There is no user manual for all aspects of homeownership, from moving, to taking occupation and to maintaining and understanding common and uncommon defects. Albert van Wyk has more than 38 years’ worth of building experience and has put all he has learned into a
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If you want to know what your customers are really thinking, don't ask them. Simply watch them, their expressions, their satisfaction or annoyance will be readily visible if you are looking. Then act promptly!
In our complex there are 16 units and our levies are R1,250 each per month. So according to my calculation that’s R15 per unit – paid quarterly will be plus/minus R240 to the ombudsman. I have no idea to whom we send this amount or is
As a consumer we are bombarded with information about our food. One minute the focus is on preservatives and colourants, the next day or week, it is all about “organically raised, free-range and other buzz words. The reality is that every time I see a
Millennials have moved into the Cape Town Central City in a big way. In fact, according to early results from the Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) annual online residential survey, residents aged between 18 and 34 make up 47% of residents. This is up from
Liza Watermeyer, Retail Display Manager of Tile Africa, lets us in on the design and renovation trends showcased at the exclusive International Cersaie Exhibition - Cersaie offers industry leaders an insider preview of what to look forward to when it comes to new trends in
Sectional Title homes have seen a long term rise in prominence in South Africa’s property trade, driven by a rise in urban living and the demand for a convenient, modern lock-up-and-go lifestyle close to employment and other economic opportunity.
This segment is especially popular among younger, first time
All of our properties have separate entrances, linked only by the shared wall. There is no common property. If we can install individual prepaid meters for our water, is a reserve fund and maintenance fund still required? – Nadine
Dear Nadine, as long as you are
Rietfontein, the magnificent Karoo stud farm that has been home to sporting legend Gary Player and his family for the past 44 years, has just been listed for sale by Chas Everitt International, the South African affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, at a price of
As the summer holidays approach, ensure you don’t miss out on giving these suburbs a look. Seeff calls it, saying these suburbs can be distinguished from other areas based on their vibe, proximity to important amenities and activities, affordability, important developments or developmental opportunities in