•Sow hardy summer annuals like asters, Campanula, nasturtiums and plox.
•Bulb season is starting. Buy bulbs like anemone and ranunculus and store them until March.
•Start planting Gladiolas-, Lachenalia, Veltheimia and Amaryllis-bulbs.
•Prune Hydrangeas, pargoniums. Make cuttings of fuchsias, malva's, heliotrope, hydrangeas and sage.
•Regularly spray against pests and
Interest rates are expected to be hiked further this year, annual salary increases are not guaranteed for most and the cost of living will continue to rise. This means we’re all going to have to save where we can.
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A trust can be a very cost efficient estate planning tool and may provide protection from creditors in the case of insolvency as well as the unfortunate event of an untimely death in the family.
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As part of its bid to educate all involved in property purchases, rental or management, whether professionals or members of the general public, the Institute of Estate Agents (IEASA) has included workshops for the layman, so as to provide a more “inclusive” service, says Annette
With most sectional title schemes nearing the end of their financial year (many run from March 1 to the last day of February), comes the need to go through their budgets very carefully for the year ahead and to set the increase in levies with
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Before you make a deliberate phone call, send an email or have a meeting, take a few minutes to clear your mind and decide what objectives you want to achieve. Visualise those objectives being achieved prior to your call to action.
With the increasing demand for sectional title units (according to a recent FNB Property Barometer report) comes the need, too, for pet-friendly sectional title schemes.
Often young professionals and couples without children treat them much like members of the family, which has in recent times even
Negotiation touches every part of our lives. Relationships in business and in our personal lives are negotiated. And the skills to do it effectively can often mean the difference between getting what you want or losing out. You don’t get what you deserve, you get
A disgruntled purchaser recently phoned John Graham from property inspection company, HouseCheck, to complain about the condition disclosure document. Estate agents make sellers sign this document which, according to the buyer, is of little use because it often contradicts the sales contract.
Graham says he was
FNB House Price Index’s mini-growth uptick in January appears to be peaking, with month-on-month growth having lost considerable momentum reports John Loos, household and property sector strategist for FNB Home Loans.
The FNB House Price Index showed a year-on-year increase of 6.8% in January 2016, slightly