11 Sep 2018

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...

4 Sep 2018


“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 ...

26 Feb 2018

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.

1 Jul 2017

Water restrictions Level 4B

Level 4b water restrictions update

23 May 2017

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...

18 May 2017

'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...

6 Mar 2017

Dust & Allergies

Some useful information

1 Feb 2017

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...

27 Jan 2017


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.

11 Jan 2017

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 ...

14 Dec 2016

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.

30 Nov 2016

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

Green buildings. Changing the way we live and work

16 Nov 2016

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

23 Aug 2016

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.

21 Jul 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%.

1 Apr 2016

Energy Saving Tips

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

3 Nov 2013

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...

3 Sep 2013

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.

20 Jun 2013

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.

22 Feb 2012

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...

14 Oct 2008

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...

21 Jul 2008

Rental the way to go!

But affordability also a hurdle

13 Sep 2007

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.

14 Aug 2007


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

2 Jul 2007



17 May 2007

In case of Emergency: ICE

Tableview Police Newsletter May 2007

30 Apr 2007


"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...

17 Oct 2006


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

22 Aug 2006

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...

14 Aug 2006

Pointers on Selling your home for the Highest Price

Here are some helpful pointers to remember when selling your home

19 Apr 2006

Transfer Duties

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

18 Apr 2006

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 .