It’s boom time in friendly Kuils River

The property market in Kuils River is booming, with huge demand from first-time homebuyers and young families, especially, putting serious pressure on stock levels.

This lovely home in upmarket Haasendal, Kuils River, is for sale through Harcourts for R2,8m. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a well-finished modern kitchen with separate scullery, and an automated double garage with direct access to the house.

That’s the word from Ferdi Abrahams, owner of leading local agency Harcourts Prosperity, who says that Kuils River’s unique country ambience, coupled with the affordability of its homes, is particularly attractive to such buyers in the context of the much higher prices in most other towns close to Cape Town.

“What is more, although there are now major stock shortages in the most sought-after suburbs, including Jakarandas and Haasendal, we at Harcourts Prosperity have found a solution for prospective buyers, in the form of plot-and-plan packages in which we connect the client and the builder who manages the whole development process.

“In this way, we are able to get families into their dream homes on stands of between 500sqm and 750sqm for less than R1,6m – in areas where pre-owned homes generally range from R1,9m to about R3,9m and are out of the reach of most young couples.”

For those looking for even more affordable options, he says, there are townhouses available for around R900 000 in Mikro Park and new homes at prices from around R630 000 in the Colombard Village development in nearby Eersterivier. Career singles can also find flats in Kuils River for as little as R390 000 to around R450 000.

Other attractions of the area include excellent schools and proximity to the Cape winelands, Blouberg beaches and Stellenbosch University. The international airport is also just 15 minutes’ drive away and the Zevenwacht Estate is on the doorstep.

“In addition, there are few enclosed gardens and if there are fences, they are low, ensuring an open, friendly atmosphere where young families can bond and interact with each other. Children can still roam freely and are safe walking back from school. Houses are freehold, open and help to maintain a real community spirit where people still know their neighbours,” Abrahams says.

“Exceptional value can also be found in the more established suburbs, which are favoured by older families looking for larger stands and prepared to renovated outdated kitchens and bathrooms. In Amandelsig and Amandelrug, for example, freehold family homes on stands of around 800sqm sell for around R1,75m, and average prices are even lower in Soneike (R1,5m), Silver Oaks (R1,3m) and Mabille Park (R980 000).”

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