How to Find your Dream Home Online
Whether you’re just beginning your property journey or have years of experience, Private Property, is the place for people to come together to explore, research and indulge their passion for property.
Private Property’s aim is to make your property search simple, efficient and stress-free. Using class-leading technology, they advertise property for sale and to rent from agents, developers, banks and private individuals.
Private Property doesn’t just list homes, they also take the mystery out of property by providing their browsers with all the information they need to make informed property decisions. They deliver the latest market news, expert property advice, data and virtual neighbourhood tours to create a truly digital property marketplace.
Private Property’s research has shown that over 90% of homebuyers start their property search online, and their website has become an indispensable tool for South Africans looking for their perfect home.
Here are Private Property’s top tips for finding your dream home online:
Know your budget
Private Property has affordability and bond calculators on site to help you work out the maximum loan amount you could get from a bank, and your potential monthly bond repayments.
Research the market
Knowledge is power and doing research before making the financial commitment of buying a home is vital. Browse the suburbs that you are interested in and get a feel for what’s available and at what prices.
Narrow down your neighbourhoods
Private Property’s Neighbourhoods section allows you to discover, research and find everything you need to know about South Africa’s best neighbourhoods. Here you’ll find information on everything from the lifestyle in an area to property price trends.
Start house hunting
Now that you’ve established your budget and preferred suburbs, you can start browsing the thousands of listings on Private Property. You can tailor your search to match your preferences in terms of price, property type, bedrooms and so on. You can save your favourite properties to your Wishlist and easily share them with family and friends. You should also sign up for alerts so that you are immediately notified by email or SMS as soon as a home matching your criteria comes on to the market.
Once you’ve found a home that you are interested in you can contact the agent easily via Private Property to arrange a viewing. Show houses are an essential part of any property search and Private Property makes it easy to find out which houses are on show in your area every weekend. You can either visit their On Show section on sign up for email alerts to receive the latest homes on show.
Buying a home is a huge financial commitment and a signed sales agreement is legally binding so don’t rush into a decision – view as many homes as you need to and make sure you are absolutely sure of your decision before signing on the dotted line.
Visit www.privateproperty.co.za to view the latest properties for sale and to rent in your area.