Both sold by us!
R3 750 000 and R3 850 000
LIKE HEN’S TEETH!
A pleasure to present two adjacent exceptional three bedroom, north-facing, double storey townhouses situated in a prime position in the magical sought after FOREST GLADE complex in Tokai offering homeowners a unique lifestyle.
Option to purchase adjoining three bedroomed townhouse for dual living.
Currently, both townhouses are used by the same owner as one dwelling.
Each unit has a single garage and access to visitor’s parking bays throughout the complex.
Forest Glade is a gated complex with majestic mountain views, wine farms and golf courses surrounding the estate. With many horse riding, hiking and mountain biking trails on its doorstep and the closest beach only 10 minutes away, Forest Glade is ideal for nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Prinseskasteel River (currently being rehabilitated) runs through the estate creating a beautiful sanctuary for birds and wildlife. The field has a playground for children and is home to a variety of largely indigenous trees and shrubs.
There are 103 semi-detached double-storey homes clustered into 5 Hamlets. Forest Glade is a pet-friendly complex with the permission from the Home Owners Association and neighbours.
Each unit has a single garage and access to visitor’s parking bays throughout the complex. Alarm system including outside beams and CCTV surveillance, linked to ADT. Regular patrols by ADT. Complex linked to Tokai Neighbourhood Watch.
Great quality schools, restaurants, shopping, medical centres and many other convenient facilities are all easily accessible.
Call Fiona Eadie now to view by appointment 083 270 3353
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.
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.
Is the South African property market starting to turn from favouring sellers to buyers? That’s what those “in the know” seem to be saying recently.
So it’s always interesting to see what is really happening in a particular suburb’s real estate affairs and the table I’ve put together shows a quick comparison between the first half of 2015 vs 2016 for Tokai in the Western Cape.
The major difference is in the total value of sales – R12 million or thereabouts more spent in Tokai last year which makes sense considering there were four more sales for the same period. And otherwise it’s pretty much Even Stevens in all other categories: buyers negotiated the same discount this year as last year, the average days on market is pretty much the same and even Cash vs Bond purchases are on a par.
So we seem to be quite stable here in the green and leafy lanes of Tokai.
Fun facts for 2016: the highest value sale was R5 700 000 for a cluster in the Weaverbird Close complex, Standard Bank was the most generous when it came to dishing out bonds and all buyers were local of which most, surprisingly, came from showhouse days. Trends for the country show that overall numbers of showhouse visitors are actually on the decline – so maybe only the serious buyers make the effort and it means that the system still works!
And as for the overall outlook? Respected household and property sector strategist with FNB, John Loos sums up his latest review “By all accounts it looks as though homeowners are going to find it marginally more difficult to sell. Serious sellers may have to consider accepting slightly less than they anticipated and those who have been ‘testing’ the market may well have to do some hard thinking and price their homes to sell.”
Stop press: The DA success in the Western Cape may have the effect of extending the sellers market into summer but a reality check is inevitable. At our recent management meeting it was anecdotally mentioned that while the Western Cape was benefitting from semi-gration from other parts of South Africa the Southern Suburbs was not benefitting from this trend due to a lack of value for money. With all eyes on interest rates affordability is becoming a far bigger issue as the recession bites. As always the market will find its level.
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…..
It’s been a busy property market this first quarter in The Hamlets!! As you can see there were only 2 sales for the comparative period in 2015 vs 6 this year.
A whopping R14,065,000 difference.
Another noticeable difference is the Asking vs Sale price – buyers were only able to negotiate an average of -2.5% off asking prices. Does that mean they are good negotiators or were properties correctly priced in the first place?
Pricing your property correctly is fundamental to the success of selling your home quickly and with least fuss and stress.
Do you know what your home is worth in today’s interesting market? Are you happy with your new Municipal Valuation? If your answer to either of these questions is “No”, then please contact me for a quick, efficient and confidential no-strings-attached valuation and indeed any other advice you may need.
I’m just ‘down the road’, opposite the BP on Tokai Road!
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.
Steenberg Estate offers luxurious, exclusive living for its homeowners. One of the best places in Cape Town to own property, a home on this Estate is a wise investment, and provides superlative living.
With 24-hour security, homeowners enjoy complete peace of mind as they experience the Estate’s features, including one of the best 18-hole golf courses in South Africa, fine dining options and picturesque scenery.
Tokai Property Snapshot – 3rd Quarter 2014 vs 2015:
There is not a huge difference in property statistics but interesting nonetheless. There were 11 sales for a total of R37,340,000 in 2014 and 13 sales for a total of R48,305,000 in 2015. So the extra two sales brought in nearly R11 million more, quite a high average, but not reflecting reality. The average sale price for 2014 was R3,183,636 – buyers having negotiated an average of -5.65% off the asking price, whilst in 2015 it is R3,499,615, dropping an average of -5.32% off asking prices.
Average days on market also fairly similar at 14 days last year and 18 this year. A recent article on Property24 states: “The slowing economy is starting to bite into the residential property market with sales and transfers dropping 7.1% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter.” Obviously the writer is analysing stats for the whole of South Africa so it is understandable that the microcosm of Tokai would not look the same.
However it has to be said that in spite of this apparent decline, all things property are still looking pretty rosy in our neck of the woods.
Are you interested to know what your house is worth in today’s market? Call Lisa Rowell on
082 844 0800 for a hassle-free, no strings, confidential evaluation and find out.
Tokai Property Snapshot – 3rd Quarter 2014 vs 2015
Total number of sales
Total value of sales
Average selling price
Average difference in ssking price
Average days on the market
(Source: Propstats, Tokai only – excl Lifestyle Estates and Zwaanswyk)