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Cape Town - Irrespective of whether you are an experienced property investor or a person getting into the market for the first time, purchasing a property is a major investment that should be considered carefully, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.

“Buying a property can have a major impact your financial well-being, so it is vital to look past the cosmetics of the property and get down to the integrity of the components that make up the property," advises Goslett.

"On the surface, a home could be stunning, but there might be underlying issues that, if overlooked, could cost you a lot to repair. Although sellers are required to provide you with a list of defects that they are aware of, it is best to be aware of certain aspects when viewing a property."

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