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5 DEFECTS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING A HOME

5 DEFECTS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING A HOME

Irrespective of whether you are an experienced property investor or a person entering the market for the first time, purchasing a property is a major investment that should be considered carefully. On the surface, a home could be stunning, but there might be underlying issues that, if overlooked, could cost you a lot to repair. Although sellers are required to provide you with a list of defects of...

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PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2021 REAL ESTATE MARKET

PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2021 REAL ESTATE MARKET

We have come to the end of an unprecedented year. We now look ahead and make our predictions for the 2021 real estate market. Given what has occurred, we predict yet another year of mixed results as we continue to navigate through the aftereffects of the national lockdown and continue to battle against the pandemic. Low-interest rates mean more real estate sales “Interest rates are lik...

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RE/MAX SA APPOINTS A NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

RE/MAX SA APPOINTS A NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

The RE/MAX of Southern Africa board of directors have appointed Jo Neser, a retired director and now executive consultant at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, to be their new Chairman of the board, effective from 1 January 2021. As the brand’s corporate attorney for the last 25 years, Neser will no doubt add a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the team. Originally from Springs, Gau...

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TOAST TO OUR FOUNDERS THIS FOUNDER’S DAY

TOAST TO OUR FOUNDERS THIS FOUNDER’S DAY

On 30 January, RE/MAX offices around the globe celebrate Founders Day: an annual celebration of the official inauguration of the RE/MAX brand on January 30, 1973. The day serves to acknowledge the efforts of the brand’s founding members who, forty-eight years ago, disrupted the real estate market by introducing the concept of 100% commission earners into the real estate environment. This...

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RE/MAX NAMED #1 REAL ESTATE IN FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 200

RE/MAX NAMED #1 REAL ESTATE IN FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 200

For the 12th straight year, RE/MAX ranks as the No. 1 real estate franchise brand in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 list, based on global sales. The honour reinforces the enduring quality behind the RE/MAX brand name. Coming in at No. 16, RE/MAX joins household names such as McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and Taco Bell at the top of the widely respected list. “This recognition reflects th...

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AVOID NON-REGISTERED RENTAL AGENTS OVER PEAK SEASON

AVOID NON-REGISTERED RENTAL AGENTS OVER PEAK SEASON

As the rush of the summer holiday season approaches, areas along the coastal region often experience an influx of non-registered agents offering deals that are too good to be true on managing clients’ holiday rental properties. The trouble is that these clients will have little to no legal recourse against these agents if they turn out to be con artists. “We have heard several repor...

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RE/MAX OFFICES ACT AS DONATION DROP-OFF ZONES THIS DECEMBER

RE/MAX OFFICES ACT AS DONATION DROP-OFF ZONES THIS DECEMBER

From December to January, members of the public are invited to drop off donations of toys, books, stationary supplies and children’s clothing at their local RE/MAX office as part of the annual RE/MAX National Toy & Book Collection. At the end of January 2021, the donations will be dropped off at various local charities and children’s organisations across the country. According t...

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STABLE INTEREST RATES LEAD TO HOUSING MARKET BOOM

STABLE INTEREST RATES LEAD TO HOUSING MARKET BOOM

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, interest rates are likely to remain low as we head into 2021. “There is the possibility that there will be a slight increase of around 0.5 points...

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RE/MAX MONTH OF FESTIVE FEELS

RE/MAX MONTH OF FESTIVE FEELS

COMPETITIONS TERMS & CONDITIONS (16 Nov – 11 Dec 2020) 1.    The Promoter is RE/MAX of Southern Africa (“The Promoter”).  2.    The competition is open to all Residents of South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Swaziland and Mauritius only, above the age of 18 years except directors, members, partners, employees or consultants of or...

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RE/MAX GIVES AWAY R1 MILLION WORTH OF PRIZES

RE/MAX GIVES AWAY R1 MILLION WORTH OF PRIZES

Over the period of 16 November to 11 December 2020, RE/MAX of Southern Africa will be giving away Takealot vouchers to the value of R1,000 – R2,000 to 700 lucky winners as part of the brand’s Festive Feels campaign that aims to help South Africans get through this festive season. Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett explains that the national lockdo...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH HOA’S WHEN BUYING INTO AN ESTATE

HOW TO DEAL WITH HOA’S WHEN BUYING INTO AN ESTATE

There are many benefits of buying into a sectional title complex, from the additional security to the shared maintenance costs and the greater sense of community. Yet, to enjoy these benefits, you’ll need to abide by the regulations set out by the complex’s body corporate or homeowners association (HOA). Below are a few tips to help you deal with the HOA when buying into an estate:...

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HOW TO BUY A HOME WHEN YOU’RE BROKE

HOW TO BUY A HOME WHEN YOU’RE BROKE

Buying your first home may seem like an impossible achievement when you’re broke. However, there are many opportunities of which you may not be aware that can help you afford your first home. Below are a few tips to help you buy a home when you’re broke: Government subsidies can help you buy You can make use of the variety of available National Housing Subsidy Programmes to help yo...

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