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Southern Suburbs' agents desperately seeking sellers
Aug 4, 2014

Just when agents thought it was time to have a breather after all the swallows had returned to their nests in Europe, local buyers exploded onto the Southern Suburbs scene according to Andy Todd, says Seeff's managing director for the area. Buyers are flocking to weekly show houses, enquiries are at record levels and properties are selling almost as soon as they are listed, he says....
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Life in the slow lane, Cape country and coastal retirement villages a smart and affordable choice
Aug 4, 2014
When it comes to heading for the slow lane and thinking about retirement, today's options for buyers have thankfully come a long way from the traditional concept of an old aged home, says Ian Badenhorst, Seeff's managing director for the Cape country areas. With security and a focus on a quality lifestyle, we have seen a range of alternatives, from retirement villages to assisted living centres making their appearance.
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Idyllic setting, water in abundance and excellent commercial prospects drive strong demand for Stanford lifestyle farms
Aug 4, 2014
Few country regions compare to the idyllic location of Stanford in the Overberg region of the Southern Cape. With the Akkedisberg Mountains as a backdrop and the Klein River flowing through the area, lifestyle farms especially enjoy a particularly scenic setting, something that has led to strong demand from buyers not only from within the Cape region, but also upcountry according to Seeff's Bredasdorp agent, John Albertyn.
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Camps Bay tops when it comes to the best views, lifestyle vibe, luxury villas and value growth
Aug 4, 2014

Camps Bay is simply in a league of its own when it comes to the best views, lifestyle vibe, superb choice of luxury villas and property value growth according to Seeff's agents, Lyn Pope and Rochelle Serman. With the Twelve Apostles Mountain and Lion's Head as a dramatic backdrop and its sandy, white beach, rocky coastline, crystal clear water and palm-lined promenade, the location is every bit as beautiful as St Tropez on the French Riviera and even Spain's top luxury holiday spot, Ibiza, say the agents....
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A taste of Provence in the shadow of Table Mountain, Upper Constantia home on the market for R14,5 million
Jul 30, 2014
When it comes to the best of country living, yet with big city convenience on the doorstep, few neighbourhoods can compete with Constantia, say Seeff agents, Shelley Kruger, Janine Stevenson, Marie Durr and Liza Snijman. Verdant, with lovely tree-lined lanes and with the Constantiaberg and Kirstenbosch Mountains as a towering backdrop, residences in the suburb enjoy a real rural setting and tranquility.
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Buoyant demand, stock shortages in Hout Bay
Jul 30, 2014
The buoyant demand for Hout Bay's laid-back lifestyle has led to a significant improvement in sales this year with properties selling fast and for close to or more than the asking price according to Seeff's managing director, James Lewis. Stock levels have more than halved and our agents are inundated with buyer enquiries, but there is just not enough properties coming onto the market to meet the demand right now.
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Waterfront property yields 23%-52% value growth in under five years
Jul 30, 2014
The continent's most exclusive waterside residential development, the V&A Waterfront has shown significant value growth over the last five years according to Seeff's agents, Kim Bailey and Ross Levin. Apartments on the Canal now cost on average R48,000/sqm, up by 23% from R39,057 in 2009 while units on the exclusive Front Yacht Basin now sell for R67,000/sqm on average, 52% more than the 2009-rate of R43,956.
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Southern Suburbs’ security estates tops for luxury lifestyle buyers, delivers superb capital growth
Jul 24, 2014
When it comes to top end luxury lifestyle buyers, the security estates of the Southern Suburbs, especially those around Tokai, are the top choice right now not only for the secure lifestyle, but for the superb value growth on offer, says Seeff's managing director for the area, Andy Todd. Estates such as Stonehurst, Silvertree, Silwersteen, Steenberg and the Nieuwe Steenberg Estate development have become sought-after residential nodes and buyers are prepared to pay well into the upper millions for luxury homes here, he says.

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Lifestyle farm buyers discover the allure and unbeatable value of the Breede River Valley
Jul 24, 2014
While the trek to the urban centres in search of better economic prospects continue, there is no doubt that urbanites are increasingly looking at swopping the stress of the city for the serenity of the country, says Seeff's principal for Robertson and surrounds, Polla van Wyk. While the decision is a permanent relocation for some, for others it is the opportunity to invest in a country getaway to escape to as often as possible.
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Sun, sea and surf, Jeffreys Bay real estate ready for the big wave again
Jul 24, 2014
After a subdued few years, the Jeffreys Bay real estate market is looking up and ready for a big wave again according to Gerrie Nieuwenhuis, Seeff's principal for the area. Buyers are trickling back and buying activity continues to improve, but there is still plenty of excellent value on offer here, he says.
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