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

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


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

Supporting Man’s Best Friend

DARG is situated on a large plot in Hout Bay and provides shelter for rescued animals. After heavy rains on this month their dogs found themselves knee deep in mud as floods ran through their runs.

DARG relies on the public’s generosity and support through donations to keep afloat. Cape Brick, a manufacturer of quality concrete masonry in Cape Town, donated enough paving to fix 14 – 16 of the 27 runs that were affected by the floods and the results were truly admirable.

Local real estate company Chas Everitt Cape Town South donated a further R4000 worth of concrete bricks from Cape Brick to help DARG finish the low walls on some of the dog runs.

Cape Brick Paving

Should you wish to make a donation please email Debra to make difference!

Happy Youth Day

Happy Youth Day

The Tokai blog and Chas Everitt wish you a Happy Youth Day.

16 June is a public holiday in South Africa. It commemorates the Soweto Riots of 1976 that began after a government edict declared that all instruction in black schools would be in Afrikaans.

Youth Day reminds South Africans of the importance of its youth, and bring the message that the country never wants to see those days again.

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Show Time in Tokai

Starting out or scaling down?  This one’s for you:

2DreyersdalDouble storey duplex located right in the hub of bustling Tokai / Dreyersdal border is Zwaanswyk Village which is a gated community, situated off Main Road next to Zwaanswyk High School.

The complex comprises 32 separate title dwellings. The 32 dwellings were constructed in the early 1990’s and consist of both single and double storey units. Read more about the this Tokai property for sale.

Contact Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 or email for more information.

Showhouse is this Sunday, 14 June 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.

Good Neighbourhood Security is Linked to Being a Good Neighbour

Meet-Neighbors.jpgIn these days of increased security concerns that are increasingly linked to load shedding we are all very stressed. We need to be responsible and help create a more harmonious environment for ourselves and your neighbours.

Whether your first home or you have been in your neighbourhood for awhile, keeping good relations with the neighbours can make a big difference in your quality of life and to security. Here are a few etiquette tips to reduce friction and keep the peace with your neighbours and enhance neighbourhood security.

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Earth Fair Market

earth fairThe Earth Fair Market in Tokai is a great place to do your food shop. They have an excellent range of grass fed meat, real free range chicken, eggs, butter, dairy, organic veggies, fish and all kinds of breads. Enjoy live music too.

Earth Fair Market – Event Details:

Where: Earth Fair Market, South Palms Centre, 333 Main Road, Tokai (near Builders Warehouse)
When: 1st Saturday’s 6 June – 9am-2pm
Who to contact: