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Now is a great time to buy property in Mpumalanga’s Secunda

17 May 2019

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Even though 2018 was a challenging year for property, 10% more properties were sold in Secunda last year than in 2017

This four bedroom, three bathroom home in a secure estate in Secunda, Mpumalange, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and expansive living and entertainment areas. It is selling for R4.5 million - click here to view.

Billy Fick, MD for Seeff Secunda, says he predicts this figure to increase with another 10% in 2019, and even though prices are relatively flat at the moment, there are areas and property options that are in high demand that will soon be priced out of middle-class markets.

“Most buyers in Secunda are looking for new, modern units, which are always smaller and more expensive than older houses. Homes in security complexes are also in high demand,” he says.

This three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom townhouse in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has open-plan living areas, a covered patio, private garden and double automated garage. It is on the market for R1.495 million - click here to view.

“Most sellers are people moving away to explore job opportunities in other towns or who are downscaling due to retirement.”

Fick says that people from all demographics live and invest in Secunda, and that the buyer demographic is diverse.

This four bedroom, two bathroom home in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has an office, three living areas, lapa, pool, landscaped garden and more. It is on the market for R2.59 million - click here to view.

“Upmarket, modern homes in security estates in Secunda are priced around R4.5 million, while freestanding residential homes here can range from around R730 000 to over R4 million depending on the size of the home and in which area it is located.”

Fick continues that many buyers obtain property in Secunda for investment purposes as there are always contract workers looking for accommodation.

This home in a secure complex in Trichardt, Secunda, has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and is selling for R699 000 - click here to view.

“Sasol is the major employer in the area and there are thousands of job opportunities created every year during their ‘shutdown’ period. Over 100 external service providers, contractors and subcontractors are involved, bringing thousands of people to Secunda and surrounds for this period,” he says.

“Local developers and some investors also often buy older homes in Secunda and then subdivide them into two to four smaller homes which are then sold off-plan or while still in the building phase.”

This five bedroom, four bathroom home in Kinross, Secunda, has four living areas, double garage, large garden and more. It is on the market for R2.2 million - click here to view.

Secunda is 180km from Pretoria and 135km from Johannesburg, and is easily accessible via the N17 that travels between Johannesburg, past Springs, Balfour, Devon, Kinross, Evander, Secunda, Terra Nova, an area that boasts various security complexes and a retirement village, and Trichardt, all the way up to Ermelo.

The town offers three high schools and four primary schools, as well as an independent Curro school. The neighbouring towns also offer their own schools.

This two bedroom, one bathroom home in a pet-friendly complex in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has a kitchen with separate wash-up scullery and breakfast nook, patio with built-in braai and private garden. It is selling for R995 000 - click here to view.

The Secunda Mall opened its doors just over five years ago and offers most of the major retail stores, including Checkers Hypermarket, Game, Ster-Kinekor and various family restaurants.

The Lake Umizi Waterfront offers accommodation, restaurants and events for family outings.

This four bedroom, two bathroom home in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has four living areas, a closed-off patio with built-in braai, pool and more. It is on the market for R4.2 million - click here to view.

More recent developments towards the west of town include Builders Warehouse and WestPack and more entertainment opportunities in a newly-developed area.

Another area that Seeff Secunda operates in is Evander, an area that offers large entry-level and commercial opportunities.

This new duplex home in a complex in Secunda, Mpumalanga, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private garden, double garage and carport. It is on the market for R1.7 million - click here to view.

“While the most popular price range seems to be for property priced between R550 000 and R950 000, Evander also offers beautiful upmarket homes priced between R1 million up to R3.5 million that are especially popular among people who hold senior positions at Sasol,” says Fick.

This four bedroom, two bathroom home in Evander, Secunda, has a dining room and lounge with wooden floors, TV room with a built-in bar leading to the lapa, a pool, study and hobby room. It is selling for R3.7 million - click here to view.

There are a number of empty stands in Evander where buyers can build their own homes. Stands are priced from R600 000 to R1.3 million and some are ideal for developments consisting of multiple units."

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