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CONSIDER YOUR NEIGHBOURS WHEN RENOVATING YOUR HOME

We all want to live in peace, which is why it’s in your best interests as a homeowner to acknowledge your neighbours and contribute towards a happy and peaceful suburb that encourages current and potential homeowners to set roots in the area. While purchasing a property gives you the rights to do what you like to the place (within the limits of HOA or Body Corporate and municipal regulations, o...

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FUN IDEAS FOR AT-HOME DATE NIGHT ON A BUDGET

While sticking to your household routines may be convenient and simple, it might be slowly killing the spark between you and your partner. But, with the cost of living being as high as it is, it can be difficult to find new experiences to share that will fit your budget. Luckily, just because your budget doesn’t allow for leaving the house, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t spice up date night...

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ADVICE FOR SHARING A MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOME

Multi-generational house-sharing is the norm within most South African households. It is said that approximately one in two 18-34-year-olds live at home with parents. Most seniors also do not have enough saved in their pension to afford living on their own. As cost-effective as it may be, sharing a space with various generations can disrupt the feng shui in your home. But, house-sharing isn’t n...

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TIPS TO CREATE A PEACEFUL HOME

While trivial issues of whether the toilet seat stays up or down will always exist, there are several other more important ways your home could be creating unnecessary tension in your relationships. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, you have the chance to avoid this by being careful about your purchasing decisions. Below are a few tips to help you create a peaceful home. Location, Locat...

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FOREIGN INVESTORS GUIDE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PROPERTY MARKET

Real estate investment for foreigners is relatively uncomplicated in South Africa. Provided you are in the country legally, there are no restrictions for buying and selling property as a non-resident. If non-residents are planning on staying in the country for longer periods of time, they will need to apply for a residence permit and comply with the requirements as set out in the SA Immigration Ac...

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TIPS TO HAVE YOUR BOND AND TRAVEL TOO

If you’re an aspiring homeowner with wanderlust, you may fear to commit to a bond because you plan to see what the rest of the world has to offer. However, having a home loan doesn’t necessarily mean that you must live in the home year-round. Below are several options that are available if you’d like to have your bond and travel too... Make Extra Moola Short-term letting and Airbnb rentals...

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