real estate

New or existing home

Should you buy a new or existing home?

Deciding to purchase a new or existing home isn’t that simple. That’s because it’s not solely a monetary debate, but also about choice of lifestyle and other factors. Herculene Visser, Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty area specialist in Tokai, says: “The only way to make the correct decision is to make an informed decision, so it …

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Fast Internet Now One of the Key Trends in SA Property

Fast Internet Now One of the Key Trends in SA Property

Fibre internet and it’s effect on property values has become a hot topic in the world of real estate. More and more people are shopping for more than just a safer neighbourhood. They want a quality Internet connection. With more companies offering employees the option of working remotely and a large percentage of SA’s workforce …

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How To Get A Bond When You’re Self-Employed

You’ve set your sights on a beautiful new home and you have a good relationship with your bank, so you assume it should be easy to obtain a bond. But it then dawns on you that you’re self-employed. Being your own boss doesn’t necessarily mean you must abandon the idea of owning a home. The …

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Unexpected things that decrease your home’s value

Unexpected things that decrease your home’s value

Location, location – one garage? There are many factors that affect the value of a property, some more obvious than others. From the level of security in your neighbourhood to the state of your garden, issues that may seem insignificant can have a big influence on a buyer’s offer price. For buyers and sellers alike, it’s …

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