The Investment Property Market

The South African Investment Property market has evolved with residential properties steadily transforming from simple gated communities where houses sit on top of one another into architectural showstoppers on hectares of land. Houses within these gated communities as well as penthouses, luxurious apartments, residential golf estates, mixed use precincts and stand-alone sky-scraping empires of beauty are the new home sweet home – the pinnacle of the property sector which offer new lavish living spaces for the new up-and-coming group of property investor royalty.

To connect the glamourous with residences that glitter, a new breed of property savvy and industry aware professional brand has stepped up to lead the property evolution and guide these hungry investors through new and exciting property territory and get them knocking on the most profit potential property doors.

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Super Estates

The first-of-its-kind brand combining years of practical experience, forward-thinking knowledge and property intelligence, as well as future industry, foresight – will not only lead the crème da la crème of investors through applicable content offerings among other channels, but will also successfully lead all those who have their finger in the property world, across new industry borders into promising pastures.

Game changers in the Investment Property market

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Game-changers in the property industry, SuperEstates ™ sets out to lead the new wave of the property game through a fresh, broader approach and an all-inclusive industry mentality. SuperEstates ™, through its many online and printed offerings, will change the ‘why’ in property purchases to the ‘when’ – with greater focus on truly getting the highest rewards upon resale by placing greater focus on external factors and market-related knowledge. Through market assessment, the top property investments in the country are assessed for their growth over time and promising prospects and then showcased to the correct audience.

SuperEstates ™aims to also grant financially flush investors with the tools, tips and market-related knowledge to turn their silver key to their new property into gold. An investment gaining in value due to external market trends and the company’s unique ability to forecast future property movements and strategically guiding property players accordingly for greater ROIs in future.

We unlock the SuperEstates ™ and residential properties which see ever-expanding potential, currently and in future. This is possible through delivering never-before-seen or read property content.


Property Opportunities

Through different means, SuperEstates ™ profiles the most exclusive property opportunities and delivers behind-the-scenes details, facts and figures which are all sure to demand the attention, and subsequent action, of only the highest calibre of investor.

SuperEstates ™, through strategic intention and application, has positioned itself to be at the forefront of this forecasted evolution this year, with many more years to come of being the go-to, comprehensive property investment brand.

Using different avenues to bring this exclusive know-how to the hungry investor, SuperEstates ™ changes homeowners’ lenses to show where true investment lies – we are the map to higher property ground.

We funnel reliable, refreshed and first-of-its-kind information through this virtual map to a large network of property investors. For SuperEstates ™, it’s about connecting those with specific, treasured knowledge with those that want exclusive purchasing power – connection is the reason behind the creation of SuperEstates™.

Connecting those investors that matter with property investments that matter through various intelligent channels.

Investment banking for property investors

Investment BankingWhen you’re in the property game – buying, renovating and reselling for greater returns on investment – why not look to investment banking as well to increase your payroll and increase your investment property returns?

Just like properties raise capital over time, so does investment banking which raises capital through different means and products. High returns on investments on property purchases takes long, over many years in fact, while dabbling in investment banking offerings like private equity funds, mutual funds, unit trusts, hedge funds and other common types of investments reward somewhat faster.

Depending on the type of investment you make depends on the outcome. Common folk enjoy common, attainable and more transparent investments while the wealthy boast preferred private investment portfolios sporting alternative products not made available to all.

If you have been in the property game for some time you should be well aware of how this return on investment game works. Now it’s time to conquer the investment game. First off, we cannot stress enough just how important it is to make the right investment choice(s). This can be done by acquiring independent professional advice from those who know the game back to front.

How good architecture influences return on investment

After researching a potential area in which to purchase property or build one, calculating the most expensive property in the area and working out value-adding architectural plans and renovations, finding out the demographic of those wanting to purchase in that specific area, considering what potential buyers want and finding the ultimate property for good return on investment, it's time to focus on good architecture which will further influence the return on investment positively.

SBE Architects, a leader in the South African architectural industry, provides tips of the architectural trade which will see property investors and homeowners enjoying high returns on investment through innovative architectural design. Whether building a property or buying an already-developed one, good architecture remains at the centrefold of high return on investments.

McLaren 720S: a new supercar marks the dawn of a new era for the McLaren Super Series


“Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland. This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment.”

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

  • New McLaren 720S introduces the second-generation Super Series, the product family at the heart of the McLaren brand
  • New mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-seater McLaren supercar is successor to the 650S Coupé
  • Stunning new interpretation of McLaren design language and dedication to aerodynamic principles, personifying the brand’s extreme performance DNA
  • Carbon fibre chassis based around Monocage II central structure is key to the 1,283kg lightest dry weight and unparalleled interior space and visibility of the new McLaren 720S
  • Luxurious, driver-focused cabin, featuring the finest leathers and aluminium switches
  • New 720S delivers outstanding driver engagement, with double the aerodynamic efficiency of the 650S and a new generation of McLaren’s active chassis system, Proactive Chassis Control II
  • Drivers choose from Comfort, Sport, or Track modes to deliver the driving experience they want
  • Signature McLaren electro-hydraulic steering ensures purest levels of driver feedback
  • Widest breadth of dynamic capability of any McLaren, ranging from precise, controlled comfort to the most extreme handling prowess
  • New, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine produces 720PS and 770Nm, with a power-to-weight ratio of up to 561PS per tonne
  • 0-60mph takes 2.8 seconds (0-100km/h 2.9 seconds), with 0-200km/h (124mph) reached in 7.8 seconds
  • Braking from 200 km/h to standstill in 4.6 seconds, covering 117m
  • Maximum speed of 212mph (341km/h)
  • Strong development focus on fuel efficiency, resulting in 10.7 litres/100km fuel economy in the official combined cycle and 249g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC)
  • Deliveries of McLaren’s new supercar will commence in May, with retail prices starting at an average of just 5% more than the list price of its McLaren 650S Coupé predecessor

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How furniture enhances your home

You know this, we all know this, whether it’s a subtle unarticulated knowledge or a raging sensory overload.  We walk into a home and recognise that design, comfort and space are things which speak to us.  We are often caught unfortunately in the prejudice of our histories, we judge a doily, yet we find it comforting because a grandmother had one; we don’t want one, but we recognise it as being true to the heart.  Furniture and good furniture design are that. It is both comforting and sexy simultaneously.

We use furniture as an extension of what we want in life and what we want to be in life. We use it as an aggressive front of the things we’d like to hide and we use it as a way to nurture those we love.  Intrinsic taste in furniture or the design thereof is actually a gift.  The perception of the line of a chair or the recognition of ‘dead space’ is not something we are all blessed with but we do know it.  Why do you walk into a house and feel at peace, why do you walk into a home and feel unsettled? The placement of furniture, the use of colour and the overall space that furniture encompasses are far more important than we generally think it to be.

Functionality equals higher ROI

To receive the best return on investment when selling your home, the functionality of the rooms within the home is key. More specifically, a functioning kitchen is key.

To unlock your kitchen’s potential, it is paramount to invest in the right kitchen architect – an architect which will apply a different approach to the outdated perspective on kitchen design currently seen on the market and one which will put design and functionality at the foreground.

The Parks: A place to park your investment

While the property market in Johannesburg continues to see constant popularity in residences which sport lower and middle price tags – those properties selling on the market for about R1 million or lower – over the past 10 years, there has been an ever-increasing rise in the interest, and purchasing, of expensive homes. This demand, which has grown exponentially and boomed over the last few years, has been seen particularly in Johannesburg’s ‘The Parks’.

‘The Parks’ is a cluster or group of upmarket suburbs situated north of Johannesburg inner-city in Region F. This suburb cluster, and the high-end lifestyle and great living conditions it offers is so sought-after that the demand for the residences within these suburbs has far exceeded the supply.

And when in high demand, as all property investors know, the resale values of the residences are set high and are certain to deliver a high return on investment each and every time. For this reason, SuperEstates is focusing on ‘The Parks’ and encouraging potential homeowners and investors, and those wanting to invest in a property which receives a high  return on investment, to park their hard-earned investments right here. And, there are loads of property opportunities here – with different sized homes in different suburbs readily available.

The Commodity of Wine

A while back I was relaxing at home watching the sunset and playing around on the internet, looking for something interesting to read (obviously with a glass of wine next to me), when I came across an article about the most expensive wine ever sold. A 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon sold in 2000 for a whopping $500 000. As the name suggests, Screaming Eagle is an American winery and it is also the only non-French wine on the top 5 list of highest sellers (given, it was a 9L bottle and sold at a charity auction). But this got me thinking more about wine as an investment and the profitability of it.

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Now obviously not all wines will/can be an investment, some should just rather be enjoyed. So what does it take for a wine to be regarded as a possible investment? Well, first and foremost the thing that one has to remember is the age old saying of “demand and supply”. Is there a high demand for it, and what is the supply? The more rare and scarce something is, the more valuable it is. Then it is about the quality of the wine and the reputation of the farm and cellar. It is estimated that only about 250 out of the thousands of producers in the world produce the quality of premier wines that you might consider as a financial investment.

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