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Property News - 10 December 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

Gone are the days that real estate professionals could just use the traditional methods such as signboards, newspapers and flyers to promote and sell property. While these elements still have their place, property websites as well as social media channels play a pivotal role in the strategy used by real estate professionals to market their property listings according to Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. Read more in Influence of social media on real estate industry

It often happens that a seller will contemplate repairing items that are in a state of disrepair or improving certain aspects of the home in order to improve its marketability. The question that will be asked is what the amount should be that will be put towards repairs or renovations. Read more in Repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?

In Focus On this week, we take a closer look at The Islands Estate, one of the most sought-after luxury lifestyle estates on the southern shores of Hartbeespoort Dam. The key feature of The Islands Estate is the system of canals that meander between the luxury waterfront homes and enable access to the Hartbeespoort Dam itself via two bi-directional water locks. 

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Watershed year for Women in Real Estate

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Watershed year for Women in Real Estate

Influence of social media on real estate industry

Influence of social media on real estate industry
With technological advancement constantly pushing forward, the face of business and industry has been forced to adapt to the ever-changing environment in order to accommodate the new way in which business interactions are undertaken...
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Whether to buy or rent a home

Whether to buy or rent a home
A question which often arises is ‘should I rent or should I buy?’
Whether to buy or rent a home

Repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?

Repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?
When putting a home on the market, sellers of property should disclose all defects to their agents, and they should insist that agents in turn list these on the defects list that is usually attached to the sales mandate on the property...
Repair, renovate or improve a home before selling?

Ongoing maintenance of rental properties to maximise rental return

Ongoing maintenance of rental properties to maximise rental return
In many cases where a landlord has not lived in the property he rents out, there will possibly be items that need updating or repair, but because he is not resident in the property concerned he might either not realise what is needed nor realise the importance of renovating...
Ongoing maintenance of rental properties to maximise rental return

Donít let student debt dictate your future

Donít let student debt dictate your future
The recent student protests have focused South Africa’s attention on the huge cost of tertiary education – and the impact that cost can have on the financial future of the students themselves, as well as their parents and others who pitch in to help them pay for their education, or to pay back their student loans.
Donít let student debt dictate your future

Choprop SA scoops international recognition for a third consecutive year

CHOPROP SA scoops international recognition for a third consecutive year
Choprop SA scoops yet another accolade at the International Property Awards for the third year running in The Africa and Arabia Property Awards at the International Property Awards ceremony held in Dubai on the 12th of November 2015...
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With more than 6km of crystal-clear navigable waterways, The Islands Estate is one of the most sought-after luxury lifestyle estates on the southern shores of Hartbeespoort Dam, so there is always excitement among potential buyers at the launch of any new residential development in the estate.
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