On the 5th April 2014, Rand Leases Properties who have also been involved in various RDP housing and community projects, with Kairos Holdings as their marketing company, will be launching a new 67 unit sectional title development in Albertsdal, Alberton.
The development, which will be known as Silver Leaf Estate, will be the first phase in an overall development of fourteen phases called Tinderwood, which will eventually have a total of 981 homes.
Each of the fourteen sub-developments will have their own names, perimeter fencing and access controlled gates and will, therefore, benefit from “double security” once the scheme is complete and the main gate security and full walling is put in place. The developers have said that once they have reached 70% sell out on the project, a boom controlled security entrance for the entire complex could potentially be negotiated with local municipality.
The units in Silver Leaf Estate will be a mix of single and double storey homes and apartments in double and triple storey walk-ups. This configuration of the units has been done in such a way as to maximise on space usage in the complex and to create as much green communal space as possible, says Gavin Vickers of Kairos Holdings. Furthermore, he said, each phase will have its own swimming pool and clubhouse, which will add to the appeal of living here.
There are six different unit types and they range from 40m² to 80m². The prices range from R399 000 to R799 000, including VAT and all transaction costs.
Finishes in the units include tiled floors with carpeting as an optional extra and full kitchens will be installed. There is ample parking space and each unit is allocated at least one carport bay.
This area, alongside Brackendown and Brackenhurst, with quick access to the Sybrand van Niekerk Highway, said Vickers, is very central and has a number of good schools nearby, as well as various large retail centres.
“We foresee a high demand for three bedroom, two bathroom units, as those are usually what families look for,” said Vickers, “with possibly most of those buying in here being teachers, nurses, young professionals , police and a wide range of potential employees from Edcon and SARS.
“The greater Tinderwood scheme is designed in such a way, with a mix of properties, that it has an aspirational element to it,” he said. “We envisage those who buy the smaller one or two bedroom units, when they are ready, will sell and buy larger units within the same estate and not go anywhere else.”
Vickers says this is also a very good investment proposition for buy to let investors, as rentals in this area are on average R4 800 to R5 000 for two bedroom units and R6 500 to R8 000 for three bedroom units, which means that the investor will find that he is likely to cover his bond from day one. The capital return on any unit in this development would be around 10% per annum.
“Once again, as in many of the other developments Kairos have been involved in, we are using the Real Estate Development Interactive (RED-I) SIMS (Sales Information Management System) and are finding that the combination of the administration support and risk management make our jobs much easier. Because SIMS system is “transparent”, we find that everyone knows exactly what is going on at any point of the sales transaction in the development. There is no paper trail to have to follow as everything needed is available electronically, which saves much time and energy.”
“The ability to manage sales transactions via SIMS and using a dedicated bond originator, E-Homeloans, means our plan to keep to a 30 month cycle for each phase is achievable,” said Vickers. “We hope to stick to a maximum time frame of two and half years for the sell-out of each phase up to transferring out to the owners.”
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