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Moving homes. Such a short sentence, but one that evokes such mixed emotions. What did you feel as you read it? Excitement? Stress? Joy? Exhaustion? Empathy (especially if the person is your new neighbour moving in on a rainy - or very hot – weekend). Regardless

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Painting exterior walls in winter can be a daunting prospect for even the most experienced painters. Depending on which parts of the country you find yourself in, you might be faced with rain, extreme winds and even snow. It doesn’t have to be a terrifying project

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Facebook for Business, Instagram Story, and cellphone cameras have turned every real estate professional into a social media specialist, with a degree in photography, videography and journalism for good measure. Or so it may seem to any young entrepreneur trying to get a foothold as

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We recently received a question from Donald Steyn, an owner of a sectional title unit in Johannesburg. Steyn was unhappy with the security system at his complex and wanted to know what he can do to change it. This was his question. “When I bought my

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South African homebuyers, it seems, have heeded the warnings from financial institutions and home loan experts since 2016, and have managed to reduce their short term debt before applying for bond finance. According to Trading Economics April 2018 data, the average South African (not just those

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When children are not at school they have got to be somewhere. Whether your own children are spending idle time at your home or you’ve got grandchildren or nieces and nephews visiting, these are all situations that require a decent check-in with the kids or

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Imagine, for a second, that you are an employer with multiple offices across the country, employing some 200 people of various skill levels. You’ve just signed a long-term lease agreement for a newly built office park and moved your head office there; and then within

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What do you look for in an area before buying a home? Depending on whether you are buying to live or let, you will probably look at factors like rental yield or potential capital growth. Most experts will also advise you to look at what

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We’ve all read about the perks of working for ourselves: you set your own hours, your earning potential is determined by you and you reap all the benefits. But what is it that makes an entrepreneur different? While that’s a difficult question to answer, it’s just that

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