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Choosing the right furniture is the single most important factor when decorating your home. Decorate a living room with too big a couch and you lose out on space in your home; you will also end up with a cramped, dark living area. Use a

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Go big or go home? When it comes to buying your first home there is definitely a middle ground – go home to a smaller home you can comfotably afford. First-time buyers typically need to save for at least three years to afford the deposit on

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Estate agents and rental property managers who don’t adopt technology in their businesses will be replaced. This is according to Adriaan Grove from listing syndication and estate agency website creation company, Entegral Technologies. Speaking at the recent PayProp PropTech roadshow, Grove says that in 2018 the property

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We’ve all seen them. Scores of housing developments in which the design of every house is replicated throughout the estate. And it’s not only the design that reinforces the uniform sameness of each home. Often, every exterior wall in the complex is painted in the same

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Sub-letting, be it with permission or illegally, is a trend that residential landlords can’t quite escape – especially as belts get tighter and tenants feel economic pressure. “We are seeing more and more illegal sub-letting, particularly in the emerging market space. People who might not have

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South Africans are all very aware of violent crime and the efforts needed to reduce it, but so-called white-collar crime is just as rampant – and the crooks are getting smarter all the time. Greg Harris, CEO of Chas Everitt Property Rentals, notes that the rental

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What goes down invariably goes up, eventually, according to Neville Berkowitz, founder of HomeBid and a property economist for over 40 years. "When I came up with the concept for HomeBid as a low commission estate agency in January 2014 it was based on taking a

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Just imagine yourself relaxing in your favourite chair with a good book, lying next to the swimming pool on a hot day or having a girl’s night with movies and popcorn at home, so what’s missing? Yip, it’s your favourite cocktail. Cocktails can really hurt your

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Is your garden looking flat, boring and old fashioned? Well maybe it’s not your garden that needs the overhaul… Yes, you may need to spruce up a few areas, but have you ever considered that what is actually letting down the whole outside area of

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