12
NOV
2019

Allergy-proof your home

Put down the Allergex, we’re here to help share some ideas on how to better manage your allergies this summer. Remove dust collectors Pollen and dust collects on items we don’t use that often in our homes. Ensure you don’t have unnecessary bits and bobs cluttering up open...
06
SEP
2019

Indoor Trees for a Happier Home

Plants spark joy. Let’s celebrate Arbor Week by shining the spotlight on these carbon dioxide suckers that are guaranteed to make your home happier. Bird of Paradise Bring a slice of tropical paradise into your home with the Bird of Paradise. These plants can become massive and...
05
AUG
2019

Encourage Sleep With These Tips

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish proverb Turn your bedroom into a dreamy space, literally. 1. Join the dark side Ensure your bedroom is dark. Light, especially blue light emitted from electronic devices, tricks the brain into thinking...
28
JUN
2019

Life Hacks for Healthy Houseplants

Bring a touch of the outdoors indoors by taking good care of your houseplants. Adding greenery not only makes a room prettier, but it can do wonders for your mood and the freshness of the air. Not everyone was born with a green thumb but with some coaching, you can keep your...
31
MAY
2019

Be The Landlord Tenants Love

Renting is often a smarter financial choice for many South Africans. However, having a difficult or uninvolved landlord can make you question your living situation choice. Ensure your tenants enjoy dealing with you by paying close attention to these tips: Be honest Mom was rig...
30
APR
2019

Toasty Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

According to Eskom, up to 8% of a household’s electricity bill is for space heating, which means that even though we have sunny weather, we definitely feel the cold in winter and try to outrun the frost as much as possible. With load shedding constantly looming over us due to...
27
MAR
2019

Winter is Coming: Prep Your Garden for Autumn

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Brontë Cooler mornings and evenings herald the coming of autumn, which many South Africans welcome with open arms after the sweltering summer months. The time has also come to prep your garden for the...
26
FEB
2019

Five Tips for Surviving Load Shedding

Load shedding is still a stark reality in South Africa that affects homeowners and businesses. Apart from downloading apps to see when your specific area will be affected by the power giant, follow our other tips on how you can minimise some of the other pains that come from your...
29
JAN
2019

Pitfalls to Avoid When Investing in Retirement Property

Investing in a retirement property is a serious decision that requires extensive research. It’s imperative to remember that this home will most likely be the last home you invest in and has to meet all your requirements, regardless of how big or small they might be. Ensure you...
11
JAN
2019

Property Trends to Expect in 2019

Hey there property mogul. 😉 There are early murmurings of an improvement in the South African property market and it’s set to continue well into the year. Here are the trends to keep an eye on: Sharing Economy AirBnB has been one of the biggest disruptors in the housing industry....
27
NOV
2018

Important Questions To Ask Your Estate Agent (continued)

In our previous blog post, we covered questions that are extremely important to ask your estate agent when buying new property. For this month, we are looking at more questions to add to your repertoire to ensure you make the absolute best decision when purchasing a house. Here...
25
OCT
2018

Important Questions Every Property Buyer Should Ask

Asking your estate agent the right questions could save you a great deal of money and headaches in future. However, asking the right questions is no easy feat as each property you look at might be different and have various qualities you like. No question should be regarded as...
25
SEP
2018

A scientific way to boost your mood

If living in the Concrete Jungle has you feeling blue, there’s good news! A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that a stroll in nature can greatly improve your mood. In the study, a group of 18 Californian women and 20 men were...
24
AUG
2018

Help Your Pet Settle in at Your New Home

Moving house is a stressful ordeal. Changing your environment is not just hard on you but also on your beloved pet. Changing a pet’s environment can make them feel unsure which can lead to behavioural issues. Some animals absorb their owner’s emotions: if you feel anxious, they...
24
JUL
2018

How to Choose the Best Suburb for You and Your Family

Buying a home at any age is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever undertake. As a buyer, there are very important points to consider to ensure you find the best possible home for you and your loved ones. Here are some of the crucial points to consider (apart from...
27
JUN
2018

Three Reasons To Choose Estate Living

Estate living is on the rise in South Africa, not only because of better security but also because estates are excellent investments and developers are increasing including lifestyle elements like golfing and fishing, and even schools and private clinics. Bateleur Estate is no...