Richard Gray

Richard Gray

CEO of Harcourts Real Estate South Africa
Location:South Africa

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Responding to the economic climate, investments
Responding to the economic climate, investments

South Africa's economy has dodged a few serious bullets these past few weeks with financial ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch deciding against downgrading us to junk status...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 15 Jun 2016

What's in a property advert?
What's in a property advert?

Open any daily newspaper, weekend spread or browse media online and you'll more often than not notice the property classifieds or a property related advert...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 6 Jun 2016

Guidance through a real estate transaction an important responsibility
Guidance through a real estate transaction an important responsibility

Buyers and sellers of property are constantly bombarded with a plethora of information and advice on when the right time is to buy, what economic factors to consider and other insights that often leave them confused. It is here where the onus of...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 20 Apr 2016

Factors influencing rental price of an investment property
Factors influencing rental price of an investment property

Buyers looking to purchase an investment property to rent out often have difficulty determining the accurate rental price. There are many factors to consider and if you don't assess your property value correctly you could end up over- or...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 5 Apr 2016

Impact of a Moody's downgrade on property market
Impact of a Moody's downgrade on property market

Serious consequences for the property market...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 16 Mar 2016

High value property more available in times of economic uncertainty
High value property more available in times of economic uncertainty

Planning to buy a home usually takes a long-term strategy, with many buyers having to either save for a deposit, assess affordability or scout for the perfect property to call home...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 15 Mar 2016

Never part with money or personal information when renting a property
Never part with money or personal information when renting a property

Searching the internet has become the norm for consumers looking for homes to rent, with classifieds websites recording huge traffic increases in this category over the past few years...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 2 Mar 2016

Home sellers need to know what buyers can afford
Home sellers need to know what buyers can afford

When times get tough in the real estate market, home sellers really need to know what prospective home buyers can afford, so they can set their asking prices accordingly...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 24 Feb 2016

Purchasing a second home as a capital investment
Purchasing a second home as a capital investment

While interest in the buy-to-let market has remained relatively low in recent years, an increasing number of home owners have decided to buy a second property as a longer term, capital investment...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 27 Jan 2016

Correct pricing has become essential for home sellers
Correct pricing has become essential for home sellers

Two interest rate increases in the past year and a decline in the discretionary income of most households means that correct pricing...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 15 Jan 2016

Agricultural property investment resilient against drought, economy
Agricultural property investment resilient against drought, economy

South Africa is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades. With five out of nine provinces being declared disaster zones, concerns over food security and high food prices are...

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 30 Dec 2015

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Would you buy your own house?

A sound way of determining if your house is market ready is to ask yourself: Would you buy your own home? It's a question that calls for an honest answer, best arrived at by an objective analysis of its best and worst features.

Richard GrayBy Richard Gray 27 Mar 2013

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