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Household insurance: Tips on taking a home inventory
Having insurance for your household contents is vital, and homeowners should take a comprehensive inventory of their possessions and keep track of the total value.
Property buying at different life stages
As we grow older our needs change and with that, the type of home that is most suitable for us. Here is our advice on choosing the best property at various life stages.
7 reasons to sell your investment property
Knowing when to sell or hold an asset is a crucial part of investing. With investment property, a number of factors will influence your decision. Here’s what you should consider.
Should sellers be home during a viewing?
A seller who remains in the home during viewing will make potential buyers uncomfortable, hinder negotiations with the estate agent and could ultimately get in the way of a sale.
Rainwater tanks: Should a landlord or tenant supply them?
Many home owners are installing rainwater tanks and grey-water systems to help them meet water restrictions and to protect themselves against a Day Zero scenario. But what of tenants?
How to sell your home as quickly as possible
Selling your home quickly and for the best price can be difficult in a buyer’s market. Follow these tips to give yourself the best possible chance of achieving a good deal.
How to save on tax when you work from home
If you are self-employed or work from home regularly, you could be entitled to claim some expenses and reduce your tax bill.
The many benefits of home loan pre-qualification
Knowing whether you will be granted a loan and what you can afford, before you start viewing property can remove much of the uncertainty.
When your dream home turns into a real-life nightmare
When Angile recently bought her first property, she encountered pitfalls that very few property buyers are prepared for. Here is her story and how you can avoid encountering the same issues.
Calculate your transfer duty
A property transfer duty is a tax payable by buyers of all types of properties and is over and above the selling price. Here’s how to work out how much you’ll need: