Overcoming homebuying obstacles

16 October 2017

Submitted an offer and having it accepted by the seller is exciting, but it is certainly not the end of the property sales process. There are a few more obstacles that need to be overcome before the home can change ownership and the keys are handed over. Failing to overcome any of these hurdles could result...

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Is it worth using an agent to sell your home?

13 October 2017

To reduce cuts, some homeowners may be thinking about listing their property themselves, rather than making use of a real estate professional. On surface value, this may seem to be an excellent way to cut down on expenses during the homes sales process; however, it also means that the homeowner will have to...

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Sectional title versus freehold ownership

09 October 2017

Several reasons have contributed to the growing popularity of sectional title homes in South Africa over the last decade, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “These homes often offer heightened security, are more affordable and provide people with a more communa...

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Increase your chances of securing a rental

04 October 2017

As the demand for rental properties continues to outstrip the current inventory available, it has become increasingly more difficult for tenants to find the right property, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.  
“The demand for rental homes is unprec...

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Sell your home or rent it out?

28 September 2017

Most of the time you will have a clear idea of when you will be moving homes and have time to plan and make decisions accordingly. However, there are times when life happens, and the decision is made for you. Whether it be your company transferring you to another region, a family emergency that requires relocation or maybe its to be with a significant other in a...

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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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