New Dawn at Harcourts Dolphin Coast

Mar 18, 2020 6:43:20 PM Share this:

Despite economic uncertainty and many property pundits explaining how some regions in South Africa are flat and that there is an element of buyer hesitance, Harcourts Real Estate has managed to defy these trends and continues to show positive growth across the national market.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts Real Estate, JP Pienaar, Dolphin Coast

Budget 2020: Tax relief? Is that enough?

Feb 28, 2020 11:05:16 PM Share this:

South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced during today's National Budget to support growth, National Treasury proposes not increasing value added tax, pay-as-you-earn or other personal income taxes.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Budget speech, Tax Benefits

Harcourts South Africa's Proactive Approach to COVID-19

Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM Share this:

We at Harcourts South Africa, together with our international offices, have taken positive steps towards dealing with the COVID-19 virus and the challenges it currently presents to its franchise network, clients, the industry, and the community as a whole.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts International, Corona Virus, Covid-19

Cape Town's Southern Peninsula offers unparalleled real estate value

Feb 7, 2020 5:28:38 PM Share this:

Analysing the real estate market on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town during the last few years this unmistakably beautiful region of our coast has continually provided homeowners with a consistent return on investment as well as presented buyers with exciting long term value. 


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, real estate market

Repo cut rate does little to save economic concerns

Jan 17, 2020 9:50:54 PM Share this:

The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee announced yesterday that it has voted to reduce the repo rate from 6.5% to 6.25%. Therefore the prime rate will fall to 9.75%. Although this will certainly alleviate some pressures for those in debt we are a long way from saving a vulnerable economy.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Economy, repo rate, Market Value

Transformation is a journey

Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

The transformation of the property sector is a journey that requires the commitment of all industry role players – also the new players included as property professionals in the new Property Professional Act says Dr Eugenia Kula-Ameyaw, executive chair of Black Women Organisation South Africa (BWOSA) and author of the new Act’s chapter on transformation.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, Real Estate Agents, Harcourts Real Estate, EAAB

Only 6% of South Africans will retire comfortably

Dec 6, 2019 6:51:56 PM Share this:

Given the low national savings rate and slow market growth locally and internationally, it should come as no surprise that National Treasury calculates that only about six percent of South Africans are on track to retire comfortably.


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Topics: Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Retirement, Real Estate

Technology, research data forcing real estate innovation

Nov 29, 2019 7:31:47 PM Share this:

Analysing property trends in South Africa based on recent barometers and research documents, there are varied reasons and opinions explaining why certain markets are under pressure and others are thriving.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa

Pricing your home to sell

Nov 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM Share this:

With fair market value a priority for today’s consumers, for homeowners wishing to sell or rent out their properties, it is critical that the home is pitched at an accurate, market-related price that will enable it to compete with other comparable properties for sale or rent in the area.


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Topics: Harcourts South Africa, buying and selling, Property Valuation, House prices

Technology and research data forcing real estate innovation

Nov 19, 2019 8:54:11 PM Share this:

Analysing property trends in South Africa based on recent barometers and research documents there are varied reasons and opinions explaining why certain markets are under pressure and others are thriving. For instance according to the FNB Affordable Housing Insight for the third quarter released in October affordable South African residential properties priced between R250,000 and R500,000 are experiencing a strong third quarter, with some properties sold at 5% above asking price. Whilst 95% of properties in the higher end of the market sell below-asking price, at approximately 10% discount.


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Topics: Technology, Richard Gray, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts Real Estate