One of the most common problems found by HouseCheck inspectors when checking roofs with concrete tiles is badly installed ridge capping tiles. This common defect is often difficult for the layman to spot from the ground - all the more reason for cautious home buyers to
At least 10% of South Africa’s working adults are now self-employed, with many unable to afford office space, a shop or manufacturing space; their enterprises are by definition home-based. This is according to Andrew Schaefer, MD of national property management company, Trafalgar.
“In addition, an increasing
Rocketing food prices and the widespread focus on organic produce means now is the best time to start a basic winter veggie garden.
Alright, so you are determined to take your green fingers to the next level! Well, now that you have the determination, let us
Electricity has become an integral part of daily life and it cannot be disputed that it has made daily living a little more efficient. Considering the current energy crisis and frequent power cuts in the form of “loadshedding”, is there a duty on government to
This delicious recipe for a speciality dish of Southern Germany, was one of the first I ever jotted down while on a six month sojourn in Konstanz, learning how to cook for myself. The picturesque town of Konstanz (Constance in English) is situated on the
When it comes to decorating our homes we all get grandiose ideas and plans that we want to put into motion. Nevertheless, there are a few costly mistakes you can make that you’re certain to regret.
Big DIY projects
Reupholstering a chair or building your very own
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Knight Frank has examined house price performance in the locations of the Bard’s most iconic plays. Kate Everett-Allen analyses the figures.
From Twelfth Night in Croatia to Midsummer Night’s Dream in Athens, Shakespeare’s 37 plays and 154
New homeowners in sectional title schemes are often not aware of the important functions fulfilled by a property management company. But it is this day-to-day management of a sectional title scheme and its common property that ensures the long term capital appreciation of sectional title
What are your rights as a tenant? Grant Rea, RE/MAX Living Rental Specialist, takes you through eight areas to empower you to avoid unscrupulous rental agents and landlords and confidently speak up regarding your rights.
Credit and personal information - Tenants must remember that their landlord
Year-on-year growth in the volume of building activity in the planning phase of the South African market for new housing remained in the low single digits in the first two months of 2016, reports Absa Home Loans property analyst, Jacques du Toit. The volume of