How to determine the rental price of your investment property

Apr 8, 2016 9:18:27 PM Share this:

Buyers looking to purchase an investment property to rent out often have difficulty determining the accurate rental price. There are many factors to consider and if you don’t assess your property value correctly you could end up over- or undercharging and neither are a situation you want to be in.


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Topics: Property Management, Harcourts, Investment Property, Rental Price

Buying in an unstable economy

Mar 8, 2016 5:22:30 PM Share this:

Planning to buy a home usually takes a long term strategy, with many buyers having to either save for a deposit, assess affordability or scout for the perfect property to call home. Then when the time finally comes and the country’s economy seems to be unstable - interest rates are higher, banks are implementing stricter lending criteria, doomsayers are warning against long term investments, buyers could be caught in a funnel of information and be left confused and unnecessarily wary.


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Topics: Buying, Richard Gray, Harcourts, Salary, Finance, Money, Debt Consolidation

Agricultural property investment will remain resilient against drought and economy

Jan 14, 2016 8:49:24 PM Share this:

South Africa is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades. With five out of nine provinces being declared disaster zones, concerns over food security and high food prices are adding pressure to an economy already under strain. Many farmers are facing massive losses and this is indeed a dire situation. How does this affect the agricultural property market though?


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts, Harcourts South Africa

Stilbaai market sizzles into summer

Nov 30, 2015 9:53:20 PM Share this:

Located in a landmark setting at the top of the Kloofsig valley, this property offers beautiful sea and river views as well as five bedrooms, 3,5 bathrooms, three living areas and a double garage. It is for sale through Harcourts for R3,795m.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Sky-high prices prompt ‘feeding frenzy’ on Atlantic Seaboard

Nov 23, 2015 9:51:14 PM Share this:

This magnificent modern home in Nettleton Road in Clifton on the Atlantic Seaboard is being marketed by Harcourts for the “bargain” price of R39m. The area is known for having some of the highest priced real estate in SA, and homes in Nettleton Road inevitably offer spectacular ocean views. A home in this road recently made headlines when it sold for R110m.


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Topics: Press Release, Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Savvy cash buyers snap up Alberton homes

Nov 23, 2015 9:39:41 PM Share this:

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This four-bedroom, two bathroom home in upmarket Meyersdal is for sale through Harcourts for R4,199m. It has a spacious open-plan kitchen and living area leading out to a covered entertainment patio, a pool and two double garages.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Should you buy your childhood home?

Nov 11, 2015 10:36:39 PM Share this:

There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to buy the property you grew up in, but you shouldn’t let your head rule your heart.


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Topics: Buying, South Africa, Richard Gray, Harcourts

Apple profiles Harcourts in a global business case-study

Nov 3, 2015 7:14:21 PM Share this:

Technology giant Apple has profiled global real estate group Harcourts in a new video case-study placed on its website that reveals how the group is using Apple’s iOS technology to transform its business worldwide.


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Topics: South Africa, Harcourts

How to assess your student accommodation options

Oct 21, 2015 8:53:41 PM Share this:

With the matric exams just around the corner and thousands of learners hoping to start university or college next year, this is the time of year that many parents start thinking about where those students are going to live.


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Topics: South Africa, Richard Gray, Harcourts