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HOW TO BECOME A TOP GLOBAL EARNER

HOW TO BECOME A TOP GLOBAL EARNER

Want to know the secret to success? Don’t we all. Sadly, there is no single recipe for reaching that point in life where you can kick back and say: I’ve made it. What we can do, however, is listen to the advice of those who have. Annually, RE/MAX LLC compiles a list of the top 100 global individual and team earners. This year, RE/MAX of Southern Africa claimed 27 of the 100 spots in

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KNOWING WHICH REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO AVOID

KNOWING WHICH REAL ESTATE AGENTS TO AVOID

Choosing the wrong real estate professional is like wearing an incredibly expensive pair of uncomfortable shoes. Unless you swap them out for a better fit, you’re going to have blisters to deal with at the end of the day. If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t force it. The easiest way to tell that you have the wrong agent is if they make you feel doubtful or uncomfortable in any way.

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HOW TO SHOP IN A BUYER’S MARKET

HOW TO SHOP IN A BUYER’S MARKET

August 2018 In most regions across South Africa buyers are currently spoilt for choice in the property market – even in the burgeoning Cape Town market. One mistake buyers simply cannot afford to make in this current market is to allow the overwhelming amount of stock put them off the task of sifting through the mountain of listings available and delay them in putting down an offer. &l

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A LOOK AT THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY PRICES

A LOOK AT THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY PRICES

Emigration-driven sales is on the rise, accounting for roughly 14% of sales in Q1 2019. By far the most popular destination for South African expats is the United Kingdom, with a total of 210,000 living here in 2017. This was closely followed by 190,000 South African expats living in Australia and further 100,000 living in American states. If you had it in mind to follow their example and say y

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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q2 2018

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q2 2018

Second Quarter Yields Promise “After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. Over the period of April - June 2018, Lightstone Property recorded a total of 38,055 bond registrations at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R40,790,027,000. This is an 19

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EXPANDING THE RE/MAX FOOTPRINT

EXPANDING THE RE/MAX FOOTPRINT

RE/MAX of Southern Africa expanded its regional footprint on 15 May 2018, when it opened its first office in Mauritius: RE/MAX 24. The global real estate brand now operates in five regions in Southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, and the newly added island region of Mauritius. Broker/Owner, Errol Areington, first noticed a gap in the local real estate market whe

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INVEST IN A LUXURIOUS RETIREMENT

INVEST IN A LUXURIOUS RETIREMENT

Pair it with any pleasant-sounding synonym you may like; but, for many, the word “retirement” placed adjacent to anything resembling the word “home” will immediately conjure up images of unpleasant nurses, sterile environments, bed pans, and shower rails. While that reality might have been true at the time for some of the earlier Baby Boomers, the same cannot be said for th

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HOMEOWNING BUDGETING BASICS

HOMEOWNING BUDGETING BASICS

The initial costs of owning a home can be a bitter pill to swallow but with careful financial discipline and planning, the dread of the pending debit orders will lessen over time. To make things more manageable, start by organising your finances into a real-time budget by recording your current expenses for the month. After this, you can work out realistic goals of how much you can afford to put a

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SELL IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

SELL IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

Selling your home but have no idea where to start? Below is a step-by-step advice for first-time sellers… Step 1: Pick your price You can’t sell without a price. A realtor can provide an assessment for you that will provide a realistic selling value on your home. Find an agent who knows your area well and can tell you what properties in your area have sold for – not just wha

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6 STEPS TO SAVING FOR A DEPOSIT IN 5 YEARS

6 STEPS TO SAVING FOR A DEPOSIT IN 5 YEARS

According to data recently released by FNB, the average age of a South African home buyer has increased from 38 to 44 this year. That’s largely because, if you take a realistic look at the property market, you will discover that you will need a minimum of R100,000 to use as a deposit and to cover the various other expenses on an entry-level property. Even if you take out a 100% access bond,

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HAS AIRBNB AFFECTED THE RENTAL MARKET?

HAS AIRBNB AFFECTED THE RENTAL MARKET?

Most were sceptical of the concept when Airbnb first launched in the US in 2008. But, after the company announced that it had generated R2.4 billion in economic activity in South Africa in 2016, sentiment quickly swayed in Airbnb’s favour, transforming it into a widely used platform for those looking to make some extra cash. With the large crowd of users it has drawn, the question on ever

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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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