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Real Estate in Wilderness, South Africa

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 03, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Wilderness?

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

"Finding a place to live in Wilderness involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget. This will guide you in choosing the type of accommodation that suits your financial capability. Next, you should decide on the type of accommodation you want. Wilderness offers a variety of options, including apartments, houses, and guesthouses. 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 available properties in Wilderness. Websites like Property24, Private Property, and Gumtree have extensive listings for properties in South Africa, including Wilderness. You can also engage the services of a real estate agent. They have a deep understanding of the local property market and can help you find a place that meets your needs and preferences. When you find a property you're interested in, arrange for a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. If you're satisfied with the property, you can proceed to negotiate the terms of the lease or purchase with the owner or the real estate agent. Once you've agreed on the terms, you'll need to sign a lease or purchase agreement. This is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of your stay or ownership of the property. Finally, you'll need to make payment. This usually involves paying a deposit and the first month's rent for rentals, or the agreed purchase price for purchases. Remember to also consider other factors like proximity to amenities, security, and the overall condition of the property before making a decision," remarked one member in Wilderness.

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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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