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<p>In keeping with our iconic theme, we chart some of the biggest artists who have influenced the world that we live in, in more ways than one.</p> <p>The ’50s undoubtedly belong to <b>Elvis Presley</b>, one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. The King of Rock has sold over one billion records, starred in 33 successful ...

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Buying off plan

<p>Buying a property in a new residential development has many perks including the creation of a safe living environment <a href="http://south-africa.hellohouse.com/blog/view/are-all-security-estates-equal">(security estate blog post)</a> and the fact that you get to live in a brand-spanking new home.</p><p>Purchasing in a new estate often requires one to buy off-plan...

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

<p>We live in a unique and beautiful country: Not only are we culturally diverse, but the seasons differ depending on what region you live in. However, one thing is certain: no matter your region, we all need to prepare our homes for adverse weather conditions that come with Winter.</p> Your Garden <p>The one place ...

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What on earth is a credit report?

<p>If you are looking to buy a home, any bank interested in giving you a mortgage will request to see your credit report. Before you decide to look for a new home, you may want to consider checking your credit report to see whether or not you are considered ‘credit fit’. A low credit score will most likely result in your mortgage request being denied and you having to...

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5 Ways to increase the value of your home

<p>Buying property is often the biggest investment you will ever make, so naturally you want to look after it as best you can. Keeping your <a href="http://south-africa.hellohouse.com/blog/view/your-home-maintenance-checklist">home maintenance</a> up to date is one way to ensure the value of your home doesn’t drop, but what can you do to get the most out of your ...

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Your home maintenance checklist

<p>Taking care of your home not only keeps it looking good, but can also ward off expensive problems in the future. Here’s an easy checklist to keep your property in tip top condition!</p> Annual objectives <p><b>The great outdoors</b></p><p>Garden and pool maintenance is an ongoing effort throughout the year, but some months can put greater strain on ...

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First love, first home

<p>Most of us dream of owning property, but for newly-weds there is extra significance starting out a new life in a new place with their life-partner. However, today’s property market is a tricky one to get into, with most first time buyers needing a salary of around R30,000.00 a month to get a bond close to R1 million. </p><p>Acquiring a bond as a married couple, or ...

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Property Investing and You

<p>Property is considered one of the fundamental parts of any well-diversified investment portfolio. For many people, the idea of an “investment property” is one that generates some form of income, usually through rental, that covers most of (if not all) the property’s expenses.</p><p><br>The nice thing about investing in property, especially a buy-to-let strategy, is...

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Homes by the sea

<p>There’s little doubt that South Africans love to be by the seaside. Every year, especially around the New Year, we flock to the coast to enjoy our time by the sea.</p><p>The thing is, living by the sea isn’t just for those sunny December holidays. All year round, the small, picturesque towns of the East and West coast of South Africa attract people looking to ...

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Putting Women First

<p>Golf is a great sport. It requires finesse and skill in addition to physical strength, is incredibly social, is played in some of the most beautiful settings in the world and is a great corporate team building exercise. The fashion is continuously improving and it is likely the only competitive sport that culminates in cocktails...

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