New and On Show this Sunday in your Area!

New and On Show this Sunday in your Area!

We have property on show in this area this Sunday from 2pm till 5pm and you are invited!

#Noordhoek #Constantia #Tokai #Bergvliet #Kreupelbosch

Tokai & Dennendal Property Snapshot

Tokai On Show Sun 9/4/2017

Great opportunity for dual living, work from home or sub-division.

This charming property offers three bedrooms and a separate two bedroomed cottage.
Set on a large erf, in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to Blue Route Mall and easy reach of all amenities including Kirstenhof Primary School and the M3 freeway.

The main house has three bedrooms with built-in cupboards and fresh new carpets, newly renovated kitchen with granite tops, new stove/hob and plumbed for dishwasher or washing machine, spacious tiled lounge with Trellidoors and sliding doors opening to outdoor braai patio and garden, two bathrooms (main en-suite) and a double garage with parking for two cars behind security gate.

There is a separate wooden two bedroomed character cottage with one and a half bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, braai/patio, wendy house and three carports. Ideal for rental/grandparents/work from home or sub-division. Burglar bars, alarm and borehole with new motor and pump.

Be quick! Please call FIONA EADIE on 083 270 3353 to view by appointment.

Constantia Village “Green”

Constantia Village “Green”

With growing pressure on the country’s electricity grid and water supply, Constantia Village Shopping Centre has taken it upon themselves to make a difference and to contribute to the Western Cape’s goal of becoming the greenest region in South Africa. This year, one of the country’s largest rooftop solar plants has been installed at the centre. Approval by the CRRA was required in terms of a servitude Agreement dating back to when the centre was first approved. After a lot of debate, resulting in some re-design and conditions being imposed, this was granted.

The first phase of the solar installation was completed in early December 2015 and will see the centre’s consumption reduced by almost 20%. So far, 5 010m² of the main shopping centre’s roof has been covered with solar panels, and another 1500m² was added to the first half of 2016. The second phase included panels on the walkway roof which will be visible from the parking area-given that this may be visually undesirable to some people Growthpoint are looking at alternative non-visible areas for panels. The second phase panels are required to make the whole installation economically viable.

Some interesting statistics are as follows:

 Number of panels installed: 2628

 Area covered: 5010m²

 Max generation capacity: 815kw

 Energy consumption reduction:20%

It should be noted that this installation is not a solution for load shedding but rather to provide a sustainable alternative energy. When there is a power outage, the emergency circuit is powered by back- up diesel generators – however the limited input from the solar system does reduce the usage of diesel.

Original article by Constantia Ratepayers and Resident’s Association (CRRA)
Updated Nov 2016.

Municipal Valuation? I object!

Municipal Valuation? I object!

Are you happy with your Municipal Valuation?
Only 9 days left to lodge your objection…

From our contact with Tokai homeowners in the past few weeks, it seems that the new valuations are, on the most part, more than fair and residents are happy with them.

However, if you are one of the few with an “anomaly” you are unhappy with, or you haven’t received your notification, or you simply need some more information, please feel free to contact our Tokai Area Specialist Lisa Rowell for a quick response on what/where/how to find your new valuation or objection process.

Remember, only 10 days to go then you’re stuck with your new rates for the next four years…..

082 844 0800, 021 712 5029,,

Free Property Valuation

TokaiObtaining a property valuation is an essential step when thinking of selling but for other purposes too such as estate planning, insurance purposes and to keep up with your asset values.  So even if your move is not imminent, a house valuation still proves an excellent tool for indicating current market value, and possible room for improvements to increase the value of your home.

An online house valuation is a useful tool to get a quick and easy estimate of the actual price of your property.

By answering a few easy questions on the current condition of your home in Tokai, our complimentary property value calculator, using the latest GIS (Geographical Information System) will provide you with an indication of how much money you could potentially make from the sale of your home if you are intending to sell or for the other purposes indicated above.

A feature unique to Valuator provides references to recent final property sales in selected Cape Town Metropolitan Areas, which have yet to be recorded in the Deeds Office. This value added feature ensures that our reports are reliable and up-to-date.Green buttonValuator is a service provided by: HOMEimage.

*HOMEimage is not an estate agency and offers specialised marketing solutions to property developers, hospitality industry, private property sellers and agents, such as 3D models, floor plans, virtual tours, professional photography, drone aerial photography, property marketing materials, and project management.

Give Away | Property Power

property powerProperty Power is giving away 10 copies of the 11th edition of ‘Property Power in South Africa’. To be entered into this draw subscribe to our Tokai blog. Winners will be announced on the Friday 26 February 2016 on our blog.

Buying or selling a home as well as moving, can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life, even more so if you are not properly informed, and it is probably one of the most important investments you will make. You need to understand your rights and obligations and learn to take control of the process.

Property and its wealth creating power is not an exact science, but a very complex industry, in which most of us share an interest. Property Power is designed to empower home buyers, home sellers, first-time property investors and owner-builders/renovators with knowledge regarding important aspects of purchasing and selling immovable residential property.

Too many people run into financial difficulty and have to live with disappointments after making hasty decisions and not taking control of their property transactions. Property Power is a magazine (including an interactive PC CD-Rom) in which we cover the most important facts with regard to property transactions as comprehensively as possible, while keeping it simple, user-friendly and easy to read.

If you missed out on the previous editions, don’t despair. Each year, after the Minister of Finance announces the new Budget, we update Property Power and release a new edition. Everything discussed in the previous edition is simply revised and modified to the latest developments, figures and legislation in the market and newly researched material is added.

Updated Information
Property Power is updated and published regularly. You can visit our website at any time to make sure that you have the latest edition and that you are not missing out on any new information, like amendments to certain acts, or changes in the interest rate, budget speech, and so on. We endeavor to update Property Power at least once a year, however sometimes an edition may be relevant for two years.

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New Tokai Partnership

Bruce Haywood and Lisa Rowell have joined forces!

Combining their specialist knowledge and a wealth of experience to bring both a fresh energy and their service driven benefits to Tokai where they are both residents.

Working from the prominent Chas Everitt Office on Tokai Road right opposite the Blue Route Mall, they are ideally positioned to attract walk in buyers.  And with their fingers firmly on the pulse of community happenings via the many social media blogs they both co-sponsor, not to mention state of the property market intelligence, they justifiably claim specialist knowledge of the area and what’s happening with house sales.

Alongside the blogs, they also sponsor the Community Directory which is a Google search optimized directory of small businesses, owned and operated by residents of the Southern Suburbs.  Give them a call for details for this FREE service.

Available ’24/7′ please do not hesitate to give Bruce and Lisa a call for any property related issue.

Lisa & Bruce

Lisa Rowell
082 844 0800
Bruce Haywood
082 555 6810

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

mistakesEvery day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not.

  • Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want.
  • Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as well as it allows criminals to steal your mail and gain personal information.
  • Open windows – windows are often the easiest entry point for burglars to access your home as doors can be sturdy and deadlocked.
  • Leaving valuables in sight – valuables should be left out sight so that burglars and stored away as expensive items signal that you have money and is a clear indicator to a burglar that your home is worth targeting.
  • No visible security – securing your home with burglar bars and visible security measures is a huge deterrent to burglars.
  • Not maintaining your yard – a messy yard is a signal to a burglar that you are an easy target as untrimmed trees and hedges make for potential hiding places.
  • Updating social media – avoid using social media to let strangers know your whereabouts as you never know who is following you online.
  • A lifeless home – leaving lights and the TV / Radio on a timer can signal to a burglar that someone is home.

Download eBook: 8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

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