PAINT LIKE A PRO WITH THESE DIY TIPS

Dec 4, 2021 2:04:15 AM Share this:

Prepare your substrate properly. We can’t stress the importance of this step enough. Cracks, peeling or flaking areas must be sanded, scraped or smoothed prior to applying new primer and paint. Otherwise, the thicker, heavier new coat will end up pulling the old paint off the wall and you’ll have wasted the money you spent on your new paint as well as your time.


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Topics: Harcourts Real Estate, Buying and Selling, Agent Tips

Interest rate change still favours property market and economy

Nov 20, 2021 12:52:06 AM Share this:

The repo rate will increase by 25 basis points to 3.75%, South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor Lesetja Kganyago announced explained today, which means that the prime lending rate of commercial banks will increase to 7.25%.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, Property Markets, Buying and Selling

Loadshedding's effect on the property market

Nov 17, 2021 10:21:51 PM Share this:

South African's are no strangers to unfavourable economic conditions paired with adversity in the market. Recent fuel hikes and continuous price increases of basic goods, loadshedding stresses seem to be the last thing we need. And this, all in a year of a global pandemic.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Loadshedding, Going Green, Buying and Selling

Selling secrets for the warmer months

Oct 26, 2021 11:36:45 PM Share this:

The weather is warming up and Spring is in full swing. Despite South Africa being a relatively warmer winter nation, it still feels as if we hibernate during the colder months. Thankfully Harcourts experienced unprecedented growth this past year so we are expecting even more activity in the real estate market in the coming months. Summer is approaching fast and if you are thinking of selling this summer, here are a few insider secrets.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, Harcourts Real Estate, Buying and Selling

Spring has sprung the luxury market into season

Sep 8, 2021 8:09:46 PM Share this:

Traditionally Franschhoek has been a property market that has primarily seen buyers emanate from beyond local shores. European buyers have for many years made up the bulk of the Franschhoek property market. However, as COVID restricted international travel this has had an undoubted effect on the market in the region. Surprisingly, in recent times, we are seeing far more South African buyers with an appetite for luxury properties come to the proverbial table.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Spring selling season, Harcourts Real Estate, Harcourts Winelands, COVID-19, Franschoek

Selling in Spring?

Aug 13, 2021 7:34:20 PM Share this:

Spring not only exemplifies the concept of - new, it also is a great time to sell your home.  Are you a homeowner who is thinking about selling your home in the next couple of months? Well, Spring offers many sellers a unique market opportunity as the season's change, especially into a warmer climate, signalling the start of increased buyer activity.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Spring selling season

South Africa's Real Estate Market Half Year Update

Jul 27, 2021 6:50:21 PM Share this:

The past month's COVID Level 4 restrictions have undoubtedly impacted the economy and real estate market. The general feeling is that in most metros real estate activity remained buoyant and activity is on the increase, but we will have to analyse the data in the coming weeks to come to a true market identification.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Market Value, Harcourts Real Estate, Harcourts Values

Instagram for Real Estate

Jul 6, 2021 12:07:26 AM Share this:

Instagram can be a little intimidating at first, and that’s not talking about the gorgeous fitness models and influencers that the platform has become synonymous with, but in terms of really making a connection with your online communities, the platform is a brilliantly useful tool for the real estate industry. Here are 6 reasons why…


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Topics: Richard Gray, Advertising, Harcourts Real Estate, Social Media, Instagram, Instagram and Real Estate

Level 4 lockdown will impact real estate market

Jun 29, 2021 1:07:58 AM Share this:

Following the President's announcement yesterday evening that the country will move to Lockdown Level 4, as the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, we as Harcourts South Africa have already put structures in place to protect both our agents and clients to the highest degree.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

The human factor in modern real estate

Jun 10, 2021 10:23:22 PM Share this:

It often seems as if every day there is a new app, a new technological feat, a new digital advancement being introduced into the global real estate market. It is often difficult to discern between the necessary and unnecessary. At Harcourts, we have invested hours upon hours developing strategies and we are very proud of our achievements and service offerings in the tech space and are happy to say that we lead the real estate market in certain aspects of the technological world.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, Harcourts Real Estate, COVID-19