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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 –...

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