Rates remain at their current levels

21 September 2017

South African Reserve Bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced today that the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the rates at their current levels - this coming off the Reserve Bank’s last decision in July to cut the rates by 25 basis points. Currently, the repo rate is at 6.75%, with the...

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South African based agent awarded highest international award

19 September 2017

Renown Brazilian football player Pele once said: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Living in Cape Town’s City Bowl and Atlantic, Gerlinde Moser,...

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Ideal pricing and aesthetic appeal

19 September 2017

According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX, homeowners who wish to obtain the highest possible price for their property, within the shortest time frame, will need to ensure that their home makes a good first impression and stands out from the crowd.
“Homeowners will be req...

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Tops the ranks in property listings

15 September 2017

RE/MAX of Southern Africa currently ranks as the number one real estate brand in the country based on number of listings. According to property search portal data, as at September this year, RE/MAX had over 45 000 listings on its books – nearly 15 000 more than its closest competitor.
According...

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The lowdown on letting out your property

14 September 2017

Irrespective of whether the property in question is a one-bedroom studio flat, a cottage at the back of the garden or an entire estate, the same laws and procedures apply and need to be understood clearly in order to make a success of the rental market. This is according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who says that own...

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What goes on behind the scenes

14 September 2017

What most people may not realise is that for every hour that a real estate agent spends with a seller, they will spend approximately nine hours working behind the scenes on the homeowner’s behalf to get the property sold. This is according to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of South...

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What you need to know about occupational rent

08 September 2017

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is vital that you are familiar with the terms and conditions stipulated in the property sales agreement, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
South African law states that those who would like to either sell or buy a prop...

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Getting ready to sell your home in spring

06 September 2017

Each year as the temperatures start to rise there is normally an uptick in the number of people looking to get into the property market, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “During the warmer months, more buyers will venture out to look for their ideal home, mak...

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Helping children cope with the move

05 September 2017

Purchasing a new home is an exciting venture, however moving and adapting to a new environment can be stressful – particularly for children, says father of two, Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
“Moving can be stressful for adults who fully understand...

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What to look for when buying green

31 August 2017

With the burning issue of global warming and the impact of our carbon footprint an ever-growing concern, more and more homebuyers are looking for properties that offer green elements, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
“In countries such as the US, the trend of buying green has been around for some time, bu...

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