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When we asked expats what advice they would give a foreigner before buying a property in South Africa, they said...

"1. It is important to research the area you are looking to buy in, as well as the local market, to ensure you are making a sound investment. 2. It is also important to get a professional property valuation to ensure you are paying a fair price for the property. 3. You should also consider the costs associated with buying a property, such as transfer fees, legal fees, and bond registration fees. 4. It is also important to ensure that the property is free from any encumbrances, such as mortgages or liens. 5. You should also be aware of the different types of property ownership available in South Africa, such as freehold, leasehold, and sectional title. 6. It is also important to be aware of the different taxes and levies that may be applicable to the property, such as transfer duty, capital gains tax, and property rates. 7. Finally, it is important to ensure that you have the necessary documents in place, such as a valid title deed, to ensure the property is legally yours," explained one expat living in South Africa.

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