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Did you know that inefficient, badly fitting windows can heat up your house by a whopping 75% in summer – and account for a third of total heat loss during winter? “This can obviously add significantly to your electricity bill so it’s really worth checking that

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Holiday letting in apartment blocks is not permitted in Cape Town in terms of the city’s Municipal Planning By-law (MPBL) together with its policies and frameworks, says Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member: Transport and Urban Development. Responding to questions from HomeTimes regarding the growing proliferation

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South Africa, a country in serious trouble, is likely to face continued social upheaval, property economist Erwin Rode told the recent Rode-REIM conference at Steyn City. Rode, co-host of the annual conference, predicted 2% annual growth in South Africa’s GDP over the years 2017-2022, not unlike

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The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index rose to 35 index points in 3Q2017, from 32 in 2Q2017. Despite this improvement in confidence there are still indications that more than 60% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. The higher confidence can be attributed to the increase

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Taxi violence and recent service delivery protests are a reminder of the importance of Sasria cover as part of your insurance policy. Once a default of short-term insurance policies, Sasria SOC Limited, a state-owned entity, provides specialised short-term insurance cover against the loss of, or damage

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The Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) today embarked on a national roadshow to educate the public and property owners in community schemes on their rights and obligations. The national roadshow kicked off today (19 September 2017) in Potchefstroom. The CSOS will be using the roadshow to register

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Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village recently has reached its threshold of sales and has resulted in specialist bank, Investec, giving the green light for the construction of the top structures of the retirement village. Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom, single-level sectional title

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You are feeling anxious because you have found the perfect rental home, and while you were viewing the home two other potential tenants showed up. So why is the agent taking so long to give you feedback on your rental application? And why do you

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