Showhouses & Coronavirus

Showhouses & Coronavirus
Within a week everything so much changed! Like every business, real estate companies are scrambling to understand and make changes that are sure to be required due to the Coronavirus measures being implemented. Here are seven common-sense measures all agents and sellers and buyers should follow for showhouses: Buyers should view the property online first and shortlist those for viewing as opposed to randomly popping in to see properties they have n

All the showhouses in Cape Town every Sunday

All the showhouses in Cape Town every Sunday
A new website www.CapeTownShowhouses.co.za has all the showhouses in all of Cape Town every Sunday with a focus on those in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs and False Bay.  It also has a Showhouse Blog that will provide additional useful showhouse related information. STBB Claremont has a useful guide to who pays for what in the transfer process that property buyers and sellers will find useful.  It is intended that the site will be expanded in the next few

CONSTANTIA FRESH 2020

CONSTANTIA FRESH 2020
The fresh green lawns of Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is where you'll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Sunday 23 February 2020 for the eleventh annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet dishes prepared by some of Constantia's most talented chefs. Your ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over 200 wines, as well...

Load sheading Area 11

Load sheading Area 11
Load Shedding: Area 11 Load shedding in stage 2 Schedules and load shedding status for your area. This article was last updated on Monday, 3 February 2020. Eskom has implemented stage 2 load shedding until Thursday morning, with a respite between 6am and 9am each day. Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has warned South Africans to brace themselves for increased rolling blackouts over the next 18 months, as the power utility implements a maintenance plan

HIGH ALERT – CANINE PARVO VIRUS OUTBREAK

HIGH ALERT – CANINE PARVO VIRUS OUTBREAK
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA Contrary to our earlier observations and statement we now have strong evidence to suggest that the potentially fatal Canine Parvo Virus (CPV) initially confined to the De Waal Park area of Cape Town CBD and limited to a tragic isolated incident has regrettably spread to a number of other neighbourhoods in the Southern Suburbs. The virus is so potent that it is able to be carried and transmitted by unwitt

Endangered western leopard toad threatened by an invasive look-alike.

Endangered western leopard toad threatened by an invasive look-alike.
Endangered western leopard toad threatened by an invasive look-alike, public urged to help. Cape Town - The discovery of the invasive guttural toad species on a property near Seascape Road in Noordhoek has set off alarm bells in conservation circles, who fear the invader species might hinder the livelihood of the endangered western leopard toad that is endemic to the area. Noordhoek is one of the most important traditional breeding areas of the endem...

Norval Foundation + Steenberg Wines: Members’ Benefits

Norval Foundation + Steenberg Wines: Members’ Benefits
What a good idea!  Enjoy an unforgettable wine-and-art pairing in the Constantia Valley – plus a host of other perks. In the heart of the Constantia Winelands, where vineyards and mountains converge, lies the world-class Norval Foundation, a centre for contemporary African art. Home to a modern bistro, striking sculpture garden and ever-changing exhibitions from international artists, the museum also happens to lie next door to Steenberg Wines, where ...

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords

New CT municipal bylaw amendment good news for landlords
Once promulgated in the Provincial Gazette, new municipal bylaw amendments by the City of Cape Town will allow "short-term letting from a house or flat for a period not exceeding 30 consecutive days for the same guest". Johette Smuts from PayProp says that while the amendments might mean an increase in rental in an already expensive city centre, the announcement is great news for landlords, and potentially positive for rental agents too. “Previously,...