Investment Property Atlantic Seaboard | Luxury Investment Properties

Atlantic Seaboard investment properties enjoy local and international exposure

 

At Fine & Country South Africa, we are always at pains to emphasise one particular and very important aspect of property selection to all our clients, because this issue applies to all property acquisitions, investment or for own occupation, irrespective of type or area.

 

It is that of location. This is despite the fact that the market on which we focus is exclusively the upper end – luxury properties, which are seldom encountered in areas that are not generally regarded as being occupied by folks that are equally well-heeled.

 

Avoid over-capitalisation

 

On the odd occasion that one does find a luxurious property that seems almost out of place because it’s located in a less affluent suburb, this usually means that the owner has over-capitalised his or her property. It fails to have the investment value that it should possess because it is situated in the “wrong” area. Such a home usually stands out from its neighbours, since it is completely unlike them in every way; it’s obvious that a great deal of money has been spent here.

 

If one were able to move the dwelling to a location that is commensurate with the actual amount of money spent on the property, inclusive of its expensive improvements, it would probably be worth a small fortune and be an excellent investment. Instead, the owner has wasted their money; they cannot get back what was spent, let alone show a meaningful profit when selling.

 

Other factors and the Atlantic Seaboard

 

Nonetheless, factors other than location or area also determine the investment value and capital growth potential of upmarket properties in South Africa. Some of the following factors are typically relevant, whilst being especially applicable to the highly desirable Atlantic Seaboard. Here are a few:

 

  • Popularity and demand, as well as supply – a sought-after area versus the number of possible properties – investment opportunities – that exist there. If, for any reason, many people would love to live in a specific place, but the availability of properties is limited, prices will in all likelihood increase by a greater percentage and more rapidly than the average of those elsewhere. Basically, this is the law of supply and demand at work. When demand outstrips supply, the price escalates in response to these circumstances, which greatly enhances investment values.

 

  • Cape Town, its elite, select suburbs and in particular, those situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, are perfect illustrations of this principal. Even though the Atlantic Seaboard encompasses an extensive portion of the Cape coastline, it is nonetheless finite. The dwindling supply or availability of such seaboard properties serves to increase prices on any vacant undeveloped land, as well as the prices and investment worth of existing properties, which come onto the market for resale.

 

  • Proximity to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean is a huge drawcard. One can almost guarantee that beachside and ocean-fronting homes along the Atlantic Seaboard will retain their desirability for an unlimited time, certainly well into the future, likewise their investment value. It’s virtually a case of “we all want to live there, but only a few of us are able to do so”.

 

  • Investing in property on the Atlantic Seaboard, equates to investing in sensational natural beauty combined with breathtaking views.

 

  • Many parts of South Africa, including the Cape Town area, are increasingly popular with visitors and property investors from abroad. For some time and at present, in early 2018, currency exchange rates favour purchasers from abroad, further increasing the already stiff competition for prime Atlantic Seaboard property acquisition.

 

Whether buying or selling luxurious Atlantic Seaboard investment properties, Fine & Country South Africa is the obvious choice of agencies to assist you with your property transactions in this prime market sector. With more than 300 locations worldwide and award-winning marketing campaigns, we offer buyers and sellers an extensive network of bona fide prospects that maximise their exposure, locally and abroad – a recipe for successful property investments.

 

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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

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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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