Printed photographs can trigger priceless memories and contribute to one’s sense of identity and help to strengthen a family bond.  A young person without a strong sense of belonging is likely to be more susceptible to peer pressure and miss out on reliving cherished memories.

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Is it better to rent or own property later in life? While in reality there are pro’s and cons to both options, the best advice to people nearing retirement is to consider all the possibilities, and choose the one best suited to their particular needs. According

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Thirty-seven-year-old Sean Sotiralis is an NQF 5 estate agent and former principal of his own estate agency. He joined low-commission estate agency, HomeBid, in July 2017 and was the top agent for August 2018, boasting 12 sales and only narrowly pipping fellow agent, Lauren Lewis. Sotiralis successfully brought Lewis

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"Dear seller, I really love your apartment. It’s exactly what I want to buy. It’s just a pity the levy is so high." Dear buyer, I’m glad you love my apartment. I have enjoyed many happy years living and entertaining in it. I love every space

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Q Our trustees have decided to increase our levies by 20% per annum. If you are an owner, not one of the trustees, do you have a say in the increase of levies? - Betsie A Got a question? Email david@hometimes.co.za

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The two-year-old Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) has already lost some R80m of homeowners’ money. While the CSOS was established to protect owners and tenants in community schemes, it has instead placed them at risk and lost the monies which were paid to ensure its

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Affordable Rent2buy units are now available in three new and existing residential developments, from Raceway Park in Bloemfontein, to Parklands and Eerste Rivier in the Western Cape. The best part? Rent2buy buyers can get prequalified today and move into a home, soon to be called

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The prop tech industry continues to make headlines with one of the country’s oldest low-commission estate agencies, Steeple, being acquired by newer low-commission player, PropertyFox, according to reports. The deal will see all of Steeple’s current mandates and sellers “migrating” to PropertyFox. “It will add around 100

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Estate agents are to blame for delays in the issuing of Fidelity Fund Certificates, according to the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB). “Agents submitting incorrect documents; for example ID copies that are not certified, letters of employment not signed by the principal agent but by office

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Cape Town property owners who ignore a 30-day compliance notice to stop holiday/transient guest letting without approval of city authorities as required under the Municipal Planning By-law 2015 could be found guilty in the municipal court of a criminal offence, says Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral

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