Most Recent Buying Articles
AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE
Once you have narrowed down the search and found the ideal home, the next step is to put pen to paper and make an offer to purchase. While this may seem overwhelming at first, there are a few simple guidelines that will make it a far less daunting experience. An offer to purchase is essentially an agreement that lays out the terms and conditions of the property transaction between the buyer and...Read more
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR PROPERTY PURCHASE
While all property purchases have their merits, they are not all equal. For a buyer to make the most out of their property purchase, they need to make the right buying decisions from the start to ensure they give themselves the best possible opportunity at a good return on their investment. Although recognising and purchasing a home at a fair market value is a good start, it is not the only thi...Read more
COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?
While virtual reality (VR) is not a new concept, there has been rapid advancement and augmented reality technology is at the stage where it could start to have an impact on consumers’ daily lives over the next few years. There is a wide array of applications that VR could have within the education sector, the office environment, medical facilities and of course the real estate sector. ...Read more
THINKING OF BUYING A PROPERTY OFF PLAN?
The thought of buying a home that no-one else has lived in is a very appealing concept to many buyers, which is why off-plan property purchases have become so popular over the years. Especially in boom markets where the demand for homes outweighs what is available for purchase. It can be more cost effective Other than the fact that no-one else has owned the home before you, another reason th...Read more
BUY OR BUILD?
The idea of having a home built to your exact specifications is an exciting notion. However, although building a home does have numerous benefits, there are also several vital aspects that should be considered before the project is started such as cost, time and personal preference. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that certain people opt to build their home is the fact that they can customis...Read more
AVOID THESE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MISTAKES
Investing in property is much like running any other business, in that it requires research, conscientiousness and an acute attention to detail. As with owning a business, a property investor needs to capitalise on opportunities in the market and more importantly minimise their potential for making costly mistakes. There are certain mistakes that property investors could make that would be more de...Read more
AVOID BUYER’S REMORSE
According to studies, nearly 80% of homebuyers have at least one significant regret regarding their property purchase decision. Many homebuyers get caught up in the emotional journey of purchasing a property and sometimes overlook certain important elements. It is once they have moved into their new home, and everything has settled that the reality of the situation sets in and they start to see th...Read more
WHAT DOES RE/MAX PROVIDE YOU?
At RE/MAX, we want our agents to have the edge over the competition and be successful in establishing themselves as the best in the industry. To help our agents on their path to achieving their hopes, dreams and desires, we put in place some training programmes and support structures to make the road a little easier. As an RE/MAX agent, here are some of the benefits: RE/MAX CRM The Custom...Read more
ARE 30 YEAR BONDS WORTHWHILE?
To lower your monthly bond repayment, you might be considering financing a bond over a period of 30 years. However, before you do, carefully consider the financial impact of the additional interest charged over the longer term loan period. You will pay far less interest if you opt for the more traditional 20-year bond. A 30-year bond can look like an attractive option, especially with the lower...Read more
A BUYER’S GUIDE TO KEEPING TRACK OF PROPERTIES
While it may sound like a reasonably easy thing to do, finding the ideal home may take a little more time and effort than most expect, especially if they don’t follow any specific process. One of the biggest challenges that most people face when starting out on their property buying journey is knowing where to start when sifting through the vast volumes and ample variety of properti...Read more
MOVING HOMES – PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS
Although packing and unpacking boxes is a major element to moving homes, it is certainly not the only factor that needs to be considered when changing your address. When it comes to moving homes, there are also a few legal matters that will require attention. Each situation will be different, and as such there will be unique aspects that should be taken into account. For example, if you were re...Read more
PLAN FOR OWNERSHIP SUCCESS
Achieving your homeownership goals If you want to buy a home during 2017, you will need to take your financial position into account and make adjustments where necessary to achieve your goal. Most people are reliant on banks to purchase a home, and it is no secret that financial institutions have stringent lending criteria when it comes to bond approval. Prospective buyers have to keep their...Read more