Discerning homeowners are adjusting their demands of what the ideal home has to offer. Homes need to offer convenience, compactness and manageability while being responsive to natural surrounds and the demands of modern living. All this while still being representative of the individuality of the

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Sellers of low- and mid-value properties spend a longer time on the market compared with high, luxury and super-luxury homes, regardless if they list 0% and above their properties’ market value. Interestingly, luxury-value properties spend the least amount of time on the market, regardless if

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Q Based on HomeTimes’ articles, it has been mentioned that the Community Schemes Ombud Service levies will be raised on 1 January 2017. My question is, when is the effective date? 1 October 2016 or 1 January 2017. The reason for my question is my mother’s complex has issued a

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We're excited to welcome yet another expert to HomeTimes' panel of experts in all things residential property and home-living related. Spiandi Dickson is an interior decorator with years of experience and a keen eye for style. She is a part-time lecturer at Inscape Design Company

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Fransche Hoek Estate in Franschhoek, 80km from Cape Town and 30km from Stellenbosch, currently has only two stands available. Sized at 800m² each and priced at R2,1m, the estate is set among vineyards and indigenous fynbos and proteas in the winelands valley of the Drakenstein Mountains. According

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Nimbati Estate, a 30-unit full-title development in Brentwood Park, in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is on the market. The estate, developed by owner-developers, Jill and Jacques Myburgh, is situated on 20,000m² of land surrounding their own residence, and offers buyers plots and the choice of four

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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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Is the “Three Strikes Rule”, often utilised by landlords to create an instant cancellation mechanism in the event of a tenant repetitively breaching a lease, still valid in terms of the amendments made to our common law of landlord and tenants by the Consumer Protection

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