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Sectional Title 2017 at a Glance

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Southern Suburbs – Sectional Title Vacancy

Contact Andre de Villiers for a very exciting opportunity with our Cape Town South – Sectional Title Team.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity.

Call Andre now on 083 230 0549

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Will University Disruptions Affect Property Values?

reslifeunivOn Radio 567 it was mentioned that “unprecedented” numbers of students were now applying to attend private and overseas universities in the wake of the severe disruption and violence at universities across South Africa.

As many apartments have been bought by investors for student accommodation and are purchased as three or four year investments by parents, it is reasonable to consider that there may be an impact over time due to this issue, although with supply of apartments for purchase is at present at very low levels, so it is not expected that there will be an immediate impact.  If any owner is considering selling their apartment in the affected university areas, now may well prove to be a very good time to sell.

Chas Everitt’s Southern Suburbs Team represented by Lisa Rowell can be contacted on 082 844 0800  for a free no obligation valuation to assist you in making such a decision. Lisa can also be emailed on

Show Time this Sunday in Rondebosch

Rondebosch ApartmentGrotto Mews is nestled in the hub of Rondebosch, one of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It is primarily a residential suburb, with a medium-size shopping area. This complex is within walking distance from Riverside Mall, a small business district as well as the main campus of the University of Cape Town. Read more about this Rondebosch apartment for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

*Showhouse is this Sunday, 20 December 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.

Upper Claremont Buzz!

Intaba Building ImageIn the centre of Upper Claremont, you cannot miss this seven storey building, architecturally designed, and boasting a choice of either studio apartments right through to luxurious Penthouse living at its best.

Residents enjoy the communal pool and gym, which are situated within Intaba and have the benefit of being within walking distance of all major amenities (Woolworths, Cavendish Square, Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums and top restaurants).

Top-notch security throughout the premises (CCTV cameras, 24/7 concierge, access controlled key-tags).

This is a place with space, a spacious two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with open plan living and a balcony. Read more about this Upper Claremont apartment for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.

The market is a lot warmer than the weather!

TSTWe would like to share why, in this cold weather, we believe there is a very hot opportunity to put your apartment on the market right now!

Price is largely determined by supply and demand, and right now we have a substantial number of good buyers and there is not a lot to show them.  Many buyers are frustrated with what is on offer and many sellers we are working with hold an opinion that it would be better to wait until Spring to start marketing.

Think about it!  Right now your apartment will be competing with fewer other apartments on the market for the attention of buyers.  This is a huge marketing advantage in trying to secure a sale at the best possible price.

Should the buyer require finance, our friends in the home loan business confirm that banks are currently inclined to be a little more lenient, as there are fewer transactions.   Right now is the optimum time of the year to secure the financing needed to secure the sale.  Add to this, the market is generally expecting interest rates to move higher later in the year.

If you would like to take advantage of marketing your apartment right now, please give us a call

Newlands & Rondebosch
Charlene Faint
021 200 5882
Pat McCleland
021 200 5882



Designer Tricks for Small Apartments

small-apartment-design-813Generally the problem with decorating a small apartment is that it tends to get full quickly, resulting in overcrowding and no direction in terms of style and décor. But there is no good reason to live in an ordinary and plain apartment, even if the space is tight.

Make use of muted tones, cool hues and bright colours, and only use darker shades as accents.

1. Colour corrections 

Colour doesn’t only create a certain ambience, but it also plays an integral part in the perception of depth. This is achieved by making use of particular tones and colour intensities.

Avoid the consistent use of dark colours as they absorb light and make use of muted tones, cool hues and bright colours, and to only use darker shades as accents. Feature walls, borders and decorative detailing work beautifully as accent pieces.

Another way to introduce colour in a space is through accessories, which are affordable and easy to swap around.

2. Choosing furniture and accessories 

Furniture is the essence of any room and is therefore solely responsible for either taking up or providing clever ways of creating more space in a small flat.

Make sure that you use correctly scaled furniture in your apartment as the last thing you want is to have over-sized furniture or too much furniture that doesn’t allow for free movement.

3. Use various sources of lighting 

When it comes to illuminating your space, it is beneficial to have as much light as possible.

The not so new but increasingly popular way to do it is through a skylight. Not only a great way to enjoy some natural light, skylights also offer great views.

4. Be creative with storage

Walls are great for hanging art, achievements and photographs, but that’s not all. Whether you use rails, hooks, shelves or built-in cabinets, your walls are the perfect solution to freeing up floor space.

As an extra measure, you can also hang wall pockets, which can be used to store shoes, clothes and anything else you desire.

5. Putting up window treatments

Heavy and dark coloured window dressings make a room feel smaller. Keeping window dressings light allows sunlight into the room, which plays an important part in ‘opening’ up the space

Original Source: Property24

History of Iona Court

IMG_0198Nestled in the heart of Rondebosch Village is Iona, which is well known for its outstanding architectural design.  Iona Court was designed by the acclaimed Adéle Naudé Santos and Tony de Souza Santos in the 70’s.  The client wished to build thirteen one and two bedroom apartments on a property fifty feet wide with fifteen foot setbacks on each side.

View studio apartment for sale in Iona Court with a raised mezzanine sleeping area.

For more information contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116.

Newlands Sectional Title in Demand

Newlands Property 1It is no surprise that sectional title property in Newlands is in serious demand. With the Newlands property market gaining remarkable ground and becoming a favorable area for local buyers the allure of Sectional Title ownership has been on the increase over the past few months.

If you are an astute investor wishing to add to your property portfolio or thinking of taking that first step on the property ladder then this studio apartment is calling for your attention. Read more about this Newlands apartment for sale.

For more information contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116

Security a high priority for apartment buyers

1 (10)More and more sectional title buyers are stressing the need for increased security as a high priority.

This neat two apartment in Kent Gardens is a sought after location that meets the needs of such buyers.   On the third floor it is also a good example of what first time buyers and investors are looking for as it will certainly offer a good rental return in a high demand area.

Secure complexes like this are in big demand.  Kent Gardens is a safe, secure and a well run complex situated on the doorstep of leading schools, with easy access to most amenities.  Another trend is the demand for secure parking as fewer buyers are interested in looking at properties with street parking.  Read more about this Wynberg Apartment.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116 for further queries.