Property South Africa - What to Keep in Mind When Buying

Factors to keep in mind when buying a property in South Africa

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Sure, your average suburban home in South Africa may be located in a nice neighbourhood and offer decent amenities, but this is still nothing compared to the extravagant listings on the luxury market right now. If you are seeking a dream home that features high-style design and caters to your distinct taste, we at Fine & Country South Africa can help you find the right property.


Location must be prioritised


When looking for tips and advice on buying property, you will always hear about the importance of a great location. This factor cannot be overemphasised, as it has bearing on the current and future value of your home. It is true that you will pay less for a magnificent home in a more affordable neighbourhood, but the value of this property may depreciate over time due to the location. It is thus usually better to opt for the best neighbourhood in which you can afford a home, even if it means downscaling on a few features or investing in a property that needs some fixing up.


Ensure you have enough space


One can never have enough storage space. A marker of a truly luxurious property is that it includes ample storage like cupboards, closets, cabinets, drawers, a pantry, and even areas like an outdoor shed, pool house, storage unit, garages, or a basement. This is especially vital if you enjoy sophisticated, minimalistic décor – you will need a place to conceal all the clutter. Homes that feature modular designs that double as storage spaces are also a great idea. This can include staircases with built-in shelves, bookcase doors, and more.


Innovative security systems are a must-have


Affluent neighbourhoods are generally safer because criminals have more obstacles to get through, but any home can attract unwanted attention. Make sure that the property you buy is decked out with essential security features such as alarms, electric fencing, and camera monitoring systems. It is also a wise idea to look for a property in a neighbourhood that offers security patrols, armed response services, and high community engagement when it comes to the safety of those in the area.


Stylish kitchens add value to the property


A kitchen is often one of the first spaces in a property that people want to see. A lot of time is spent in a kitchen as it is a versatile area that is used for preparing food but also eating, socialising, and even working. A spacious kitchen with luxury finishes such as beautiful countertops, state-of-the-art appliances, and gorgeous materials used adds greatly to the value of a home and gives it a more welcoming and hospitable feel.


Luxury bathrooms and at-home spas


Gone are the days of cramped bathrooms – these days, bathrooms are relaxing, lavish sanctuaries unto their own. Freestanding tubs, steam rooms, and indoor hot tubs are the kinds of design elements that homes on the luxury market boast. With beautiful natural materials and even water features, bathrooms are about peace, pampering, and tranquillity.


Bedrooms of grandeur


Modern bedrooms function as so much more than just a place to sleep. A signature of luxury homes is large, multifunctional bedrooms that offer ample closet space, seating, dressing rooms, and perhaps even a workspace or small library nook.


Opulent outdoor facilities


Lush and healthy gardens with various spots for recreation and fun with family and friends are essential. Homeowners who enjoy entertaining guests will enjoy features like a pool, designated braai area, and a large yard that offers homeowners the beautiful views or privacy they are seeking.


Other factors set a property apart too, such as smart-home technology, properties located within an affluent estate, and timeless architecture. If you are seeking a gorgeous upmarket listing, we can assist you with some of the most exclusive properties available in the country. For more information, contact us.




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