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Real Estate in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 11, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Jeffreys Bay?

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

"Finding a place to live in Jeffreys Bay, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from apartments, houses, or even guesthouses and bed and breakfasts if you're looking for temporary accommodation. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Jeffreys Bay to find one that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some popular areas include Wavecrest, Marina Martinique, and Paradise Beach. Consider factors such as proximity to amenities, safety, and the overall vibe of the neighborhood. 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 rentals and properties for sale in Jeffreys Bay. Websites like Property24, Private Property, and Gumtree have extensive listings for Jeffreys Bay. You can filter your search based on your preferences such as price range, number of bedrooms, and location. Alternatively, you can engage the services of a real estate agent. They can provide you with expert advice and help you navigate the local property market. Agencies like Pam Golding Properties, Seeff Properties, and Remax have branches in Jeffreys Bay. Once you've found a potential place, arrange for a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property and the surrounding area. It's also a good opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the property. If you're satisfied with the property, you can proceed to negotiate the terms and sign the lease or purchase agreement. Make sure to read the contract carefully and understand all the terms before signing. If you're not familiar with South African property laws, it might be a good idea to get a lawyer to review the contract. Finally, once all the paperwork is done, you can move into your new home in Jeffreys Bay," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Jeffreys Bay.

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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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