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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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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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WHAT DOG OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

WHAT DOG OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

As timid as your fluffball may be, accidents can and do happen. All it takes is for a visitor to catch your harmless four-legged companion in the wrong mood and the next thing you know, you’re knee-deep in lawyer’s bills and medical expense claims. Luckily, there is a way to make sure you’re covered should you ever find yourself in this undesirable situation. What is liability

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME TO FOREIGNERS

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME TO FOREIGNERS

South Africa offers an attractive option for foreign real estate investors. The exchange rate works in favour of many non-resident investors, and there are virtually no restrictions on purchasing property as a non-resident in this country, making this one of the most accessible investment markets for foreigner buyers. If you’re hoping to appeal to this market, partner with a real estate b

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4 REASONS TO USE AN AGENT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE

4 REASONS TO USE AN AGENT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE

In an attempt to cut down on costs, some sellers might be contemplating listing their homes without the services of a real estate professional. Although it may seem like a great way to reduce costs and avoid paying an agent’s commission, it also means that the seller will have to do all the work themselves. At first glance, selling a property privately may appear to be an easy process of

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TIPS TO CREATE A PEACEFUL HOME

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,

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LOAD SHEDDING LIFE HACKS

LOAD SHEDDING LIFE HACKS

The risk of national power interruptions continues to exist. Homeowners should keep a watchful eye on Eskom’s load shedding schedule and follow the power utility’s social media feeds for any announcements so that plans can be made if a blackout has been scheduled for your area. If you happen to spot the announcement in time, here are a few ways to help you prepare for the blackout:

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HOW TO BUILD A GOOD CREDIT HISTORY

HOW TO BUILD A GOOD CREDIT HISTORY

Those who aspire to buy a property will require a favourable credit record to improve their chances of bond approval. Just as important as a positive credit score, is an established credit history that shows that you can favourably conduct your credit responsibilities. Your credit record will have a bearing on whether your bond is approved, as well as the interest rate at which the bank will finan

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TIPS TO HAVE YOUR BOND AND TRAVEL TOO

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 lett

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FOREIGN INVESTORS GUIDE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN PROPERTY MARKET

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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WHAT IS A USUFRUCT AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

WHAT IS A USUFRUCT AND HOW CAN IT HELP?

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner’s property for a certain period, usually for the remainder of that person’s life. The person who holds the usufruct, also known as the usufructuary, has the right to make use of the property and enjoy its profits and benefits provided the property is not damaged or alt

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