The ‘Burbs Festival

The ‘Burbs Festival

The Burbs Festival is proud to bring you our very first craft event right here in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs at Maynardville Park, Wynberg Chelsea on 21 October from 11am – 9pm. Festival goers can expect a variety of craft beers and ciders on tap, as well as some amazing gin cocktails and G&T’s.  Food vendors will be on site to meet all your culinary needs.

With Darling Brew as our featured craft beer supplier and guest brewer Alpha Lager, this experience promises to be the first of its kind in the ‘burbs. For those with more of a preference to ciders, we have partnered exclusively with Alpha Ginger and Dry Cider. We will also have a variety of wines available to our wine lovers as well as a tasting area. Adults – Early bird tickets are R65 and include a free drink of choice to the first 1000 festival goers on arrival. All festival ticket holders will receive a wine tasting passport (four tasters)
Kids – R40 for kids aged between 7 – 14 years and kids under 7 years enter for free. All kids under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back again with a variety of movie favorites under a ceiling of stars in some of Cape Town’s most popular venues.

 

This year’s line-up includes old classics and new favorites, such as Grease, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Titanic, Finding Dory, Moana, Deadpool, Beauty and The Beast (2017) and more. Before the film begins at sunsets, a festive mini-market serves food, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and popcorn.

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Waterwise properties highlighted in marketing initiative

Waterwise properties highlighted in marketing initiative

Chas Everitt Cape Town South is the first company in South Africa to highlight waterwise properties.
“This step recognises the substantial investment that many sellers have made in their properties with regard to water efficiency as well as independent water sourcing and storage solutions.

These efforts and investments can cost hundreds of thousands of Rands and a mere passing reference in the property description fails to draw sufficient attention to the investment which has gained enormous importance as the drought has become a crisis in our region.  This ‘waterwise’ marketing campaign further serves to raise the awareness of the water situation in our region.  We are encouraging other real estate businesses to embrace the idea and follow our lead and use the waterwise logo in their marketing.

Sellers and buyers have already responded very positively to this initiative and we are highlighting these properties in our listings on www.CEI.co.za as well as www.CapeTownProperty.com and www.Constantia.co.za

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Halloween Fundraiser AFL (Academy for Learning)

Halloween Fundraiser AFL (Academy for Learning)

It’s that time again!!! Halloween is coming for you… Join us for a night of bewildering and bewitching with the added bonus that this event is a fundraiser for the Academy for Learning. Dress up, show up and expect a night you will never forget. This is our 3rd year running and we can’t wait to show you all the new spooky tricks we have discovered. Invite friends and family and come get that blood pumping! Remember to bring your own drinks and cash for food and games!

Academy for Learning provides a unique and specialized environment for children who learn differently. We create a space that makes learning fun and exciting but more importantly more accessible for each specific child. Help us provide more state of the art technology to their classrooms. We are saving for a Smart Board!

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Potters Market at Rondebosch Park

Potters Market at Rondebosch Park

Potters Market at Rondebosch Park is the biggest gathering of potters in the Western Cape, featuring over 100 potters, ceramicists and sculptors. The next market will be held on 18 November 2017. Hosted by Ceramics Southern Africa – Western Cape, this dazzling display of exquisite ceramic art will be open from 8 am to 2 pm.

Apart from giving us an excuse to enjoy some alfresco retail therapy, what we love about the Potters Market is that you’re buying directly from source, which means that you don’t pay inflated retail prices. Food and refreshment stalls are dotted around the park, and pooches are welcome. We suggest getting there early to avoid the crowds.

Stuff that caught our eye at previous markets:

  • David Walters and his daughter Sarah Walters’ hand-thrown bowls, tea pots, mugs and jugs.
  • Alessandro Pappada’s eclectic collection of functional and fantasy.
  • Troy Seaman’s range of raku sculpture, vases and orchid pots
  • John Wilhelm’s classic oven-to-tableware handmade pottery featuring his iconic stamps.

For further information contact Alessandro Pappada at markets@ceramics-sa-cape.co.za

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Free Property Online Valuation

Free Property Online Valuation

Obtaining 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 Newlands, 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.

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Give Away | Property Power

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 Newlands 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.

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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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Do you live in a Burglary Hot Spot or a Suburb Safe Zone?

neighbourhood“If property owners do not take collective action as a neighbourhood community, the affect on everyone’s property values in that neighbourhood could be very negative”, says Cape Town real estate broker, Andre de Villiers from Cape Town.

De Villiers was previously a Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson for a popular Cape Town coastal suburb. “My experience is that there are far too few residents prepared to get involved in neighbourhood security unless there is a dramatic spike in crime or a violent attack. The majority of residents it seems are only too happy to leave the collective security concerns to someone else”.

“As the owner of four real estate offices in Cape Town, I can confirm that buyers are increasingly asking agents for more details about security issues in the neighbourhood of the house they are interested in. The focus on the individual house’s security is correctly seen as something that can be resolved by the buyer, but the area’s reputation and crime statistics are a greater concern, as a buyer knows this will probably be an issue that falls outside their immediate control.”

There is certainly a demand for reliable data but this is not as easy to obtain as some may think. Many smaller incidents are not reported to the police and many private security services treat their information as confidential and many neighbourhood watch groups are understandably concerned that their neighbourhood could suffer if their efficiency in keeping records resulted in a negative message!

“I think any professional estate agent should have some reasonable methodology to answer security questions from buyers objectively about the neighbourhood. We can’t put our head in the sand over this issue and a lack of access to reliable data is certainly a challenge,” said de Villiers.

The message to property owners is to ‘buy in’ to the responsibility of keeping their neighbourhood safe and crime free through collective action, and thereby collecting a ‘collective security dividend’. “Imagine if you will, a pocket of houses that is able to claim and where the seller or agent can statistically show, that the subject area is the safest area in this suburb! If that’s not a great selling feature then, as a real estate professional with over thirty years experience, I am not sure what is!” said de Villiers.