Seeff Pinelands

Lack of affordable housing driving rental and sectional title market

The housing market for first time buyers in Pinelands and the Southern Suburbs is under pressure as prices have increased dramatically in the past three years, with average prices rising at more than 11% per annum. This is well above the current inflation rate.

This has resulted in first time buyers and investors seeking the purchase of Sectional Title apartments. In the past 3 months we have concluded a number of sales in popular blocks such as Culemborg, Garden City Heights, Nightingale Close and Riverplace Mews.
The average price is around R16 000 per m², up from R11 000 just a couple of years ago. A 75m² apartment will now cost about R1.2m and a 90m² will cost you around R1.5m, with the bigger 3 bed apartments selling for as much as R1.75m.
Those with off street parking or garages are even more popular. We recently had five offers on an apartment in Nightingale Close which finally sold for R50 000 above asking price.
Investors driven by yields are also preferring the Sectional Title market where they can achieve rentals of anywhere between R7 000pm for a one bedroom and R12 000pm for a three bedroom apartment. We also notice that there is a scaling down from the bigger homes in Pinelands to smaller accommodation, with many homeowners seeking to convert part of their homes into ‘granny flats’ to subsidize their income.
The security aspect also plays a role where buyers and tenants choose to live. The Sectional Title market is generally accepted to be more secure than-free standing homes.

Please give us a call for any advice regarding the sale or rental of your property. We will be delighted to be of service to you.

Homes for Sale • • • for more

4 Bedroom House in Thornton
New Release. Sole Mandate. 3 / 4 Bedroom house in a quiet road. Lounge with feature fireplace. Dining room. Lovely kitchen with gas stove and beautiful cupboards. 2 Bathrooms. Huge potential with a separate entrance. Large pool and remote controlled garage doors and gate.

Thornton • House • 4 • 2 • ref:400969

R730 000
2 Bedroom Apartment in Thornton
New Release Thornton. Apartment with two bedrooms. Open plan kitchen to comfortable lounge. A lock up and go with secure access control. Lease in place until February 2017. Would suit investor buyer.

Thornton • House • 2 • 1 • ref:398055

2 Bedroom House in Pinelands
New Listing Sole Mandate. Beautifully maintained home set on a corner stand in the heart of Pinelands. Lounge with fireplace and sunroom. Separate dining room leads to large open plan fitted kitchen with granite tops. Two spacious bedrooms with built-in cupboards. Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom plus full family bathroom. Gleaming wooden floors throughout. Small poolroom with sliding doors to pool and garden. Double automated garage with carport. Pinelands - a Place where strangers become friends.

Pinelands • House • 2 • 2 • ref:401078

4 Bedroom House in Pinelands
New Listing - Sole Mandate. This beautiful 4 bedroom family home is perfectly situated in Olde Pinelands. Entrance hall, large lounge with fire place and bay window. Main bedroom with built-in cupboards, study and en-suite bathroom. 2 Bedrooms with built-in cupboards. Guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Family bathroom and separate guest loo. Open plan kitchen, dining and family room with beautiful French doors opening to undercover patio overlooking a well established garden and heated pool with solar panels. Separate laundry and play room. Double garage with direct access. Wendy house. Irrigation system and Water Rhapsody system. Alarm. Pinelands - a Place where strangers become friends

Pinelands • House • 4 • 3 • ref:402549

5 Bedroom House
Joint Mandate. Beautifully renovated family home with quality finishes close to shops and Green school. Entrance leading to lounge with fireplace ,open plan dining room and stunning fully fitted gourmet kitchen. 4 Bedrooms (main with en-suite bathroom), 2 family bathrooms, TV room, study and teenagers den. All bedrooms with built-in cupboards. Separate entrance flatlet with bedroom and bathroom. Conservatory leading to pool. Double garage, laundry and domestic quarters. Large corner plot 1016 sq m. Security beams and alarm. Not a thing to be done - just move in!

Pinelands • House • 5 • 4 • ref:389904

Park Lane
Exclusive Park Lane. Sought-after easy living. Open plan lounge to kitchen, with French doors to a delightful back garden. 2 or 3 Bedrooms, 2 with built in cupboards - 3rd bedroom currently being used as a separate dining room with bay window. Direct access from the single automated garage including access to the back garden. Very secure living in this gated community.

Pinelands • House • 3 • 2 • ref:392116

4 Bedroom House/Villa
New listing - Sole mandate. Olde Pinelands family home. This 4 bedroomed home currently rented out is conveniently situated near public transport. Country style open plan kitchen with separate laundry. Large lounge and dining area with fireplace and bay window. 3 well sized bedrooms and family bathroom with sep loo downstairs. Upstairs is the 4th bedroom with en suite bathroom. Large back garden with pool makes for great entertaining. Bonus - Separate entrance flatlet. Note that the lease is in place until end of December 2016.

Pinelands • House • 4 • 2 • ref:393550

R0 000 POA
3 Bedroom Apartment
Sole mandate. Simplex in popular Garden City Heights. Open plan lounge / dining room and kitchen. 3 Generous bedrooms all with built in cupboards, 2 bathrooms (main en-suite and dressing room off main bedroom. Balcony off lounge and main bedroom. Communal pool. Laundromat. Secure with automated access.

Pinelands • Apartment • 3 • 2 • ref:391952

Homes to Rent • for more

R5200 per month
Pinelands • Apartment • 0 • 1 • ref:396784
Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage for rental. This spacious garden cottage offers open plan living consisting of lounge with doors leading to a private brick paved patio, bedroom alcove opening onto lounge with built-in cupboards, bathroom and kitchenette. Wooden floors. Secure parking behind remote gates is an added bonus. Available as from 1 August. Rental per month R5,200 Deposit R7 800 Lease fee R 850 Total R13 850

At Seeff Pinelands
our reputation is our best asset.

When you ask us to sell or rent your property, our promise is to get you the right price in the shortest time with the least amount of inconvenience.

The Pinelands Branch is situated in Howard Centre and operates in Pinelands and Thornton. We have been a part of the community since 1967. As a family run business linked to a National and International agency we combine individual attention with the benefits of a wide network.

For an exceptional experience when selling, buying or letting please call or visit us.

Contact Us
tel: 021 531 7507
fax: 021 531 2962
address: Suite SF 09, Howard Centre, Pinelands, 7405
Loraine Meyer
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 082 786 2225
Johan Meyer
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 082 807 0633
Kathy Anderson
Pinelands Sales
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 083 987 7673
Julie Meyer
Pinelands Sales
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 083 288 8481
Pauline Hareb
Thornton Sales
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 082 490 0344
Pat Peat
Thornton Sales
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 083 290 1331
Leslie Brown
Thornton Sales
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 084 556 6778
Robyn Meyer
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 078 359 0354
Stephanie West
Rental Administrator
tel: 021 531 7507
cell: 083 563 4871
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