Two Fabulous Spacious Rondebosch Apartments

 

A choice of two. A three and a four bedroom apartment.

Calling investors! This spacious flat in a prime location is just right for you. On the first floor of a small, well-managed block, there are four spacious bedrooms, three with ample bics, serviced by two bathrooms, one with a bath with shower unit plus a built in shower. The other en-suite to the master bedroom is shower only. There is also a good sized lounge that can accommodate a dining table. The galley-style kitchen with new countertops and plumbed for two appliances, and has outside access.

The biggest bonuses are: access from the lounge and end bedroom to a sunny, enclosed, east-facing balcony. A gas fireplace in the lounge is a real feature, and there are lots of bookshelves. Hardwearing carpets bring warmth to the living areas and bedrooms. A single automated garage comes on the title deed but there is also an undercover outside parking bay and ample street parking in the adjacent parking area. Also included, a downstairs shared storeroom and a staff bathroom shared with the block. The resident cat will attest to its pet friendliness – even dogs are allowed!! Location-wise, on the Jammie Shuttle route and walking distance to major schools in both directions, you can’t do better than this.

For more details contact Lisa Rowell

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Rondebosch – Midweek Showday!

 

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Midweek Showing – Wednesday 11 May  – You are invited!
From 4 till 6pm

Turn left off Milner Road, into Old Farm Road, then turn right right to 30 Keert-De-Koe Road
Call Trevor Rosenfield 0732989620

Excellent investment opportunity in Silver Mile.

Welcome home. Build your family memories in the heart of Rondebosch. An excellent location in a quiet tree-lined avenue within walking distance to leading schools and lovely suburban parks. Easy access to major arterial roads. This home offers three bedrooms, main with en-suite, all with built in cupboards. Family bathroom, large open plan kitchen opening to dining room.

A lovely lounge complete with beautiful Morso fireplace and pristine parquet flooring. The lounge opens to a lovely large established water-wise garden with great views, perfect to fit in a small swimming pool. Secure tandem parking behind an automated gate for up to four cars. Good security including an alarm system, outside beams and electric fence as well as a garden shed complete a fantastic investment opportunity.  More details.

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Feel Good Look Good Apartment

 

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2 Bedroom Apartment for Sale in Rondebosch

OLD WORLD CHARM WITH LOADS OF SPACE
Open the door and step into this beautiful spacious, old world charm beauty. It is the feel you get when you walk in, with high ceilings, large living areas but with modern touches. There is a strong demand for units in this sought after complex set in a beautiful garden. This 142 square metre apartment is in a complex which is secure and well managed in the heart of Rondebosch Village. Loads of living is waiting for you. You will be attracted to the convenient position of this property which is centrally located in the Bishops Prep area. Close to UCT and other top schools in Rondebosch Village, proximity to main roads, M3 and M5, railway station, all tick the boxes. The property is tenanted with a good rental in place till end of November. As an investment this is just what you are looking for.

On entering the front door, you will ascend the stairs to the living area, opening up to a large lounge, open plan kitchen and large dining area. Lots of light and space. The third bedroom could be converted to a study if needed. The second bedroom is a good size with built in cupboards. The large main bedroom which has a large separate walk in dressing room, beautiful bay windows and space for a writing bureau. A full good sized family bathroom with shower is all you need as well as a secure parking bay allocated to the apartment to end this off nicely.  More details

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Westerford High School – Excellence Awards

 

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Westerford High School was invited by our National Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motsheka, to attend the 2016 National Education Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Friday 1 April 2016.

At this prestigious function Westerford was honoured in two categories.

Firstly, in the category “Top performing Public School” Westerford was place second behind joint winners Eunice Secondary School in Bloemfontein and Danville Park Girls’ School in Durban, with Rustenburg Girls’ in third place. I believe this is based on the 2015 NSC results.

Secondly, we received a “Ministerial Award (2011-2015)”. This award, as we understand, is a special award to just one school, Westerford, for outstanding NSC results based on matric pass rate, matric Bachelors pass rate, results in Mathematics and results in Physical Science taken over the five year period 2011 to 2015.

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Sing for your Supper

 
A unique musical dining experience!

Sing for your supperThe Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town is hosting ‘Sing for your Supper‘ on Saturday 27 February. This choir fundraising evening is run by Monika Voysey and Marc Wassung, a dynamic husband and wife team.

The music is all about passion, emotion and flare, and Monika selects a special programme for the evening consisting of popular soprano opera arias, musical theatre and operatic pop.

The food is all about flavour. Marc is a trained chef and owner of the catering company, Banqueteurs. His food is fresh and vibrant. He uses seasonal ingredients and puts it all together in a creative and flavourful way.

The menu for the evening consists of canapés, (pear/gorgonzola tart, courgette fritters, seared tuna and chicken satay) and a buffet main course. (ricotta ravioli, glazed sweet potatoes, bulgar wheat with mint, parsley and sumac, Moroccan chicken tagine, roasted beef rump, salad greens and a rustic ratatouille.)
Dessert is poached pear with a five spice ice-cream.

Venue: Parish Hall, Campground Road, Rondebosch
Date: 27 February 2016
Time:
19:00–22:00Tickets are R240pp and will sell fast, so be sure to contact us soon to book your seats!
There is a cash bar and GETWINE are collaborating with us for this event.
There are some ten seater tables available for groups.
To purchase tickets, please email: tickets@philchoir.co.za

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Rondebosch Village

 

A modern and secure complex with views and style!

12 (1)Rondebosch Village is a beautiful complex close to the Rondebosch Common and adjacent to a boutique shopping centre comprising of Woolworths, Ninos, Autobanks, Laundry and  Video shop. Also within walking distance to the Medical Hub of Rondebosch. Easy access to UCT and Jammie Shuttle.
The complex has lovely landscaped grounds and has wonderful views of Table Mountain and the Common.

This complex offers a modern, twenty-four hour secure lifestyle and is a great investment.

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Free Online Property Valuation

 

RondeboschObtaining 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 Rondebosch, 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.buttonValuator 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 Rondebosch 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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Thinking of Investing in Sectional Title in Rondebosch?

 

The tranquil suburb of Rondebosch (“the round tree”), in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, is well-known for its old oak trees that create a park-like setting. Rondebosch is home to a number of historical attractions. Guided tours and milling demonstrations are available at Mostert’s Mill, originally built on a farm in the valley of the Liesbeek River in 1796 and the Presidential home nearby is where the “Groote Schuur Minute” was co-signed by Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk as a commitment towards a peaceful process of negotiations, in 1990.

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The Rondebosch Common is a national monument and home to 200 indigenous plant species. The Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the Baxter Theatre and a number of good restaurants are close by.

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Rondebosch is within easy reach of Cape Town’s delights. Nearby attractions include Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain cableway. Attractive beaches (Camps Bay, Clifton, and Muizenberg) are 20 minutes away as are Hout Bay and Kalk Bay’s fishing harbours. Cape Point and the Stellenbosch Winelands are 30 minutes away.

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Rondebosch is an investors dream! There are many new sectional title apartment developments coming on stream in the Rondebosch area, but, if you are considering buying there, don’t forget to consider the older, very solidly built apartment blocks as well. They often offer great return on investment .Flats in the older blocks often have high ceilings, well proportioned rooms and, if the body corporate has been well managed, the accumulation of funds over time helps keep the monthly levies low.”

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Given the close proximity to UCT, Sectional Title Units are very good investments. According to CMA Info the average price for Rondebosch sectional title units rose from R345 000 in 2003 to R950 000 in 2012. The report shows that there has been a steady increase in prices and that prices have been consistently higher than in the rest of the Cape Metropole.

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“If you are considering investing in property, it could pay to get involved in the student market. If you are prepared to manage the investment yourself, there is a huge return on renting to foreign students coming to UCT who are looking for furnished accommodation.

“We have also noticed an increase in young foreigners coming to South Africa to do their internships, and this sort of accommodation is ideal for them.”

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Rondebosch is also home to some of the top schools in the country (Bishops and S.A.C.S. being only 2 to mention) so weather you are looking to invest or raise a family, Rondebosch is the place to be.

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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.

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