Sunday, July 15

Mayville: Move in and stay

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The suburb of Mayville is appealing with an active real estate market yet a quiet and safe location ideal for family living

Mayville can be said to have an active real estate market, given that in the year to May 2018, a total of 33 property transactions was recorded in this suburb of just more than 2 000 adults.

Demand in the neighbourhood is high and reflects the trend in the rest of the Moot area, one of Tshwane’s most popular residential belts. “Mayville forms only a small part of the Moot and the demand for property is still high, particularly for freehold properties priced at around R1.2 million or lower,” says Rensia O’Reilly, an estate agent for Dormehl Phalane Property Group, who says she holds the record for selling the most properties in 2017 in her allotted area, which includes Mayville.

Sectional titles are also in high demand due to the safety factor, says O’Reilly, who asserts that security complexes are quite popular with buyers for whom safety is a premium.

“You can feel comfortable and safe in the area. Your children can still ride bicycles in the streets. Neighbours care about one another. You are close to the A Re Yeng bus routes.” There is a saying that goes “once from the Moot, always from the Moot”, asserts O’Reilly, herself a loyal resident.

High levies are, however, deterring ownership with residents hesitant to purchase in the security complexes and other sectional titles, according to her. Mayville’s popularity is hardly surprising since it is conveniently located, close to essential amenities, including public transport and schools as well as health facilities and hospitals, such as Life Les Marais Hospital and Netcare Bouganville Hospital.

You can feel comfortable and safe in the area. Your children can still ride bicycles in the
streets. Neighbours care about one another. – Rensia O’Reilly, estate agent for Dormehl Phalane Property Group
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Nearness to work centres, including Pretoria Central and Pretoria North, and to main routes to locations including Brits, Hartbeespoort and Rustenburg, is also a strong attraction for those choosing to relocate or put down roots.

Most people who are moving to the area are either young families just starting out, drawn by the area’s affordable property prices, and active professionals who either buy for accommodation or investment purposes, says O’Reilly.

“Some of them invest in a house with a flatlet in order to earn additional rental income. Ownership periods for the area are typically long, with some residents only relocating after reaching pensionable age.”

You also find conveniently located apartment blocks in the area. Picture: John Makoni

She says buyers also like the fact that properties are mostly well-established and spacious. This not only applies to Mayville, but also to Roseville, Parktown Estate, Capital Park, Les Marais and Eloffsdal, which are all in O’Reilly’s catchment area.

Although the median for the area is R1.1m, one does find a few properties priced at just above R2m, as O’Reilly has observed in her perusals of listed properties in the area. “My personal opinion is if you pay this much for a house in Mayville, it must be a move-in-and-stay and in good condition,” she says.

Marinda van der Merwe’s places of interest

Mayville is a quiet and safe place. That’s what I can say after five years of living here. It is also convenient. In my case, Mayville Mall is within walking distance, my work is also in the
neighbourhood and so is my church. I’m close to virtually everything. – Resident Marinda van der Merwe
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1 Mayville Animal and Bird Clinic

Does a lot of work for the safety and the well-being of animals. 825 Paul Kruger Street, Mayville. 012 335 2258 

2 Mayville Mall

This fairly new mall provides convenience and specialist services. There’s a chain takeaway, an optometrist, a pharmacy, a pet shop and other stores. Van Rensburg Street, Mayville

3 Ocean Basket

I like to order their prawns. G40, Wonderboom Junction, Lavender Road and Lavender Road West. 012 543 0401

The Mayville animal clinic is kept busy. Picture: John Makoni

4 Cappuccinos

It’s nice to relax with family and order Italian. G02 Wonderboom Junction, Lavender Road, Annlin. 012 543 7715

5 Geo Gloria Steakhouse

For great steaks and burgers. 4 Jonie Street, Annlin, Pretoria. 012 543 9495 6 Kruger’s Pub and Grill Good pub grub. 627 Paul Kruger Street, Eloffsdal. 012 335 3383

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