Will returning to the office influence city living demand?

Apr 21, 2022 12:13:59 AM Share this:

We’re seeing many companies adopt a hybrid model when it comes to staff coming into the office and working from home. Whether you’re working from home every other day, back at the office full time or choosing your own schedule there is no doubt a glimmer of normality glistens on the horizon.

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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Economy, Harcourts Real Estate, COVID-19, Working from home

Taking real estate growth to the next level

Jan 21, 2022 8:49:49 PM Share this:

Every so often you come across a prolific business team, people who take an opportunity, seize it and turn it into something special, such as this husband-and-wife team started out with four agents and one office, and transformed it into three successful offices with more than 50 agents. In real estate, success stories of this magnitude are few and far between. Hartwieg Du Rand and his wife Azelle of Harcourts Upper Highway, Harcourts Scott Bay and  Harcourts Toti have done just that. 

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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, business owner, office profile

What can we expect from the property market in 2022?

Jan 19, 2022 12:39:35 AM Share this:

The following appeared in a recent national article where the CEO’s of the top 5 real estate companies were asked to reflect on 2021 and give their predictions for 2022.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Sellers market, Buying and Selling

Festive season coastal property market set to boom

Dec 20, 2021 10:56:25 PM Share this:

Every year the South African Summer trends tend to fluctuate based on regional buying activities and economic circumstances influencing consumer confidence. During the beginning of this year and the festive period of 2020 we saw fantastic trading months along Coastal regions, especially Cape Town, and this year is set to be no different. 

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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, South African Markets, Buying and Selling

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

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

Val de Vie is named in the 2021 top 10 lifestyle estates in the world

Apr 20, 2021 2:02:00 AM Share this:

Val de Vie Estate, the luxurious lifestyle estate nestled by the majestic mountains just outside of Paarl in the Western Cape, has raked in another award. New World Wealth (NWW) shared its top 10 lifestyle estate picks for 2021, and Val de Vie was named in the Top 10, sharing the spoils with world-renowned estates across the globe.

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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Maureen Nel, Val de Vie

Table View property market to benefit from the latest developments

Apr 14, 2021 12:42:40 AM Share this:

Analysing trends in Cape Town's property market over the last year and the perpetual increase in demand for high return on investment opportunities, given the low-interest rate and macroeconomic conditions, the latest development in Cape Town's booming suburb of Table View, aptly named "Cornerstone on Arum" is set to continue this trend. 

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Topics: Selling, Harcourts South Africa, Property Investment, Harcourts Atlantic