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Despite the tough economic conditions that prevailed in South Africa when worldwide recession threatened this country too, the property market in the South African Mother City, Cape Town, showed little, if any, negative effect or sign of slowing down. It continues to be extremely healthy today.

Popularity

This begs the question – why is property that’s offered for sale in Cape Town seemingly almost immune from negative economic forces? One of the likely answers lies in the city’s and region’s popularity as a prime place to live, work and play.

According to various surveys, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg were rated as the best large South African cities in which to live and buy property. Most surveys appear to have taken the following living and lifestyle conditions into account when conducting popularity research:

  • Housing – including rentals, maintenance services and peripherals, such as furniture and appliances.

 

  • Infrastructure and services – public transport, supply of electricity and water, roads and traffic patterns.

 

  • Health and medical considerations – accessibility of hospitals, clinics and supporting health services, waste removal, sewerage services, air pollution, overall health risks.

 

  • Schooling – schools and other educational facilities, and their standards and reputations.

 

  • Surroundings or natural environment – weather, climate and natural features.

 

  • Shops and shopping – for daily necessities, fresh produce, vehicles and clothing (locally manufactured and international branded goods).

 

  • Entertainment and recreation facilities – including movie theatres, restaurants, theatres, art galleries, sports and other leisure activities.

 

  • Social and political factors – local government, stability, security, law enforcement and policies, crime statistics, and public perception of crime and its control measures.

 

  • Socio-cultural factors.

 

  • Economic conditions – banks and banking, and the exchange rates of relevant currencies.

 

Currencies and exchange rates

A weaker local currency, when compared to that of another country – the exchange rate between the two – always favours the latter, who is enabled to buy better or get “more for their buck”, because their spending power is enhanced by having the stronger currency to exchange for that which is local – ZAR in this instance.

Because Cape Town is right up there along with the world’s most beautiful cities, as well as being one of South Africa’s most desirable cities in which to live, buy and invest in property, you’ll do well to engage the services of a leading estate agency with thorough, meaningful local knowledge about living conditions in and around Cape Town – Fine & Country South Africa. Our professional, experienced agents also know and understand the various factors that influence supply, demand and prices of upper-end, luxurious properties for sale in the Western Cape.

Supply, demand and price

When demand is great and supply isn’t limitless, desirability and prices win the day. When both these factors continue to increase, a trend is set, one that seems likely to continue, although not always at the same pace.

According various recent surveys, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg are the best cities in which to live in South Africa. These are also the cities where many of the country’s most opulent and grand properties are to be found, and where the best prices are realised.

The supply or availability of luxury properties in Cape Town is finite. The demand is high and the sale prices often reach record highs, something which presents no problem for buyers that are favoured by currency exchange rates.

Despite this, the luxury property market also remains wide open and accessible to numerous South Africans, who also hold their place amongst Fine & Country South Africa’s satisfied clients. We specialise in this upmarket property sector.

Fine & Country South Africa

Our agents possess the specialised local property and lifestyle knowledge about the geographical areas in which they operate, thus providing buyers with relevant information that many other agencies fail to recognise as being important to buyers

We have a network that includes associates in more than 300 offices internationally, making us the best placed to provide our local and international clients with expert guidance and assistance throughout their purchase or sales process.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FINE & COUNTRY

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MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomRussiaFranceHungaryMaltaSpainPortugalEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesRomaniaNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

Media Centre


MEDIA CENTRE Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

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Fine & Country Foreign Exchange


We have partnered with IFX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »