Going away over the Easter holidays, for some of us, is an absolute necessity. It is all about getting away and relaxing after a hard start to the year and, to a certain degree, to recharge in preparation for the year ahead. This isn’t likely
Buying opportunities such as bank repossessed homes on auction are expected to increase in the times we're in. But there are various pointers for those looking for "bargain" prices to ensure they don't overpay.
Advertised auctions appear in myroof.co.za; on the websites of banks, auction companies
South African home buyers who are ever more aware of their consumer rights are demanding increasing transparency regarding the pricing of the home, its condition and the legality of the structures and installations.
John Graham, CEO of HouseCheck, says both home inspection companies and estate agents
Learning to cook without salt is the perfect beginning to a healthy diet. Here to help is Cooking from the Heart, a cookbook series sponsored by Pharma Dynamics. This recipe serves six and takes three hours of cooking.
1 cup (250 ml) dried white beans
The past year has been difficult in the gardening space, with the drought, water restrictions and plants and trees not performing as well as they usually do.
What to do now before spring
Firstly, grab a notebook and a pen, walk around your garden and look at
We’re a salt-loving nation, but it’s this habit that could see us kick the proverbial bucket a lot sooner than we bargained for, warns health experts ahead of National Salt Awareness week (16 to 22 March).
Salt is the major factor that increases blood pressure and
FNB Home Loans household and property sector strategist John Loos has just released his latest Property Barometer report regarding Residential Market Macro Stability and Risk, with comments on some of the key themes of the report.
A tougher year for residential mortgage lending ahead, as
SA real estate group Chas Everitt International has been named the Most Innovative Brokerage in the World out of more than 500 companies that are members of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE)* network in 54 countries.
The global award was presented at
The rand’s decline is boosting the appeal of high-end rental property in South Africa. “In fact it’s become almost ridiculously inexpensive for those earning in pounds, dollars or euros to rent property here, while also enjoying a relatively high standard of living,” says Andrew Schaefer,
Home buyers are becoming more financially savvy about saving up for bigger deposits on their prospective home loans. BetterLife Home Loans, SA’s biggest mortgage originator*, found they are saving up over a period of two to three years. Just over half of borrowers over the