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A Beautiful Home

Posted on September 10, 2015 in Home

Property Management and Sales Agency

South Africa has so many beautiful properties for sale. It is up to you to choose the city you would like to settle in. Affordability also places a role in making buying decisions.

There are many nature-filled areas free from the sound and smoke pollution, and beautiful country sides in the country close to tourist attractions. Or one can seek guidance from the property management agency before making any decisions to buy, build or let.

The countryside is more affordable plus it is more peaceful and cleaner than the big cities. Most South African families have homes in the countryside where they go for holidays or when they want a break from the busy lives of the big cities.

Accommodation is a must have for everyone, same as saying the shelter is a necessity. There are three options one can explore which are:

First option: Building your home can be such a thrill if you have saved up enough funds to support your project. Running around for the building material, and making decisions on what exactly you require to have the result. Knowing this is your baby from the start, you made this home from nothing takes a lot of courage, effort and dedication. But at the end of it all it is an investment and feels good knowing you have accommodation available.

Second Option: You can decide to buy a house that is fully prepared for occupation. It completely cuts out all the stresses of looking for a house plan, building material and taking care of the contractors, eyeing that everything is done according to the municipality’s regulations. The beauty of this as well is that you are still committed and want to have responsibility for what you own.

Third option: If you do not want to have full commitments that homeowners have, one can decide only to rent accommodation for the specified time, but first get advise from the property management experts. It is ideal when an individual prefers the nomadic lifestyle or when one cannot afford the above two options. Sometimes being a tenant is not always rosy. As a tenant, you spend so much on rent and when you think of it, your annual rental expenses can afford you a year’s bond on a house.

It does not matter what your choice is, every choice has its stresses and responsibilities. You are still responsible for the property that you occupy, and you need to take care of it or else, repairs may need to be done by yourself or charged on your account.

It’s worth bearing in mind that beautiful and comfortable accommodations come with options for sanitation. South Africa does not have water problems, but one can still buy water pumps for an irrigation system to keep the garden green. This saves you from paying huge water bills.

South African residences are only aware of electricity shortages or power cuts. It is advisable to have your electricity from the municipality but do not forget to have a backup power option in case of load shedding. Always be prepared for that horrible moment especially in winter or during the rainy season. P

While you are at it, also get electrical generator spare parts or components you need to avoid last minute hustles. If you are not sure of the type and size, speak with a sales person or advisor at the supplier or wholesaler.

Great Accommodation Reviews for Property Management Firm

Posted on August 25, 2015 in Home

A property management company in Johannesburg has been praised for its property management services according to an information officer. A property management expert comments, “A survey that has been released recently by local statistics has revealed that a local real property firm is among the best property management company’s in Johannesburg South Africa.”

The report revealed that property accommodation properties under the property well managed and maintained. The have been rated as the top sectional title management companies. It’s a letting property management based in Pretoria.

He explained how to choose a suitable property manager to manage accommodation premises. “It’s vital to know how many properties a manager or rental company has managed before, you must find out their property management portfolio.

If you are qualifying a prospect property manager, it’s essential to find out more information and do some research. Find out if the property company owns any property because for a property firm to manage any properties it should manage the property as if it’s personal. Once a project is personal, there is usually a lot of commitment involved in such cases.

Passion should also be a factor that causes you to choose a property firm. You might question how to detect that a firm is passionate about the work that they do. It is very easy to discern between property managers who love their job by simply asking a few open-ended question that can expose the true culture of a firm. Be nosy call the company, find out if they belong to any associations. Get their policies and procedures that they follow in conducting their business. Does the company respond to calls.”

He comments, “The reported also stated that the number of automated tenant management systems available on the market are very overwhelming. The selected because of its quality management tools that and the reports that were provided during the survey.

A majority of property manager can charge from 7% to 10 % of the rents for the property management reviews, services and fees. While some managers can make a requirement that a percentage of the total rent collected.”

He added, “The way that a property manager addresses maintenance’s problems was a factor taken into consideration. Various property companies add 10% fees for any major problematic encounters, it can be very hard to negotiate. The property management reviews, services and fees offered by the firm are the best.”

He noted, “It’s important to find a property manager that has the same objectives as you otherwise your property will not be, managed the way you want it to be managed. Property management services should make you feel relaxed and at peace.

Find out more information on how the property firm selects tenants. Are any background checks conducted before offering any property? Bad tenants can decrease the value of your property and can cause more problems.
Prospective tenants should be assessed, and the best choice of tenants should be selected hence background checking is a crucial element that should be considered. The best property managers know the right questions to ask.”

The Indulgent Weekend

Posted on August 21, 2015 in Home

Yes, you can be TRULY indulgent in Stanford! This is the home of award-winning cheeses, wines and restaurants.

Enjoy delicious food made with fresh ingredients by excellent chefs in a variety of restaurants, including one of the top 100 in the country. Come experience incredible country cakes at coffee shops and head for Klein River Cheese for a feast of cheese.

Be sure to taste their internationally acclaimed Gruyere!

There is a great selection of restaurants in and around Stanford. Hermanus and area is full of restaurants – anything you are particularly looking to eat, ask us and we will know where to direct you. Why not go wine tasting at the numerous wineries in this area. Somehow a taste of days gone by brings out the romantic in most of us

and you’ll find your weekend here peppered with many glimpses of yesteryear. From the historical buildings to a collection of shops brimming with antiques and old-fashioned bric-a-brac, and townsfolk who have all the time in the world – the setting is perfect. Despite its recent growth, Stanford still exudes that olde world village charm, and is as peaceful as ever.

You find yourself relaxed from the moment you arrive and can spend the weekend doing absolutely nothing except soaking up the tranquility around you.