It's raining cats and dogs! - Old Wive's tales......

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor&q...

BUYING YOUR FIRST HOUSE – AN ACTION PLAN

“Buy land – they’ve stopped making it” (Mark Twain) So you’ve decided to buy your first house – exciting! There’s nothing like owning and living in your very own ...

It’s a great time to buy property

While the times are constantly changing and our personal circumstances keep evolving as a result, owning property might still be the ultimate goal for some – and a distant dream for others.

Water restrictions Level 4B

Level 4b water restrictions update

Why Employ an Architect?

Do you need to create more space while simultaneously increasing the value of your single largest investment? Let’s start a conversation now on how to turn your house into a home – contact M2S A...

'Use water only for drinking, bathing and cooking' Western Cape | 1...

Cape Town - The water crisis the City of Cape Town has been trying to avert has hit with full force, and the municipality has sounded the alarm for consumers to limit their water use to drinking, bathing and...

Dust & Allergies

Some useful information

Barking Dogs driving you batty? Noisy Neighbours and the interdict ...

“Nuisance usually involves repeated infringement of the Plaintiff's property rights. An objective weighing up of the interests of the various parties, taking into account all the relevant circumstances...

NEW WATER RESTRICTIONS – LEVEL 3B

The City of Cape Town Council passed level 3b Water Restrictions on the 26th February 2017, which will be effective from 1 February 2017 until further notice.

Buying to Build in a Development?

Buying to Build in a Development? Read This “When you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams” (Architect Robert Stern) There are many advantages to buying a ...

Budget friendly ways to decorate your home this Christmas Lea Jacob...

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and thoughts are turning to getting our homes ready for the big day. The good news is this doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

The world is moving to green buildings, shouldn’t you?

Green buildings. Changing the way we live and work

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems - City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town’s accredited solar water heater programme and requirements for safe and legal installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems

You don't have to downsize when you retire - Lea Jacobs • Aug ...

You can continue to live on your property by building a flat or splitting your house and renting part of it out.

RESERVE BANK PUSHES PAUSE BUTTON ON RATES AGAIN 21 July 2016

Following a three-day meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Reserve Bank decided this week to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7% and the prime rate and variable home loan rate at 10,5%.

Energy Saving Tips

Some ideas on how to save power and most of all some money

Blocked Drains

Discover some very important information about what to do before a blocked drain occurs, what to do when facing the problem and how to look after your drains in the future. A common situation in many homes a...

Buying Tips

Here are a few tips on buying any property. It's a major purchase, yet some people spend more time on choosing where they go on holiday than on buying a new home.

Homebuyer?s checklist

Before you go shopping for a new home, or your first home; create yourself a checklist of features you are looking for.

Some Guidelines to Buying a Home or Property

While the following guidelines may help you with the various aspects involved in the purchase of a property, you are urged to get the advice from someone who is well acquainted with current property law in y...

Sound advice for Absa Bondholders from - Dr Hannes Dreyer

people are getting letters about their ABSA access bonds. (Those who haven’t received them yet – I was informed by the ABSA helpline that they are being sent out in batches. In the meantime I sug...

Rental the way to go!

But affordability also a hurdle

Non Residents

The Reserve Bank ruling, and not the Commercial Bank ruling, for mortgage lending for non-residents is that they can buy and mortgage property in South Africa, but the 50% risk rule will apply.

BUYERS OF LAND BEWARE - TAX TRAP AHEAD!

From 1 September 2007, buyers of immovable property are required to withhold "advance taxes" (for CGT) where the seller is a non-resident.

Newsflash

BUILDING PLANS AND COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONAL BUILDING STANDARDS

In case of Emergency: ICE

Tableview Police Newsletter May 2007

WITHHOLDING OF TRANSFER DUTY RECEIPTS - TAX DEFAULTERS

"As we all know SARS has beenusing the transfer duty channel as a place to fish for South Africans who have not yet decided to join the tax club! When this practice was announced we simultaneously hear...

Rentals

Allow us to help you - sit back..... while your money rolls in

Non Residents and the Acquisition of Immovable Property

When investing in immovable property ("property") in South Africa , non residents are concerned with, firstly, whether it is possible and, secondly, whether there are any specific procedures to com...

Pointers on Selling your home for the Highest Price

Here are some helpful pointers to remember when selling your home

Transfer Duties

Transfer duties no longer apply to houses costing less than R500 000

Property Investment Opportunity

The Bloubergstrand area is experiencing tremendous building activity and property capital growth rates and we have an exciting new development at Big Bay on offer .