Bergvliet and Meadowridge have a selection of convenient and tranquil coffee shops for when you just want to get away, read a book or do some work away from the office.
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of cake to top it off, or enjoy a light lunch! In Bergvliet, at the Sherwood Centre in Childrens Way, you will find the Lime Tree Café which is open on Monday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea. It is closed Sunday and Monday evenings. Contact on 021 712 1497 to book at this light and bright Café. http://www.limetreecafe.co.za
The Bergvliet Blog Bergvliet.co.za now features a very useful recycling widget that will allow you to search for any manner of material or substance that you wish to recycle within a radius search you can select and it will through the LOCATE ME facility tell you what options you have. Give it a try – you can’t miss it ‘bright green on the right of the screen’!
On Show Sunday! Set in a highly sort after road in #Meadowridge , this family home is great for children and for South African garden enthusiasts, as mostly an indigenous garden. There is even a tree house and a built in trampoline in the back garden.
The north west facing side of the home consists of a sparkling pool and a patio with a built in braai, perfect for entertaining for those hot summer days. One enters the house into a lounge with a fireplace and French doors that open on to the back verandah and garden. The kitchen has a country feel to it and has ample cupboards. The house consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms (small en-suite). The full family bathroom is modern. In the back garden off the kitchen area is a large room which originally was used as a work from home, but now is a teenager’s pad. Also a laundry room and an outside covered drying area.
There is a double carport and a long driveway with lots of additional parking behind a secure gate. Within walking distance to Sweet Valley Primary. For more details click here!
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At a full Council sitting, The City of Cape Town last night approved the Link Africa agreement for utilising the storm water and sewer pipes for Fibre Optic cable rollout – and Constantia is the first beneficiaries of this system as we have piloted this scheme as a community initiative. The agreement applies to the whole metropole. Constantia then Bergvliet and Tokai will be the first areas to roll out in the Southern Suburbs.
The infrastructure has already started going into the ground , so get on to the top of the list for link up – visit www.constantiafibre.com to sign up with an ISP of your choice if you haven’t already done so – and move out of the dark ages of unreliable adsl !
Mike Voortman (Chairman)
Constantia Valley Watches Association
Obtaining a propertyvaluation 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.
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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.
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“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.