Where would you go?
Would you head to the USA for a shot at the bigtime? Would you emigrate to Australia, for a laid-back surfer lifestyle? Or would you do what thousands of people are doing every year, and head to South Africa?
It’s not surprising why so many people are looking towards property for sale in South Africa, because the country itself is hugely diverse, extremely multi-cultural, has very pleasing weather, and compared to most western countries, is relatively cheap on cost of living.
It’s a bit of a no-brainer really.
The outdoorsy lifestyle really pulls foreign visitors for holidays, but one visit tends to lead to a look towards a permanent move, and with cities such as Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and East London all offering a cosmopolitan, modern way of life, with a totally stunning wilderness of safari and beach life not too far away, it’s not hard to see why.
Whether you’re retiring and thinking about walking, wine, and a laid-back life, or you’re thinking of relocating for a career move, South Africa has many advantages.
The only problem is that when you’re looking to move to another country, it’s hard to know where to start. Research is the only way forward to start with, because you need to gain a broad overview of the place you’re thinking of moving too, gather opinions and reviews, and probably visit a few times in order to get a feel for the best region for you. Online is your best bet in terms of searching for property in South Africa, and Gumtree is a great go-to for a wide range of property options and budgets.
Here you will find up to date information, real-time prices, comparisons, pros and cons, images, and constantly updated properties to keep you interested. For a broad overview, this is a great site to use.
Once you narrow down your search to one particular area, you need to step up your research in order to find out a few key points, such as is there a growing expat community? What is the cost of living in that particular city or town? What are the legal requirements for moving there? Do you need visas?
These are all important questions to look into and find solid research on before taking the plunge and buying property anywhere in the world. South Africa is a growing go-to for foreign residents, and in terms of a future investment, as well as a stunningly beautiful place to live, there are few better places in the world.