Property News


Brittania Bay on the West Coast a good bet for holiday home value seekers
Dec 11, 2013
The flat market conditions make this an ideal time to invest in a second home, especially along the coast, says Seeff West Coast agent, Karin Holloway. Whether for holiday or investment purposes, buyers looking for real value though should widen their scope to the smaller, lesser known spots where prices have largely remained stagnant over the last few years. Buying now, means that you can pick up a property at an excellent price that is bound to accumulate in value quite rapidly once the market turns, but buying smart and holding onto your property for at least five years is necessary to turn it into a veritable long-term asset.
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Affordable new apartments near Midrand Gautrain sell out fast, second phase launched
Dec 11, 2013
The first phase of the affordable new apartment development, Birchfield, located in Grand Central near the Midrand Gautrain station that launched about six months ago is just about sold out, says Seeff Sandton/Midrand Projects Director, Glen Fisher. The response was overwhelming and testimony to the demand for affordable homes close to transport infrastructure.
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Luxury estate home complete with a mini soccer field on the market in Fourways Gardens for R9,9 million
Nov 29, 2013
Want to raise the next Leo Messi or Ronaldo? Then your very own mini soccer field will be just the decider when it comes to a luxury home in the Fourways Gardens Estate that is on the market for R9,9 million, say Seeff agents, Sharon Caradoc-Davies and Michele Zuccollo.
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Family buyers drive buoyant demand for Newlands homes, say agents
Nov 29, 2013
As one of the most central neighbourhoods of the Southern Suburbs with top class schools and UCT on the doorstep, the leafy lanes of Newlands has always held great appeal for family buyers, say Seeff agents, Barbara van der Westhuyzen and Vanessa Clerke.
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Location and luxury lifestyle for the Atlantic Seaboard’s trophy homes
Nov 29, 2013
Demand for suburbs such as Clifton, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye and Camps Bay is up year-on-year and homes here continue to raise the bar in terms of the exclusive lifestyle and the price that buyers are prepared, says Seeff's Atlantic Seaboard luxury market specialist, Lance Cohen. Exclusive trophy homes here are increasingly fetching prices upwards of R20-R30 million and are beginning to breach the R100 million barrier.
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Robust outlook for 2014 as the housing market gains momentum
Nov 29, 2013
With 2014 set to be a milestone year as we celebrate 20 years of democracy and hold elections, there is much to be upbeat about. After five years of inhibited growth, activity in the primary urban areas has strengthened notably with conditions at the healthiest levels since the economic down-turn. Next year, we may well see the first signs of real growth and double-digit price growth is a real possibility in the primary urban areas.
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Stable interest rate good news for housing and consumers, says Seeff
Nov 21, 2013
A stable interest rate is good news for the housing market and consumers, says Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff who welcomed today's decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate at its current level of 5%. Right now, a stable interest rate is the best course for the property market and in fact for the economy as a whole.
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Positive outlook for 2014 as the primary housing market continues to gather momentum
Nov 12, 2013
With 2014 set to be a milestone year for the country as we celebrate 20 years of democracy and head into an elections year that is likely to dominate the landscape, Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff says that there is much to be upbeat about. Following five years of inhibited growth and, while still a telling tale of two halves, activity in the primary urban areas has strengthened notably this year and is now at the healthiest levels since 2009. Next year may well be year where we see the first signs of real growth since 2007 with potential double-digit price growth in the primary urban areas a real possibility, he adds.
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Village lifestyle, location and top-class security draws cash buyers to Lonehill, says Seeff
Oct 29, 2013
The suburb of Lonehill, located just north of the Sandton CBD has seen a mini boom and an influx of cash buyers this year, say Seeff agents, Karin Van Schalkwyk and Olimpia Vanderlis. It offers a real village-like lifestyle, excellent infrastructure, a mix of homes to suit just about every budget and above all, top-class security. For family buyers especially, a secure neighbourhood has become a real ‘must' when it comes to shopping for a home and Lonehill ticks all of the boxes for buyers, say the agents.
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Historic Morton Manor, a 1948 Georgian Manor House built by the well-known author, HV Morton on the market in Somerset West for R30 million
Oct 29, 2013
One of the most unique properties in Somerset West, Morton Manor, a Georgian Manor House that was built in 1948 by the well-known British author, travel writer and journalist, HV Morton, is on the market for R30 million excluding VAT. There is also no transfer duty payable, an added benefit for potential buyers, says Seeff agent, Jane Steven.
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