THE IMPACT OF THE REPO RATE ON YOUR HOME LOAN

09 February 2024
If you hold any kind of debt, it is important to keep a close eye on interest rates: as interest rates go up, so do your monthly repayments. The interest rate that your bank charges is based on the re...
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HOW TO CHOOSE FENCING THAT'LL INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE

08 February 2024
Should I choose fences or walls when setting up a perimeter around my home? And which of these options will add value to my property? The answer depends on personal taste and preference as well as bud...
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INTEREST RATES TO HOLD STEADY FOR NOW

25 January 2024
Although not quite the cut most homeowners were hoping for, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced today that interest rates will remain stable at 8.25% (repo rate), leaving the prime lending r...
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RE/MAX NATIONAL HOUSING REPORT Q4 2023

22 January 2024
Another Quarter of Muted Growth The ramifications of high interest rates are still being felt in the fourth quarter of 2023, with fewer transactions occurring and leaving room for only marginal hou...
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WHAT'S A SOLE MANDATE & HOW DOES IT WORK?

11 December 2023
Before we dive into this topic, it’s important to understand that an estate agent may not sell your – or any property – unless they have a mandate from you, the owner. A mandate give...
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CHOOSING A NEW HOMETOWN: RELOCATION 101

01 December 2023
There are a myriad of reasons why people move to new towns or cities, ranging from retirement and lifestyle choices, to transfers and employment opportunities. Whatever the reason, the key to making i...
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GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEOWNERS: INTEREST RATES REMAIN UNCHANGED

23 November 2023
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced today that interest rates will remain stable at 8.25% (repo rate), leaving the prime lending rate at 11.75%. This comes as some much-needed relief as many...
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INSTALLING SOLAR POWER - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

20 November 2023
With the international trend towards renewable energy, folk are looking to solar power as an alternative to plugging into the main grid — especially in South Africa. If you are thinking of doing...
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RE/MAX SA WINS ‘BEST USE OF DIGITAL OUT OF HOME’ AT GLOBAL AWARDS

14 November 2023
For their innovative marketing efforts, RE/MAX of Southern Africa – in partnership with Mark1, Innovocean, AdMakers International and Hivestack – won Gold at The Wires in London for Best U...
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS

20 October 2023
Estate agent, property broker, and property practitioner: what’s in a name?   In an increasingly international world, terminology is becoming confusing. When it comes to renting, sell...
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