Why sought-after property has excellent investment potential in Franschhoek
The Western Cape town of Franschhoek is such a breathtaking, beautiful, and iconic destination in South Africa, that it’s almost impossible to imagine that any property here and in the general area might lack investment potential.
A serious business
Nevertheless, investments and investing are a serious business, particularly so when property is involved, since this investment vehicle usually involves a great deal of money and is meant to be a medium- to long-term investment. One may strike, if lucky, and accrue a handsome profit in the short term, but this is the exception, rather than the rule.
It’s essential to have a knowledgeable person, representing a highly reputable company that specialises in high-end property sales and purchases, on and at your side, ensuring that you avoid pitfalls in your property transactions. This is even more applicable if the property is purchased purely for investment purposes, and not as one’s primary residence or business premises, with the expectation that it will accrue a substantial investment value over time.
Serious about the property sector
Fine & Country South Africa is serious about this country’s luxury property sector. We’re the South African division of an international group of reputable estate agencies, which is represented by offices and independent personnel in countries and locations that feature exclusive properties in upmarket, affluent areas.
We’re represented in more than 300 international offices, and of course, in most of South Africa’s sought-after, well-heeled cities and towns, with Franschhoek being one of them.
One of the major advantages of engaging the services of one of our agents in Franschhoek (and elsewhere in South Africa’s best areas) has its foundation in the fact that our estate agents have actual hands-on experience of living and working in the Franschhoek community.
As part of the community in which they operate, our agents know Franschhoek intimately, and are thus able to provide you with facts and features of doing so – facts and characteristics that other agencies may not know about or neglect to tell you about. Franschhoek is full of features, so there’s a great deal to know about this jewel in the Western Cape.
A fraction of Franschhoek’s unique features
- Property prices in and around Franschhoek have not only held their value well, but they’ve grown exponentially, and this trend shows every indication that it’s likely to continue, well into the future, which is a crucial factor for investment properties.
- Franschhoek is one of the oldest South African towns and was settled mainly by the French Huguenots when they fled religious persecution against their Protestant reformist beliefs. At its most severe, persecution of Protestant Huguenots took place in France during the latter quarter of the 17th century. In 1688, they began to settle in a magnificent, fertile valley, surrounded by impressive mountains, which was to become Franschhoek (French Corner).
- Franschhoek still maintains much of its original character and charm, French influence, and classic Cape Dutch architecture, which is visible in heritage building styles.
- Well-known wineries and world-class, fine-dining restaurants in the Franschhoek valley have been instrumental in giving this town an alternative name – the Gourmet Capital of South Africa – a powerful drawcard for locals and visitors from afar and abroad.
- Likewise, the area’s natural beauty attracts tourists and people who want to relocate to Franschhoek, thereby increasing the investment potential of properties here.
- In response to the ever-increasing number of tourists and visitors who come to experience Franschhoek, there are outstanding attractions and activities that enhance the allure of the town, and its business and investment opportunities.
It’s no wonder that Franschhoek sounds like a dream destination, because it is. With the able assistance of a Fine & Country South Africa estate agent, you can make your property dreams become a reality by owning a piece of Franschhoek that has significant investment potential.