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TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

It doesn’t matter whether it is across the road or the country, moving from one home to another can be a stressful experience. The fact is that most people will move at least once in their lives, and while it can be a relatively easy process for some, for the others the experience could be enough to scar them for life. So what’s the difference between a smooth moving experience and...

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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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TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

When it comes to moving, ideally you would want some lead time to be able to prepare and get everything in order. However, due to certain circumstances, time is not always a luxury that some people have. Here are a few tips to help maximise the time you have to move: Create a packing station A lot of time can be wasted by constantly trying to find items around the home, such as the scisso...

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USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them. Bond originators have several services that will help buyers navigate the bond application process more efficiently. As experts in their field, a bond originator will be able to assess the buyer’s financ...

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PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets. If the assets are donated to the trust, then a donation tax will need to be paid based on the value of the assets. If the trust purchases the ass...

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WHAT AGENTS DO BEHIND THE SCENES?

WHAT AGENTS DO BEHIND THE SCENES?

On average, for every hour that a real estate agent spends with the homeowner of the property they are selling, they will spend around nine hours out of eyesight working on the seller’s behalf. The reason for this is fairly simple – if they don’t sell the property, they don’t get paid. Most agents work on a commission basis, meaning that they will only receive payment fo...

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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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A BUYERS MARKET

A BUYERS MARKET

If you’ve ever read anything or spoken to anyone about property, the chances are the phrase ‘buyer’s market’ would have sprung up. It is one of those expressions that is used so often that it is taken for granted that everyone knows what it means? But what does it mean exactly? Is it simply implying that it is a good time to buy property or is there more to it than that?...

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SECTIONAL TITLE VS FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP

SECTIONAL TITLE VS FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP

Several reasons have contributed to the growing popularity of sectional title living in South Africa, such as heightened security, affordability and a more communal way of life. However, as popular as it may be, sectional title ownership remains highly misunderstood when it comes to ownership responsibilities and legalities. To fully understand the differences between sectional title and tradit...

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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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WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?

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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