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RECYCLED BUILDING MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE

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 surely becoming a more environmentally responsible place filled with natural and recyclable materials. So... Read more

FEATURES OF A GOOD RETIREMENT HOME

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) when retirement is still a few years away. While certain features might seem desirable when you’... Read more

HOW TO MAKE A NEW PROPERTY SMELL LIKE HOME

Each home – whether it’s newly built or has been lived in for many years – will have its own distinctive smell. When viewing a property, keep in mind that most odours are removable unless the scent is coming from outside of the home. While it will take time to make a property smell... Read more

SHOULD I SELL WHEN DEVELOPERS MOVE IN NEXT DOOR?

Choosing to avoid a dust cloud of ongoing construction for the next few months (or years), many opt to pack up their things and leave the moment developers move in next door. However, this might not be the most prudent financial decision, and here’s why: SELLING EARLY LOWERS YOUR ASKING PRI... Read more

LOAD SHEDDING LIFE HACKS

The risk of national power interruptions continues to exist well into 2019. 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 ... Read more

HOW TO CHOOSE LIFE COVER FOR YOUR BOND

Applying for a home loan is an exciting time in any person’s life. Preoccupied with your new beginnings, the last thing that comes to mind is what will happen in the event of your untimely death. But, while you might not be thinking about it, the financial institution with whom you’re de... Read more