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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

Intaba News

Intaba Building ImageTransferred Sales in 2014 and 2015 for Intaba in Claremont:

  • 13 Transferred Sales took place in 2014, in the amount R50 453 410, of which R5 300 000 were Bonded.
  • Only 2 Transferred Sales have taken place in 2015 thus far, in the amount of R3 100 000, of which R1 200 000 was Bonded* Based on information sourced from CMA Info, SAPTG and Propstats.
The highest price obtained at Intaba for 2014 was a two bedroom, two bathroom Penthouse which sold for  R4 500 000.

The Chas Everitt CMA – Comparative Market Analysis of your apartment at Intaba is designed to help you determine your best possible asking price. By studying other apartments that were recently sold which are similar to yours, you will be able to make a more informed decision regarding your current competitive market position.

For a no obligation valuation of your property please contact Charlene Faint on 083 765 2116.

It’s All About Location

Sold three bedroom apartment:

Apartment 1Situated in a sought after location this comfortable apartment is spread over two levels with three good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. Open plan living with kitchen, dining, lounge and guest toilet downstairs. Two garages and two parking bays complete this perfect picture. Read more


Sold two bedroom Apartment: 

Salwood-1AAn easy to care for unit with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. The unit is situated in a very safe and secure complex, which includes a lock-up garage; 24 hours security and an electric gate. Read more

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

Sold Sectional Title in Southern Suburbs

Two bedroom sectional title sold in Claremont:

claremontpropertyThis two bedroom apartment in the Main Road-facing block D has one full bathroom and an open-plan kitchen and living area. There is an open balcony allowing the sun to shine right into your living area and main bedroom. Read more…

Two bedroom apartment sold in Rondebosch:

12 (1)Modern and secure complex with views and style  A beautiful complex close to the Rondebosch Common and adjacent to a boutique shopping centre comprising of Woolworths, Ninos, Autobanks, Laundry and Video shop. Read more…



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