Things to avoid when selling

When it comes to placing a home on the market, avoiding costly mistakes is crucial as this can have a massive impact on a seller’s financial well-being going forward. To help sellers conclude successful transactions that pave the way for future financial security, RE/MAX of Southern Africa has compiled a list of some of the […]

What you need to know before investing in property with friends

When unable to afford the purchase on one’s own, co-owning an investment property with friends or family can result in favourable returns. Yet, as with any investment, it is vital to conduct thorough research to ensure that it is a wise decision. “The benefits to co-owning an investment property are clear: less individual financial outlay […]

Load shedding – Why you should test your alarm battery

Against the backdrop of several rounds of load shedding in recent days, a warning has been issued for homeowners and business owners to test the battery systems for the alarm and security systems they use. “We recommend that people test these systems on a regular basis, but this has become more important now than ever […]

Applying for a home loan? Ask these financial questions

Before a home loan is approved, banks and other financial institutions will perform extensive research on your financial history – making financial preparedness vital. If you are getting ready to apply for a home loan, you need to assess your financial wellbeing and you should know the answers to the following questions: What is my […]

What you need to know about the neighbourhood before selling

Before you decide to sell your property, you need to know what type of competition you are facing in the neighbourhood – especially when the market is in favour of buyers. Here are few aspects that sellers should consider about their neighbours before they list their home: Who is renovating? If possible, it would be […]

4 Money mistakes first-time buyers make and how to avoid them

Navigating your finances as an aspiring first-time home buyer can feel like a minefield – from maintaining your credit score to saving up for your deposit – but knowing the money mistakes most first-time buyers make and how to avoid them will help smooth out the process. Less than stellar finances It might seem like having […]