Hout Bay Security Estates

Buying a property in one of the Hout Bay Security Estates offers that peace of mind and lifestyle that many of our clients seek. SAHomeBuyers is renowned as being one of Cape Towns leading independent experts on security estates.

Buying a Property in one of the Hout Bay Security Estates

There are some huge advantages to purchasing a property in one the Hout Bay Security Estates, but of course there are potential pitfalls that prospective buyers need to be aware of.

Some advantages of Hout Bay Security Estates

  • Security – Possibly the number one reason for people to buy in one of  the Hout Bay Security Estates. It offers that peace of mind to the lock up and go buyer, the holiday home swallow and of course for those who prioritise their families security.
  • Environment – Security estates can conjure up images of large walls and patrolling dogs, of course this is a rather outdated view and many should rather be called lifestyle estates. Some offer wildlife or nature attributes, others club houses and on site amenities and some breathtaking views.
  • Social – For those new to the area, buying a property in one of  the Hout Bay Security Estates also means the meeting of new friends and neighbours quicker. There is little doubt, that due to the nature of a development, such as a security estate, the overriding tendency is more social than individual houses. This is particularly true with children.
  • Free to roam – many estates offer that peace of mind to the parent, that is not theere when purchasing a stand alone property. Allowing their children to roam within the estate, be it bike rides, walks, or heading to a friends house they tend to feel more comfortable with the security estate environment.
  • Investment – surveys are showing that property inside a security estate is fetching a premium over similar free standing property outside. Whilst some boast of this being double in price nearer the mark would be a 20 – 25% premium.

Some potential disadvantages of buying property in one of the Hout Bay Security Estates

Whilst there are many advantages there is also a number of other additional risks that one has to bear in mind if buying a property in one of the Hout Bay Security Estates, below we list just a few:

  • Collective reputation – Being part of one of the  Hout Bay security estates means sacrificing some of the individuality of reputation. If the estate gets a bad name your property suffers, similarly if there are security issues your property will be labelled the same.
  • Group Financing – Whether it is a home owners association or similar set up you will be part of a shared responsibility for certain financial arrangements. It is essential to ensure these are in good order before committing to a property in one of the Hout Bay security estates.
  • Bureaucracy – This does unfortunately need bringing up. Security estates tend to be run by Home Owners who elect a board from residents in the estate. Whilst all admire them for giving up there time freely, it can result in a mindless procession of rules and regulations that can frustrate the home owner.
  • Stereotyping – on some estates all properties can appear exactly the same, this can see property prices suffer as people shy away from a lack of individuality.
  • Not knowing what you are buying into – New residents are often shocked when first moving into one of the  Hout Bay security estates. Very often you are not just buying into a security estate but a lifestyle and acceptable standard of social behaviour. It can come as quite a shock to some new arrivals when they are admonished for letting their dogs off leads or for their children playing in the road.

It is absolutely essential that you get the full picture when buying into one of the Hout Bay Security Estates. Without doubt it is more important than ever to be in possession of the full facts of the environment you are buying into and getting this wrong could well prove a costly mistake.

Speak to the security estate experts SAHomeBuyers and learn more about how we can assist you. It’s free, carries no obligation and might just change the way you buy property forever.

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Some Hout Bay Security Estates

  •  Avignon Security Estate –  ­ Consists of just 60 freehold properties with large landscaped open areas. Sited on a sloping mountainside it offers wonderful views across the valley . The architectural style of the estate has a French Provincial theme. Expect to pay R5 million upwards.
  • Beach Estate – The Beach Club Security Estate is a situated in the centre of Hout Bay Beach and provides a holiday resort like quality to its residents. Being on the beach views are amazing. 3 bedroom homes from 3.5 million upwards.
  • Bergendal Security Estate  – Properties offered for sale in The Berg en Dal Security Estate range from 4 million upwards. Berg en Dal is popular with families and has a reputation for being one of the best run. The Berg en Dal properties consistently achieve good returns on investment while offering  the potential property owner a convenient and easy lifestyle.
  • Hanging Meadows Security Estate – Hanging Meadows is a premier private estate in Hout Bay. The complex commands amazing beach and sea views in an exceptional elevated position. Hanging Meadows offers good security, perfect position and wonderful potential capital growth. Hanging Meadows properties are sort after and perceived to be in a relatively wind-free position. Prices circa 10 million plus.
  • KenRock Security Estate   – The exclusive Kenrock Security Estate is situated on the slopes of the 12 Apostles in the heart of Hout Bay Valley. It was designed and developed as a low density eco-friendly estate and specific attention has been made to ensuring the natural beauty of Kenrock has consistently been maintained.  Price range 8 – 12 million.
  • Ruyteplaats Security Estate – One of the most picturesque locations in all of South Africa, to the left admire the rolling countryside of Constantia Nek, to the front Chapman’s Peak and out to the Atlantic Ocean.  A slight turn of the head reveals all the natural beauty of Klein Leeukop and Hout Bay, giving you chance to admire the valley. Freehold properties range from between 7 and 20 million.
  • Stoneybrook Security Estate  – An equestrian Estate in Hout Bay with a focus on security and a high quality living experience. Stoneybrook consist of eleven Agricultural erven within a landscaped environment.
  • Tierboskloof Security Estate – A 16 hectare residential mountain estate with spectacular natural beauty and wonderful sea views. Ideal for nature lovers with an environment of waterfalls and fynbos all within an exclusive gated community.

To get more information or view any of these, or other,  Hout Bay Security Estates  E-mail us here or telephone Marco Garuti on + 27 (0) 83 2658800