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
The body corporate had a meeting last night and they made decisions that I am not sure they are allowed to make. I just want to make sure they are acting within their rights but couldn't contribute because at the last AGM I was nominated
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
As the weather gradually becomes cooler and the seasons change we are reminded of the holidays that are fast approaching, Human Rights Day, Purim, Easter, Family Day, Passover and Freedom Day. The Jewish festival of Purim begins next week on March 23 and ends on
To increase the rate of adoption of the ZA Plug, the SABS is considering making the standard semi-compulsory.
Workgroups at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) are considering changing the country’s new plug and socket standard from “preferred” to semi-mandatory for new installations.
That’s the word
Market value and replacement value are two different things, as anyone will find out when they go to claim for home insurance. To ensure your home is adequately insured run a check.
Anne Porter, head of Knight Frank Residential SA, says all too often homeowners will