Renovating Wisely

Oct 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

When it comes to renovating, the result can significantly increase the value of your property if done well, but bear in mind renovations can also cost the most if not planned and completed carefully. 

Disruption Any renovation is a disruption, so before your bathroom and kitchen are ‘out of order’ have a Plan B for alternate locations to cook and shower.


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Topics: Selling, Property Tips, Home Buyers, property focus, Renovations, Home Maintenance

Why choose to hold open homes when selling?

Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

Open homes are one of the most effective ways of marketing a property and attracting interest from a wide variety of buyers. Some of the many advantages are:


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Topics: Selling, Open Homes, tips

Need to know: selling your rental property

Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM Share this:

When you decide the time is right to sell your rental property, there are certain rules you need to be aware of.

Notice
If an owner puts the property on the market, they must tell the tenant in writing. As a courtesy, and to promote good relations between the sales team and the tenant, they would be advised to let the tenant know beforehand through their property manager.


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Topics: Selling, Rental Property

9 Ways To Make Your Home Much More Attractive To Buyers

Mar 6, 2017 11:01:07 PM Share this:

Purchasing a home is both a financial and emotional decision so the look and feel of your home will be an important factor in attracting interested buyers. Here are our top tips for helping you make your home more attractive to buyers


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Topics: Selling, Buying, home improvements

Six tips to sell your home fast.

Feb 10, 2017 5:24:54 PM Share this:

You’re desperate to sell your house. In fact, you need to sell yesterday.

Whether it’s financial stress, or your new job is in another part of the country or overseas, the most welcome sight in the world right now would be the words “SOLD” emblazed in your front yard.


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Topics: Selling, Property Tips

Get more than a first impression from open houses

Jan 13, 2017 5:54:00 PM Share this:

Open houses give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue.

But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. How do you make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible? Use the time to perform a thorough first property inspection. Later on, you’ll want to engage professionals to inspect the building’s structure and health, but it’s a good idea to use your initial tour of the home to see some things for yourself.


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Topics: Selling, Open Homes, Buying

Fewer foreigners buying in South Africa

Aug 15, 2016 6:23:58 PM Share this:

Fewer foreign buyers are investing in homes in South Africa. While this has little noticeable impact domestically, it underlines the tough conditions confronting the property market.


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Topics: Selling, Foreign Investment

Stilbaai market sizzles into summer

Nov 30, 2015 9:43:17 PM Share this:

Stilbaai_Nov_2015.jpgThe property market in Stilbaai on the Cape South Coast is booming as the town continues to attract the attention of real estate investors.


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Topics: Renting, Selling

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

Nov 23, 2015 9:46:33 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: Selling, Buying

Community projects protect West Rand home values

Sep 22, 2015 9:04:06 AM Share this:

It’s hard to beat the West Rand for value-for-money when it comes to real estate, and a strong sense of community makes areas like Roodepoort and Krugersdorp even more appealing.


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Topics: Selling