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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SMEG WHEN YOU SELL

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR SMEG WHEN YOU SELL

The temptation to purchase name brand appliances is undeniable. But, after many months of hard work and saving to be able to afford your beautiful designer appliance, you might want to consider what will happen to your beloved Smeg when you later decide to sell your home… What stays when you sell? Generally speaking, when the buyer purchases a home, they will receive the land, the perma...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO A TENANT WHEN A LANDLORD SELLS

WHAT HAPPENS TO A TENANT WHEN A LANDLORD SELLS

You have been looking for the ideal property to purchase for months and finally find it, but there is a catch, there is a tenant who is currently renting the property. What happens to this tenant when the landlord decides to sell the home? Simply put, because the lease agreement is legally binding and was in place before, it still stands – regardless if the owner of the home decides to se...

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WHAT YOU’RE PAYING YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT TO HANDLE FOR YOU

WHAT YOU’RE PAYING YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT TO HANDLE FOR YOU

Are you thinking about selling your home, but you’re not sure it’s worth paying a real estate professional? Well, it’s believed that you have to spend money to make money, and in this case, it’s true. Selling your home can be incredibly stressful, but luckily for you, real estate agents handle all of the nitty-gritty and tedious tasks, while working incredibly hard to ensur...

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRIVE TOWARDS SUCCESS

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRIVE TOWARDS SUCCESS

Women’s month presents the perfect opportunity to provide hope to those who can no longer visualise a better future for themselves. This August, we celebrate all women and remind them that success is within their grasp.  “It is often said that empowered women empower women, as they provide hope to others through their own success. At RE/MAX, women are a force to be reckoned wit...

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PRESSURE ON ASKING PRICES & MORE BUYER INTEREST

PRESSURE ON ASKING PRICES & MORE BUYER INTEREST

The overall state of the South African housing market is best described as a buyer’s market with house price decline in real terms. Yet, the South African housing market is comprised of multiple micro-markets, each with its own trends in recent performance. “For buyers and sellers, it is always advisable to consult a local property expert to get an accurate picture of how a specific...

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SOLE MANDATE HELPS YOU SELL IN CURRENT BUYER’S MARKET

SOLE MANDATE HELPS YOU SELL IN CURRENT BUYER’S MARKET

In a buyer’s market, sellers will need to utilize any advantage they can find so that their home stands out among the crowd. One such advantage is signing a sole mandate to ensure that their property gets the maximum attention it deserves.  According to Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, many sellers falsely believe that if they let multiple agenc...

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RE/MAX CLOSES RECORD-BREAKING SALES MONTH WITHIN LOCKDOWN

RE/MAX CLOSES RECORD-BREAKING SALES MONTH WITHIN LOCKDOWN

South Africa has just come off the back of one of the toughest periods from a real estate industry point of view. Real estate practitioners were without any cash, without any resources, and without any way of serving their clients under Alert Level 5 and 4. And, just over a month later, RE/MAX of Southern Africa has hit a record sales month in the history of the company. “Across Southern...

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Interest Rate Cut to Speed Up Recovery in Housing Market

Interest Rate Cut to Speed Up Recovery in Housing Market

The record-breaking streak of interest rates cuts in January through to May has already spiked interest in the first-time buyers’ market. The housing market received further good news when today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced that the interest rate will drop by 25 basis points. The repo rate, therefore, lowers to 3.5%, leaving the prime lending rate at 7%. Adrian Goslett,...

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RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 National Lockdown brings the Property Market to a Standstill

RE/MAX National Housing Report Q2 2020 National Lockdown brings the Property Market to a Standstill

The national lockdown brought the local housing market to a standstill as the Deeds Office closed during Alert Level 5 and most of Alert Level 4. This was worsened by the fact that real estate services were unable to operate until Alert Level 3. The result saw historically low levels of activity for the second quarter of 2020. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 5792 bond registra...

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6 INEXPENSIVE UPDATES THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR HOME

6 INEXPENSIVE UPDATES THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR HOME

Making your home stand out in the crowd doesn’t need to break the bank. You don’t have to go to extreme measures to create a big impact. Subtle updates can go a long way to increase your property’s appeal and give you the competitive edge. Below are a few inexpensive updates that will help you sell your home:  Curb-appeal can sell your home First impressions count &ndash...

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4 HOME STAGING TIPS FOR SELLING DURING COVID-19

4 HOME STAGING TIPS FOR SELLING DURING COVID-19

Given these unique circumstances, selling your home will require a unique approach. To give your property the best chance of being noticed by the small pool of qualified buyers who are serious about purchasing over this time, you can stage your home so that it becomes more appealing to buyers’ preferences over this time.  To help you stage your home, below are 4 home staging tips for...

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TRAVEL BAN CREATES NEW TRENDS IN RENTAL MARKET

TRAVEL BAN CREATES NEW TRENDS IN RENTAL MARKET

The travel ban has placed many travellers in precarious living situations, especially those who had plans to emigrate just before the lockdown started. This has led to new trends in the rental market, with fully-furnished, medium-term rentals becoming increasingly popular and Airbnb homes moving to the long-term rental market to avoid vacancies.   Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX o...

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