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11 ways to stretch your household budget

These days it seems like everyone is looking at ways to stretch their budget just a little more and even more so as a homeowner. Luckily there are a few things you can do to make your budget stretch a little further without having to make radical changes - little changes, when combined, makes for big saving each month. Here are 11 things you can start doing today to lower your bills, secure better...

Tired of load shedding? Get your home ready for solar

From 1 July, you will be paying upwards of 15% more for your electricity, as municipal tariff increases kick in. Yet energy experts have cautioned that, without urgent intervention from the government and others, we will see load shedding intensify with Stages 6, 8, and even 10 a likelihood. Understandably, homeowners are considering alternative ways to keep the lights on....

6 Things you need to do when you want to add an additional story to your home

You’ve moved into your new home and now you are keen on adding more floor space to make it the perfect home for you and your family. If you don’t have ground space to build on, you can always build up. It seems easy enough, but there are various steps to follow that ensure that the job is done properly and according to code. Here are six things to do when you want to add an additional story to your...

5 ways first-time buyers can enter the property market

Buying your first home is possibly the largest purchase you will make, so it’s important to be well-prepared for this important milestone. “After two years of comparatively low-interest rates, we are still seeing considerable interest from first-time buyers who account for 60% of all BetterBond’s home loan applications,” says Carl Coetzee, CEO of BetterBond....

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