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All costs included, lawns for (future) kids and the beach nearby
Last updated: 14 February 2023
Imagine waking up overlooking the ocean in your very own 2-bedroom apartment, with lush green lawns and braai areas for your family. Sound too good to be true? Find out how you could make it happen this Sunday.
Visit the launch of affordable property development, Seascape Mews, on Sunday (19 February) between 10am and 3pm. Apartment prices start at R770 000.
Plus, you stand the chance to win new appliances, free levies and more.
AVOID THE HIDDEN COSTS OF BUYING A PROPERTY
When you buy a property there are usually extra costs involved, like transfer duties, transfer fees and bond fees. These can amount to more than R50 000, depending on the value of the property, and can be overwhelming for a first-time buyer - especially since these costs have to be paid upfront.
All costs on the sale of Seascape Mews are included in the price, so that buyers are aware of how much money they’ll be spending. This is a great perk - it makes budgeting much simpler and you won’t be stuck with any surprise payments. Plus, you could use the money that you save for reducing bond repayments or for paying rates and levies.
The kitchen is spacious with modern furnishings. Image: VEZA Properties
LIVE CLOSE TO HIKING TRAILS + BEACHES
Seascape Mews is only a short 2.2km away from Gordon’s Bay main beach. It’s also close to Bikini Beach Books (where you’ll find tons of secondhand books and vintage knick knacks) and some great restaurants like Café Zest, a sidewalk eatery with sea views.
This quirky bookstore is a treat to visit, even if you’re not a big reader. Image: Adam Hellyer
Hiking trails, like Danie Miller and Crystal Pools, are close by as well as Bikini Beach (which has Blue Flag status). There are also small towns and attractions which make for a lovely afternoon drive. Stony Point Nature Reserve, which is 35 minutes away, has a wooden boardwalk which visitors can walk along while watching a colony of penguins.
Steenbras River Gorge, which the Crystal Pools hiking trail runs through. Image: Brent Ninaber / Unsplash
GET VIEWS ON VIEWS
The apartments offer views of the ocean, as well as the picturesque mountain range which borders Gordon’s Bay. This makes it an even greater investment if you consider the cost of sea-facing property in Cape Town.
Mountain or ocean view - it’s up to you. Image: VEZA Properties
INVEST IN A GROWING TOWN
Gordon’s Bay is growing in population and popularity, as more people are moving to Cape Town and wanting to live in laid-back coastal areas. This means that buying in this small town is a great long-term investment decision.
BUY YOUR APARTMENT AT BELOW MARKET PRICE
Property prices in Cape Town can be sky high, which makes owning property unrealistic for many. Seascape Mews apartments are being sold by VEZA Properties, who specialise in affordable properties (because not everyone can afford that R5 million property in Sea Point).
Seascape Mews apartments are actually being sold below market price and will cost you between R770 000 and R830 000 (depending on the view and position of the apartment). The apartments are 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom and 66m² in size, and have extremely reasonable rates (R133.67 per month) and levies (R1 171 per month).
Seascape Mews apartments are sold by VEZA Properties. Image: VEZA Properties
MOVE IN WITH THE FAMILY
This isn’t the type of apartment building where kids will be stuck inside all day. There are big green lawns and communal braai areas where children can run, play and kick a ball around.
A picturesque play spot under the mountain range. Image: VEZA Properties
SHARE THE BOND AND MAKE IT AFFORDABLE
The buyer will need a gross monthly income of around R26 067, depending on factors like monthly expenses. This comes to a rough bond payment of R7 817 per month, based on the current prime interest rate.
Because they’re 2-bedroom apartments, the cost of buying could be split with a partner, or even between yourself, a partner and a parent. Split between two, this is a monthly gross income of just over R13 000 each. You can also get a 100% bond (if you’re qualified) which means that you won’t have to pay a deposit!
With glass sliding doors and a small balcony, the apartments have a lot of natural light. Image: VEZA Properties
WIN NEW APPLIANCES OR FREE LEVIES
Join Seascape Mews for their launch party on Sunday, 19 February. There’ll be drinks and small bites, and when you sign an offer to purchase, you’ll get the chance to spin the prize wheel. These aren’t ordinary prizes - brand new appliances and six months of free levies are up for grabs (terms and conditions apply). Make sure to RSVP.
VISIT THE LAUNCH
By Julia Rowley
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