Where to Invest in a Volatile Economy?


Economists are painting a bleak picture for the immediate future of the South African economy.  Multiple interest rate increases, a drastically weakening Rand, escalating food prices exacerbated by drought, and a climbing inflation rate all indicate tough times ahead for the consumer. Given this, just where would you invest your hard-earned funds for the next… Read More Where to Invest in a Volatile Economy?

Increasing Demand From Up-Country Buyers


Perhaps it’s no surprise, but 2015 has kicked off with significant demand from buyers further North. It would appear the attraction of life in the Western Cape, and specifically the Helderberg area, is stronger now than ever before. At Harcourts Platinum approximately 1 in 4 buyers currently hail from up-country, and the demand has certainly… Read More Increasing Demand From Up-Country Buyers

Helderberg Still In Demand from Upcountry Buyers


The love affair that buyers have with the Helderberg area is far from over. Since the 1990’s buyers from further North have been relocating to the Western Cape, and especially to the Helderberg. Reports show that this trend continues, and in some market sectors is even strengthening. There has been a noticeable increase in the… Read More Helderberg Still In Demand from Upcountry Buyers

Shortage of Property Listings Challenges Agents’ Ethics


We’ve previously reported that this year has seen a significant drop in the numbers of properties listed for sale in the mid-to-lower price ranges – not just in the Helderberg area, but across most markets in South Africa. This is generally good news for property owners in this price range as it means that buyers… Read More Shortage of Property Listings Challenges Agents’ Ethics