Property News


It’s boom time again for Bantry Bay and Fresnaye
Dec 8, 2014
It is boom time again for sellers in the neighbouring suburbs of Bantry Bay and Fresnaye according to Seeff's luxury market specialist, Lance Cohen. These two areas, particularly favoured by residential family buyers and professionals, has seen demand build steadily year-on-year since 2009 with homes now also selling well at the top end of the market and, on the whole, within about 10% of the list prices.
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Exclusive beach-side Llandudno increasingly luring big spenders
Dec 8, 2014
The small and exclusive suburb of Llandudno that hugs the coastline between Camps Bay and Hout Bay is increasingly luring big spenders. Along with wealthy local executives and families, foreigners, mostly Europeans are heading here and snapping up exclusive homes in mostly cash deals.
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Brisk demand, record prices for Kenilworth/Claremont flats and clusters
Dec 8, 2014
With the busiest time in the Kenilworth/Claremont sectional title and cluster market now setting in, Seeff agents, Sean Guy and Belinda Keys say it is the ideal time for sellers to list. On the whole, the market has been very buoyant this year with properties selling in many instances within 48 hours of listing and, at the full asking price and more in a number of instances.
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Klipbokskraal near Montagu, gem of the Klein Karoo on the market for R15.2 million
Dec 8, 2014
One of the most sought-after properties of the Klein Karoo, Klipbokskraal, located about 20kms from Montagu has come onto the market, priced at R15.2 million.
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Tourism boom set to further boost summer sales across the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl suburbs
Nov 25, 2014
On the back of an overall better sentiment in the Cape property market, agents across the premier property belt of the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl are bracing for hot summer trade. Seeff's managing director the areas, Ian Slot says that with domestic and international tourism in recovery, the city is set to welcome even more visitors this year.
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A charmed life and excellent property value in the quaint Klein-Karoo village of De Rust
Nov 25, 2014
There is something quite undeniable about the allure of the Klein-Karoo. With a landscape of stark contrast and dotted with quaint villages such as De Rust, about half an hour's drive from Oudtshoorn, there is most definitely something to pause about here for property buyers according to Seeff agent, Johan Gerber.
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B&B in Midlands Meander offers business opportunity or can be lovely large family home with two cottages, at R5.5m
Nov 25, 2014
Currently run as a B&B with a four-star grading with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, a special property situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander, set above its own trout dam, is now for sale on sole mandate with Seeff at R5.5 million.
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Steady interest rate adds a little more festive cheer for property and the economy
Nov 21, 2014
The announcement by new Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee would keep the repo rate unchanged at 5,75% (base home loan rate at 9,25%) is indeed welcome news for home owners, prospective buyers and the economy as a whole according to Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff.
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Don’t forget these 6 things when moving out
Nov 20, 2014

Don't forget these 6 things when moving out

Leaving an old community can be difficult. On top of moving your possessions, selling your home, and saying goodbye to old friends, it can be hard to remember the things you need to do in order to set up the new life waiting for youin a new location. To make it easier, Elaine Chetty of Seeff Richards Bay offers a handy guide to make your move smoother.

Banks:Check your new city/town to see if your bank has a branch nearby. If not, you may need to switch banks; this is especially true if your bank is regional....
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‘Tis the season to be selling – property finally has something to cheer about heading to 2015
Nov 17, 2014
Coming off five years of low growth on the back of tight economic conditions, this year has seen the property market emerge from one of the toughest down-cycles, says Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff. This turnaround is indeed something to cheer about, he adds.
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