Problems you could have with potential landlords

  When you first move out on your own, you may start to seriously consider whether to rent or buy. If you have the financial means to do either, it…

Renovations that add value to your home

Everybody who’s ever tried to sell a house knows that it’s not as easy as it seems, especially if it’s a buyer’s market. You don’t just want to sell, you…

Moving out on your own can be a drag

So, you’re moving out on your own for the first time. And you’re excited. Of course you are. You’ve organised your furniture, gathered all your belongings and found a great…

Things you should know when you’re renting

There are so many articles out there about moving into your first home and buying your first property. Everyone has an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t do and…

Friendly advice for buying your first home

Buying your first home is a wonderful adventure – if you buy the right property for the right amount. This is likely going to be one the most expensive financial…

Tips for furnishing your first home

Moving into your first home is an exciting adventure. There is a good chance though that you will have to furnish it from scratch. Here are a few tips to…

Should you buy a townhouse?

  The decision to buy a townhouse is one not easily made. Especially in a country like South Africa, where concerns over crime are ever-present, the idea that you might…

How to protect your home from water damage

Of all the things you need to protect your home against – have you ever thought of the need to protect it from water damage, particularly rain? Here are a…

Four things to do before you buy a house

Buying property is very exciting but it is also a huge financial commitment. In fact, it can be more than just a financial commitment. It is a commitment of your…

Landlords, you need to get legal cover

Becoming a landlord is a great way to make extra money; some can even afford to let renting-out be their only source of income. Not only does it benefit you,…