Spring is Here!

The Tokai blog and Chas Everitt wish you a happy first day of Spring!

SpringMay the Spring season
fill your life with the fragrance
of fresh daisies
and the warmth of bright sun. 
Happy Spring! 

Family Living in Tokai

01Leafy lanes, access to green belts, good schools, dog-walking, community spirit, active neighbourhood watch and general all round feel good factor, Tokai ticks all the boxes!
Positioned in desirable Dennendal this family home offers all the lifestyle versatility you could possibly need. Read more about this four bedroom Tokai property for sale.

Contact Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 or email lisa@everitt.co.za for additional queries.

 

Tolling trial of the century to commence in High Court today

3331291425STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, will mark the first day of the City of Cape Town’s long awaited application to the Western Cape High Court for reviewing and setting aside SANRAL’s proposed tolling of portions of the N1 and N2 freeways.

Our application could be regarded as the trial of the century as the outcome will have far-reaching consequences for the future of our city and the generations who live here for decades to come.

The application has been set down for argument over a number of days and is the culmination of a commitment by this government to do whatever it takes to prevent SANRAL from imposing an unjust, unwarranted and devastating tolling decision on our city. It took four years of hard work and court preparation by our staff, our legal team and a team of experts.  Read more

Celebrate all the Awesome Women in your Life

Womens Day - Chas

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Chas Everitt signs deal with Gumtree

mail.google.comEveryone knows Gumtree.  Gumtree is primarily a Classified Portal founded in the UK, AUS, NZ and SA. In 2005 it was bought by the global giant eBay. They are SA’s #1 Classified Site, the 6th biggest Website in SA.  Their focus on a simple mobile interface and a easy to use App is paying dividends and their across the board popularity is increasing. Their App is the 11th most downloaded App in Android free Apps.

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Due to their size Gumtree is also now 2nd in SA on Property after Property24 and better than PrivateProperty. Gumtree attracted over 1 300 000 visits in June (P24 2 400 000 and PP 1 100 000).

Gumtree are about to launch a major drive into real estate sales the from August 2015. With the traffic and eyes they control, their funding via eBay and their already being a Top 10 site, they are a major player.

Our Marketing Solutions ensure maximum exposure to qualified buyers.  As from this week all Chas Everitt listings are now on Gumtree. 

Revolution Food Fair Expands its Range

revolutionThe Revolution Food Fair Market is all about banting, with delicious eat-there treats and meals, as well as a wide variety of banting products and ingredients to take home. The market is now focusing on becoming a one-stop-banting-shop, expanding its offering to include a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as dairy products, with even more in the pipeline.

The next market will be held this coming Sunday 26 July 2015 – at its winter location in Tokai.

For now, the market will still be held once a month, but come summer organisers plan to add extra dates to the calendar.

Revolution Food Fair – Banting Market:

Where: Winter location:  Earth Fair Market, South Palms Centre, 333 Main Road, Tokai
When: Selected Sundays (generally first or last Sunday of the month) 10am-3.00pm.
Who to contact: Heather at 021 823 0149 or heather@thecommunicationspecialists.com

TRADERS! Organisers are looking for new and exciting banting traders to join the market – contact Heather to find out more.

2015 Rugby World Cup Fixtures

Rugby World CupThe Tokai Property – Cape Town blog and Chas Everitt bring you the key information for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including dates and kick-off times for every fixture in England!
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.

The market is a lot warmer than the weather!

TokaiWe would like to share why, in this cold weather, we believe there is a very hot opportunity to put your property on the market right now!
Price is largely determined by supply and demand, and right now we have a substantial number of good buyers and there is not a lot to show them.  Many buyers are frustrated with what is on offer and many sellers we are working with hold an opinion that it would be better to wait until Spring to start marketing.

Think about it!  Right now your property will be competing with fewer other properties on the market for the attention of buyers.  This is a huge marketing advantage in trying to secure a sale at the best possible price.

Should the buyer require finance, our friends in the home loan business confirm that banks are currently inclined to be a little more lenient, as there are fewer transactions.   Right now is the optimum time of the year to secure the financing needed to secure the sale.  Add to this, the market is generally expecting interest rates to move higher later in the year.

If you would like to take advantage of marketing your property right now, please give us a call

Tokai Area Specialist
Lisa Rowell
021 712 5029
0828440800
lisa@everitt.co.za

 

Tokai Property Snapshot

  2nd Quarter 2014 verses 2015
Total number of sales 15 14
Total Rand value 46,720,000.00 49,695,000.00
Average selling price 3,114,667.00 3,549,643.00
Average difference to asking price -6.5% -7.14%
Average days on the market 50 28


property inflationWith one less sale than for the same period last year, 2015’s Tokai performance looks quite rosy!

The total Rand value is up, the average selling price is up by R434,976, but the average difference between asking and selling price is almost .5% higher.

The biggest difference is number of days on market, houses have taken almost half the time to sell this year.

What does the market hold for the rest of the year?  No-one really knows, but with weak economic growth, the threat of rising interest rates and electricity costs, the property market is sure to be under pressure for the last six months of 2015.

What is your home worth in today’s vibrant seller’s market?  Are you interested in receiving a free evaluation?  Call Tokai Property Specialist Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 for any property related advice you may need.

Source: Propstats

Keep Your Kids Entertained this Holiday

BlueRouteIf you’re looking for ways to keep the family entertained over the upcoming school holidays, look no further than Blue Route Mall – your one-stop entertainment destination with something for everyone to enjoy.

For starters, kids can enjoy Lego fun with Kiddiwinks. From 30 June until 5 July, kids will be able to build to their hearts content at the Kiddiwinks Lego Fun Zone in the centre court on the ground floor from 9h30am to 4pm daily. Read more