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THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN USING MOVERS

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN USING MOVERS

Be it purchasing or renting a new home; everyone will experience moving at some stage of their lives. Packing up boxes and doing all the heavy lifting yourself can be a physically draining task, not to mention the stress of it all. Deciding to make use of a professional moving service can eliminate a lot of the hassle and make the process much smoother, provided you choose the right company. As...

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TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

It doesn’t matter whether it is across the road or the country, moving from one home to another can be a stressful experience. The fact is that most people will move at least once in their lives, and while it can be a relatively easy process for some, for the others the experience could be enough to scar them for life. So what’s the difference between a smooth moving experience and...

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TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

TIPS ON INVESTING IN YOUR FIRST PROPERTY

When deciding on investing in property for the first time, there a few key elements that investors should take into consideration, such as whether they are investment-ready and well informed on all the available options. Purchasing a property is a major commitment that should be carefully evaluated regarding your life plans and financial situation both currently and in the future. As a first-ti...

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TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

TIPS FOR PACKING AND MOVING QUICKLY

When it comes to moving, ideally you would want some lead time to be able to prepare and get everything in order. However, due to certain circumstances, time is not always a luxury that some people have. Here are a few tips to help maximise the time you have to move: Create a packing station A lot of time can be wasted by constantly trying to find items around the home, such as the scisso...

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USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

USING A BOND ORIGINATOR

The process of applying for a home loan can be involved and often time-consuming, which is why so many would-be homeowners choose to make use of a bond origination company to assist them. Bond originators have several services that will help buyers navigate the bond application process more efficiently. As experts in their field, a bond originator will be able to assess the buyer’s financ...

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PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

PROS AND CONS OF BUYING A PROPERTY THROUGH A TRUST

A trust is a legal entity created by a trust founder that can be used to purchase and own property. Once a trust is created, all assets are placed into the trust by either the trust founder donating the assets to the trust or the trust buying the assets. If the assets are donated to the trust, then a donation tax will need to be paid based on the value of the assets. If the trust purchases the ass...

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WAYS TO MAKE RENOVATING LESS STRESSFUL

WAYS TO MAKE RENOVATING LESS STRESSFUL

Renovating is an excellent way to update the look and feel of a home, while possibly adding to its value. However, the process can be just as stressful as moving to a new home. While the task can be daunting, there are several methods that can be used to reduce the potential stress caused by a renovation project. Regardless of whether it is updating the kitchen or adding another room, a renovat...

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WHAT TO DO AFTER A HOME BURGLARY

WHAT TO DO AFTER A HOME BURGLARY

Crime statistics suggest that unfortunately many South African homeowners may experience their home being broken into and burglarised at some stage. Because a home is normally a person’s haven and a sanctuary away from the outside world, dealing with a burglary can be an extremely traumatic experience for the home’s occupants. A home burglary is an invasion of personal space, and after...

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WHAT YOU WANT ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU NEED

WHAT YOU WANT ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU NEED

It can be an exciting endeavour to shop for one of your largest investments – a home. However, before getting carried away with a list of dream features, it is best to define what it is that you want in a home versus what it is that you actually need. Often things that were once must-haves aren’t that important when circumstances change. When it comes to finding the right home, it i...

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WHY IS HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE SO IMPORTANT?

WHY IS HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE SO IMPORTANT?

For most, their home will be the largest financial asset they will ever own, which is why homeowner’s insurance is imperative.  In most cases, the bank will take out the homeowner’s insurance on behalf of the new homeowner, and the monthly premium can be debited to the home loan account and paid with the monthly bond repayments. However, if the homeowner would prefer, they can...

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ELAINE KRUGER AND FAMILY

ELAINE KRUGER AND FAMILY

Elaine Kruger and her family wanted to move to a secure property that was closer to their church. Thanks to RE/MAX the Krugers found an ideal townhouse, fast. Their cosy new home has a pool for the kids and is super easy to maintain.

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THE KELLY FAMILY

THE KELLY FAMILY

The Kelly family wanted a bigger home with an outside entertainment area. With help and guidance from RE/MAX they bought a spacious property quickly and easily. The Kellys love their new house and are really enjoying all the extra room.

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