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Author Archives: Colin Gorvett

Cape’s Storm

Cape Town’s storm, reported as the “worst storm in living memory”, tore through Plumstead Cemetery on Wednesday night, uprooting trees and pushing over tombstones. In other incidents an uprooted tree landed on a block of flats in Plumstead and the wind brought down electricity cables in Athlone. No one was...

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Feng Shui in Real Estate Sales

As the awareness of Feng Shui increases, more real estate agents are being asked to show buyers homes with “good” Feng Shui. Knowledge of this ancient and highly respected design philosophy is essential in Real Estate Sales. Literally translated ‘Feng’ means wind and ‘Shui’ mean water. Deeply rooted in connection...

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Southfield Mayor Retires

Active in the community since before we met him in the early 1990’s, the unofficial mayor of Southfield and a guardian of Princess Vlei, Jan Burger, has retired as ward councillor for Ward 72 after 14 years. To read this Bulletin news article, right click on the picture and select...

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Cost of Buying A Home

When taking this big step be careful not to overextend yourself financially. To ensure that you can afford to buy a home, your bond repayment should not be more than 25% to 30% of your monthly income; and to qualify for a bond you often have to put down a...

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Tenant Credit Scoring

It is the tenant’s responsibility to make sure that the rent is received, so the tenant has to show proof of payment (for example, a bank-deposit slip). If a tenant can’t do so, notice in terms of the lease agreement can be given to the tenant and a court order...

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Rental Security Deposit

Moving into a new rental property is very expensive. A large portion of that cost is the rental deposit. A rental (security) deposit is money aside from the payment of rent that a landlord requires a tenant to pay to be kept separately in a fund for use should the...

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Help Improve Cape Town

Everyday, we should do something to help improve our community – the place where we live. Fix up a school, clean your street, … strengthen the Community Policing Forum – there is so much to do in solidarity with our neighbours. This will build a better place for all of...

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