Month: November 2012

Regular home maintenance pays big dividends

One way to keep maintenance “doable” is to pick one room per year to improve. If you think of home maintenance as an unavoidable series of weekend-eating chores, remember prevention is easier than cure. Proactive maintenance is essential to preserving the value of your home—without it the value of your home will be affected. Regular, …

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Energy costs now important factor for home buyers to consider

With the cost of electricity set to soar by a huge 16 percent annually for the next five years, buyers should focus one energy saving when shopping for a home. Properties offering solar panels, battery packs, back-up generators, energy-saving shower heads and energy-efficient appliances such as gas stoves make serious financial sense for those wanting …

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Compliance certificates now needed for electric fences

South African property owners are now required by law to ensure that all new electric fence systems, or changes to existing systems, are compliant with safety regulations.  Previously there were no regulations governing electric fences. The new regulation (the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act No. 85 of 1993, Regulation 12 of the Electrical Machinery …

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True life story why voetstoots alone is immoral, unprofessional and just plain wrong

Many well-meaning estate agents, their principals and conveyancing attorneys continue to be quite happy about routinely using the voetstoots clause in their pre-printed  sale agreements, despite the fact that from the buyer’s standpoint this is: Immoral Bad professional advice Just plain wrong  Latest statistics for October show that more than half of home buyers in …

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5 Maintenance tips to keep your house in top condition

Your home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make – and it needs to be carefully looked after. Homeowners should perform regular maintenance to keep their property in the best shape possible and ensure it retains its value.   Many of the defects HouseCheck finds when inspecting existing properties are the result of neglect …

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