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Real Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: People living in Stellenbosch, South Africa offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Stellenbosch? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Stellenbosch?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Stellenbosch, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a shared apartment to a single-family home. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Stellenbosch to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some popular areas include the city center, Die Boord, and Welgevonden. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms where you can find listings for rental properties in Stellenbosch. These include Property24, Gumtree, and Private Property. You can also consider hiring a real estate agent to help you in your search. They can provide you with listings that match your criteria, arrange viewings, and assist with the rental agreement. When you find a property you're interested in, make sure to visit it in person before making any commitments. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. Finally, once you've found a place you like, you'll need to sign a lease agreement. Make sure to read it carefully and understand all the terms before signing. You'll also likely need to pay a deposit, which is typically equivalent to one or two months' rent. Remember, finding a place to live can take time, so it's important to start your search well in advance of when you plan to move," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Stellenbosch.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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