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A TEE-OFF FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

A TEE-OFF FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

It is no secret that golf estates hold prime value for real estate investors. According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the trick is deciding which golf estate will bring you the best return on investment. “Owing to their picturesque locations, their large residential plots, and their onsite amenities, golf courses have always had an enticing cha...

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ECO ESTATES: THE NEW TREND IN REAL ESTATE

ECO ESTATES: THE NEW TREND IN REAL ESTATE

The trending school of thought for this age is striking the ideal balance between work and play – with the scales tipping in favour of leisure activities over fixed business hours. Modern technology has created the opportunity for remote working hours, which is enabling more and more people to work from scenic places of their choosing rather than in a fixed office. Enter the concept of the E...

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HOW TO PULL OFF A SELF-MOVE

HOW TO PULL OFF A SELF-MOVE

Moving into a new home comes with such a long list of expenses that hiring a professional moving company is one of the first expenses that many buyers tend to try and work around. While using a professional moving company will reduce the risks of damage to your furniture and injury to yourself, smaller moves can be done effectively by yourself if you plan carefully and take all the necessary preca...

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5 STEPS TO CREATING A HOME CINEMA

5 STEPS TO CREATING A HOME CINEMA

Before the cold and wet days set in, it’s time to stock up on your microwave popcorn and get around to that home-theatre conversion you’ve been dreaming of since you were five. If you need a little justification for this indulgence, home theatres are actually a great value-add on any property – especially if you are in the luxury housing band. Buyers in this market are usually...

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CAN YOU AFFORD A 100% BOND?

CAN YOU AFFORD A 100% BOND?

I’m sure you have heard the advice before, and if you’ve yet to hear it, you can be guaranteed that the words “The sooner you can get into the property market, the better” will echo through your eardrums before you reach the age of 35. But, is it wise to take out a 100% bond just to enter the property market sooner rather than later? For the year ending 31 March 2018, 42...

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RE/MAX BY THE NUMBERS 2017

RE/MAX BY THE NUMBERS 2017

Looking for reasons to choose RE/MAX? Not only did we clench the title of Region the of the Year within the Middle East and Africa category at the 45th RE/MAX annual R4 Convention in Las Vegas, but we also sold more homes in South Africa than any other real estate brand last year. Below are just a few of the reasons why we are able to call ourselves the #1 brand in real estate… Our Local...

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3 STEPS TO PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

3 STEPS TO PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

Many sellers don’t realise that a house needs to be ‘selling ready’ before it goes on the market. We’ve created a handy checklist to help you address any issues that might affect the sale of your property before the “For Sale” sign gets hammered into your front garden. #1 Planning Approval For starters, you need to check that all building plans are up to dat...

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2018

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2018

Slow start for the first quarter In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totaling an amount of R33,666,534. This is down by 5,058 registered bonds since the last quarter of 2017. Data from all the major banks reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was R1,056 million which is up ever so slightly from...

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE ONLINE

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE ONLINE

From updating your debit orders to doing your grocery shopping, most everyday tasks have migrated to the realm of ones and zeros. Why should selling your home be any different? Most buyers will view a property online before they make the effort to view it in person. Most property portals have a very broad reach. At RE/MAX, we have our own local search portal that reaches close to 170,000 users...

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HOW THE VAT INCREASE AFFECTS YOU

HOW THE VAT INCREASE AFFECTS YOU

The 1% VAT increase which is set to take effect as of 1 April 2018 has caused much confusion amid sellers and agents alike. As with most before and after transformations, the complication arises in the grey area that lies between the start of a project and the big reveal date. Just as we decide between calling the construction zone the “old lounge” or “new dining room” duri...

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STAY OR GO? WHY STAYING FOR A VIEWING IS A BAD IDEA

STAY OR GO? WHY STAYING FOR A VIEWING IS A BAD IDEA

Selling a property is never easy. Subtle details – from mismatched scatter cushions, to an unswept kitchen – can spell the difference between a potential buyer making an offer, or scratching your property off their list altogether. As much as you would love to be around to hear the passing comments as buyers amble through your abode, by choosing to remain at home during a showing, you...

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FIX YOUR HOME OR SELL AS IS?

FIX YOUR HOME OR SELL AS IS?

What do you do if you want to sell your home, but it is in need of repairs? If this is the situation, you have a tough decision to make about what makes more financial sense. Either you will have to delay selling the home and spend the money to get the property in tip-top shape, or you can place it on the market and take the knock on the asking price.  It goes without saying that a home in...

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