1. D

    Renting vs Buying ; House vs Complex

    Hi Everyone, I am currently considering purchasing my first property. Have been renting for close to 3 years. I currently rent a 2 bedroom in Morningside. My brother (student) stays with me and my mother had to move in with us in July last year due to a Covid related retrenchment. She has...
  2. RedViking

    Birds in the Garden

    When I first got the bird feeders there were only 2 or 3 birdies, now I might have the whole neighbourhood in the garden. During the day there are different kind of birds that come in . In the morning I have the bigger birds (as shown in the video below), then about an hour later there are...
  3. A

    Hanging pictures on mirrors on the wall

    Hi guys It may sound random but I want to know the best way to hang pictures and mirrors on concrete walls, either using nails, strips or whatever. I have just repainted and re-plastered most of our house that we just bought. I want to start hanging some pictures and mirrors but I am afraid...
  4. M

    DEA apologizes after SWAT raids wrong house

    DEA apologizes after SWAT raids wrong house
  5. NeonNinja

    Is renting really a waste of money?
  6. E

    Borer Bees?

    So I have a couple of issues on my roof that needs fixing (mostly gutter related) and I had three companies out today for quotes. While the second guy from Universal Roofing was here, he noticed that I have borer bees (also known as carpenter bees or Xylocopa). These bore into the wood...
  7. S

    Interior Wall Paint

    Hi All Any ideas on what paint to use for Interior House. Looking for high Sheen. I see that Plascon double velvet and Dulux Luxurious silk are like R1600 /20l. What option do i have, can i paint the 1st coat a cheaper one and then the expensive?
  8. X

    How much interest should I expect on a home loan?

    I've recently begun the process to purchase my first home for R600K, with a 25% deposit. So the amount I'm looking for from the banks is R450K. I went through a bond originator (recommended by the estate agent), who came back with the following: ABSA declined, Standard Bank offered prime +5.25%...
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    How to make your house more secure

    How to make your house more secure Yale Security and ADT have provided guidance on how to make your home more secure.
  10. R

    New Residential Property Developments

    Hi all So I'm currently in the market for a property. Have been searching for a couple of months. I'm considering looking at new developments as there are no transfer duties involved with the purchase and some come fitted with modern kitchen and bathrooms. I'm havin a problem finding...
  11. NeonNinja

    Rent or buy?

    Pros and cons of each? Which do you prefer, why?
  12. K

    Where Should I park my Bike ?

    MOTORCYCLE Hi all... First post :whistle: I am moving out of my parents place for the first time :) and going too move into a ground floor apartment. Is it a good idea too park it in my yard ? I have heard other people who park there's in there houses :wtf: Feels unsafe when I leave it in the...
  13. J

    Deep House Mix with my own productions

    Hi guys, A mix of mine containing songs produced by myself and my friend recently got aired on a radio station in Manchester UK! Check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks :whistle: :) Link: Tracklist: 1) DJ Fale - London Soul (Original Mix) 2)...
  14. NeonNinja

    The Undercover Artists/Tracks House Thread!

    The Undercover Artists/Tracks - House Thread! Welcome to the home of good undercover house music! What we discourage: - Slow jams - Deep stuff - Low tempo stuff - Mainstream stuff (likes of Black Motion / Dj Kent, et al.) Pure commercial / upbeat, South African dance music! Let's share the...
  15. R

    where to stay in Cape Town's Northern Suburbs?

    Hi I'm not from Cape Town but have recently started working in the Northern Suburbs in Cape Town (Plattekloof to be exact). Short of asking a real estate agent (may as well ask an encyclopaedia salesman if I need encyclopaedias) as to which areas are safe and affordable to either rent or...
  16. NeonNinja

    What's happening here? Mortgage bond/loan?

    Ok, I'm not clued up when it comes to property and the like. So I arrive at home, see a letter on the table: Er, so? What's exactly happening? Our house being bought by the same people? Huh? :wtf: :D
  17. T

    Property: Electrical Certificate of Compliance

    We have purchased our first house and are currently at the stage where we are waiting for transfer to go through. In the mean time, grown from our experience of how rude the seller is coming across, we are having ECoC concerns. I've read up as much as I can on the subject so far. From what I've...
  18. NeonNinja

    DJ Kent Mixes (2014)

    Successor of this thread: Thread will be populated with DJ Kent's 5FM mixes. Unlike previous web page/thread, all mixes will be posted in this first post. Different file requests welcome. January 2014 03-01-14...
  19. C

    Advice? Bought house and current tenants refuse to move?

    I need some advice. I bought a town house and my offer to purchase stated that I were to move in 1 Dec 2013. The premises is currently being leased to someone else. But now they refuse to move. I am all packed and nowhere to go. I have to be out by the end of this week in the place that...
  20. 4

    Sunninghill and Rivonia to live ?

    Hi Peeps So i am looking at moving soon, and was wondering which area is better. I have been told by a few people to stay "in the ring" as in stay on the inside of the highway, which would be rivonia. But sunninghill looks alot nicer, more modern and a bit more secluded, as in you will...