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4 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HOLIDAYING HOMEOWNER

Before you pack your bags and print your boarding passes, there are a few things you need to get in order at home to ensure uninterrupted holiday bliss. Below are the four safety precautions you can put in place before you leave for your vacation: 1. Secure your home Before you leave, cut back any plants that are near to your outdoor security beams so that they don’t trigger your alarm wh...

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3 NEW HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FOR YOUR NEW HOME

Whether it’s setting up the tree as a family on the 1st, baking Christmas cookies with Grandma on the 24th, or gathering for a meal on the 25th, most households have their own set of December traditions that make their holiday season memorable. It’s these kinds of holiday traditions that make selling a property difficult. It’s not easy to say goodbye to the rooms that once housed so many happy...

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HOME COOL THIS SUMMER

Condensation drips from your water glass as the sun streams through your living room. The dodgy ceiling fan whirrs wildly above your head, but you’d sooner risk decapitation than endure another minute of this heat. Summer is coming. But, you needn’t dread it. There are loads of ways you can prepare your home so that it stays cool in the days to come. Rather than quick fix solutions, such as por...

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HOME PREPARATIONS FOR PET-PHOBIC VISITORS

Your mother-in-law glares at you from the opposite end of the table, her white Christmas dress now muddied with paw-print polka dots left by an overly excited greeting from her four-legged grandchild. You glance over at your deathly allergic father-in-law beside her who appears to be doing a Rudolph impersonation as the cat curls its tail under his nose and digs its claws into his lap. These are t...

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WHY PROPERTY TRANSFERS TAKE LONGER OVER DECEMBER

If you have purchased property near the end of the year, you might have a slightly longer wait ahead before the property will be transferred into your name. As with most other businesses, the various Deed’s Offices across the country close over December, most of which close around the 21st and re-open around the 2nd of January. This means that the standard eight to ten working day waiting perio...

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WHERE TO BUY A HOLIDAY HOME IN SA

Purchasing a holiday home is not an inexpensive exercise. To get the most out of your investment, you’re going to want to visit the home frequently. The key to purchasing a holiday home is to find an area that suits your entertainment tastes. You should consider the long-term enjoyment of the home to make sure there is plenty nearby to keep yourself eagerly anticipating your next visit to the same...

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