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12/07/2016 | Liezl Hesketh

  Increase your income -it’s a good way to fight inflation. There are a number of ways you can legally acquire extra cash. Renting out a spare room or cottage you may have is one. As we’re in the business of putting landlords and tenants together we want to help you make sure you’re doing […]

24/11/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

  25 years ago Roxette topped the charts and this new thing called “the internet” was just surfacing. Cell phones had not yet arrived on our shores and Facebook, an SMS or Whatsapp were dreams of a distant future. A lot has changed these past years, from the music we enjoy and how we consume it, […]

11/08/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

The best time to start thinking about a retirement home is NOW! One of the reasons you need to start saving for retirement as soon as you start work is that at some point you’ll need to think about moving into a retirement home, village or an assisted living centre. And they’re not cheap, not […]

07/07/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

  In our previous post – Property Investment – what the first-time investor should know, we’ve highlighted several reasons how investing in property can change your financial situation. However, as a first-time investor in residential property you need a detailed plan to help you stay on track and make the most of your investment. We’ve listed ten the […]

30/06/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

You must have seen the headlines, “buy-to-let and become financially independent”. A tempting proposition isn’t it? But hold your horses before rushing out to buy your first investment property. Money may not actually make the world go round, but it is a critical element in the property investment process. Be sure to complete these financial […]

12/05/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

“There are those who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen and there are those who say ‘what happened?” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has arguably inspired more property investors than any other. This best-seller advocates financial independence through investing and has motivated many to invest in property as the means […]

28/04/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

For most people, their home is their greatest asset. It is also their biggest expense, especially once the children have left the nest. What are the options available to older homeowners who want to preserve the value of their asset but still have a proverbial roof over the head?  Options for those who need to downsize […]

15/01/2015 | Liezl Hesketh

Have you taken a look at your garage recently? What do you see when you look at it?  Somewhere where you store the lawnmower and garden tools? Perhaps a room piled high and filled with junk?  Or do you see the potential of what you can earn if you could convert your garage into a flat […]

02/12/2014 | Liezl Hesketh

  Have you ever wondered why you have to go to different providers and different websites when renting accommodation?  If you’re looking for short-term accommodation, you go to a site offering only short term accommodation, when looking for long-term accommodation, you’ll find it through a different type of agent and heaven forbid if you’re looking […]

02/09/2014 | Anna Lourens

Keeping a photographic record of the condition of your property before, during and after is a long-term investment not only in advertisement material for your property, but also ensures that there is irrefutable evidence with regards to issues of maintenance and damage. Keeping an inventory will help you, the landlord, protect you assets. Before a […]

19/08/2014 | Liezl Hesketh

The word celebrity refers to someone who is well known for a job in the entertainment industry and sometimes for the wrong reasons. Nonetheless, Celeb-Ville is not always glam and fine champagne. If it’s not the tabloids fabricating stories, then it’s the “pull-him-down” syndrome that has since become the in-thing. Luckily, in South Africa, the […]

13/08/2014 | Liezl Hesketh

I didn’t want to tempt fate by giving you 13 tips to keep safe as 13 is an unlucky number for so many! Well, I hope these 14 tips will help you keep safe whilst renting out your place! The reality of the world we live in is that it is overall less safe than it was […]