Family Home in Normandy Village

A much-loved family home …

This North facing home is on one of the larger erven in Normandy Village. Sort after for its offering of 24-hour security.

The home has great flow and spacious accommodation. The lounge has an aluminium stacking door which opens to the covered, paved patio and garden. The open plan lounge flows to a dining area which fits an eight seater table. The modern kitchen has black marble worktops and cupboards are a cherry wood finish. Space for three appliances and plenty of plug points at the worktops. The family bathroom has bath, loo & basin. Two of the three bedrooms are double rooms and the smaller room fits a three-quarter bed. The bedrooms are fitted with top quality laminate flooring and all have built-in cupboards.

The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a door opening to the patio. Single garage and space for 2 or more cars behind the automated gate. Waste no time to book your appointment to view.

Contact area specialist Joan Ross to view 

Show Time in Diep River

1FaureModern, neat and functional spaces makes this home very appealing to the professional executive or young family. The North-facing entertainment area with sparkling pool is set in beautifully manicured gardens. Sunny bedrooms and newly fitted bathrooms. Read more about this three bedroom property for sale in Diep River.

*Showhouse is this Sunday, 10 January 2016 from 14:00 til 17:00.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Joan Ross on 021 712 7002 / 083 419 5301 for further queries.

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

mistakesEvery day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not.

  • Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want.
  • Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as well as it allows criminals to steal your mail and gain personal information.
  • Open windows – windows are often the easiest entry point for burglars to access your home as doors can be sturdy and deadlocked.
  • Leaving valuables in sight – valuables should be left out sight so that burglars and stored away as expensive items signal that you have money and is a clear indicator to a burglar that your home is worth targeting.
  • No visible security – securing your home with burglar bars and visible security measures is a huge deterrent to burglars.
  • Not maintaining your yard – a messy yard is a signal to a burglar that you are an easy target as untrimmed trees and hedges make for potential hiding places.
  • Updating social media – avoid using social media to let strangers know your whereabouts as you never know who is following you online.
  • A lifeless home – leaving lights and the TV / Radio on a timer can signal to a burglar that someone is home.

Download eBook: 8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

Resource: Cammy

Cammy is an Australian company that captures motion detected events only, saving you from searching through meaningless footage.

Holiday Safety

Holiday SafetyChristmas is a busy time of year for everyone, but ensuring your home is properly protected against festive crime should be made a priority.

Many of us will be spending time away from home visiting family or travelling abroad. It is also a time when the house is full of valuable items such as gifts, food and wine. Because of this, Christmas traditionally sees a sharp increase in domestic burglary, with criminals targeting houses when they are at their most vulnerable.

To avoid being a victim of festive theft, take a look at these tips for protecting your home this Christmas.

While out shopping:

  • Try to avoid doing most of your shopping  in one trip as you may struggle to carry all your bags therefore you will be distracted, making it easier for a thief to steal from you.
  • Keep your handbag closed and hold all bags securely to make it more difficult for the pickpockets.  Keep mobile phones out of sight. Try not to keep too much cash and keep your cheque book and credit card separate.
  • Try not to go back to your car in the middle of the shopping trip to put gifts in the boot, thieves may be watching car parks for this opportunity.
  • Always ensure that Christmas shopping/gifts is placed in the boot of the car and out of sight. Check that  all windows and doors are shut and locked. 

Celebrations:

  • During the month of December we have many Christmas celebrations and social events to attend: remember pubs, restaurants and other venues are often crowded.
  • Don’t leave bags over the back of your chair where its easy for thieves to run off with them. Keep your bag zip closed and your wallet and mobile safely inside.
  • If you will not be driving to the place make prior arrangements as to how you will get home. Make sure someone knows where you are going and what time you will be back.
  • Avoid any potential distraction on the street and don’t get too drunk as you could become an easy target.

At home:

  • Try to avoid putting Christmas gifts under the tree until Christmas Eve!
  • If you go out in the evening make sure that some lights are left on to make it look like someone is home. However, do not leave your Christmas tree lights on when you are out of the house, as these are a frequently the cause of domestic fires
  • If you are going away for Christmas put an automatic timer on lights and ask a trusted friend to watch the house for you. Don’t forget to cancel your newspaper .
  • After Christmas, when taking your rubbish out, make sure that the boxes of your Christmas gifts are not easily visible, burglars will be on the look out to see who received top of the range equipment, worth breaking-in for.

Sold in Diep River

A solid family home:

retreatA Cape Dutch home in Allenby Estate has capacity for two rental income opportunities in addition to the main home. The house is North facing to a small, neat garden. Read more about this sold property in Retreat.

 

 

Dual living convenience:

retretThis home is larger than average for the Suburb of Steenberg. Access to main freeways and close to the train station is easy from this location. It has been thoughtfully set up for dual living convenience. Read more about this sold property in Retreat.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Joan Ross on 021 712 7002 / 083 419 5301 for further queries.

The Pamper Hamper is Back!

It’s that time of year where we like to help spread the Christmas Cheer.PamperHamper
Musgrave Park Service Centre, Diep River, has asked us to assist them in co-ordinating with the neighbouring suburbs as last years Pamper Hamper was such a huge success and enjoyed by all.
Fran & I with Citty & Jean
It’s been a tough year financially for many folks at the home and the service centre has suggested that 2015 gifts be essential toiletries needed daily.
Deodorant, toothpaste and soap are some of the items mentioned.
If you wish to contribute edible items like biscuits, chocolates and juice, you can email mpsc1010@gmail.com or call the Chairperson Citty on 012 712 8722 or 084 723 2203. Kindly drop off any donations before the 11 December 2015 at the Chas Everitt Constantia Office, Shop 26, Park ‘n Shop Centre, Cnr. Firgrove Way & Howard Drive, Meadowridge.

Make a Difference this MOVEmber

ChasEveritt-300x300Movember is all about raising awareness about men’s health!

As an individual agent Joan Ross is offering a R2500 donation towards The Movember Foundation on all her listings taken in the month of November no matter when the property is sold.  
Chas Everitt is prepared to support Joan in this fund raiser and has agreed to contribute equally to her donation, so together make a donation of R5000 towards this worthy cause for every ‘Movember’ listing!
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising R5.7 billion and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Joan Ross will make the donation in your name, no matter when she sells your property.

Read more here:  https://za.movember.com
Contact Chas Everitt agent Joan Ross on 083 419 5301 or email joan@everitt.co.za to make a difference today!