AA - June 2022

FLISP policy revised – 13 June 2022

FLISP stands for Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme, a government subsidy available to all South African first-time buyers. In the past, you needed to have an approved home loan to access this subsidy, but this rule changed on 1 April 2022…

Renovate your thinking when upgrading your home; save money and the earth – 13 June 2022

South Africa’s first lockdown in 2020 saw many homeowners getting to grips with DIY and home renovation – and not necessarily to increase the value of their properties but, rather, to transform their abodes into spaces they were happy to be locked down in.
So, just as lifestyle trends have changed over the past two years, so have the designs of our homes, or at least the types of homes most people want…

SHORT-TERM RENTALS IN HOUSING COMPLEXES: WHY THE RESISTANCE? – 19 June 2022

The benefits of short-term rentals include generating more income than long-term rental rates and owners can continue to enjoy flexible personal use of their properties. However, the meteoric growth of Airbnb across South Africa has sparked a fierce debate on whether short-term rentals should be allowed in housing complexes…

Upgrading your home? Don’t forget the exterior aspects – 25 Jun 2022

When it comes to home trends, most of the focus is on interior aspects like layout, colour schemes, kitchen design and the latest décor however, considering that kerb appeal is where first impressions are formed, the exterior is perhaps even more important in the grand scheme of things…

Who can get divorced in South Africa? – 10 June 2022

Non-South African citizens living in South Africa, South African citizens living overseas, and South African citizens living in South Africa who were married outside of South Africa all may be able to get divorced in South Africa…