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THE RISE OF THE INDEPENDENT WOMAN

According to Lightstone data, single women who owned property in 2017 far outnumbered their single male property-owning counterparts. In fact, this group even managed to trump the number of married couples who owned property. But, before you celebrat... Read more

HOW TO BECOME A TOP GLOBAL EARNER

Want to know the secret to success? Don’t we all. Sadly, there is no single recipe for reaching that point in life where you can kick back and say: I’ve made it. What we can do, however, is listen to the advice of those who have. Annua... Read more

HOW TO SHOP IN A BUYER’S MARKET

August 2018 In most regions across South Africa buyers are currently spoilt for choice in the property market – even in the burgeoning Cape Town market. One mistake buyers simply cannot afford to make in this current market is to allow the o... Read more

GRASS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE?

August 2018 According to Pew Research on the world’s migrants, roughly 900,000 South Africans were living in other countries in 2017. A total of 210,000 of them had migrated to the United Kingdom. This was closely followed by 190,000 South A... Read more

RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q2 2018

Second Quarter Yields Promise “After a slow first quarter, the 2018 property market is beginning to show promising improvements,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. Over the period of April - J... Read more

MPC PLAYS IT SAFE

The predicted (though not favoured) decision was made earlier today by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) as Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced that the interest rates would continue at 10% and the repo rate at 6.5%. The decision to ... Read more

EXPANDING THE RE/MAX FOOTPRINT

RE/MAX of Southern Africa expanded its regional footprint on 15 May 2018, when it opened its first office in Mauritius: RE/MAX 24. The global real estate brand now operates in five regions in Southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia... Read more

SLOWING RENTAL MARKET IN THE CAPE

As the heavens finally unleash the winter rains in Cape Town, the same relief is not felt by landlords in the area who are facing unlet properties for the first time in years.  “Before property investors throw in the towel, this is by no m... Read more

NEIGHBOURHOOD REPORT: STRAND

The Capetonian dream is to live by the ocean with the iconic mountain making an appearance somewhere in the horizon. But, that dream comes with a hefty price tag that many simply cannot afford. But, should you venture some kilometres out of the city ... Read more