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HOW WILL THE PROPERTY MARKET PERFORM IN 2022?

HOW WILL THE PROPERTY MARKET PERFORM IN 2022?

Remarkably, within a pandemic year, the property market has experienced somewhat of a boom. Record-low interest rates and the change in lifestyle resulted in an increase in buyer activity that kept the real estate market alive and thriving. With this year at its end and with the new year in sight, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that it is difficult to

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HOW MARRIAGE CONTRACTS CAN AFFECT HOMEOWNERSHIP

HOW MARRIAGE CONTRACTS CAN AFFECT HOMEOWNERSHIP

Two of the most important commitments you’ll ever make in your life is marriage and buying a home. They are inevitably linked because not only does marriage become a driving force for buying property, but the marriage contract comes into play when applying for a home loan and can affect homeownership. To help you better understand how your marriage contract can affect homeownership, below

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RE/MAX IS SANTA’S HELPER THIS DECEMBER

RE/MAX IS SANTA’S HELPER THIS DECEMBER

Those who are looking for ways to help their fellow man over the festive season can drop off toys, books, stationery supplies and children’s clothing at their local participating RE/MAX office as part of the annual RE/MAX National Toy & Book Collection. At the end of January 2022, the donations will be dropped off at various local charities and children’s organisations across the c

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HOW TO STAY IN BUDGET WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

HOW TO STAY IN BUDGET WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Buying your first home doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. It can be incredibly exciting if you’re properly prepared for the journey, which is why it’s best to start off with a clear idea of what you can comfortably afford on your monthly bond payments before you start searching for your dream home. Apart from your bond, there are several other costs you need to budget for

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INTEREST RATE HIKE MEANS HIGHER REPAYMENTS ON HOME LOANS

INTEREST RATE HIKE MEANS HIGHER REPAYMENTS ON HOME LOANS

After months of enjoying record-low interest rates, South African debt holders now face slightly higher repayments as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has just announced that the repo rate will increase by 25 basis points to 3.75%, leaving the prime lending rate at 7.25%. While remaining hopeful that this increase will not have too profound of an effect on the property market as a whole, Reg

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WHY YOU NEED HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE TO OWN PROPERTY

WHY YOU NEED HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE TO OWN PROPERTY

There’s no doubt that your home will be the largest financial asset you’ll ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative. To help you better understand why you need homeowner’s insurance to purchase property, below are a few key aspects you should understand. What is homeowner’s insurance and why do you need it? Homeowner’s insurance is a poli

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SECTIONAL TITLE OR FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP: WHICH SUITS YOU BEST?

SECTIONAL TITLE OR FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP: WHICH SUITS YOU BEST?

Sectional title living is quite popular among South African buyers for its heightened security, affordability, and communal way of life. However, understanding and evaluating the pros and cons of sectional titles and freehold ownership is vital before deciding which property type suits you best. To help the decision-making process, below are the pros and cons of each ownership type. Sectional t

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HOUSE HUNTING? HERE’S WHERE TO START

HOUSE HUNTING? HERE’S WHERE TO START

While it may sound like a reasonably easy thing to do, house hunting may take a little more time and effort than most expect, especially if you don’t follow any specific process. One of the biggest challenges you’re likely to face when searching for homes is knowing where to start when sifting through the variety of properties available to you. The chances of you buying the very fir

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HOW LIFE STAGES AFFECT HOMEOWNERSHIP

HOW LIFE STAGES AFFECT HOMEOWNERSHIP

Each new stage of life presents its own set of unique challenges to homeownership. The good thing is that with the right preparation and planning, each new set of circumstances can be viewed as an exciting opportunity rather than a daunting season filled with obstacles. While renting has its upsides, owning your home is a great way of investing into your future wealth by paying off an appreciat

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q3 2021

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q3 2021

Housing Market Continues to Exceed Expectations Rather than subsiding to pre-COVID levels of activity, as was predicted in the RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q2 2021, the property market continues to exceed expectations in the third quarter of this year. Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, says that the results of the RE/MAX National Housing Report fo

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ENABLING YOUNG GIRLS SCHOOLING SUCCESS

ENABLING YOUNG GIRLS SCHOOLING SUCCESS

On 27 September, Livingstone High School in the Claremont school district received a free sanitary pad dispensing machine, sponsored by The RE/MAX Foundation and supplied by the MENstruation Foundation & O Grace Land –  NPO’s that strives to create free access to sanitary pads for young women during their menstrual cycle. Countless girls in South Africa regularly miss

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PROPERTY GIANT TURNS PINK TO RAISE AWARENESS

PROPERTY GIANT TURNS PINK TO RAISE AWARENESS

As prevalent as breast cancer is among South African women, most still fail to go for regular mammograms and perform self-examinations to check for lumps or irregularities hiding beneath the breast tissue. Breast cancer is almost always curable if detected early, which is why the National Breast Cancer Awareness month exists to spread awareness around early detection and cure. “Many of ou

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