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What’s behind the semigration trend in South Africa?

South Africans are increasingly looking to greener pastures within our country’s borders in search of a better quality of life away from the stresses of big cities, notes Andrea Tucker, director at MortgageMe. Semigration, or moving from one part of the country to another, is firmly in the spotlight as Covid-19 makes working remotely de rigueur. Data from FNB shows a continued trend towards...

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SEMIGRATION : What exactly is it all about ?

What is semigration and what’s driving it? Semigration or semi-emigration is the act of moving to another location within your home country. While this definition may prompt one to ask: “Isn’t that just known as moving?”, semigration is distinguished by the motivating factors behind the relocation. Just like those who emigrate, they hope that a change of location will be the key to a better...

Covid-19’S Impact On The Commercial Property Finance Industry And Property Markets

Covid-19’S Impact On The Commercial Property Finance Industry And Property Markets The COVID-19 outbreak has had a systemic impact on the global economy, affecting many asset classes adversely across many geographies. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published projections  which indicated that global growth will decelerate by -3.0% in 2020 in line with a base-line scenario that assumes...

How to Focus Your Family Room on Family

How to Focus Your Family Room on Family Reclaim your room from screens and headphones with these ideas for fostering family togetherness Family rooms are supposed to promote family togetherness, but most of the time, a television dominates the space, and family members often lie unspeaking, splayed across furniture — or find themselves in another room working on a task alone. It doesn't have to be this...

Tips For Moving House

There are many reasons why we move house. Most often it’s because of our work, changing jobs, upgrading to a better location, finding the right schools for our children, marriage and divorce, inheritance, and so on. They say moving your home is one of the most stressful events in life – and there are always so many things to consider. However, depending on your reasons for moving, there are various...

5 great reasons for buying a house in an estate

Marcel Hoogebeen, Leon Buter "The Property Specialists" We help with all aspects of developing property and purchasing property.   There are many South Africans buying houses or making property investments in security estates and complexes. Here are some great reasons why they are investing in these lifestyle villages: Security Estates provide a lot of safety and security for...

Security Upgrades For Your New Home

SECURITY UPGRADES WHEN MOVING TO A NEW HOUSE Secure the Doors Don’t help a burglar stroll in through the front door (34% of them do!).Inspect all of your exterior doors to make sure the door frames are strong and the hinges are protected. If you’re moving into a residence that someone else used to call home, change the door locks. That way you won’t have strangers out there with a key to...

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