Homes for all seasons in Ruimsig

The Ruimsig area to the north-west of Johannesburg is currently experiencing robust property sales and a stock shortage in the R650 000 to R1,5m price range that is driving up prices.

Ruimsig has many outdoor attractions to offer residents, including a game of golf on the Ruimsig Country Club’s championship course.
That’s the word from Hanneleen le Roux, co-owner of the local RealNet franchise, who says most sales activity in the area at the moment is taking place in the R1m to R1,5m price bracket, and that prices are steadily rising.
“However, sellers with unrealistic expectations of the value of their property are still likely to be disappointed because buyers are very price conscious and looking for good value.”
In the higher price brackets, she says, there is still a fair amount of choice and buyers can afford to shop around for their ideal home. “There is also plenty of movement within Ruimsig, with people selling to upgrade to a better property rather than relocate to another area, and these buyers are well aware of what constitutes good value here and what does not. They know when a property is overpriced and won’t go near it.”
Safety and security is another priority when buying in this area, Le Roux says, as is proximity to the major arterials.“Many local residents commute to work in Pretoria every day using the N14, which is a relatively traffic-free highway with no tolls. The area is also conveniently located near Lanseria Airport.”
Shopping and entertainment opportunities abound at the Cradlestone Mall and Silver Star Casino, she says. You can also enjoy the great outdoors and birdwatching at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, a game of golf on the Ruimsig Country Club’s championship course, or a run at the Roodepoort Athletics Stadium.
Properties on offer in the area range from one-bedroom sectional title units close to Monash University campus and priced at around R375 000, to ultra-luxury homes priced at up to R16m in Poortview and the Featherbrooke Estate, which borders the botanical gardens.
“There is genuinely also something for everyone in the area’s many security estates, which include Ruimsig Golf Estate, Willowbrook Estate, Ruimsig Country Estate, Silver Valley Estate and the Pinehaven Country Estate on the boundary of the Cradle of Mankind,” Le Roux says.
New developments in these estates are ongoing, and there are also of plenty of vacant stands available.“In the Santa Maria Estate in Willowbrook,for example, vacant stands are selling for around R550 000 and building packages for R1,9m, while in the Silver Valley estate we have stands available from R700 000.”

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