Tuscan Villas – Ballito’s ‘best value’
April release already 80% sold
IN 2002, Umhlali Golf Club approached well-known property developer, the Regency Group, with a view to establishing a limited number of upmarket exclusive homes on the existing Peter Makovitch signature golf course.
A decision was made to create a Tuscan village theme. Great consideration was given to spacious layout and density was limited to a maximum of 180 homes, as opposed to many other golf estates that comprise 600 or more homes.
The estate offers a petfriendly family lifestyle incorporating tennis, squash, bowls, swimming pools, putting greens, driving range, golf and a luxurious clubhouse with a pro shop.
There is a play area for children complete with a trampoline, jungle gym and a clubhouse for exclusive use of under eight’s.
Security consists of state-of-the-art hightech security backed up by patrolling guards. The development consists of four villages, the first three of which are already sold out. According to the Regency Group, this was achieved entirely through word-ofmouth referrals and without advertising.
The fourth village within the estate, “Tuscan Villas”, has been completed before being made available to the market. “We wanted to complete the villas first, as opposed to selling off-plan,” explains the team from Regency. “We believe this gives the purchaser peace of mind as there are no surprises – what you see is what you get.”
Even the village’s communal pool and gazebo have been completed and furnished, together with the children’s playground.
With many bond applications being rejected by banks, the Regency Group has introduced an innovative financial plan whereby after paying a deposit, the homeowner can fix his monthly commitment at eight percent of the outstanding balance. This payment is fixed for five years, and provision is made for death or loss of employment.