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WILL ADDING STORAGE HELP ME SELL?

Being organised is the new fad of homeownership. Sellers who take advantage of this trend could potentially increase their property’s value and appeal to potential buyers. If your property is lacking storage space, get creative with what you have and add inexpensive built-in features to make your existing storage space more practical and appealing. If you are selling your home, below are the th...

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PROS & CONS OF CONVERTING A GARAGE INTO A LIVING SPACE

Many residential plots do not allow for much outward expansion, especially if you live close to the city centre. Unless you are able to go up instead of out, the only other option is to work with the space you already have. But, are you adding or losing value when you convert a garage into a living space? For upmarket properties situated close enough to business and shopping centres to allow fo...

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AFFORDABLE WAYS TO ENTERTAIN AT HOME

Most South Africans run out of money by the 15th of every month. If you want to cut back on your expenses, you could choose to enjoy time at home instead of going out on expensive weekend adventures. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the weekend without needing to step a foot out of your front door. That’s why it’s so important to find a property that you love spending time in. But, while it mi...

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MISTAKES EMPTY-NESTERS MAKE WHEN DOWNSIZING

MISTAKES EMPTY-NESTERS MAKE WHEN DOWNSIZING Relocating after your last child leaves the nest can be an emotional experience – especially if you are a tightly-knit family. It can be difficult to adjust your thinking when viewing new homes, as you now need to consider only your own wants and needs and not those of your children. Below are the three mistakes empty nesters most often make when d...

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WHAT CAN I CHANGE WHEN PURCHASING OFF-PLAN

Much like the virtual world of Sims, the real world also presents the option between unleashing your creativity on a spot of vacant land or popping a pre-designed house onto a plot and making it your own. One of the many enticing factors of purchasing a property off-plan is that you get a say in how the final product will look. The question is, how much can you change when purchasing a property of...

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HOW REPEAT BUYERS CAN FINANCE THEIR NEW HOME

Most repeat buyers rely on the equity from the sale of their first home to finance their new home. However, the process of cancelling one home loan to take out another is not always simple. It is therefore advisable to arrange a consultation with a bond originator to help you better understand how to go about the process. While experienced real estate professionals will be able to outline the g...

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