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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM GERMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM GERMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, keeping our homes clean and germ-free is at the forefront of our minds. We’re all taking every precaution to reduce the spread of the virus. Beyond washing our hands as often as possible, we must get into the habit of regularly cleaning all surfaces we touch. Below are a few essential tips to protect your home and your family from germs during this time....

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TRANSFER & REGISTRATION PROCESS

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TRANSFER & REGISTRATION PROCESS

You've found your dream home but there’s one thing standing between you and the keys – the transfer of property ownership. This process can seem complicated, but it can be relatively straight forward if you have the help of a knowledgeable professional at your side to guide you through it. To help you understand the basics, below is an outline of what happens during this process...

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HOW INTEREST RATES AFFECT THE PROPERTY MARKET

HOW INTEREST RATES AFFECT THE PROPERTY MARKET

You’ve just heard that the interest rates have been lowered and you’re most likely wondering how this affects you. Well, the fact is most of us will be loan-dependent and need financial assistance from lending institutions to buy a home. So, whether you’re a homeowner or a potential homeowner, the interest rate will affect you at some stage in your life. Below are a few things...

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HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY IN A FREESTANDING PROPERTY

HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SECURITY IN A FREESTANDING PROPERTY

South Africans are incredibly security-conscious people. That’s why most of us choose to live in security complexes so we can sleep more soundly at night. If you’re in a freestanding property, there are a few things you could do to upgrade your home security so you can sleep as peacefully as your neighbours behind their patrolled walls.   Think like an intruder Most intruder...

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FUN THINGS TO DO AT HOME DURING A LOCKDOWN

FUN THINGS TO DO AT HOME DURING A LOCKDOWN

If the thought of being locked in your home for 21 days causes you to feel anxious, know that you are not alone. Most (if not all) of us are having trouble wrapping our minds around how we are going to cope with being stuck in isolation for an extended period of time. However, you can find purpose in the fact that we all have a major role to play in reducing the spread of the virus by staying a...

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15 WAYS TO CUT BACK ON HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES DURING LOCKDOWN

15 WAYS TO CUT BACK ON HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES DURING LOCKDOWN

If find yourself in a season where you are strapped for cash, like many of us do during this nationwide lockdown, there are some things you can live without for the short term until you find yourself in a more stable financial position. For homeowners, there are several household expenses that might take some effort to cut back on but will open up some much-needed breathing room so you can keep...

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THE BEST SPOTS TO HIDE EASTER EGGS IN YOUR HOME

THE BEST SPOTS TO HIDE EASTER EGGS IN YOUR HOME

Nothing beats the fun to be had during an Easter Egg Hunt. But, after years of tucking mallow eggs behind couch cushions and stuffing them into sock drawers, your creativity to find new hiding spots might be wearing a little thin. To help give you a few new ideas, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots to hide Easter eggs in each room of your home…    Bedroo...

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE LOCKDOWN

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE LOCKDOWN

The current spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the efforts to contain it have impacted almost all aspects of daily life – and real estate transactions are no different. Yet, despite current circumstances, you might find yourself in a position where you still need to sell your home. People may be doing life differently, but the demand to buy, sell, and rent a home does still exist. Given...

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HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN VIRTUAL SHOW HOUSE

HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN VIRTUAL SHOW HOUSE

When open houses just won’t work, like in many areas of the world battling COVID-19 right now, it may come time to host a virtual open house instead. After all, the need to buy and sell homes still exists even during this unprecedented time. You will just have to make use of the digital world to make your buying and selling dreams come true. Open homes will soon take the form of Facebook...

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5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION

Nobody looks forward to load shedding – especially now that we’re all on lockdown and have nothing but the internet to keep us company. Until Eskom finds effective solutions to generate a stable supply of electricity, you could find small ways to reduce your electricity consumption, which would take much-needed pressure off the grid to help minimise the occurrence of load shedding....

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3 OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME WHEN BUYING A HOME

3 OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME WHEN BUYING A HOME

Submitting an offer and having it accepted by the seller is exciting, but it is certainly not the end of your home purchasing journey. There are a few obstacles that you may need to overcome before the home is yours and the keys are handed over… Obstacle 1: A pending bond approval When applying for a loan, it is best to get pre-approval from the bank with a written loan commitment let...

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HOW USING A SIGNBOARD CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME

HOW USING A SIGNBOARD CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME

Much like CD drives, many think that ‘For Sale’ signboards have outlived their usefulness. The internet has become one of the main marketing tools used by real estate professionals to effectively reach large masses of people in a short timeframe. Why then, despite this new technology, are sellers still choosing to decorate their lawn by pegging a board into their front garden? ...

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