We are still open for business

Despite the lock-down, we are very much open for business and ready to help you right away!

Drop in interest rate welcome relief but more measures are needed

This 1% drop in the interest rate allows for significant savings, particularly in the long term.

Tips on how to manage your Credit Record

Lucid Living provides informationregarding a client’s credit record in the current economic lockdown situation we are experiencing.

Banks to help homeowners

In the past week, readers have reached out with questions. We asked property experts to give us the lowdown

Drop in repo rate good news for all South Africans

The announcement by the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee earlier today that the repo rate is going down by 100 basis points from 6.25% to 5.25%, following January’s 25 basis point drop from 6.5% to 6.25%, is a welcome – and necessary - step to give the economy a much-need boost, particularly in light of the ongoing effect the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to have on the country.

The knock-on effect of Covid-19 on property

As President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday night and announced, among others, sturdy travel bans, the property industry - already in a tough corner - gulped hard.

Budget 2020 a boon for first-time homeowners, say experts

In his Budget 2020 speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that transfer duty will no longer apply to properties that cost R1 million or less.

5 positives from SONA 2020

While President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke of hope in his SONA 2020, not everyone in real estate industry was convinced. However there were five points that made the property industry take note in a positive way.

Our 2019 Southern Suburb Sales

You're in great hands with our Agents Lyn & Andre

Load shedding and your home security system: 5 must-dos

Homeowners have been urged to test their security systems as a matter of urgency and to pay particular attention to the battery backup systems. The message comes from an armed response company, as South Africa finds itself in the midst of wide-spread load shedding once again.

5 Financial Tips To Stay Afloat As a First-Time Homeowner

Buying your first home is, without a doubt, one of the most exhilarating adventures of your life, but there is no escaping the stress and worry that comes with it.

New law signed by Ramaphosa aims to regulate the buying, selling an...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed various bills into law, key among them the bill that will enable property deeds to be processed electronically.

Neighbourhood of the week: Harfield Village

Tucked away in the Southern Suburbs is a compact little neighbourhood centred around its vibey Second Avenue. Restaurant owner Duane Weiss gives us a local’s tour.

Mandela Day

18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as South Africans we take the opportunity to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the month of July.

We welcome Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme to the Village

A fine wine and dine restaurant on 2nd Avenue, is just what the Village needed!

The inactivity of the Kenilworth Station booms debacle continues!

Many residents in the neighbouring areas (including Harfield Village) are irate with the resulting noise pollution as the train drivers are apparently obliged to blow their hooter at all hours when passing through!

Best Wishes for Ramadaan

Norgarb Properties wishes all Muslim readers & neighbours, a Blessed Ramadaan

Kenilworth Station! Is business booming?

Those of you who live in the area or use the Kenilworth Road on a regular basis are probably very aware that the booms are currently not working. This has been the case since the end of 2018 and the crossing is currently manned by flag-bearing marshalls who stop the traffic when a train is approaching the level crossing.

Kenilworth Station Memories

A collection of memories from people who frequented the station, often on a daily basis.

Kenilworth Station History

Did you know that the station at Kenilworth was originally a simple shed and that not everyone thought that a railway line to Wynberg was a necessity? Here’s a little history of the line, the trains and the stations.

Norgarb Properties - Proud Sponsor of the Harfield Village Carnival...

Norgarb Properties has always been an avid supporter and sponsor of the Harfield Village Carnival since 2009. Once again, we are a proud sponsor of this fun-filled event for 2019.

The best and worst case scenario for property prices after the May ...

Property data group Lightstone has published its latest projections for the South African property market and where it could go after the 2019 National Election to be held in May.

Looking to sell? If it's HARFIELD, it's NORGARB!

From January to December 2018, Norgarb Properties successfully concluded a whopping 40% of all property sales in Harfield Village!

Property advice: How Eskom’s electricity problems will impact...

Electricity looks set to be a key source of attention for the property sector in 2019. This is according to FNB property sector strategist, John Loos.

Sellers, here's how your agent should word the 'backdoor clause'

Often sellers do not want to cease marketing if the purchaser also has to sell his or her property before they can buy. Others want to continue marketing if it is uncertain whether the purchasers will qualify for a loan.

HVCID Child Carer Safety Awareness Course Sponsored by Norgarb Prop...

More than 50 child carers attended the safety-awareness training workshop in Surrey Park at the end of November. The workshop formed part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women & Children Campaign, hosted by HV CID & SAPS Claremont.

Property Practitioners Bill: A step closer to being "The Law&q...

Last week, the National Assembly adopted the Property Practitioners Bill. The envisaged legislation will repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976 and in its stead, will introduce many far-reaching changes to the regulation of the industry.

This is what your credit score should be and how to improve it

When you apply for a bond, one of the first things your bond originator or bank will do is check your credit score, that all-important indicator of the level of risk you represent to the lender.

Parliament Review Committee on Section 25 Amendment

Parliament’s joint constitutional review committee formally resolved today to recommend an amendment of section 25 of the Constitution to make it clear that expropriation of land without compensation, is possible.

Child Carer Safety Awareness Training

Sponsored by Norgarb Properties Hosted by Harfield Village Community Improvement District (HV CID) and SAPS

What's On Show?

Have a look at our Properties **ON SHOW** this Saturday & Sunday!


We invite you to visit our online map with markers where you can also navigate further for more detail by clicking the respective properties.

The History of the Choo Choo Park Train

The iconic train at Choo Choo Park in Claremont has a rich history that few people know about. Andre Ter Morshuizen goes in search of the back-story behind the fire-red engine and finds that it has travelled land and sea to get to its final resting place.