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SELLING A VACANT HOME

SELLING A VACANT HOME

Listing and selling a home can be a stressful time, especially if the homeowner no longer lives in the property. What makes selling a vacant home so much more stressful? Well, the unfortunate reality is that a vacant property is a vulnerable target for vandals and the chance of the home being broken into increases. An unoccupied home is an easy target for criminals, which means that sellers nee...

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SHOULD YOU FIX YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU SELL?

SHOULD YOU FIX YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU SELL?

Often homeowners may find themselves in a situation where they have decided to place their home on the market – but the home is in need of repairs. In this instance, the homeowner will have to make the tough decision of whether it is best to delay putting the property up for sale and making the necessary repairs, or taking the knock on the asking price and selling the home as it stands. I...

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START WITH YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

START WITH YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Every year graduating students will be thinking about their lives going forward and what the future may hold for them. After studying many will be entering the job market, starting on their career path and entering a new life stage. The financial decisions that these young consumers make early on will largely dictate their financial well-being in the future. Starting out in the right manner from t...

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THE RIGHT INFORMATION WILL ASSIST THE AGENT

THE RIGHT INFORMATION WILL ASSIST THE AGENT

An open communication channel is imperative to the relationship between the prospective homebuyer and the real estate professional they choose to use. For an agent to fully understand what the buyer wants, the buyer needs to feel comfortable that they can divulge information to the agent - openly and honestly.  The more information a buyer is prepared to give their agent, the better their...

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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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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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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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