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Property in Bloemfontein a good investment says RE/MAX First

“People buy property in Bloemfontein because of the country atmosphere and because they are still able to get access to anything that you’ll find in any other big city in South Africa”, says RE/MAX First owner Erna Goodes.

Bloemfontein, also known as Mangaung, boasts with so many points of  interest that this city should not be taken lightly when considering the major cities of South Africa.  The Capital City of the Free State province is home to the High Court of South Africa, world class sport stadiums like Free State rugby stadium and OUTsurance Oval, which is mainly used for cricket.  Athlone Stadium is the battle ground of premier league soccer team, the Bloemfontein Celtic and Olympic Gold Medalist, Ryk Neetling also once called Bloemfontein home with its World Class swimming facilities.   


Let’s not forget the excellent educational opportunities offered by this city, Goodes says.  Grey College, Unice Girls School, Oranje Meisies, Jim Fouché and Sentraal are all amongst some of the top schools in our country.  Tertiary education also forms an integral part of the City with the University of the Free State or Kovies with, amongst other, the medical faculty and also the Central University of Technology, Free State that offers great courses for a professional career.


In terms of property sales in Bloemfontein, Goodes says that estate agents in Bloemfontein did not experience the typical steep up and down hill curves of those operating in other cities.  “We’ve always experienced a fairly stable and flowing real estate market in Bloemfontein”, she adds.  “Most of our property sales happened in the popular suburb of Langenhovenpark”.  According to Goodes, Langenhovenpark is a modern, safe and very affordable suburb. 


“The average price of a house being sold in Bloemfontein is between R1,2 million and R1,5million and the most common property type still being sold is houses.   Next to Langenhovenpark, you’ll get absolute value for your money when buying in Dan Pienaar, Universitas and Fichard Park, just to name a few.  A new trend that we are also experiencing in the Bloemfontein property market is buying of houses in areas such as Westdene.  The main purpose of the purchase is to also serve as an office or working place for people operating from home.  “This is becoming more of a commercial area now”, says Goodes.


The stable property market in Bloemfontein enabled RE/MAX First to recently open their second office in Fichard Park.  The original RE/MAX First office is located in the Westdene Centre, Bloemfontein.



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