Making the decision to purchase a property is not easy at the best of times. Usually your property is one of your most significant investments. There are many factors to consider. It’s even more difficult to make a decision when there is market uncertainty, as we are experiencing now. The political and economic situation raises… Read More Do I Buy Now or Wait and See?
One of the big considerations for a property seller is that of which agent to select, and what the selling fees will be. Sellers are able to choose from a host of different agents and different fee structures. Just how do you choose the one that costs you less? As with everything in life, not… Read More Which Estate Agency Will Cost Me Less?
It was “4 in a row” for Harcourts Platinum, local real estate agency in the Helderberg, when they were crowned #1 office for Harcourts South Africa at their national conference in Swaziland last month. Principal, Steve Caradoc-Davies, was full of praise for his team as they walked away with the top accolades, including Top Office… Read More Harcourts Platinum Take The International Stage
It’s a cause for concern when you are listed on the market and your property hasn’t sold yet. If properly managed though, there is no need to panic. It’s important to realize that you will need to evaluate the situation and make some decisions if you want a result. Research shows that the quicker a… Read More Why Isn’t My Property Selling?
There will always be investors, irrespective of the market and the economy. The difference when the economy is unsettled, and the market uncertain, is that investors are more selective about where they invest. For the foreseeable future, the Rand will continue to be unstable and will react to any political or economic changes. There may… Read More Where Do I Invest?
When offering to purchase a property and when recording the sales agreement of a property it must be done in writing to be valid in South African law. There is a good reason for this. There is much more to an offer than just the price that is offered. There are material terms to a… Read More A Contract is a Contract
If you were buying a 2nd hand car there would be a range of questions you’d be asking. You’d want to be 100% sure of exactly what you were getting so that you fully understand what value you are getting, and what your risks are. The same applies when purchasing a property – with the… Read More The Importance of Disclosure