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Consider the Richfield Lifestyle Estate Community for Child-Rearing

It takes a village to raise a child, according to an old proverb, and this could not be truer for African parents. If the rumours swirling around the internet are true and African babies cry less than American babies, this is no doubt a result of the concept of community at the heart of child-rearing on the continent. The arrival of social media may have created some distance between humans, but the concept of community is still thriving in Africa. New property developments like Richfield Lifestyle Estate offers families the ideal opportunity to raise their children in a community-oriented environment...
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The Homeowner’s Guide to Being a Good Neighbour

So you’ve just bought a new home and you’re excited to move in, but did you know the guidelines on how to be a good neighbour differ from one dwelling to the next? If your new home happens to be a semi-detached villa, we have a few tips and tricks that will ensure that you and your new neighbour have more good days than bad. Good neighbours are friendly and approachable – The beginning of any relationship is always important, so make sure you get off on the good foot by always greeting your neighbours warmly. After all is said...
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Richfield Lifestyle Estate Riverside Townhouses

Recent research by Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and author of the book Blue Mind, explores the benefits for humans related to living near water. Nichols believes that just being near a natural body of water such as an ocean, lake or river has cognitive and emotional benefits for humans. His book takes a scientific approach to try and understand why this connection exists. According to Nichols, proximity to water floods the human brain with the feel-good hormones dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin, while stress hormones like cortisol decrease. Water increases the brain’s ability to focus and Nichols believes that...
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The Evolution of Semi-Detached Homes

The roots of the semi-detached home stretch as far back as the 17th century in Europe. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that they grew in popularity as the middle class began to expand rapidly. Semi-detached houses were first designed as a suburban compromise, in late 18th century Georgian architecture, between the terraced houses close to the city centre and the detached “villas” further out, where land was cheaper. Semi-detached houses are typically a single-family dwelling that share one common wall and are a mirror image of one another. Between 1945 and 1964, 41% of all properties built in the United Kingdom were...
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5 Reasons Why Townhouses Are Better

Initially reserved for the aristocracy in Europe, townhouses have always been associated with a luxurious standard of living. As times change and global population growth skyrockets, the idea of buying a townhouse has become more appealing to a new generation of homeowners in search of all the comforts a freestanding home provides with the added benefit of living in a secure, low-maintenance environment. If you’re currently in the market for a new home, here are five reasons why a townhouse could be your best option: Price Townhouses are popular because they offer potential home owners many of the benefits of...
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