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How servitude impacts property values

14th of May 08:18 | Life Style

When searching to purchase a property, most buyers are on high alert for any excuse to hackle down on price. Discovering that a property comes with a servitude often gives buyers exactly such an excuse.According...

Honesty the best policy

3 days ago - 10 May 2021 | Life Style

Effective communication is a fundamental factor within successful relationships. This is especially true for the relationship between the prospective homebuyer and the real estate professional with whom they choose to work. An open communication channel...

Crucial steps to go from graduate to homeowner

1 week ago - 05 May 2021 | Life Style

After completing their studies, most graduates will begin their career path and embark on their next stage in life. What many fail to realise is that the financial decisions that young consumers make early on...

Why sales fall through before transfer

2 weeks ago - 29 April 2021 | Life Style

Many sellers falsely believe that the sale is as good as done once the Offer to Purchase (OTP) a home has been signed. The unfortunate reality is that there are a number of reasons why...

Can quality appliances increase home value?

2 weeks ago - 27 April 2021 | Life Style

When updating and staging a home to sell, many reach the conundrum around whether to upgrade existing appliances in the home. While certain quality appliances can and will increase the home’s value, others will simply...

Is your agent making use of a digital strategy?...

3 weeks ago - 21 April 2021 | Life Style

The way we live and work has been dramatically altered by the pandemic. It follows then that the way people buy and sell houses will...

How to manage your rental property

1 month - 13 April 2021 | Life Style

Purchasing property as a source of rental income is a great way to secure one’s future wealth. However, if poorly managed, a rental property could...

How frequently to do home valuations

1 month - 06 April 2021 | Life Style

Real estate is one of the largest medium- to long-term investments many will make within their lifetime. As an appreciating asset, the value of one’s...

Negotiate rental escalations like a boss

1 month - 30 March 2021 | Life Style

Rental increases are, unfortunately, inevitable – even in this downturned market. What many fail to realise is that the tenant does not have to accept...

Support Earth Hour like this!

1 month - 23 March 2021 | Life Style

In preparation for Earth Hour, commencing at 20:30 on Saturday (27 March 2021), all homeowners are encouraged to take a moment to consider the environmental...

How to select a good real estate agent

1 month - 19 March 2021 | Life Style

With so many real estate brands from which to choose, it can be difficult to know which real estate professional will provide the best support...

Attracting tenants in the current market

1 month - 16 March 2021 | Life Style

The local rental market is suffering, reflecting negative growth for the first time in over eight years according to the PayProp Rental Index annual review...

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Should you fix before you...

2 months ago - 25 February 2021 | Life Style

Those whose homes are in ill-repair face a complex decision when deciding whether to list as is or fix the property before it goes to...

Good news for first-time home...

2 months ago - 23 February 2021 | Life Style

Record low interest rates have pushed a steady stream of first-time buyers into the property market, either moving from rental properties or simply leaving their...

Popular home décor trends for...

2 months ago - 18 February 2021 | Life Style

As we continue to live and work from within the home, a shift is likely to occur within many household’s monthly budgets. Rather than spending...

Tips for peaceful cohabitation

2 months ago - 15 February 2021 | Life Style

Covid restrictions have forced many of us to spend more time in our homes working, remote-learning, and co-existing with the rest of the family indoors...

Downsizing to relieve money woes

3 months ago - 04 February 2021 | Life Style

The decision to downsize is often not an easy one to make. However, those who have faced retrenchment or ongoing salary cuts due to lockdown...

Common myths around selling your...

3 months ago - 02 February 2021 | Life Style

A property sales transaction can be a complex process, especially for buyers and sellers who have never been through it before. These days there is...

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