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WESTERN CAPE: BUY HERE: Our insider’s guide to Brackenfell

Feb 20, 2019 7:52:48 PM Share this:

Offering many property options, this large suburb close to the Winelands has a nature reserve on its doorstep

If you’re looking for value, consider the northern suburbs. Brackenfell is a short drive to the city on the N1, offers a range of property types, has good schools
close by and a number of attractions on its doorstep.

“We’ve seen steady growth in the sale price of properties in the area,” says Denis Dunn, principal at Harcourts Dunn.

“The advantage of Brackenfell is that it is a very large region with an array of property options. The average price for an apartment starts at R900000, and a townhouse ranges from R1.1 million to R1.8m. Full-title homes are priced on average from R1.7m to R2.8m, and a larger home can cost anywhere from R4.5m and higher. The rental market is booming. For any investor who wants a high-demand property, Brackenfell is a great place to start.

“The other obvious allure of the ever-growing Brackenfell region is the developments. At Harcourts Dunn we have a specialist developments team that assists clients with all their requirements. “Brackenfell has a selection of nice developments, catering for professionals, young families and investors.


The advantage of Brackenfell is that it is a large region with an array of property options. –
Denis Dunn, principal and owner Harcourts Dunn Picture: Supplied


“We’ve had a lot of interest in Burgundy Estate and the development is showing good rental returns. Some of the other developments in Brackenfell are Protea Heights, Morgenster, Kleinbron, Protea Village and Sonkring.

“The Cape Town property market was certainly under pressure during 2018. External economic factors, water shortages and overall political instability undoubtedly influenced the market.

However, the affordable and high-demand regions continued to defy the trends.” Dunn maintains that Brackenfell is one of those areas that continue to show great positive returns.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, Harcourts South Africa, Harcourts Dunn

Report states households are getting richer

Jul 21, 2016 11:01:55 PM Share this:

Despite the economic climate in South Africa being under pressure and to a certain extent unpredictable, according to the Momentum-Unisa SA Household Wealth Index the worth of households grew by 3.9% between the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016, with an increase of R67.8-billion.


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Topics: Buying, Money, Interest Rates, Consumers Under Pressure, Financial Decision, Mortgages

What millennial buyers are looking for

Apr 26, 2016 3:39:57 AM Share this:

Technology and modern design elements have undoubtedly influenced what first time buyers, especially millennials in the under 35 category, deem attractive. Access to tech hubs, Wi-Fi coverage and fibre optic connectivity,  as well as taking green innovations into consideration are all characteristics millennials are looking for.


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Topics: Buying, Real Estate, Millennial Buyers

Buying in an unstable economy

Mar 8, 2016 5:22:30 PM Share this:

Planning to buy a home usually takes a long term strategy, with many buyers having to either save for a deposit, assess affordability or scout for the perfect property to call home. Then when the time finally comes and the country’s economy seems to be unstable - interest rates are higher, banks are implementing stricter lending criteria, doomsayers are warning against long term investments, buyers could be caught in a funnel of information and be left confused and unnecessarily wary.


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Topics: Buying, Richard Gray, Harcourts, Salary, Finance, Money, Debt Consolidation

Stilbaai market sizzles into summer

Nov 30, 2015 9:53:20 PM Share this:

Located in a landmark setting at the top of the Kloofsig valley, this property offers beautiful sea and river views as well as five bedrooms, 3,5 bathrooms, three living areas and a double garage. It is for sale through Harcourts for R3,795m.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Sky-high prices prompt ‘feeding frenzy’ on Atlantic Seaboard

Nov 23, 2015 9:51:14 PM Share this:

This magnificent modern home in Nettleton Road in Clifton on the Atlantic Seaboard is being marketed by Harcourts for the “bargain” price of R39m. The area is known for having some of the highest priced real estate in SA, and homes in Nettleton Road inevitably offer spectacular ocean views. A home in this road recently made headlines when it sold for R110m.


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Topics: Press Release, Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Savvy cash buyers snap up Alberton homes

Nov 23, 2015 9:39:41 PM Share this:

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This four-bedroom, two bathroom home in upmarket Meyersdal is for sale through Harcourts for R4,199m. It has a spacious open-plan kitchen and living area leading out to a covered entertainment patio, a pool and two double garages.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, South Africa, Harcourts

Should you buy your childhood home?

Nov 11, 2015 10:36:39 PM Share this:

There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to buy the property you grew up in, but you shouldn’t let your head rule your heart.


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Topics: Buying, South Africa, Richard Gray, Harcourts