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There is money in suburban stands

May 18, 2015 9:12:21 PM Share this:

Three major trends are converging at the moment to make large stands in established residential areas some of the best property investments available.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

What to do with your home when you have to relocate

May 5, 2015 9:31:44 PM Share this:

The offer of a lucrative contract in another country or a promotion to a position in another town or city is usually cause for celebration – but can present problems if you have to move in a hurry.

“If you’re a homeowner, for example, you will need to decide whether to sell and be ‘free’, or whether to become a landlord and bank on having a home to come back to in a year or two that may also have appreciated in value,” says Richard Gray, CEO of Harcourts Real Estate.


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Topics: Press Release, Property Management, Residential, South Africa

Yes, you can sell a home on a busy road

Mar 10, 2015 10:02:20 PM Share this:

Neighbourhoods can change dramatically over time, and the suburban street that was so quiet when you bought your home may now be much busier – and noisier – but that doesn’t mean that no-one will buy the property.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

Another sterling year for Harcourts group

Mar 5, 2015 12:30:10 AM Share this:

The Harcourts real estate group is going from strength to strength in South Africa, having achieved growth on every front in the past 12 months.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

How to avoid a bidding war and why

Feb 3, 2015 9:25:09 PM Share this:

When the property market is “hot” as it is at the moment, and the supply of quality homes for sale in your preferred area is dwindling, a competitive offer from another buyer can quickly result in the dream home you've just found becoming nothing more than a mirage.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

Top tips for buying a waterfront home

Jan 23, 2015 10:10:14 PM Share this:

There’s something very special about a waterfront home – and even more special if it comes with a private berth for your boat.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

Don’t let a holiday splurge delay your dream

Dec 18, 2014 10:07:22 PM Share this:

With just a few shopping days left before Christmas, consumers who hope to buy a new home next year should be keeping a tight rein on their spending.


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Topics: Press Release, South Africa

Seven signs that you need a new nest

Nov 21, 2014 9:56:29 PM Share this:

Some people like moving house as it gives them the feeling of having a “fresh start” every few years. But for most of us, moving is a stressful experience we prefer to put off as long as possible.


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Topics: Press Release, Residential, South Africa

Older areas benefit from ‘homes for life’ trend

Nov 6, 2014 5:49:16 AM Share this:

The average age of first-time homebuyers in SA has risen from 28 to 36 in the past 10 years, and one of the main reasons is that many young executives and professionals are now choosing to delay their first property purchase until they can buy a “home for life”.


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Topics: Press Release, Residential, South Africa

Do your sums before you downscale

Oct 17, 2014 9:59:05 PM Share this:

If you’re thinking of moving to a smaller home that is easier to manage and more secure, you might need to “downscale” more than you thought to make the move worthwhile.


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Topics: Press Release, Residential, South Africa