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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

NO CHANGE IN INTEREST RATES

Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said that the Monetary Policy Committee had once again decided to let the interest rates remain unchanged with the repo rate at 6.75%, and the prime lending rate at 10.25%. An expected decision with the rand w... 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

ELEMENTS TO LOOK FOR IN ANY NEIGHBOURHOOD

Packing up and relocating to another city, or for that matter, another country, is a major undertaking, so it is imperative to do the necessary research and weigh up all the options before making the final decision. Whether it is as big a decision as... Read more

HIVE LIVING – A GROWING TREND

While property price growth has not been exorbitant over the last few years, it has still gone up, particularly in regions such as the Western Cape.  The problem is, so has general day-to-day expenses, making it harder for first-time buyers to g... Read more

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Regardless of whether a property professional works with commercial or residential property, all will agree on one aspect, and that is that location is one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a property. Property experts emphasi... Read more

SCHOOLS IMPACT HOME VALUES

Purchasing a property is a large financial commitment, and as such, there are several vital aspects that need to be considered before taking the final step towards homeownership. While price, the type of home and cost, are a few of the factors that r... Read more

Q1 2017 HOUSING REPORT

According to Deeds Office data, 35 088 bonds were registered from January to March this year, with the average bond amount at around R1 027 000. It is interesting to note that during this same period the statistics revealed that 45 552 bonds were can... Read more

Q2 2017 HOUSING REPORT

Deeds Office statistics reveal that in the second quarter of this year, 35 637 bonds were registered, with an average bond amount of approximately R1 033 000. The number of bonds registered increased by 549, while the average bond amount increased by... Read more