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Property Advice Articles in South Africa


 

Over 1.3m housebreaking incidents were reported in SA for the 2018/2019 period. Here are lines of defence that every household should have…

07 Nov 2019

The longer you postpone home maintenance tasks, the worse it gets, and the more time and money it will cost you. Be sure to check your aircon, roof, garage and more…

06 Nov 2019

Buying a home in a well-run complex can be a great investment, but you need to go from a ‘renter’ to ‘owner’ mindset to ensure success. Here’s what to consider…

30 Oct 2019

Outdoor space is becoming a 'hot commodity' as plot sizes shrink, making this a worthwhile renovation project that adds to your home's appeal. Get inspired...

29 Oct 2019

Homeowners with insurance might assume that they are fully covered for the unexpected, but in reality most are underinsured. Don’t get caught unawares…

24 Oct 2019

Eskom has implemented stage two load shedding from 9am until 11pm, and customers should use electricity sparingly throughout the day. Here are easy ways to save...

16 Oct 2019

In the event of a serious claim arising from construction work, you could lose your property if you are not sufficiently insured. Get the facts…

15 Oct 2019

Unexpected or freak accidents can cause homeowners to lose their home or businesses to go under if not properly insured against. Ensure you’re covered…

14 Oct 2019

Even though buying your first home is exciting, as a homeowner you’ll face a whole new set of challenges to protect your finances and property’s value.

01 Oct 2019

You can prevent your home from resembling a museum over time and having to spend large sums when selling by periodically updating certain features. Here’s a guide…

27 Sep 2019

Not only can electrical issues cause fires, ‘blow’ appliances and injure your family members, insurance companies won’t pay if your ECOC is outdated. Read on…

26 Sep 2019

Changing or setting new conduct rules can be useful to eliminate possible sources of disagreement among residents of a scheme. Here’s how to do it…

25 Sep 2019

With yet another rise in the price of electricity, buyers are being forced to cut costs. Here are smart ways to save money and energy...

10 Sep 2019

A security system will experience wear and tear and needs to be maintained regularly to ensure it works optimally. Here’s your springtime checklist…

10 Sep 2019

Your family’s safety should be as high a priority as comfort, schools and amenities. Follow these guidelines to ensure your new home is secure…

04 Sep 2019

Apart from being inconvenient, pest infestations can cause damage to your property and health. Here’s how to keep the critters and creatures at bay…

22 Aug 2019

Home improvements are a great way to add value to your property, and you don’t need to break the bank with these smart weekend DIY projects…

21 Aug 2019

If you fail to adhere to the guidelines governing sectional title alterations, your ability to sell your unit in the future may be severely hampered. Read on…

07 Aug 2019

Families are moving in together to save costs and get on the property ladder, but there are also potential pitfalls that can sour the arrangement. Get tips…

05 Aug 2019

While homeowners are often concerned when developers enter their neighbourhood, this can be a sign of increased interest in an area and boost property values.

30 Jul 2019

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