3 EASY WAYS TO PET-PROOF YOUR GARDEN
With the average plot size of new properties shrinking, having a beautiful back garden is a big attraction for potential buyers. But, if you’re a pet parent, maintaining a back-garden might be easier said than done. To pet-proof your garden, you need a double-sided approach: on the one side, you’ll need to protect your garden against your pet; on the other, you’ll need to protect your pet against...Read more
6 LOCKDOWN-FRIENDLY DATE NIGHT IDEAS TO ENJOY AT HOME
Although the lockdown has turned most of us into homebodies, the monotony of lockdown living might be slowly killing the spark between you and your partner. However, an at-home date night doesn’t have to be dull and depressing just because it is lockdown-friendly. For those who are choosing to stay in for date night, below are some fun date night ideas you can enjoy from the comfort of your own ho...Read more
BUSTING THE 4 MOST COMMON HOUSE-SELLING MYTHS
If this is your first time selling, you’re probably overwhelmed by the complexity of the process. These days there is no shortage of information, and of course, we have our family and friends who are eager to give advice. However, receiving input from too many sources can lead to more confusion, uncertainty, and stress. With these information sources available, some home-selling myths have become...Read more
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLE VS OPEN MANDATES
In real estate, we know that too many cooks spoil the broth. If you’re a first-time seller, the terms ‘sole mandate’ and ‘open mandate’ have most likely come up in the early stages of the home selling journey and may have caused some uncertainty. For those who are struggling to decide what’s best for them, below are the differences between sole versus open mandates: What is a sole mandate? A...Read more
SHOULD YOU BUY OR SELL FIRST?
Considering that most homeowners require the equity from the sale of their current home to go towards the payment of their new home, those battling with the decision to either buy a home or sell their current home first might find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Luckily, there are a few aspects you can consider to help you decide how to make your first move: Buy first but pos...Read more
UPGRADE YOUR PARENTS’ HOME, OR BUILD ONTO YOUR OWN?
If you’re grappling with the question of whether to upgrade your parents existing property or to build onto your own home to accommodate them, you’re not alone. Many South Africans find themselves grappling with this same complex issue. This decision is not purely financially based, which makes it one of the hardest to make. Before making your decision, you’ll need to examine both your financia...Read more