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Negotiate levy increases like this

26th of January 10:57 | Life Style

At the end of the financial year, Homeowners Associations (HOA) and Body Corporates may choose to discuss and implement annual levy escalations. Should homeowners feel as though the proposed escalation is unreasonable, they may raise...

Why is your home not selling?

5 days ago - 20 January 2021 | Life Style

The property market is experiencing a boom of activity, particularly in the first-time buyers’ market. Yet, despite high levels of interest, many parts of the country still find themselves in a buyer’s market where listings...

How is the property market performing?

6 days ago - 19 January 2021 | Life Style

Homebuyers, sellers, or those simply curious about real estate can benefit from chatting with a qualified real estate expert.To get the most out of this meeting, Adrian Goslett of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, outlines a...

How Covid has changed the global real estate industry

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | Life Style

From wearing face masks in public to socialising from two meters apart, society is adapting to the rather unusual circumstances that have been brought about by Covid-19. As with all industries, real estate has had...

2021 is THE year to buy property

1 week ago - 12 January 2021 | Life Style

If there ever was a time to make purchasing your first home a new year’s resolution, 2021 would be the year.With interest rates at historic lows and slowed house price appreciation, there has never been...

No money for gym fees? Get fit at home...

2 weeks ago - 11 January 2021 | Life Style

The current economic situation combined with the ongoing threat of Covid-19 is making it more appealing to put aside gym membership fees and instead invest...

What is POA?

1 month - 26 November 2020 | Life Style

When searching for homes on property portals, it is not uncommon for the letters “POA” to appear instead of the listing price. Short for Price...

Don’t go for broke

2 months ago - 24 November 2020 | Life Style

The lockdown has put financial pressure on many households and highlighted the importance of careful financial planning.Though there is no simple solution for creating financial...

Budget-friendly bathroom renos

2 months ago - 19 November 2020 | Life Style

When selling a home, most real estate professionals will advise that the best rooms to update are the bathrooms and the kitchen. Given the current...

Paint before you move in!

2 months ago - 16 November 2020 | Life Style

Every homebuyer wants to add their personal touch to their property and turn their new house into a home. A great way to do this...

Purchasing property for the parents

2 months ago - 27 October 2020 | Life Style

It is not uncommon for those who find themselves in a better financial position than that of their parents, to purchase a property on their...

Budgeting for a single-income household

3 months ago - 12 October 2020 | Life Style

Living on a single income is a challenge that some couples decide to undertake to raise a young family. Others, either as a result of...

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Converting a garage into a...

3 months ago - 28 September 2020 | Life Style

As an unfortunate by-product of the lockdown, many households have been forced to combine owing to a loss of income.To cut costs, the easiest solution...

Selling, buying? Here’s how the...

4 months ago - 23 September 2020 | Life Style

The process of buying and selling real estate can be complex, especially for those who have never been through it before.To shed some light on...

Adjusting to the responsibilities of...

4 months ago - 15 September 2020 | Life Style

You’ve taken the leap: Bought your first home!And now suddenly reality has hit…The truth is new homeowners are likely to go through a period of...

Shrink your carbon footprint –...

4 months ago - 08 September 2020 | Life Style

Covid-19 has awakened the world to how quickly we can change our behaviours when confronted with a crisis that threatens our very existence. Yet, once...

Save time when house-hunting online

4 months ago - 03 September 2020 | Life Style

Today’s technology streamlines the house-hunting process to help buyers sift through the hundreds of listings available and narrow down the options. When buyers complement the...

Spring clean to reduce the...

4 months ago - 01 September 2020 | Life Style

Café coffee has been replaced by a countertop coffee pot and commuting to work means going from bedroom to kitchen. Spending more time indoors right...

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