Interested in Learning to Salsa!

Interested in Learning to Salsa!
Here is the schedule of ALL the classes:
Tuesdays 120 Buitengracht street (Above Soundmatch)
7pm-8pm – Improvers Technique LA Style Salsa
8pm-9pm – Beginners LA Style Salsa
8pm-9pm – Improvers LA Style Salsa
Wednesdays @ 1st Floor, KFC Building, Gabriel Road, Plumstead
7.30pm- 8.30pm Beginners LA Style Salsa
Thursdays 112 Loop Street, 5th floor
8pm-9pm – Kizomba Beginners
8pm-9pm – Kizomba Improvers
9pm-10pm – Bachata Beginners
9pm- 10pm- Bachata Improvers
Sensagria have added a new class for those who are at an Improvers level and above, called Improvers Technique. This class will be looking and the nitty gritty of some of the steps, picking out exactly what techniques we should be using to perfect the movements.  This is at Tuesdays at 7pm.
Private lessons are available over the weekends by pre-booking with us.
Our weekly party at Buena Vista Eden on the Bay continues EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page Sensagria Dance for updates and photos!
Carlos & Lani

Previously ‘Just Dancing Salsa’

Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch (PNW)

Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch (PNW)

Update:  
The Diep River Community Police Forum is holding a public meeting on Thursday April 28, at 11am, at Musgrave Park Retirement Village in Old Kendal Road.
The purpose is to to speak to the community about safety. Diep River Police members will be present to answer questions and general talk on safety.  Transport will be provided for those unable to attend on their own. To arrange this and for inquiries, contact Michael Kent on 021 797 83 55, 083 236 0387, or Meakent@gmail.com    – Info supplied by Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch

Have you recently joined Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch (PNW)?
Would you like to find out out more about PNW and what we do?
Would you like to become more involved with PNW?
Are you interested in patrolling and being the “eyes and ears” of our community?

If so then we invite you to join us at our next “Orientation for new members and patrollers training workshop” which will be held on Monday, 2 May 2016. Apologies but in the welcome letters the date of the workshop was incorrectly given as 3 May.   The aim of this workshop is to give you an overview of the activities of Plumstead Neighbourhood Watch, what we do and how we operate.

This workshop is aimed at new as well as existing members and in particular patrollers and will cover aspects such as the aims of patrolling, legal aspects, website overview, do’s and don’ts of patrolling, etc. This will also give you the opportunity to meet other members of PNW.

Directions to venue: The venue is located under the Victoria Road Bridge, next to the railway line with the entrance in Market Street

Note: For those members who want to patrol it is a requirement that you have a patrollers Identity Card. We will have the necessary forms available at the training for you to complete. We will also need two passport size photographs and a certified copy of your identity document.

Please come and join us, get to know our members and be prepared to assist in making the area we serve a safer place for us all.

CONSTANTIA VALLEY INFORMATION CENTRE (RADIO CONTROL) 086 000 2669 (24 HRS)
PNW is part of the Constantia Valley Watches Association (CVWA) which comprises several watches throughout the Constantia Valley  and its aim is to improve measures that deter crime through shared intelligence, resources and collective effort.

Don’t miss this one!

Don’t miss this one!

3 Bedroom House for Sale in Plumstead

This is a characterful family home.  This old Plumstead gem, is located in a pretty leafy road.  Transform this old lady into a contemporary family home and add value.  Leading off the proper entrance hall is a good sized lounge with a door to the ‘stoep’ with views over the front garden; the perfect spot for your morning coffee.

All three bedrooms are similarly sized, with space to add built in cupboards. Your blank canvas. The bathroom has a bath with shower, basin and toilet and there is also a separate toilet.

The dining room is separate and adjacent to the kitchen which has a separate scullery.  In the back garden there is are domestic quarters plus a separate gardener’s toilet.
Convert to dual living or a teen pad, or a work from home solution.

The back garden is big enough for a pool and a single garage with off-street parking for three further cars ’rounds off’ this offering.

More details on this Plumstead House For Sale

Plumstead accommodation at Pepper Cottages

Plumstead accommodation at Pepper Cottages

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Pepper Cottages offers affordable holiday and/or business self catering accommodation in the lush and peaceful suburb of Plumstead, Cape Town.
Centrally located, within 20 minutes drive of Cape Town V &A Waterfront and Airport.  This makes it an ideal base for holiday and/or business visitors.
Cottages overlook an enclosed private garden and swimming pool area.  Access to an entertainment and braai area.  Secure parking is provided behind electronic gates.

Email:  peppercottages@iafrica.com
Website:  www.peppercottages.co.za
Fax:  international +27862191953 local 0862191953
GPS:  Latitude:  -34.02742 Longitude: 18.47039
http://blog.sa-venues.com/reviews/pepper-cottages/

Plumstead Property Snapshot

First Quarter Plumstead 2016 compared with 2015
                                                                                               2015                                                                    2016
Total no. properties (Sectional title & freehold)         51                                                                         29
Total Rand Value                                                               R76,985,00                                                       R51,570,00
Average Asking Price                                                        R1,600,078                                                       R1,845,828
Average Selling Price                                                        R1,509,510                                                        R1,778,276
Average Difference                                                            5.7%                                                                    3.7%
Average Listing Days                                                        28                                                                        16

Free Property Valuation

Plumstead 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 Plumstead, 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.Green buttonValuator is a service provided by: HOMEimage.

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Southfield Property in Demand

Southfield is an ideal place to raise a family in the Southern Suburbs.  With a number of excellent schools in the area, the location has become a firm favourite for everyone from first-time buyers to larger families looking to settle in a safe, beautiful and convenient area. 

Four bedroom home with huge potential:

southfield propertySolid home in a quiet street offers plenty of space for the growing family.  The house is well-positioned on the plot, leaving lots of room in the back garden to add a entertainment area while you make the most of distant mountain views. Read more about this Southfield property for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Franlize Fourie on 083 701 6534 or email franlize@everitt.co.za.

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 Plumstead 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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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.

Show Time in Southfield

Comfortable family home:
pl homeHuge open plan lounge with fire place leading to open plan kitchen. Entertainment room leads to pool and braai area. The flat consists of a lounge with separate dining room an open plan kitchen, one bedroom with en-suite bathroom and there is an additional loft room. Read more about this Southfield property for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Franlize Fourie on 083 701 6534 or email franlize@everitt.co.za.

Showhouse is this Sunday, 24 January 2016 from 2pm – 5pm.