RULES FOR LEASING TO DISABLED TENANTS

01 April 2019
Legally, landlords may not reject tenants based on their disability and must grant them the same opportunity to apply for tenancy as all other applicants. If you receive such an applicant, it is advis...
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KITCHEN RENOVATION SURVIVAL GUIDE

01 April 2019
Kitchen renovations are often fraught with dust, displacement, and surprises. To avoid running into serious problems, make sure there is room both in your budget and in your timeline. If you’re...
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VALUE VS APPRAISAL: WHICH VALUE SELLS MY HOUSE?

01 April 2019
Like the three ghosts of Christmas, you will be faced with three evaluators when you put your property on the market: a real estate agent, an appraiser from a financial institution, and finally, your...
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HOUSE RULES FOR KEEPING SNAKES AS PETS IN SA

01 April 2019
As if movies such as Anaconda and Snakes on a Plane didn’t act as warning enough, many still choose scales over fur, venom over drool and fangs over puppy teeth. Though the SPCA opposes the trad...
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WAYS YOUR HOLIDAY PLANS CAN HELP YOU BUY A HOME

01 April 2019
Though not the most important factor to consider when purchasing a home, the way in which you prefer to spend your long weekends and leave days can help you make a decision when caught between options...
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HOW TO LOWER THE INSTALMENTS ON YOUR HOME LOAN

01 April 2019
Looking for ways to cut back on your expenses? One trick you could try is to request that your bank reduce the interest rate on your home loan. Admittedly, it is a bit of a long shot. Only a few banks...
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HOW THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AFFECTS SELLERS

01 April 2019
Not all of us have a degree in economics. Understanding how external forces within the greater economy impact the price of property can be confusing. But, if you are in the market, then you do need to...
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MPC ANNOUNCES GOOD NEWS FOR HOUSING MARKET: INTEREST RATES UNCHANGED

28 March 2019
To the relief of all South Africans, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced today that interest rates will remain unchanged until their next meeting in May. The prime lending rate therefore rem...
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RECYCLED BUILDING MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE

05 March 2019
Sorry to disappoint the sci-fi junkies out there, but futuristic movies that portrayed glistening silver cities filled with metallic buildings might have missed the mark. The world is slowly but surel...
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FEATURES OF A GOOD RETIREMENT HOME

05 March 2019
It can be tricky to predict your long-term needs when you’re shopping for your retirement property – especially if you’re doing so in your mid- to late-fifties (as is recommended) wh...
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