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NEGATIVE ASPECTS THAT INFLUENCE PROPERTY VALUES

NEGATIVE ASPECTS THAT INFLUENCE PROPERTY VALUES

Research reveals that it only takes a prospective buyer a few minutes to decide whether they like a home or not, which is why it is essential that the home makes an excellent first impression. While there are certain things you can do to ensure that your home is in its best possible condition before it is listed on the market, unfortunately, there are elements which are beyond your control that

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PROPERTY PRICING CRUCIAL

PROPERTY PRICING CRUCIAL

A detrimental mistake that many sellers make when listing their property on the market is inflating the asking price. Sellers often ask for a higher amount to give themselves a cushion during the negotiation process. A seller may have a certain amount that they would like to get out of the sale of the property. Anticipating that prospective buyers will put in lower offers than the initial askin

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PROPERTY VALUE AFFECTS RATES AND TAXES

PROPERTY VALUE AFFECTS RATES AND TAXES

Each month homeowners receive a bill for the rates and taxes applicable to their property, but what are these municipal rates used for and how is the amount worked out? Municipal property rates are financial liabilities that owners of immovable property are required to pay monthly for basic services that their local municipality provide. Some of these services include maintenance of roads, stre

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QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME

Just as buyers need to do their research before taking on homeownership, those who are considering placing their home on the market also need to spend some time contemplating certain aspects before they list their property. In fact, there are three questions that every homeowner should ask themselves before placing their home on the market. Question one – Is it the right time to sell?

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SELLING? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

SELLING? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As the market transitions and more inventory becomes available to buyers, sellers will find themselves in a far more competitive environment. As a result, they now have to be aware of the competition they face in their neighbourhood before they decide to list their property. Here are a few aspects that sellers should consider about their neighbours before they list their home: Who is renovat

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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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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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