAL TITLE VS FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP

SECTIONAL TITLE VS FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP

Several reasons have contributed to the growing popularity of sectional title living in South Africa, such as heightened security, affordability and a more communal way of life. However, as popular as it may be, sectional title ownership remains highly misunderstood when it comes to ownership responsibilities and legalities. To fully understand the differences between sectional title and tradit...

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WHAT IS THE RE/MAX BRAND TO YOU?

WHAT IS THE RE/MAX BRAND TO YOU?

These are comments we’ve heard over the last 20 years, and they’re simply not true. 1. “You can only join them as an independent contractor.” 2. “At that company, they eat their young. You’re left to fend for yourself.” 3. “More like Feemax than RE/MAX.” Let's set the record straight and give you the lowdown: 1. It is true th...

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WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

These are comments we’ve heard over the last 20 years, and they’re simply not true. 1. “You can only join them as an independent contractor.” 2. “At that company, they eat their young. You’re left to fend for yourself.” 3. “More like Feemax than RE/MAX.” Let's set the record straight and give you the lowdown: 1. It is true th...

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JANO AND MARIKE RADERMAN

JANO AND MARIKE RADERMAN

Newlyweds Jano and Marike Raderman decided to buy a property off-plan. With help from RE/MAX the process was hassle-free. The happy couple is now looking forward to moving into their first home together and making the space their own.

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MITCHELL AND DUSTIN OLIVER

MITCHELL AND DUSTIN OLIVER

Brothers Mitchell and Dustin Oliver wanted buy a country plot close to Johannesburg. There was just one problem. As freelance entertainers they couldn’t produce salary pay slips, so getting a bond was difficult…until RE/MAX stepped in.

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