The weather will soon start cooling down a bit and our surrounding greenery will soon start turning into the beautiful browns, yellows and reds as Autumn approaches, and with that, Easter. Now is the time to start planning extra family time!
 
This month’s newsletter is, once again packed with great articlescompetitions, upcoming events, and specials, all of which are ‘thanks’ to our regular contributors. The latest properties are also found in this newsletter from Norgarb Properties, our main sponsor.
Contact Fiona on 079 127 5357 or info@fionamccoshphotography.co.za

IS THERE ANY POINT IN OBJECTING TO YOUR NEW COCT PROPERTY RATES BILL? CONTACT NORGARB PROPERTIES FOR A FREE VALUATION TO ASSESS THIS.

Cape Town’s City Council has passed a 52% rates relief increase for all residential properties of R5 million and under. The first R450 000 of property value will now be rates-free for all lower and middle income ratepayers, a significant increase from R285 000 previously.
 
Council also greenlit a plan to help more pensioners and social grant recipients benefit from rates rebates, by raising the upper qualifying limit from R17 500 to R22 000 total monthly household income, with effect from 1 July 2023.
 
These relief measures form part of a package of General Valuation policy proposals which served at Council this Friday, 24 February 2023.
 
Final proposals would be reflected in the City’s 2023/24 Budget which will be tabled to Council in March for public participation.
 
Click here to see the video from the City of Cape Town. 
 
Click here to contact Norgarb Properties for your FREE Valuation. 
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BREAKING NEWS..
 
Duane, the current owner of The Village Bicycle and Da Vincis in Harfield Village, have decided to sell after 9 years of trading. This will be his last month.
 
The new owners Dolan & Kayla are very ambitious and will continue as The Village Bicycle.
 
Duane would like thank everyone for your support over the years and please continue to do so. 
Competition Winners
Norgarb Properties congratulates our February 2023 winners; they are:
 
🤓 – Andre Colling from Rondebosch receives a free eye test to the value of R600 from Spectacle Warehouse South Africa
 
🎵 – Sharon Thomas from Wynberg receives 3 Trial Music Lessons to the value of R540 from Make Musical Melodies With Eily.
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WIN AN EYE TEST VALUED AT R600
 
Again, we are most grateful to Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner. An eye test valued at R600.
 
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

WIN A POTRAIT SHOOT VALUED AT R1,800
 
Coming from an artists’ background, Fiona Mccosh is inspired by creative lighting and composition. She aims to bring out the best out of each portrait without losing the persons’ essence. 
 
This month Fiona Mccosh Photography is offering a portrait shoot to the value of R1800 to one lucky winner! 
 
*Extras like make-up artists and stylists are not included.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN 10% OFF A SEWING COURSE OF YOUR CHOICE
 
Fine Feathers Sewing School is offering one lucky winner 10% off of a sewing course of your choice.
 
The lucky winner can book and pay for any number of courses in the same transaction and receive a 10% discount.
 
Fine Feathers Sewing School run by Sharon, a passionate teacher with many years of experience in retail and wholesale within the fashion industry.
 
She has been offering sewing lessons to groups and individuals right here in Harfield Village for over 32 years.
 
* T’s and C’s apply. Discount can be redeemed with agreed advanced booking/s for one or more courses for friends, family members, or individuals, booked and paid for in one transaction. Maximum of four people per class, own sewing machine required as well as reliable transport. Prize is not exchangeable for cash. The competition is open to new and returning clients.
Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
 
The draw takes place on 20 March 2023. 
 
Should you experience any problem by clicking the button above, please click here: https://harfield-village.us11.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=20dbf746e17e4a12ee7f46250&id=827302a110
 
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
Feature Articles
WATER & ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
 
Electrical Certificate of Compliance – what does the inspection include and exclude?
 
Water Certificate of Compliance – what does the inspection include? STBB explains it all, see it here.
What questions do you have for STBB?
MARCH 2023 IN THE GARDEN
 
Hello Harfielders,
 
Even though we approach the official start of Autumn in March, the temperatures are still warm enough, which is great for planting. 
 
Patchwork shares the March Plant List, see it here
BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME
 
Taking that first step to owning your own home can be rather daunting, as it is possibly one of the largest purchases one can make. 
 
Home ownership may seem a ‘stretch too far’ for first-time buyers, says Carl Coetzee, CEO of  BetterBond, given the current economic climate. Read more here.
BE WISE – STERILISE
 
Sterilisation is a big part of ARO’s strategy to achieve our mission as an organisation, which is to relieve the sick and suffering animals living in impoverished communities.
 
Updated Businesses
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events Cape Town
10 – 25 March: Milnerton
 
30 Mar – 1 Apr: Artscape Theatre
 
17 – 18 Mar: The Masque Theatre
 
6 Mar: Cafe Roux, Noordhoek
 
3 Mar: Wynberg
 
4 Mar: Cape Town
For the Kids
1 – 31 Mar: Observatory
 
12 Mar: Cape Town
 
3 – 31 Mar: Salt River
 
1 – 31 Mar: Melkbosstrand
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Out of Town
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Junior City Council 2023

Dear Residents,

Applications for the Junior City Council are now open.

Please refer to the graphic for more information. or click here.

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SIX PROJECTED HOME LOAN TRENDS FOR 2023
 
Looking ahead, some industry professionals believe the following six property trends will lead the way in 2023. 
 
1. Buyers want more ‘bang for their buck’
2. Shifts in the profile of a first-time homebuyer.
3. The fall of 100% home loans.
4. Buy-to-let investment boom.
5. What’s trending with off-plan properties.
6. Is semi-gration still a thing?
 

Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

 
A Cut Above The Rest
 
R2 600 000
 
Stroll To Schools
 
R2 595 000
 
Simply Stunning
 
R2 850 000
 
Luxurious Finishes
 
R5 995 000
 
Spacious, Sunny Family Home
 
R2 695 000
 
Tucked Away
 
R1 975 000
 
Don’t Be Fooled – She’s A Real Charmer – The Magic Starts Inside!
 
R2 595 000
If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
 
Office Tel: 021 674 1120 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
17 March: St. Patrick’s Day
21 March: Human Rights Day

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