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Free Property Valuation

Constantia ValuatorObtaining 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 Constantia, 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.Button BlackValuator 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.

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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 Constantia 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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Update on the Ladies Mile Waste Site

ladies_mile_depot-300x151Rumours are rife regarding what is happening at the ‘Ladies Mile site’ and the owners/developers have at last allowed us to provide an overview.

In August 2015, the CPOA attended a presentation by the owners (represented by Mr Rashaad Solomon), Shoprite Checkers Property Division and members of their project professional team.

Firstly, it is important to define the property in question as it is not the entire site bounded by the M3, Ladies Mile, Spaanschemat River Rd and Kendal Road (i.e. erf 4724). It is limited to erven 13707 and 13708, together comprising a trapezoidal shaped land portion of approximately 1,5 hectares between the traffic lights and the M3 – around 20% of the whole site.

Rashaad gave an overview of the history of the property which the Solomon family purchased in 1902. They farmed vegetables and grapes for both local consumption and export. The property was considered to be Constantia’s commercial hub and there were 3 farm stalls (fresh produce, butcher and a dairy) where other farmers (of all races) sold their produce and bought provisions. The family were forced to leave the property in the 1960’s under the Group Areas Act.

Having been awarded the property in a protracted land restitution claim process, the family are keen to “bring back what was there”, although obviously farming is not a viable proposition. The Land Claims Commissioner required a business plan from the claimants as part of the Settlement Agreement. Thus the vision for the entire site, including another portion east of the M3, is for a mixed use development including residential and public open spaces which can be cross subsidized with some commercial and retail components.

The proposal for this first portion is for an ‘upmarket’ retail centre comprising a flagship Checkers on the M3 side and signature buildings on the Ladies Mile side including restaurants and convenience shops. A basement will cover the entire site to accommodate parking, services, storage and loading. The intention is to create an ‘open environment’ with low level walling, landscaping and lighting will be ‘low intensity’. Checkers will have a trading space of approximately 2900 m2 and the total development is approximately 9850m2 including basement parking etc.

A lot of thought has gone into dealing with site access/traffic and the planners have discussed the possibility of a traffic circle at the Ladies Mile/Spaanschemat River Rd intersection with the City.

The application process has commenced, with applications having been submitted to Heritage Western Cape, the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and the City of Cape Town – the Application Pre-Consultation Phase has been concluded with the City.

Subsequent to finalisation and formal acceptance of the Land Use Application by the City, the application will be advertised in terms of a public participation programme whereby the public will be afforded the opportunity to comment on the proposed development.

View Map of Waste Site Here

Original Source: Constantia Property Owners’ Association

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Upper Constantia Living

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New release in Upper Constantia

Upper Constantia lies in one of the greenest and most ambient parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long drive ways and oak-lined streets.

With Constantia being centrally located, sought after areas within Constantia offer a wide range of premium residential lifestyles, for those wanting to indulge in the ‘finer things in life’. A family orientated suburb offering a variety of property styles over a vast green valley region.

Set on half an acre in the heart of Upper Constantia, is this charmingly elegant Georgian home. Offering comfortable family living with four bedrooms plus an outside flatlet. Read more about this Upper Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 084 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries.

Showhouse this Sunday, 13 December 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.

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Constantia Living at its Finest

13 IMG_0704cConstantia lies in one of the greenest and most ambient parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long drive ways and oak-lined streets.

Situated in a very quiet area of Constantia, this family home offers a spacious open plan lounge with fireplace, A large enclosed covered verandah with built-in braai that is ideal for entertaining and overlooks the garden and pool area. Read more about this Constantia property for sale.

Contact Shanaz Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for additional queries.

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Constantia Living at its Best

Upper Constantia Property Constantia lies in one of the greenest and most ambient parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long drive ways and oak-lined streets.

With Constantia being centrally located, sought after areas within Constantia offer a wide range of premium residential lifestyles, for those wanting to indulge in the ‘finer things in life’. A family orientated suburb offering a variety of property styles over a vast green valley region.

This immaculate four bedroom home set in a cul-de-sac, is ideal for extended family living as it offers a separate double storey cottage, state of the art security and magnificent manicured gardens. Read more about this Upper Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 084 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries.

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Chas Everitt signs deal with Gumtree

mail.google.comEveryone knows Gumtree.  Gumtree is primarily a Classified Portal founded in the UK, AUS, NZ and SA. In 2005 it was bought by the global giant eBay. They are SA’s #1 Classified Site, the 6th biggest Website in SA.  Their focus on a simple mobile interface and a easy to use App is paying dividends and their across the board popularity is increasing. Their App is the 11th most downloaded App in Android free Apps.mail.google.comReal Estate

Due to their size Gumtree is also now 2nd in SA on Property after Property24 and better than PrivateProperty. Gumtree attracted over 1 300 000 visits in June (P24 2 400 000 and PP 1 100 000).

Gumtree are about to launch a major drive into real estate sales the from August 2015. With the traffic and eyes they control, their funding via eBay and their already being a Top 10 site, they are a major player.

Our Marketing Solutions ensure maximum exposure to qualified buyers.  As from this week all Chas Everitt listings are now on Gumtree. 

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A Home for all Seasons

ConstantiaThis sheltered valley is home to some of Cape Town’s most sought-after propertiesConstantia lies in one of the greenest and most ambient parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long drive ways and oak-lined streets.

With Constantia being centrally located, sought after areas within Constantia offer a wide range of premium residential lifestyles, for those wanting to indulge in the ‘finer things in life’. A family orientated suburb offering a variety of property styles over a vast green valley region.

This is a home for all seasons and for all reasons. There are so many options for this versatile five bedroom home. Read more about this Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 0834599523 or Di Forster on 0721229798 for further queries.

 

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Beautifully Renovated Large Family Home

Featured PropertyUpper Constantia home offers dual living plus work from home options. Main house offers four large bedrooms, three with doors opening onto patio overlooking pool and garden where children can play all day. Family living area opens to a eat-in area overlooking beautiful courtyard with water feature and flows to galley style kitchen with granite tops and antique washed cupboards. Separate dining and lounge area. Read more

Contact Chas Everitt agent Sally Gracie on 083 459 9523 for more information.

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The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The massive fire raging in the southern peninsula mountains is set to burn for at least another two days – perhaps longer.

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