Property News


Spike in rental demand in Hout Bay and Llandudno as tenants discover the lifestyle allure
Feb 5, 2014
Following a buoyant 2012, Seeff's rental agents in Hout Bay and Llandudno report that the last year has seen this sector of the market expand further with growth in the demand for rentals up by 20% year-on-year. After a few rather subdued years, we have seen a consistent influx of tenants to the village over the last two years, drawn largely by the laid-back lifestyle on offer, say rental agents, Ruth Webb and AnnaPaulina Botten.
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Breathtaking views and top class security beckons for family buyers in Bel’Aire Winelands Estate, Somerset West
Feb 5, 2014
Bel'Aire Winelands Estate, located on the edge of Somerset West boasts what must rank amongst the best views in the greater Cape Town metropolitan, says Seeff agents, Rosmarie Bell and Christian Kohnle. On a clear day, you can literally see across the entire Helderberg Basin as far as the Stellenbosch vineyards, the Strand and False Bay coastline.
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Hike in interest rate disappointing for housing market, says Seeff
Jan 30, 2014
Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff has reacted with shock and disappointment to the announcement by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to increase the repo rate by 50-basis points to 5,5%, effective from the 30thJanuary.
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Spouses selling houses: Roger and Glynis Hoaten acquire Seeff Berea and Seeff Durban North Licences
Jan 30, 2014
The Seeff Property Group welcomes new licensees to its Seeff KwaZulu-Natal fold: Roger and Glynis Hoaten have acquired the Seeff Berea and Seeff Durban North Licences. They will be operating from the Seeff Berea office from 1 February 2014 and will open a physicsl office in the Durban North area in the second half of 2014. Says Seeff Chairman Samuel Seeff: "The momentum created in the KZN region after 3 years of consistently high growth by Seeff in KZN has attracted business operators of the highest calibre. This talented professional couple investigated the top brands in real estate in KZN and chose to come to Seeffbecause of our successful and consistent growth in KZN as well as the strong evidence of cohesion and sharing among the different individual licence holders and the support given to them as new colleagues in a successful team. Their detailed orientation programme equipped them to hit the ground running. These new acquisitions are seen as the beginning of a steady acquisition stream for Seeff in the KZN region."
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Bumper holiday sales season for Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard lays the foundation for a good year, says Seeff
Jan 14, 2014

As the city hosted and continues to host the annual influx of local and foreign visitors, Seeff's Atlantic Seaboard managing director, Ian Slot says that the agency is experiencing a bumper holiday sales season. Following a better than expected performance of the market last year and with trade during the summer months significantly up on the same period last year, sellers can look forward to a good year. The city's growing prominence as a diverse tourist destination and the favourable exchange rate, he says is a definite boost for the property market.


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Seeff Knysna expands its rental footprint to capitalise on rising demand
Jan 14, 2014

Following a successful year for its Knysna, Sedgefield and Brenton operations, Seeff Knysna licensee, Ms Billy Rautenbach has announced the successful merger with one of the area's prominent rental principals, Suzi Bilyard whose Knysna Property Rentals' company is well known and respected within the area.


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Contemporary, luxurious and breathtaking sea and mountain views for new Camps Bay villa
Jan 14, 2014

What can aptly be described as one of the most exclusive new villas on the Camps Bay skyline has come onto the market, priced at R49 million. The home enjoys an elevated north-facing position with stunning mountain and waterfront views of Bakoven Bay. It is situated close to the beach and trendy promenade area, say Seeff's Camps Bay agents.


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Location and luxury lifestyle appeal for Benguela Cove Estate, last few plots up for grabs
Jan 14, 2014
The Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, located just outside of Hermanus and a mere 40-minutes' drive from the Cape Town Airport is still somewhat of a hidden gem for luxury property buyers, says Seeff agent, Linda Woolnough. For those that have discovered the allure of the estate, the location and lifestyle offers unparalleled appeal
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Despite growing sellers’ market, it is still a great time to buy property, says Seeff
Jan 14, 2014
With buyer sentiment growing, more balance in the market and coming off one of the best years since the economic downturn, the residential real estate market appears to be on solid ground as we head into 2014, says Seeff chairman, Samuel Seeff. Last year saw trading conditions in the primary urban sectors of the market at the best levels in more than five years with stock shortages and growing sellers' markets in the high demand areas. While the favourable buying conditions are set to persist, there is now for the first time in years, encouraging signs for sellers as well, he adds.
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Residential real estate market on solid ground heading into 2014
Dec 12, 2013
With buyer sentiment growing and more balance, the residential real estate market is on solid, although still somewhat fragile ground as we head into 2014. Given the macro-economic landscape, the market is naturally likely to remain under pressure, but coming off a good year, we anticipate stable conditions and business as usual for buyers and sellers.
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