Resident horticulturist, Keith Kirsten, says get your garden ready for spring.
Plant gladiolus cormouses; start watering dahlias; feed daylilies and other lilies (Lillium spp.) with general fertiliser.
Start preparing your ground for new planting of winter annuals and vegetables.
Air, fertilise and water your lawns thoroughly.
Give fruit trees
They may have gone out of fashion 10 to 15 years ago, with remote access systems at front gates, but peepholes are still in use in freehold houses. This also applies to wishbones or chains. Installing a peephole costs R30 to R40, but the call-out
Affordability, not security, drives the sectional title marketplace. This is according to research undertaken by HomeBid, the low commission estate agency. It further reveals that empty nesters equally consider the importance of security as it does affordability.
“By now we all know that the South African
Homeowners need to consider fixing their interest rates. In a rate hiking cycle, which Absa anticipates will increase by a cumulative 50 basis points this year and a further 75 next year, pegging your interest rate at 10% may be worth your while. But is
Pre-qualifications matter. Knowing your financial position before house hunting reduces possible embarrassment and disappointment down the line.
This is why homebuyers should seek out reputable financial institutions or bond origination companies such as HomeBid Financial Services and ooba to get accurate and unbiased assessments of their
Homes consume 17% of South Africa’s electricity. However, this figure nearly doubles to 27% between 5pm and 9pm on weekdays. This explains why Eskom typically schedules load shedding for this time and why the utility has launched a consumer campaign to switch off geysers and
Nearly one in four South African couples is co-habiting. But those buying a home together could be setting themselves up for potential hardship. What happens with the home and its contents following a break up? According to Census 2011, 11% of South Africans over 20
Lobola is contributing to a drop in the number of marriages per year in South Africa, causing the number of co-habiting couples to rise.
Civil marriage numbers are down 11% from their levels 10 years ago. According to statistics, there were 158,640 civil marriages in 2013
Still struggling to pay off your debt? We’ve got you covered when attempting to sign a lease.
Have a credit-worthy member of your family or friend sign or co-sign the lease with you or on your behalf.
Arrange for a debit order to pay your rent, in
Some 45% of South African credit-active consumers are behind on their debt repayments, according to the National Credit Regulator’s Lebogang Selibi.
Right now, more than 10 million consumers have an impaired credit record in South Africa. If you are included in this statistic, you will battle