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Insights Team, December 8, 2018
Insights TeamDecember 7, 2018
The hidden costs of buying a house

There’s more to the price tag of a home than just the seller’s asking price. Additional costs can send your budget over the edge, so be prepared for all the financial extras. Don’t let additional expenses put a damper on the excitement and anticipation of buying your home; budget for the extra costs and make […]

Insights TeamDecember 7, 2018
Emigration – Tips to make the move less stressful

As the New Year approaches, some South Africans may be taking a giant leap and relocating to other countries. It’s a daunting decision and lots of boxes need to be ticked to make a big move successful. One thing is certain: deciding to leave the country is not an easy decision to make. Whatever the […]

Insights TeamDecember 7, 2018
Buying a home: the legal nitty-gritty

We’ve all heard it before: buying a home may be the biggest transactions you will ever undertake, so it’s important to know all the legal terms and conditions before you even start house-hunting. Here is a useful glossary of terms (and some helpful tips) to get you started: Bond pre-approval – It’s vital to establish […]

Insights TeamDecember 6, 2018
Getting ready to show off your home

If you’re planning to sell your home but dreading the prospect of intrusive show days, rest assured… Leadhome may be your perfect partner. Gone are the days of grainy newsprint images and one-dimensional showcasing of homes. Online portals offer so much more than vivid images and although most buyers will research on the internet first, […]

Insights TeamNovember 9, 2018
Ways to make your move stress-free

Moving house is right up there with major life events like death and divorce (when it comes to stress level measures) but there are ways to make the process seamless and relatively worry-free. It goes without saying that even control freaks need to surrender to the chaos of moving. The house will be upside down […]

Insights TeamNovember 6, 2018
There is still good value to be had in Cape Town (and surrounds)

Cape Town property is still an option for savvy buyers looking for value for money and a good investment, but times are changing and being wise to the ebb and flow of the market is essential, according to Laurene van Coller, Team Lead for Leadhome in the Western Cape. On the radar Buying property in […]

Insights TeamNovember 1, 2018
The Simplify Revolution

“Simplify your Life.” These three little words can make a huge difference. Just saying them out loud can whisper a sense of calm into a life cluttered with doing, being and way too much stuff. Sometimes called “the happiest man in the world”, Buddhist monk and renowned author Matthieu Ricard says, “A simple life is […]

Megan OwenJune 29, 2017
Your Best Winter Home

Here are some expert tips from two of Joburg’s hottest interior designers to help you prepare your home to go on the market in winter, while at the same time giving your home a recession-proof facelift! Out with clutter, in with velvet! Jenna Penny and Bronwen Barnes are both glamorous, dog crazy, and two of […]

Megan OwenJune 20, 2017
Winter Warmers

Food and venues guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart (and worth taking your fluffy slippers off for) 1. Wombles I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is my favourite restaurant. But you don’t necessarily need to go for dinner. Their cozy African decorated bar area is the perfect place to enjoy […]

Megan OwenMay 25, 2017
The Perfect Fit

Life in Parkhurst is working out brilliantly for celebrity fitness guru, entrepreneur and new mom, Lisa Raleigh. I caught up with her in her new home to find out how she is ‘doing it all’ and still managing to look so fabulous Being a Durban girl, what has the transition to living in Joburg been […]

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