5 BACK-TO-SCHOOL PREPARATIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS

06 January 2020
The gates of Chaos are about to be opened as most South African children head back to school. Luckily, there are ways to avoid the panic on the first morning back at school and prevent backpacks from...
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PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2020 REAL ESTATE MARKET

06 January 2020
We are narrowing in on the end of a somewhat tumultuous year of elections, world cup wins and SEO bankruptcy. As we draw to a close, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, Adrian Gosl...
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HOW TO GET THROUGH JANUARY WITHOUT GETTING INTO DEBT

06 January 2020
According to Stats SA, there were 15,226 civil judgements for debt amounting to R312,7 million recorded in September 2019. The largest contributor to these cases was for money lent, amounting to R91,9...
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BEST SCHOOLING DISTRICTS IN SA

06 January 2020
Now is the perfect time to start searching for a new home if you’re hoping to move in time for your child to be enrolled before the start of the 2021 school year. The process of selling your hom...
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REASONS TO STAY IN THE LOCAL MARKET

06 January 2020
Recent reports reveal that emigration sales are on the rise, climbing from 7.3% of property sales in 2017 to 15.7% of sales in Q3 2019. While some may well be choosing to leave, those who choose to in...
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BUY A STARTER HOME OR WAIT FOR YOUR FOREVER HOME?

28 November 2019
A starter home is a property that will suit your needs for approximately the next five years or until your circumstances change, whereas a forever home is a property that you can see yourself living i...
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WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RENTAL DEPOSIT?

28 November 2019
Most landlords request a deposit from their tenants before they move into the property. According to Section 5 of the Rental Housing Act, No. 50 of 1999, a landlord is legally entitled to request a de...
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HOW AGENTS DETERMINE AN ASKING PRICE

28 November 2019
While it is possible for homeowners to research certain information online, it is very difficult to accurately value your property without having the specific area knowledge, real estate experience an...
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3 TIPS FOR CREATING A WATERWISE GARDEN

28 November 2019
Saving water is crucial for the preservation of our environment – particularly within the South African context. According to a report released at the end of 2018 by the Intergovernmental Panel...
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HOME PREPARATIONS FOR PET-PHOBIC VISITORS

28 November 2019
Your mother-in-law glares at you from the opposite end of the table, her white Christmas dress now muddied with paw-print polka dots left by an overly excited greeting from her four-legged grandchild....
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