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Creating the ideal Children’s Bedroom

One only needs to look at various Pinterest boards to notice that décor for children’s rooms is as eclectic and diverse as ever. This year, home design and décor are underpinned by an over-arching trend to be more self-expressive when choosing…

You have signed the contract, now what?

You’ve found the house of your dreams, the one where you can picture your family growing old in and you’ve signed the offer to purchase which was accepted by the seller. Now what?   Buying a new house is an exciting milestone,…
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Introducing Children to Reading

Chiquita Patrizi, spokesperson for Prima Toys encourages parents to start introducing children to reading and literacy from an early age. Reading is a vital part of life. From an early age we read at school, we read as teenagers for entertainment…
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Neighbourly love

By Chantalle Bell, Engel & Völkers Southern Africa   Love thy neighbour is a theory most of us grew up with. When spaces are small, boundaries are shared and neighbours are diverse, it can sometimes become a challenge. It takes time…
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10 Questions to ask your Real Estate Agent before buying a home

Property still remains your best investment, and the benefits of owning a home are well worth the effort. Although this might seem like a lengthy and complicated process, your real estate agent is there to assist you with each step. Find an…

Home loans – then and now

By Veruska De Vita If you want to buy property, the good news is that banks are approving more home loans. The current stable-interest-rate lending environment coupled with slower growth in property prices means getting a bond for a home…

Are you prepared for the December holidays?

 It is that time of the year again when we all focus on planning our December holidays, and counting down the days till we can take the much needed break. “With all the excitement, of the holiday season ahead, one can easily focus too…

Get out winter! It’s time to #MakeSpringHappen

The days are getting longer and the weather’s getting warmer (maybe we’re choosing to believe that second one!) because spring is getting sprung, y’all!   Seriously, winter, spring is doing its sprung thing so best you pack…
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Keeping cool over the holiday season

Living in the Southern Hemisphere goes hand in hand with hot summer temperatures. Air conditioners in all homes will be cranked up to maximum speed to keep families cool, providing welcome relief from the sweltering heat. Not too long ago, having…

Shisa Nyama Nation – Choosing the right braai

With the warmer months finally upon us, many might be in the market for a new braai and it is worth-while to consider all the options before you buy. We look at the various options available for the perfect braai to help you make an informed…