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4 TYPES OF PROPERTY INVESTMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

4 TYPES OF PROPERTY INVESTMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The South African property market has plenty to offer both novice and experienced real estate investors alike. Join us as we explore commercial and residential investment options and how to make the most of exciting opportunities when you find them. Golden nuggets of property investment advice “Location, location, location” still rings true, but municipal logistics and future

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RE/MAX SA WINS GLOBAL LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARD 2 YEARS RUNNING

RE/MAX SA WINS GLOBAL LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARD 2 YEARS RUNNING

For the second year in a row, RE/MAX of Southern Africa has claimed the coveted title of Best Real Estate Brokerage in South Africa according to the 14th annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards. These awards recognize excellence across a range of industry sectors worldwide. Last year, RE/MAX was the first to win this award within the region as in previous years, this award category-focused mainly on Ame

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RE/MAX SA NETWORK PERFORMANCE IN 2021

RE/MAX SA NETWORK PERFORMANCE IN 2021

It can be overwhelming deciding who to partner with when selecting a real estate brand. We’re here to make your life a little easier by telling you why RE/MAX agents are the right choice. Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing, RE/MAX has a local real estate advisor who is best equipped to assist. Below are just a few of the reasons why we can call ourselves the #1 brand in real estate.

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HOW THE NEW PROPERTY ACT AFFECTS AGENTS & CONSUMERS

HOW THE NEW PROPERTY ACT AFFECTS AGENTS & CONSUMERS

From 01 February 2022, the new Property Practitioners Act officially comes into effect. While this should not affect consumers too drastically, there are a few items of which to be aware before conducting any real estate transactions. Real estate agents will also need to pay close attention to this new act as it will have an impact on how they operate. “There is a lot in this act that jus

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GLOBAL PROPERTY GIANT TURNS 49

GLOBAL PROPERTY GIANT TURNS 49

Each year, on the 30th of January, RE/MAX offices around the globe celebrate National Balloon & Founders Day. The day serves to acknowledge the official inauguration of the RE/MAX brand that occurred on January 30, 1973. Forty-nine years ago, RE/MAX introduced the concept of the 100% commission model into the real estate environment in Denver, Colorado. Dave Liniger, RE/MAX LLC Co-Founder &

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HOME LOANS GET MORE EXPENSIVE WITH LATEST INTEREST RATE HIKE

HOME LOANS GET MORE EXPENSIVE WITH LATEST INTEREST RATE HIKE

We start the year with the second instalment of interest rate hikes following the latest announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points to 4%, leaving the prime lending rate at 7.5%. Although aware that a cycle of interest rate hikes was likely to be in the cards for 2022, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett wa

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q4 2021

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q4 2021

Housing Market Activity Subsides The fourth quarter of 2021 revealed a change in tide for the property market, either owing to seasonality or to the start of an equilibrium following the first interest rate hike since the pandemic hit in 2020. According to Lightstone Property data, a total of 41,085 bond registrations were recorded at the Deeds Office over the period October to December 2021

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BANKS TO APPROVE A HOME LOAN IN SOUTH AFRICA?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BANKS TO APPROVE A HOME LOAN IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Getting a home loan is one of the most important steps to becoming a property owner. But how does the bond application process work and how long does it take banks to approve a home loan in South Africa? We’re glad you asked! Firstly, it’s important to note that the amount of time it will take for approval can vary from person to person and bank to bank. This is because a home loan app

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CHANGING LIVES, ONE SPORTS BURSARY AT A TIME

CHANGING LIVES, ONE SPORTS BURSARY AT A TIME

  RE/MAX has always been committed to positively impacting the lives of those living within the communities we serve. In 2022, The RE/MAX Foundation sponsored two students with a full bursary and two students with bursary support packages through the non-profit organization, Sporting Chance Foundation. Below, each of the students share their feedback on how this opportunity has positively

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RE/MAX SA PARTNERS WITH SUNSHINE LADIES TOUR

RE/MAX SA PARTNERS WITH SUNSHINE LADIES TOUR

The much-anticipated Sunshine Ladies Tour tees off in February 2022 and this year it boasts not only a massive prize money hike, but also a few new sponsors – including RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “The Sunshine Ladies Tour is healthy, strong and growing thanks to the continued commitment of our stakeholders, including Investec, the municipalities of Joburg and Cape Town, Jabra, Super

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RE/MAX EXPANDS ITS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

RE/MAX EXPANDS ITS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

As globalization increases, the need for truly global real estate brands increases alongside it. Adding to its vast global presence in over 110 countries and territories, RE/MAX continues to move into new geographic areas as the desire to affiliate with the real estate brand remains high. International real estate remains big business despite declines in foreign investment due to the COVID-19 p

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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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