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This past week has seen heavy rains and flash floods in and around Gauteng. The east of Johannesburg, especially, has been hit hard, with damage to cars and homes, and tragically lifes lost. Standard Insurance Limited reports that it has registered nearly 600 claims lodged

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The landlord-tenant game is an entirely different animal in South Africa’s popular coastal towns. Landlords and investors realise the potential for significant rental income over the busy holiday periods, while acknowledging that good long-term tenancy, and the stable income, arguably holds more benefits for an

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[caption id="attachment_8939" align="alignright" width="300"] Beautiful fabric custom designed and printed by LCD PrintWorx.[/caption] How many times has this happened to you: You have found the perfect bedding set, table cloth, t-shirt in a retail store, but wish you could change that one little thing.  It is

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Cape Town’s surging property values, spurred by the growing demand from the semigration trend the metro is experiencing has resulted in a stock shortage for affordable entry-level suburbs in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. This is according to Lew Geffen, chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International

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If we’re honest we will all admit to having days where you cannot wait to get out of your home because you cannot face the clutter, Or avoiding one room all together because the space just makes you feel stressed and unhappy. The fact is, the

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The average South African household is spending up to 40% of its income to furnish debt. What’s more, more than half (52%) of South African borrowers are more than a month in arrears. According to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of BetterLife Home Loans, this has meant that

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Nicholas Spargo, owner of Spargo Landscape Consultants, has been in the landscape trade for 12 years as well as being a lecturer at the Lifestyle Garden Design Centre for the past year. Here Home Times' resident landscaper shares some wisdom on which paths to follow if you

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If you haven’t had to move homes or been out of the property market for a while you might not be aware of the perfect storm brewing. Increased densification of our cities coupled with the growing “no pets” trend is leading to vacant rental properties

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An historic Victorian era cape villa has come on the market in Wynberg. The five-bedroom home on a 3,077m² stand is being marketed by RE/MAX Elite. According to Charles Haigh, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite, the Victorian era from 1837 to 1901 produced some beautiful homes of

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