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Evander an affordable alternative to Secunda


Evander is only 8km away from Secunda in Mpumalanga, and offers a more affordable housing alternative.

This is according to Billy Fick, principal for Seeff in the area. “Entry-level buyers and families who are employed by Sasol, but who prefer a more peaceful environment, often turn to Evander,” he said. “Here, a three-bedroom home with a big garden can easily be picked up for between R800,000 and R950,000.”

Fick noted that agents were experiencing a shortage in especially the R750,000 to R850,000 price range.

“While the most popular price range seems to be for property priced between R550,000 and R950,000, Evander also offers beautiful upmarket homes priced between R1m up to R3,5m that are especially popular among people who hold senior positions at Sasol.”

The new security development, The Gayles, offers entry-level homes priced between R550,000 and R850,000, where Seeff’s Evander agent, Fiona Viljoen, has sold more than 60 units already.

“These units are also popular with investors who receive a good rental income,” she said, noting that rental homes with three bedrooms, one bathroom and a garage could be picked up for as little as R7,000 per month. “Evander definitely experiences a major shortage of rental homes in this price range.

“The town offers rentals with regard to bachelor’s apartments, one- and two-bedroom apartments and big homes that generally range in price from R3,900 per month to around R13,000 per month for a beautiful, large rental home.”


David A Steynberg, managing editor and director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines. He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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