renovate

How to protect yourself against dodgy contractors

The renovation or remodeling of your home can be a financially and even emotionally stressful time for your family. Noise and building rubble will become your constant companion and inevitably,…

Two generation family looking at a house for sale

Changing world of buying property

The way in which we are buying houses is changing. We all tend to go online to look for properties, deal directly with the owners and try to close the…

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Considering renovations

Buying our dream home is often the beginning. We think that by merely acquiring our home, the hard work is done – after the papers are signed, the bond acquired…

Four tips to make buying a home easier

Buying a house, particularly your first home, is a time consuming, stressful and expensive purchase. You need to be sure to get it right. Much research is required to ensure…

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Things we overlook when buying a house

When buying a new home, too many owners think that they are prepared with all the necessary details to make a good purchasing decision. But plenty of people will tell…

How to sue for property trespassing

  It’s difficult to keep track of trespassers on your property, but if it’s a common occurrence, then it’s quite normal to feel that your space is being invaded. You…

Hold on; know this before you and your family move

  Before you and your family move to a new suburb, its best to first do research about the area. It may seem like a quiet neighbourhood, but could it…

homesecurity

How to design a home with safety in mind

Security is a broad concept: it’s not just big gates and guards, but protection and action and behaviour that we ourselves can employ. One key way to focus on security…

Future of house shopping

There is nothing unusual today about being able to acquire items from the comfort of our homes. With online shopping, we are able to examine items we might possibly want…

cleaning

How to clean your house in 10 minutes

It’s not always that you get uninvited guests, but when you get that phone call to say they are on their way, there’s no time to get out the vacuum…