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THINGS WE SHOULD BE CLEANING ANNUALLY

After months of hibernating indoors, it’s finally time to draw back those curtains and allow the light to stream in, highlighting the thousands of dust particles dancing in the daylight and revealing the months of accumulated dirt that lay hidden from eyesight in your dimly lit household.  Spring cleaning is often that necessary reminder we all need to wake us from our winter weariness and ge...

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4 TRICKS TO GROWING VEGGIE GARDENS IN AN APARTMENT

Vegetable gardens are becoming a household standard these days. It is not uncommon to find vertical gardens hanging outside and planters sitting on the window ledges within apartment complexes. If you want to create your own vegetable garden, but don’t have any open soil, there are various ways of working around this:  1) Make use of sunny spaces Purchase pots or create wooden planters that...

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HOW TO CARE FOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES

Your home might be old, but does that automatically make it a heritage property? Well, according to the National Heritage Resources Act of 1999, if your home has been around for more than 60 years, technically speaking, the answer to that question is yes. According to the act: “No person may alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure which is older than 60 years without a permit iss...

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GIVING YOUR APARTMENT A UNIQUE SELLING EDGE

Across the region, we are seeing an uptake in sectional title sales. With more and more sectional title developments emerging all around the country – particularly in the major metropoles – sellers are going to have to ensure that their sectional title units have enough of a unique selling edge to remain competitive with the units next door. Scout out the competition The first place to start i...

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WHY BUYERS NEED TO SHOW THEIR ID BEFORE VIEWINGS

For those who are about to start the house hunting process, it will be helpful to have a copy of your ID on hand when you arrange a viewing appointment. It might be unclear why an estate agent would need to see your proof of identification before you can go and view a property, but this procedure is fast becoming standard practice to guard against potential criminal activity. Following severa...

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PET-PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR TODDLERS

Introducing a child to a new sibling is never easy – especially when the new sibling is an entirely different species. Helping your furry first born adjust to its new furless brother or sister can be tricky, but it’s by no means a lost cause. There are several things responsible homeowners can do to foster peaceful co-residence between their toddlers and their pets. Be mindful of your flooring...

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