Quote Originally Posted by Ockert123 View Post
Hotwheels, I was in the same boat last October. We decided to rent for a while. This gave us the opportunity to look around. Do your homework upfront. That is good. The final crunch comes when you arrive here. I bought a place in Strand (working in Somerset West), about a third in size of my house in Pretoria, for around the same price. My budget was very limited at the time. But, you need to be here to make a final decision. That is the only way to do it. And don't rush it, the right place for you will come when least expected. We lived out of boxes and suitcases till we found the right place.

We had family here that did the initial exploring for us. They knew us and knew what we were looking for.

Enjoy the hunting, that is part of the fun.
Good advice...