Post COVID-19 economy could see rise in demand for country living

Aug 6, 2020 9:27:13 PM Share this:

Cities are a hive of capital and innovation, built for the masses, however, this, in turn, is the reason why they become the epicentres during pandemics, such as COVID-19. Since the outbreak, city dwellers have encountered a much different reality than those living in smaller communities and more rural areas.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Country Living, The new normal

Smart Home Market Experiences Growth Due to COVID-19

Aug 6, 2020 9:15:37 PM Share this:

The COVID-19 outbreak is one of the most significant global events to occur in recent years, halting economic activity worldwide and compelling people to make substantial lifestyle changes


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home, Smart Home

Lowest interest rate in 47 years creates rare opportunity for buyers

Jul 24, 2020 7:13:48 PM Share this:

Harcourts South Africa welcomes the announcement by The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to cut interest rates by a further 25 basis points, creating a rare opportunity for real estate investors and buyers in general. This takes the total cut in 2020 to 300 basis points, lowering the repo rate to 3.5% and the prime lending rate to 7%. The lowest rate implemented by the Bank in almost 47 years.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Interest Rates, Buyers and Sellers, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to offer great real estate value

Jul 8, 2020 10:34:08 PM Share this:

In the current economic framework of the country and the effects of the pandemic on the economy, real estate in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs continue to bolster the overall Western Cape property market. We are seeing increased activity in certain regions of the Northern Suburbs and since Alert Level 3 was instituted the interest in real estate in this region has continued to go from strength to strength.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Dunn, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Buying and Selling Property, Western Cape

Digital real estate during lockdown will have long term benefits for property buyers and sellers

Jun 22, 2020 11:18:13 PM Share this:

With the recent move to Alert Level 3, the real estate industry has returned to work and based on current trends, the future looks promising. But what exactly will “business-as-usual” post lockdown look like?


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Topics: buying and selling, real estate technology, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

Repo cut rate creates unique opportunity for buyers

May 22, 2020 7:54:00 PM Share this:

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) announcement to cut its repo rate by another 50 basis points to 3.75% on Thursday, taking the prime lending rate to 7.25%, makes it far more affordable for buyers to invest in real estate during these uncertain times. The bank’s repo rate cuts this year totals 275 basis points or 2.75%, as it slashes rates during Covid-19 economic pressures.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, repo rate cut, Buyers market, South African Markets, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Harcourts Office innovates virtual tour service to counter lockdown pressures

May 13, 2020 5:11:33 PM Share this:

As the Coronvirus pandemic intensifies the need for the economy to get going, real estate remains under pressure across the majority of the market. This has forced many real estate practitioners to develop innovative ways to list their homes and present them to prospective buyers and keep buying activity buoyant.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection, Harcourts Two Oceans

Selling or leasing now?

May 6, 2020 5:53:37 PM Share this:

Maximise your property’s exposure online.

Bypass the stress of physical open homes with 6 simple tips to help maximise engagement with your property online.


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Topics: Leasing, selling property, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Virtual Tour, Virtual Inspection

Coronavirus Update - Tenants

May 6, 2020 5:45:50 PM Share this:

At Harcourts, our priority is supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time.

During recent conversations we have been asked a number of questions about the state of the rental market, the impact that Coronavirus is having on Landlords and how we are adapting to the changing landscape.


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Topics: Renting, Rental Property, Tenants, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Coronavirus Update - Landlords

May 6, 2020 5:19:26 PM Share this:

At Harcourts, our priority is supporting our clients and the community throughout this challenging time.

During recent conversations we have been asked a number of questions about the state of the rental market, the impact that Coronavirus is having on Landlords and how we are adapting to the changing landscape.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Property Manager, Advice for Landlords, Corona Virus, COVID-19, TPN