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HAS AIRBNB AFFECTED THE RENTAL MARKET?

Most were sceptical of the concept when Airbnb first launched in the US in 2008. But, after the company announced that it had generated R2.4 billion in economic activity in South Africa in 2016, sentiment quickly swayed in Airbnb’s favour, tran... Read more

A TEE-OFF FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

It is no secret that golf estates hold prime value for real estate investors. According to Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the trick is deciding which golf estate will bring you the best return on investment. ... Read more

ECO ESTATES: THE NEW TREND IN REAL ESTATE

The trending school of thought for this age is striking the ideal balance between work and play – with the scales tipping in favour of leisure activities over fixed business hours. Modern technology has created the opportunity for remote workin... Read more

RE/MAX BY THE NUMBERS 2017

Looking for reasons to choose RE/MAX? Not only did we clench the title of Region the of the Year within the Middle East and Africa category at the 45th RE/MAX annual R4 Convention in Las Vegas, but we also sold more homes in South Africa than any oth... Read more

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q1 2018

Slow start for the first quarter In the first quarter of 2018, Lightstone data revealed that 31,875 new bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totaling an amount of R33,666,534. This is down by 5,058 registered bonds since the last quarter of 20... Read more

HOW THE VAT INCREASE AFFECTS YOU

The 1% VAT increase which is set to take effect as of 1 April 2018 has caused much confusion amid sellers and agents alike. As with most before and after transformations, the complication arises in the grey area that lies between the start of a proje... Read more

Q4 2017 HOUSING REPORT

In the last quarter of 2017, 36 943 bonds were registered at the Deeds Office, totalling an amount of R38 819 406. Data from all the major banks reveal that the average bond amount granted during this period was around R1.051 million, which is down f... Read more

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