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There is nothing worse than returning from a well-rested holiday only to find that your house is in disarray. Don’t let your well-deserved summer holiday become a nightmare return. Seeff’s agents say prepping your property for the holidays is as important as the holiday itself.Here’s how …
Rare indeed, but you can own a piece of a private seafront estate in Pringle Bay for just R13 million, says John du Toit, Seeff’s Licensee for the Overstrand area. The property is 4475sqm in extent and runs to the ocean. It comes with a 400sqm Mediterranean-styled home with fabulous all-round uninterrupted sea views.
The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank to retain the repo rate at 6.75% (home loan base rate at 10.25%) comes as little surprise in view of the weak economic climate, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.
Buying a property could be a challenging process and buyers need to be very mindful of every single aspect that could impact on their property at the time of buying and also in future.
Seeff Randburg recently launched sales under exclusive mandate for national developer Reeflords’s latest 317-unit project in the popular suburb of Randpark Ridge, allowing investors to now obtain property in a formerly unaffordable suburb with an excellent location.
The suburbs of Randburg are extremely diverse and offer something for everyone, catering to a wide variety of tastes and styles of living, says Chris Hajec, Seeff’s MD in this well-known area of Johannesburg.
If your property is sitting on the market for longer than it should, there could be some easily resolved reasons for this. Here are five things you could be doing wrong.
Seeff uMhlanga has initiated a campaign to say “Thank you!” to local heroes in uMhlanga Rocks. The campaign is set to run to the end of November, and calls on the uMhlanga community to choose their local hero – someone who has directly impacted on their lives or the spaces in which they live, work or play.
The property market has shifted notably over the last 18 months as the fall-out from the weak political and economic climate, poor growth and credit downgrades continue.
The demand from wealthy South Africans for offshore property investments for a variety of reasons, from holiday and retirement homes to investing in Citizenship by Investment programmes, has boosted demand for Malta property.
As the tenant in a rental property, there might come a time when the property owner decides that they want to sell.
It is important to know how this might affect you and your lease agreement.
Seeff gives some guidelines
If your home has just been listed, chances are good that there are already many other homes in the same price range competing with it.
Luxury housing is arriving in Sea Point for the first time in a significant way with the launch of the new ‘Elements’ development, comprising of two tandem buildings, Elements on Main and Elements on Battery. Both offer fabulous views and access to a rooftop entertainment and leisure area with a pool located at the top of Elements on Main.
Following Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba’s maiden mini budget presentation to Parliament, Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group has advised that the key message out of the presentation, being poor economic growth and rising sovereign debt levels, all point to a period of prudence for the property market.
Ready for your first home but don’t know where to start? Here is an easy 10-step guide to help you on your way to securing your first home.
Show days are a very important selling tool, but it is not as easy as just tidying up and putting your house on show.Here’s what you need to do to get the most out of your show day:
Digital disruptions are not the end of (good) real estate companies. While technology is a great tool, at the end of the day, whatever online site you may use, people sell property.
If you were wise enough to invest in property in an area like Braamfontein, Bryanston, Sea Point or Observatory in the Cape a few years ago you would have plenty of reason to smile right now.
When it comes to the best addresses in the country, there is almost no price too high for well-heeled buyers to secure their home in one of the best ranked streets.From the Atlantic Seaboard, Bishopscourt and Constantia to Sandton and Johannesburg, these are the streets where top end buyers will consistently invest some of the highest prices to get the right address and views.
Recognising the importance of accommodating foreign buyers and investors, the Mauritian government recently introduced changes to its property legislation. That now allows more foreigners to invest in property on this beautiful island.Seeff Mauritius has just launched a top class seafront development with apartments and penthouses with stunning finishes, panoramic sea views and direct beach access.
When it comes to lifestyle, golf and vineyard estates rank among the most sought-after investments, drawing a broad spectrum of buyers from families, professionals and even foreign summer home buyers.Few destinations top the fabulous views and lifestyle of the Paarl Valley. Here, you will find the top ranked Boschenmeer Golf Estate with its scenic location, excellent golf course and club house and market beating average property value growth.
Even though the Far East of Pretoria has always offered sound real estate opportunities, property experts agree that investing in this area has never been more favourable than what it is right now.
The demand for Hout Bay is such that it continues to be an active property market with land especially in short supply.A newly subdivided vacant plot on the market in sought-after Tarragona with some of the best views in the Cape is therefore a rare opportunity. It is fully landscaped with an existing Olive grove and offers a generous building platform of approx. 833sqm.
Seeff Dolphin Coast Principal Andreas Wassenaar recently analysed the 451 property transactions concluded in Zimbali Coastal Resort between 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2017, which revealed some interesting aspects of the Zimbali property market.
12 Tinderwood Loop in Zimbali Coastal Resort is for sale at R25m or available to rent at R100 000 per month (fully furnished and equipped).
Although Clifton will always be the top luxury suburb in the country, Camps Bay has seen the highest number of R20 million-plus sales over the last 18 months. The suburb benefits from its fabulous location and palm-tree lined promenade that adds to the attraction.Property in the suburb is an excellent investment as more high net-worth buyers are discovering.
The Cape's buoyant tourism trade is excellent news for country property locations.As more people visit the small towns of the various country regions of the Cape, they are discovering a fabulous lifestyle devoid of stress.Many are now investing in country property, some making the move to the country while others are investing in a weekend getaway or retirement home.
For R2 million and even a little less you can buy a lovely home in a sought after area in Gauteng no matter where you choose to live, says various Seeff licensees in all the major areas across this province.
An excellent investment opportunity with yields estimated at 11% is currently being marketed by Seeff in Northriding.
Discover the darling of the Garden Route, Knysna and you will find it does not just have a stunning scenic location, but is home to the highest number of multi-millionaire owned second homes in the country.It has two top golf estates and waterfront suburbs that are drawing the attention of buyers from across the country and globe.