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SPREADING SOME FESTIVE CHEER

The start of December marks the beginning of the annual RE/MAX Foundation National Toy and Book collection, an initiative aimed at bringing joy to the less fortunate this festive season. Starting from 1 December 2017, the campaign will run until the ... Read more

Q3 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Over the last three months, 36 740 bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R38 844 981. Data from all the major banking institutions reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was around R1.11 million, sl... Read more

BACK TO BACK R2 BILLION IN HOME SALES

September 2014 was the first time that RE/MAX of Southern Africa achieved a new sales record of R2 billion in home sales in one month. However, this year, not only did they hit the R2 billion mark in September but have hit it again in October, making... Read more

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation. Sellers need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market. Here is some guidance as to which certificates are needed to ensure a... Read more

CONSUMERS’ PROPERTY NEEDS ARE EVOLVING

The property needs in South Africa are evolving as more and more people move into urban areas. In 1960 around 46.6% of the population lived in urban areas. However, that figure has changed dramatically with around two-thirds of the South African popu... Read more

COULD VIRTUAL REALITY CHANGE THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR?

While virtual reality (VR) is not a new concept, there has been rapid advancement and augmented reality technology is at the stage where it could start to have an impact on consumers’ daily lives over the next few years. There is a wide array o... Read more

SIGN BOARDS STILL HAVE A PLACE IN TODAY’S MARKET

In the age of technology that we live in, the internet has revolutionised the property industry and how business is done. With over 26 million users connected to the internet in South Africa, it has become one of the main marketing and advertising to... Read more

START WITH YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD

Every year graduating students will be thinking about their lives going forward and what the future may hold for them. After studying many will be entering the job market, starting on their career path and entering a new life stage. The financial dec... Read more

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF HOME EQUITY

Is there ever a good time to use your home equity? Homeowners who have equity available in the bond accounts might be tempted to withdraw some of the money and use it for more immediate needs or wants. While it is not always a wise decision to take e... Read more