Specialists in Midrand’s upmarket security estates

 

Modern Midrand has changed a great deal since its early days as Halfway House, a small settlement surrounded by farms, smallholdings, and veld, approximately halfway between the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg, hence its erstwhile name.

 

In those days, this midway point, now Midrand, consisted of a filling station, a smallish hotel, and a few independently owned shops, with little else. Today, Midrand is a thriving area with a host of surrounding suburbs, many of which are frankly and unashamedly affluent, especially those that are home to luxuriously appointed security estates.

 

It is thought that there are two principal reasons for the huge growth in the security estate property market – a growth which appears to be unabated and remains unsaturated. First and foremost, the security factor of such gated communities is apparent and obvious.

 

It is, unfortunately, a fact of life that South Africa’s crime rates are high. This is in many cases the result of poor education, coupled with a high unemployment rate, and rapid, unplanned urbanisation. Living in a security estate is one of the most effective ways of ensuring the safety and security of oneself, and one’s family and possessions.

 

Minimised risks, increased security

 

Almost of equal importance, modern South Africans prefer a “lock up and go” lifestyle, one which is only realistic within the boundaries of a security estate, again because potential security issues are minimised and mitigated by having one’s residence located in an estate with access control, an electric fence, security guards or patrols, and neighbours that live in close proximity.

 

The latter factor and the regular movement of people within the estate are also deterrents to criminal activity in these developments. Short-term insurance companies recognise the advantages that security estate living offers, which means that the monthly premiums for household insurance are likely to be more reasonably priced because the risks of theft, burglary, and crime-related damage are far fewer than elsewhere – a clear illustration of increased security.

 

Choosing the right Midrand security estate

 

All security estates are not equal; no two are identical in almost any respect. It’s important that you choose the Midrand security estate that’s ideal for you. Fine & Country South Africa is on hand to assist you every step of the way to ensure that you do so, right from the word “go”.

 

We specialise in the luxury, high-end property market, and we’re highly successful in our chosen sector. One of our professional estate agents will dedicate their time, efforts, and extensive local knowledge of security estate living and life in Midrand to you throughout the entire purchasing (or selling) process, and beyond, as necessary.

 

Remember that you are thinking of buying into an enclosed community and its lifestyle. As soon as you move into a security estate, you become a member of that community. There are several factors of which you should be aware before you finally decide that living in a security estate will suit you. Some of these include:

 

  • Every security estate, including the ones in Midrand’s affluent developments, has its own set of rules and regulations, by which all residents must abide. The original residents’ association draws up the community’s set of rules, which may be changed or amended by subsequent elected association members, plus a quorum of property owners. It is crucial that you familiarise yourself with the rules..

 

  • Although access control measures vary from estate to estate, all persons entering and exiting the gated community must comply with them. Without a degree of such controls, the all-important security aspect wouldn’t exist.

 

  • Living in a security estate is also a lifestyle choice. Different estates focus on different types of lifestyles.

 

Regardless of which security estate in Midrand takes your fancy, we’ll have a property specialist at your service to ensure that you choose your dream home wisely.

 

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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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