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Areas You Should Consider Renovating Before Listing Your Property.

Areas You Should Consider Renovating Before Listing Your Property

Whether you are a first time home seller or not, you may have experienced difficulties in pushing your property off the market fast. There are several factors that contribute to a quick house sale, some being more evident like pricing, marketing techniques and the efforts or experience of the real estate agent can easily overshadow other minor fixes that can contribute immensely in changing the views of...

First-time home buyer mistakes

First-time home buyers are susceptible  to varying degrees of mistakes. Here are some common first-time home buyer mistakes and how to steer clear of them. First-time home buyers trek into the unknown and make the same preceding generations. However, today’s first-time buyers can stop the cycle. Here are mistakes that first-time home buyers make and what to do instead. Not figuring out how much...

What is a property manager?

A huge percentage of people struggle to find enough time to manage their everyday deeds. In the first place, there are barely enough hours in the day to manage households, with work, kids, groceries, home maintenance and other chores to attend to. Furthermore, if you're a property owner, you're responsible in many ways for managing your tenants as well. For this reason, an excellent solution is to seek the...

Feature Walls

Feature Walls As you begin planning the interior design of your home, we suggest creating a feature wall. Feature walls are crucial to break the monotony of plain walls, and liven up a room. A feature wall, also known as an accent wall, is a great way to give a room a “focus point”. In the living room, the feature wall is usually the same wall as the TV console. And, the bedroom feature wall is...

Furnished vs unfurnished rental

Furnished vs unfurnished rental One of the most critical issues that property owners or landlords have to deal with is whether they should lease their property out furnished or unfurnished. There is no 'one' solution that fits all scenarios. It all comes down to who the landlord's target tenants are, how they want to use the property, the location and the current demand for properties in that area. We...

Top 5 points landlords need to know before letting their property

Top 5 points landlords need to know before letting their property In Zambia's current property market, letting out a property can be a good option as rental demand remains strong. However, there are certain things homeowners should know before letting their property out. This article is focused on the Top 5 points landlords need to know before letting their property. 1. Make sure that your property is...

trust

Is buying property in a trust the way to go?

Is buying property in a trust the way to go? The subject of trusts is bound to have come up once or on several occasions over the years. In most likely hood a relative or someone close to you established a trust for their children. Alternatively you may have heard someone speak favourably about a trust. There are various types of trusts that can be set up and we will investigate the topic, 'Is buying...

resale

New vs Old: Should I buy a newly built or resale property?

New vs Old: Should I buy a newly built or resale property? New vs Old: Should I buy a newly built or resale property? Few things divide opinion among homeowners as much as new-build properties vs old properties. Read our guide to find out more about the differences between new build and resale properties, to help you on your way to finding the ideal property for you. New build So why buy a new build?...

management for you

Is self management for you?

Is self management for you? Do you own a property or have you recently acquired a rental property? Inevitably the thought of whether to employ a property manager, or manage the property yourself might have crossed your mind. This guide will aid you realise some of the tasks, requirements and obligations (legal and otherwise) involved in property management. Ultimately it will help you answer the question,...

Renting Tips

Renting Tips

Renting Tips At one point or another most if not all of us will find ourselves in a rental property. Regardless of the duration of the tenancy there are various factors that can make or break the experience. Tenants face a multitude of potential pitfalls when it comes to finding the right property so it's important to go through the all the elements with a fine tooth comb to make sure you're clear where...

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