Young buyers snap up homes in Alberton

Its excellent positioning and access to a range of amenities from schools and medical facilities to shopping centres and entertainment nodes is what makes this Johannesburg suburb a popular choice for many, according to Martin and Jenny de Necker, Broker/Owners of RE/MAX All Stars, which services the suburb of Alberton along with Johannesburg South and Germiston.

“Buyers in these suburbs are predominantly families that are looking for well-priced homes that provide a safe environment for their children,” they say. “Prices for property in Alberton and its surrounding areas range from R400 000 up to R10 million, depending on the size, features and location of the property. Both freestanding houses and sectional title units are popular property options that are in demand with buyers.”

According to information sourced from Lightstone, a property statistics and data provider, 40% of recent buyers in Alberton were aged between 18 and 35, a clear indication that buyers in the area are getting younger. Here close of 70% of the suburb is made up of freehold homes, with the balance sectional title units. During 2011, the average price of freehold homes sold in Alberton was around the R795 000 mark, while sectional title homes sold for an average of R428 000.

The de Neckers report that the RE/MAX All Stars Alberton office officially opened in July 2008 and has experienced exceptional growth since then with 19 agents currently working at this office.

The level of success that the de Neckers have achieved has been recognised nationally. Aside from receiving numerous RE/MAX of Southern Africa awards, Jenny de Necker was recognised as a finalist in the coveted Property Professional of the Year awards ceremony held in Johannesburg this month.

Sponsored by First National Bank, The Property Professional Awards pay homage to estate agents throughout South Africa who have shown that they have what it takes to be leaders in the industry.

Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, congratulates Jenny for her sales excellence and stellar professional attributes for which she has been duly recognised and rewarded.

Looking forward the de Neckers foresee a small percentage growth for property in Alberton, as with the rest of the country, over the next 12 to 18 months.

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