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Property market in Western Cape’s Mossel Bay set to soar

15 May 2019

Mossel Bay in the Western Cape is currently riding high on the news that it has been ranked as the number one municipality in South Africa - and that is bound to give the local property market a boost.

This five bedroom, five bathroom home in Mossel Bay Golf Estate, Mossel Bay, has open-plan kitchen and living areas, balconies, a built-in braai and spectacular views of the ocean and golf course. It is selling for R4.2 million - click here to view.

This is according to Charles de Kock, owner of the Chas Everitt International franchise in Mossel Bay, who says everyone wants the municipal services they pay for to be provided and the area they live in to be properly managed, which is why the performance of local authorities is becoming an increasingly important location consideration for SA home buyers.

This one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, offers direct access to the beach, an enclosed verandah with built-in gas braai and access to a large outdoor entertainment area with sparkling pool. It is on the market for R855 000 - click here to view.

De Kock says they want reliable access to things like health services, libraries and sports facilities, as well as good schools and public transport, and they don’t want to be left in the dark or without water because the municipality has failed to maintain or repair its infrastructure. “In short, the buyers are going where the service is good and they reckon the municipal utility charges and rates to be fair.”

“Indeed, a preference for environments that are perceived as safer, cleaner and better run than many city suburbs has been manifesting for quite some time in the familiar ‘semigration’ of families to certain country and coastal towns while their breadwinners become weekly ‘super-commuters’. In Mossel Bay we have already seen this since the town was named Kwêla Town of the Year two years ago,” says De Kock.

This three bedroom, two bathroom home in Dana Bay, Mossel Bay, offers large open-plan spaces, a water-wise garden and stunning sea views. It is on the market for R2.495 million - click here to view.

“It has also driven the increasing popularity of large and well-run security estates which are often effectively independent of whatever services their local authorities may or may not provide.” 

However, De Kock says the latest ranking of SA’s municipalities by Good Governance Africa (GGA) is likely to leapfrog Mossel Bay - and local estates like Pinnacle Point and the Mossel Bay Golf Estate - well ahead in the minds of home buyers and investors looking for a great place to live.

This townhouse in Heiderand, Mossel Bay, offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a patio with built-in braai and is close to schools and amenities. It is selling for R1.28 million - click here to view.

The town has just been ranked number one on GGA’s latest Government Performance Index, which compares SA’s 213 municipalities in terms of administration, economic development and service delivery.

“This means it has been judged to have sufficient staff who are well qualified for their positions, as well as good financial governance. It is also attractive in terms of the economic opportunities and ‘habitation’ it offers, and performs best when it comes to providing water, sanitation, education, electricity, housing, refuse removal, health facilities and police coverage to its residents,” says De Kock.

Ideally located, this three bedroom, two bathroom apartment in Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, Mossel Bay, offers gorgeous views, an undercover patio and built-in braai. It is on the market for R2.495 million - click here to view.

“That’s quite a recommendation, especially considering the problems that many other local authorities are having at the moment, and we have already seen an increase in the number of enquiries coming in from buyers who wish to relocate here, as well as investors who foresee a rise in the demand for long-term rentals.”

On a spacious 1 329sqm stand, this four bedroom, four bathroom home in Pinnacle Point Golf Estate, Mossel Bay, has large open-plan living spaces, a patio with built-in braai and jaccuzzi. It is selling for R5 million - click here to view.

And the good news, he says, is that Mossel Bay has homes for sale to suit all types of buyers. There are one bedroom apartments available here from around R375 000, two bedroom units from around R500 000, and three bedroom units from around R900 000.

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in Mossel Bay Central, Mossel Bay, is selling for R1.595 million - click here to view.

Townhouse prices start at about R1 million for three bedroom units and range up to about R4.5 million for luxury units right on the beachfront in Dana Bay or Pinnacle Point Estate. Prices for suburban family homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms start at around R1.1 million, and those for estate homes range from around R1.9 million in Mossel Bay Golf Estate all the way up to about R8 million in some of the newer developments like Village on Sea, Moquini and Springerbaai.

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