What you need to know before investing in property with friends

When unable to afford the purchase on one’s own, co-owning an investment property with friends or family can result in favourable returns. Yet, as with any investment, it is vital to conduct thorough research to ensure that it is a wise decision. “The benefits to co-owning an investment property are clear: less individual financial outlay […]

Load shedding – Why you should test your alarm battery

Against the backdrop of several rounds of load shedding in recent days, a warning has been issued for homeowners and business owners to test the battery systems for the alarm and security systems they use. “We recommend that people test these systems on a regular basis, but this has become more important now than ever […]

Fire Safety Measures for Households

The recent blaze that unfolded along the Cape’s iconic Table Mountain was a reminder of the very real threat fire poses to homeowners. It is impossible to predict if and when such a disaster might strike, which makes it all the more important for homeowners to have all the necessary safety precautions in place to […]

What you need to know about the neighbourhood before selling

Before you decide to sell your property, you need to know what type of competition you are facing in the neighbourhood – especially when the market is in favour of buyers. Here are few aspects that sellers should consider about their neighbours before they list their home: Who is renovating? If possible, it would be […]

4 Money mistakes first-time buyers make and how to avoid them

Navigating your finances as an aspiring first-time home buyer can feel like a minefield – from maintaining your credit score to saving up for your deposit – but knowing the money mistakes most first-time buyers make and how to avoid them will help smooth out the process. Less than stellar finances It might seem like having […]

The ultimate guide to buying your first home

From buying your first home to adjusting to home ownership, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know! Preparing to buy Home loans – what you need to know How to find your dream home Adjusting to owning a home Preparing to buy 1. Do a lifestyle audit Before you buy a home […]