select
|

RE/MAX Kowie new contracted agents for Royal Alfred Marina

Warwick Heny, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Kowie, which has handled property sales, holiday and long term rentals within the Royal Alfred Marina for a number of years, is proud to announce that The Royal Alfred Marina executive has recently signed an agreement with RE/MAX Kowie which binds them, along with another local estate agency, as the contracted real estate agents for the Marina. 



RE/MAX Kowie is now endorsed as one of two recommended service providers to market properties within The Royal Alfred Marina. This contract is effective 1 September 2014 and continues for a one year period.
 
“This is an honour and proud moment for me as we have offered sellers and buyers great service within the Marina for years, but have received no benefit from the marketing opportunities that were provided to the other real estate agencies that were previously under contract. We look forward to making the most of the opportunities that this contract now affords us,” says Heny. “As a start, The Royal Alfred Marina Home Owners Association (RAMHOA), in recognition of the years of service we have provided to homeowners within the Marina, has encouraged Marina owners to utilise our services.”
 
RE/MAX Kowie, is a franchise of one of the most successful and recognised real estate companies in the world, which boasts a network of more than 90 000 agents operating from over 6 300 offices in over 90 countries worldwide. Heny says that being part of an international organisation allows RE/MAX Kowie to offer extended benefits to their sellers. “For example, Marina properties can now be viewed by a global audience via the www.global.remax.com  site that translates into many languages and currencies. Properties are also marketed on my own website, www.royalalfredmarina.co.za,  and major South African sites such as www.remax.co.za ; www.property24.co.za ; and www.privateproperty.co.za.”

The Royal Alfred Marina is one of the most sought-after residential estates within Port Alfred. Situated halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London in the Eastern Cape, Port Alfred is known as the heart of the Sunshine Coast. This coastal town boasts a great climate, Blue Flag beaches along with a range of world class amenities from shopping malls and sophisticated healthcare facilities to a Royal golf course and an intimate small-boat harbour. The area is also home to an international hospitality university, Stenden, and 43 Air School, the well-known training facility for pilots and air traffic controllers.


 
Considered to be the ultimate holiday and lifestyle destination, the Royal Alfred Marina offers its residents a range of facilities and amenities not forgetting the private water frontage and a personal jetty.
 
Heny explains that the marina development is situated alongside the Kowie River and has been created on a 45-hectare private estate within the Kowie River Estuary.  Made up of five islands that are linked by bridges, the estate was originally divided into 360 freehold stands, however, many stands have now been consolidated resulting in fewer but larger and more exclusive stands.
 
“Stands vary in size from approximately 500m2 to 900m2 or more on some sections of the Marina.”  Heny also notes that each stand has water frontage onto the canals, and as such, is allowed to have a private jetty from where residents can head out of the Kowie River Mouth and into the Indian Ocean for a spot of fishing or whale watching in season. Residents can also enjoy navigating up the Kowie River along with water sports such as canoeing, angling, water-skiing, and the like. “The lifestyle elements of this estate are unmatched,” he says.
As an established development, the Royal Alfred Marina has a clubhouse, two swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court and a squash court for use by residents. Round the clock security measures are also in place and include computerised gate access control; vehicle, foot and boat patrols and the surveillance of the whole perimeter by way of 74 CCTV cameras as well as electric fences around the estate.
 
Talking about property within the estate, Heny says that buyers are typically those looking for a high quality, safe lifestyle. “Many residents and buyers,” he says, “are those business people who are happy to commute as well as retirees. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will find the Royal Alfred Marina a very attractive property investment option.”
 
Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa says: “Demand for secure living within estates that offer great lifestyle attractions has remained consistently high over the past few years. In fact, security and lifestyle elements are often the two main deciding factors that influence where buyers choose to live. Properties situated within these kinds of estates have been performing exceptionally well, and often provide a solid return on investment in the long term.”
 
Heny says that generally homes within the Royal Alfred Marina have a minimum of three bedrooms and range in price from R2.5-million to R 15-million. RE/MAX Kowie is currently marketing a number of the few remaining vacant stands with prices from around R1,3-million per stand, to exquisite homes priced over the R10-million mark.
 
Heny concludes by saying that The Royal Alfred Marina is one of the few Blue Flag Marinas in the country. “The quality of water and variety of fish species is surprisingly good. Residents have recorded good catches of leervis, grunter and cob in canals, especially near the two entrance mouths to the Marina, where good quality reefs have formed over the years.”


  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 23 Feb 2018
      RE/MAX Property Associates’ Table View Office, which services property buyers and sellers along the Table Bay coastline and surrounds, has recently sold a home in Woodbridge Island for R11 million – the highest price paid for any home in the sought-after security complex.
    • 23 Feb 2018
      Choosing to invest in an overseas property can be daunting. But as more and more investors recognise the value of a diversified portfolio that includes property outside of their own country of residence, international property investment is growing in popularity.
    • 23 Feb 2018
      The positive change in South Africa’s political landscape is paving the way for an upswing in the local property market.
    • 22 Feb 2018
      An excellent credit score is one of the most priceless assets a potential home buyer can have. This tool has the power to secure favorable mortgage and refinancing rate, influencing everything from the size of the loan repayment to the interest rate on the home loan.
    • 22 Feb 2018
      What do you do if you love your home’s location and the area, but the home no longer fits your growing family’s needs? Do you stay and renovate your existing home or find a home that meets your developing criteria?
    • 22 Feb 2018
      While every owner wants to sell their property at the best possible price, overpricing a home can be the kiss of death for a sale.
    • 21 Feb 2018
      Given the hand they were dealt, government has performed a delicate balancing act which it is hoped will serve to reignite confidence in investment in South Africa, regain our global credibility and satisfy the credit ratings agencies, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.
    • 21 Feb 2018
      The real estate mantra, ‘location, location, location’ remains a strong market influence regardless of the prevailing economy, with suburbs like Rondebosch enjoying the buffering benefit of being ideally situated.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK