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MPC ANNOUNCES INTEREST RATES WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED

Some good news to start the year off as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced today that interest rates will remain unchanged. The prime lending rate therefore remains at 10.25% and the repo rate at 6.75%. “South Africans should cele... Read more

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q4 2018

A Stable & Steady Quarter Ending the year with roughly as many positive outlooks as there were negative, it is unsurprising that the fourth and final quarter of 2018 would yield slow but steady results. However, without any curve ball spikes i... Read more

PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2019 PROPERTY MARKET

Last year was a tumultuous one, from newly instated presidents to economic recessions, ever-rising fuel costs, interesting IT revelations from SARS and a few more Finance Ministers. As we enter the new year, the question for real estate investors as ... Read more

INTEREST RATES RISE TO CUT INTO HOLIDAY SPENDING

An unpopular yet unsurprising decision was made earlier today by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), as Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced that the interest rates would increase by 25 basis points. This will bring the prime lending r... Read more

5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICAN REAL ESTATE

While reaching for your wine glass for the third time in the last 60 seconds, your partner across the table coughs purposelessly to try and fill the silence of one awkward dinner party. To help you avoid any future uncomfortable silences, we’ve... Read more

GOOD NEWS FOR CAPETONIAN TENANTS

October 2018 According to Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Goslett, some minor relief is in store for Capetonian tenants as they wait with baited breath for the final axe to drop in the form of an annual inflationary ... Read more

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q3 2018

A Quarter of Contradictions Considering the announcement of a technical recession and ever-rising fuel costs pinching consumers even further, there can be no doubt that last quarter has been a tumultuous one. It is unsurprising, then, that the pr... Read more

BEST SPOTS TO GET OFF-THE-GRID IN SA

There are various reasons why people choose to get “off-the-grid” – a term coined to describe a household that does not receive public utility services from their city. Some do it to assert their independence and to escape the month... Read more

WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE

One need only Google the CEO’s of the top forty listed companies on the JSE to discover the disparity that continues to exist between men and women in business. With the name of only one female CEO appearing on that list, the struggle for equal... Read more