Category Archives: property

The Harrington

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The East city precinct has silently grown in popularity with creatives and corporates alike. Earmarked by the city as a special design and development district, the Cape Town coffee capital has slowly been cultivating its culture with major role players such as Haas and the steampunk inspired Truth claiming their piece of the sidewalk. Cultural bodies such as the Cape Town City Hall, the Central Library and the District 6 Museum have been drawing locals and tourists alike to the area while the Cape Technicon has ensured that the area is fueled by a steady flow of fresh intellectual capital.  Bree street and the foreshore have been taking the lion’s share of the spotlight, but competitive property prices and potential is what drew the attention of the Blend Property Group to this sector of the city. Continue reading

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8 Helpful Hints for House Shopping

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Alteration to Existing Residence, Oranjezicht, Cape Town by KUBE architecture

 It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and yet, after weeks of sacrificing Sunday afternoons your head is spinning and you are even more confused… House hunting can be draining, and if you make the wrong decision the consequences will follow you around for a long time yet, so we’ve put together a list of things which could help you make the right choice. Continue reading

7 Things you should know before Investing in a Vacant Plot

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Investing in the right piece of land is not always as simple as it would seem. Imagining your dream home is a romantic experience, but there are some very concrete factors which could make the difference between a good  and a great investment. Whatever the intention, there’s plenty to know before investing. Continue reading

The Value of an Architectural Appointment

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As property owners you will know that as we are approaching the end of a major recession wherein a number of  financial service providers went to ground, the safest place for your money during the last two years was in your property. While other investments plummeted, property value merely halted for a brief moment before increasing once more. For most people a house is the single biggest and most valuable investment you will make in your lifetime. The value of that property is measured by either its resale potential or ability to generate income. The question which you have to ask yourself is whether this is the right place to be cutting costs.  Continue reading

The Value of a Good Architect: What the top estate agents know about selling that the others don’t!

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Having an architect on your side will often give you the edge which is required to make the sale. Below I’ve listed just a couple of ways in which we have helped agents in the past: Continue reading