Where to buy in the Cape Town area?

WAslayer

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Yes, but I have a daughter who attends school in the cbd... so northern wont see right now.

Also since you made it about me lol, most of my sites are in the southern suburbs. Right now its actually perfect for me as I go in the opposite direction of traffic when I head to or from your places.

Off topic: I'm coming to your place with a charger connected to me tomorrow lol
Remember a generator for loadshedding.. my ups ain't gonna power my hammer drill.. maybe yours, if you bring it, since it's much smaller than mine..
 

Smokey mcpot

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Remember a generator for loadshedding.. my ups ain't gonna power my hammer drill.. maybe yours, if you bring it, since it's much smaller than mine..
Damn loadshedding, completely forgot about this crazy normal we have
 

nazmo

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Commuting from far north to town is brutal. Between one and two hours at a time. I wouldn't recommend it.

Rondebosch. 4bar will get you a nice older house. We redid all the windows in aluminum. We also had the seller get in a damp specialist to guarantee no leaks for a few years. Other than that some paint and redid the old wooden flooring and it's now home. To get a modern house in rondebosch. You can double that price.

We looked at wynberg upper. Newlands (expensive) Kenilworth. Even Pinelands. But since the birth of our pigeon pair twins last year rondebosch makes sense for the inevitable school run
 

AchmatK

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Don't mind them.. you know how the southerners try and justify their tiny and expensive homes using n1 traffic..
Every few months I have a look at property in the southern suburbs but then I visit family that side and glad to be out in Somerset West. I leave home at 8:45 and get to the office in Woodstock at 9:15 on most days.
 

nazmo

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Point made hahaa.... from my perspective, with my aging folks, brother and most of my friends being 5-10mins away from me. I dont deny the mansions you get in the north for prices of the south, but I cant do the move
 

Gtx Gaming

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Check if they have any houses left, pretty nice estate.
 

MightyQuin

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Check if they have any houses left, pretty nice estate.
:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

All "houses" are already sold. There you buy an erf and then build.

And an erf starts at R3 bar....
 

Slootvreter

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Come to Brackenfell, buy a palace :D

And be stuck in traffic forever. :ROFL:
 

Brawler

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Don't mind them.. you know how the southerners try and justify their tiny and expensive homes using n1 traffic..
For 3.5M he can get a 1000m2 place in Bergvliet or Meadowridge.
It's always worth mentioning traffic as a property is likely a 20-year commitment and what is the chance, especially these days, of staying in the same job?
 

Slootvreter

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And once the R300 extension to the N7 is complete it will alleviate a lot more pressure on the N1.
That's what everyone says with each new extension. We will see if it actually happens that way.

That extension would be extremely convenient though, if not tolled.
 

krycor

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Hi all,
I'm thinking about purchasing a home in the next few months around the Cape Town area. I'd prefer to be about 20 (without traffic) minutes from Town as that's where I'll be working. I'm partially remote and work very flexible hours so I should be able to drive out of rush hour most of the time.

I currently live in Vredehoek in a flat that I rent but would like something bigger and I'm willing to drive a bit to get something bigger. My budget is around R3.5mil and I'm looking for a 3 bed.

I'm currently considering Royal Ascot / Milnerton Ridge - does anyone have experience with these areas? I've also looked at the Southern Suburbs but the places going for R3.5mil look a bit shabby.

There is a Royal Ascot thread somewhere i responded to recently. I don’t know wrt commute times from here to cbd.. Waze claims 30m to vrede but the pandemic has skewed numbers and mileage may vary with traffic out of Royal ascot.

A double story house like we in we in, typical 3-4bed, 2.5 bath, small garden, double garage etc go for 2.5-3m? Depends on finishing and renovations.. renovations being adding a room or two above the garage. The default config has a small 3rd bedroom.
 
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