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Showtime in Constantia

Calling the investor: 

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Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

Renovated home in quiet area:

1 IMG_7559cAiry and light home in quiet area. This family home offers entrance hall which leads to reception room, open plan to modern fitted kitchen, spacious lounge with gas fireplace and doors to garden. Sunny family room with doors to patio and pool area. Sparkling pool and manageable garden. Double carport and ample off-street parking. Excellent security. Read more

Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

Four Plots left in Stonehurst Estate: 

viewsThe last four remaining plots on Stonehurst Estate (price ranged from R3m – R4.5m) are all perfectly positioned with great views and all over 1000m/2 in size. Stonehurst Estate has been designed to offer homeowners / residents a secure living environment enhanced by exclusive access to a world class Gym and Lifestyle Centre.

Design Guildlines: Stonehurst Estate is set on the slopes of Silvermine Mountain. Dwellings on the estate should be designed and positioned in such a way that they will form an integral part of the natural landscape.

For more information Contact Chas Everitt Agent: Sally Gracie on 021 712 5029 / 083 459 9523.

Showhouses are on Sunday 24 January 2015, from 2pm – 5pm. 

 

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Ex-Cops Still on Duty in Constantia

SRT ConstantiaTo protect and serve. This is the main objective of the Special Response Team (SRT) which patrols across the Constantia Valley community. The team comprises of men who have police background, skills and the knowledge giving them the edge when patrolling the streets.

People’s Post joined them on a three-hour drive along with one of the former police officers to see what their job entails. The team is contracted by the Constantia Watch, which forms part of the Constantia Valley Watches Association (CVWA).

It comprises the Constantia Watch, BKM, Constantia, Constantia Hills, Golflinks, Nova Constantia, Plumstead and Southfield.

The aim of the CVWA is to improve measures that deter crime through shared intelligence, resources and collective effort. Grant [he does not want his surname to be disclosed], a team leader in the team of six men who rotate on a shift basis, has 14 years of police service.

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Houses Sold in Constantia

Great position – perfect for dual living: 

16 AirlieSituated in rural Constantia, this spacious property offers large lounge open plan to dining room. Fitted open plan kitchen. Large upstairs main bedroom, en-suite bathroom plus second bedroom. Two downstairs double bedrooms, family bathroom. Two separate cottages – perfect for the extended family or to rent out. Read more…


Great starter home or scaling down:

64lewisMove to the right address in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home, lounge with fireplace, dining room, family room with doors to patio, modern fitted kitchen with space for appliances, sparkling pool, Plasma TV and surround sound system, double car port and off-street parking.
Read more…

Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

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Summer Art Exhibition

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The Constantiaberg Art Society will be holding their Summer Exhibition at the Sanlam Hall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  Their members’ art work will be showcased from Friday 16 January to Sunday 25 January between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm. The exhibition will be opened on Friday at 6.00pm by the well known artist, Cyril Cotzee.
Visiting the exhibition is free, but the usual Kirstenbosch entrance fee applies. Remember that Tuesday is free for pensioners.
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City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding.

Precautions to avoid damage to appliances:

  • load-shedingHave backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained;
  • Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy into household appliances and electronics;
  • Unplug appliances: In the event that the power goes out, it is a good idea to unplug any appliance or electronic device that may be vulnerable to the power surges when the electricity comes back on.

To view load shedding map at any time save the following like to your bookmarks: Constantia

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Show Time in Constantia

Contemporary architecture with bold designs: 

ConstantiaPropertyNewly renovated Constantia Upper home offers space for the family to relax and enjoy. Four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. The main bedroom has a ‘his and ‘hers’ dressing room and the bedroom opens up onto a private patio.
Gourmet kitchen overlooks the spacious family room, dining area and lounge area. There is a built-in bar area in the family room. Rimless glass stacking doors open up onto the well maintained garden with the sparkling swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Other features include three garages and staff accommodation. Read more…

Contact Sally Gracie on 083 459 9523 for more information.

Showhouse this Sunday, 11 January 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.

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Christmas Wishes

Seasons Greetings postcard.aiThe Constantia blog and Chas Everitt would like to wish all the Constantia residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love starts from your, to your neighbourhood, to your community, to your nation and to the whole world. Spread the love and festive cheer to all those you meet.

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Protecting Your Home Over the Festive Period

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, but ensuring your Constantia home is properly protected against festive crime should be made a priority.

This is a time when many of us are spending time away from home visiting family or travelling abroad. It is also a time when the house is full of valuable items such as gifts, food and wine. Because of this, Christmas traditionally sees a sharp increase in domestic burglary, with criminals targeting houses when they are at their most vulnerable.

To avoid being a victim of festive theft, take a look at these tips for protecting your home this Christmas.

While out shopping:

  • Try to avoid doing most of your shopping  in one trip as you may struggle to carry all your bags therefore you will be distracted, making it easier for a thief to steal from you.
  • Keep your handbag closed and hold all bags securely to make it more difficult for the pickpockets.  Keep mobile phones out of sight. Try not to keep too much cash and keep your cheque book and credit card separate.
  • Try not to go back to your car in the middle of the shopping trip to put gifts in the boot, thieves may be watching car parks for this opportunity.
  • Always ensure that Christmas shopping/gifts is placed in the boot of the car and out of sight. Check that  all windows and doors are shut and locked. 

Celebrations:

  • During the month of December we have many Christmas celebrations and social events to attend: remember pubs, restaurants and other venues are often crowded.
  • Don’t leave bags over the back of your chair where its easy for thieves to run off with them. Keep your bag zip closed and your wallet and mobile safely inside.
  • If you will not be driving to the place make prior arrangements as to how you will get home. Make sure someone knows where you are going and what time you will be back.
  • Avoid any potential distraction on the street and don’t get too drunk as you could become an easy target.

At home:

  • Try to avoid putting Christmas gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve!
  • If you go out in the evening make sure that some lights are left on to make it look like someone is home. However, do not leave your Christmas tree lights on when you are out of the house, as these are a frequently the cause of domestic fires
  • If you are going away for Christmas put an automatic timer on lights and ask a trusted friend to watch the house for you. Don’t forget to cancel newspaper .
  • After Christmas, when taking your rubbish out, make sure that the boxes of your Christmas gifts are not easily visible… burglars will be on the look out to see who received top of the range equipment, worth breaking-in for.
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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Blog holiday 530x530So the end of the year is just around the bend and I’m sure you couldn’t be happier! There are those of you who will already have your end-of-year holiday planned to a tee. Then, of course, there are those who haven’t even had time to think about it. Either way, the holiday season is coming up and you’ve got to be ready. Whether you are traveling across an ocean, driving to somewhere amazing in South Africa, or even staying put at home, you’ll want to be ready no matter what.

Now to make sure you are ready for your incredible holiday, we’ve put together a helpful checklist to make sure your getaway trip doesn’t unexpectedly break down. Make sure you have the following before you hit the road:

  • House-sitter – Just one less thing to worry about.
  • Suntan lotion – For obvious reasons.
  • Your smile – So often overlooked but can make or break a vacation.
  • Phone charger – Or even better one for your car. You don’t want to lose connection with the world.
  • Cash for souvenirs – Be that cool friend, it’ll score you major points.
  • Your trusty camera - To capture all the amazing memories and moments along the way.
  • ID/Passport – Proof that you are a proud South African!
  • Entertainment – Like books, music, board games and more; it’s time to start chilling out your way.
  • Map/GPS – The sooner you get to your personal paradise, the better!
  • Emergency Numbers – Save the person to contact in an emergency under ICE (In Case of Emergency)
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New Listing | Dual Living at its Best

Four bedroom house for sale: 

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The perfect Constantia property for the extended family or if you need work-from-home office space. Large open plan living space including formal lounge, dining room and entertainment area. Main house: four spacious bedrooms, main en-suite bathroom and family bathroom. Separate study, kitchenette in bedroom wing, perfect for late night snacks or morning coffee.
Office space or Dual Living: four rooms plus guest bathroom.

Situated in sought after area of Constantia well known for its close proximity to top schools, easy access to all major roads, world class restaurants, wine estates, as well as numerous mountain and forest walking trails.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

Price includes Vat, therefore No Transfer Costs payable.

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