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TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

When deciding on investing in property for the first time, there a few key elements that investors should take into consideration, such as whether they are investment-ready and well informed on all the available options. Purchasing a property is a major commitment that should be carefully evaluated regarding your life plans and financial situation both currently and in the future. As a first-ti...

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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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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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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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PADDY AND BELA ABRAMS

PADDY AND BELA ABRAMS

Paddy and Bela Abrams wanted to sell their large family home in Boksburg and buy a smaller house in the same area. With the help of RE/MAX these active retirees found the perfect lock-up-and-go townhouse with a charming back garden.

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Q1 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Q1 2017 HOUSING REPORT

According to Deeds Office data, 35 088 bonds were registered from January to March this year, with the average bond amount at around R1 027 000. It is interesting to note that during this same period the statistics revealed that 45 552 bonds were cancelled. Average property prices up Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that 29 654 freehold homes have...

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Q2 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Q2 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Deeds Office statistics reveal that in the second quarter of this year, 35 637 bonds were registered, with an average bond amount of approximately R1 033 000. The number of bonds registered increased by 549, while the average bond amount increased by R6 000 when compared with last quarter's figures. Approximately 51 515 bonds were cancelled during the same time frame. Average freehold price...

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