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Ghana Listings Ghanaâ€™s leading properties
The Exchange Featured Development
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Design for Life
L. Spintex Road North-West, nr 33, Grand Accra, Ghana T. +233 (0) 345 657 869 / 345 768 095 if antartemobiliario t antarte
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Ghanaâ€™s luxury accommodation where West Africa meets and play. Welcome to Ghanaâ€™s premier hotel, resort and business address. The hotel is renowned for its food and unique spirit of Ghanaian hospitality. Labadi is located within easy access of both the city and airport. Set amidst tropical landscaped gardens, overlooking the beautiful Labadi Beach, is where tourists and business travellers meet and play. This exclusive hotel provides its guests with 164 luxury rooms, two bars and restaurants, and a variety of exciting activities for the family. T. +233 547 141 662/+233 205 892 262
L. No 1 La Bypass, Accra, Ghana
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IN THIS ISSUE
West Africa’s largest multi-use real estate project
FEATURES Editors Suite Welcome to the Jan - March edition of Premium Homes Real Estate magazine, and my first at the helm of Premium Homes Real Estate.....
Art Digest The Identity series seeks to explore the ‘African identity’ in the light of other cultures. The concept emanates from the artist’s personal travel experiences where
Top Tech Pick for homes 11 Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more... The new E Class Distinct, emotive design, exclusive interior and an impressive number of innovations: Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E-Class.
Lifestyle; Access Accra 17 Living in a city like Accra is a constant adventure, as everyone finds out sooner or later. Whether you are looking for a place to print a last-minute flight itinerary....
For Rent 25 Search for your first or next home! We have detailed listings of Apartments, houses, condos and homes for rent... Featured Development 31 ‘The Exchange’, West Africa’s largest multi-use real estate project, and the first of its kind in Ghana, is now under development and set to change the way people live. It is expected... Ghana Listings 39 Premium Homes offer a compilation of numerous residential flats/apartments and commercial spaces in Ghana. Whatever your requirement, we have.... Luxury Real Estate in Ghana 56 In Ghana, luxury real estate is usually classified by the location first, then the high sale price and sophisticated facilities. Communal facilities consist of 24hour... Africa listings A collection of residential flats/apartments and commercial spaces in Africa. Whatever your requirement, we have....
Mortgage at your Doorstep 64 It is a common dream for everyone to own a property. Acquiring a house is probably one of the biggest financial commitments you would ever make. For us in HFC Bank Ghana...
ON THE COVER The unique multi-complex project, “The Exchange” which is under construction is Accra’s first in the most exclusive neighborhood. Strategically positioned near the Kotoka International airport, it will be a place for pleasure and business, with a 4 star business hotel in close proximity to the airport and adequate space for banqueting and conferences.
PROPERTIES SUBSCRIPTIONS & ADVERTISEMENT Premium Homes Magazines T. +233 247 656 912 / +233 209 384 711 E. firstname.lastname@example.org E. email@example.com READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. The descriptions of properties, the content, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request futher details from advertiser as required. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.
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EDITORS SUITE Real estate remains a booming opportunity for Africa-focused investors for good reasons. The growth of Africa’s cities creates a demand for increased volumes of high-quality commercial and residential real estate. It is reassuring to find that, in spite of global instability in the financial markets, experts around the world still agree that property remains one of the soundest investments. The time to invest in the Africa’s Real Estate market is now; there are impressive housing projects springing up all over the continent. Just take a drive through the streets of Accra, Lagos, Abuja, Kigali, Nairobi, Dakar, just to mention a few, and you will be amazed at what you will find! Our quarterly ‘virtual tour’ of Ghana and West Africa highlights some of the region’s most desirable homes. Premium Homes Magazine aims to be the premier publication for home buyers, developers and input suppliers in search of exquisite, tasteful and character-filled properties. Our publication features extraordinary houses, apartments, and developments with intriguing insight into the latest lifestyle trends in real estate architecture, lighting, decor, security, construction equipment, automobiles and much more. In this, our maiden issue, we showcase some amazing new properties starting with a featured development, ‘The Exchange’. We provide you with opportunities to find the most attractive and desirable houses and apartments, and also provide a guide to both premium and up-and-coming locations across West Africa. We have an array of interesting and inspiring articles highlighting, for example, “Luxury Real Estate In Ghana”, “The Adventure That Awaits You When You Get Into Accra” and “Mortgage At Your Doorstep”. Grab a copy, make yourself comfortable, and join us on an extraordinary and rewarding journey. Here’s to an exciting and inspiring 2017! Matthew Kweku A. Miller Editor-in-Chief
Find all our latest listings, real estate news, and a digital version of this magazine at www.premiumhomesmagazine.com 8 | EDITOR’S LETTER
Our pick of the new and need-to-know in arts, culture, fashion and luxe living
IDENTITY The work is part of a series of paintings captioned ‘Identity’. The Identity series seeks to explore the ‘African identity’ in light of other cultures. The concept emanates from the artist’s travel experiences where through the negative publications about Africa, the African is viewed in a negative light. But like Michael Jordan advocates, ‘I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish’. Clearly, this is the plea of the series of painting. There is thus a need to correct some of these misconceptions about the Black African Identity. Art & Statement by Kizito Amartey, Tel.:+233 (0)24 375 3851, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE | 9
Week Debuts in New York City! Our pick of the new Afrik and Fashion need-to-know in arts, culture, fashion and luxe living
The Work The color options expressed in this work can be considered as loud. Each color is seeking the attention of the viewer. But in as much as there are more bright colors, at any point in time, the black proves to be more dominant. While the other colors easily loose dominance, Zora Neale Hurston’s words, ‘I feel most colored when I’m thrown against a sharp white background’ expresses the joy that alas, black continues to stand out (in any given situation). The work also expresses dependence. As unique as each person is, we need each other to make impact in our society. Hence, the various unique colors splashed on the board combines to bring out the work’s beautiful nature. ‘If you are going to think black , think positive about it. Don’t think down on it, or think it is something in your way. And this way, when you really do want to stretch out , and express how beautiful black is, everybody will hear you’ (Leontyne Prince). Art & Statement by Kizito Amartey, Tel.:+233 (0)24 375 3851, Email: email@example.com 10 | ART DIGEST
LG 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor Whether it’s for work or for play, see the bigger picture with stunning 21:9 UltraWide® monitors from LG. Boasting immersive viewing and crystal-clear HD, these stateof-the-art UltraWide monitors are designed for professionals, gamers and everyone in between.
The Wave Dishwasher This dishwasher beautifully designed by Guilherme Parolin makes the action of washing dishes a piece of cake thanks to its user friendly control panel. Its front fluid contours features a user-friendly control panel made to naturally guide you into a logical sequence of actions.
Tech pick for
Samsung Family Hub French Door Refrigerator The tech giant’s latest high-end fridge will let you peek inside it while grocery shopping, search for recipes on its 21.5-inch touch display, and even mirror content from your TV. And yes, it will also keep your food cool!
Shark’s Rocket Complete Vacuum The Shark® Rocket® Complete with DuoClean™ Technology has the power of two distinct brushrolls spinning in unison to remove dirt from carpets and bare floors of every type.
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Amazon Echo Dot Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and moreâ€” instantly. All you have to do is ask.
Omega Juicers Cube300s Extract fresh juice from fruits, vegetables and leafy greens! Create nut butters, nut milks like almond milk or soy milk, and baby food, extrude pastas, make fruit sorbets or even use it as a grinder for coffee beans and herbs.
Tech pick for
homes Samsung 4.8 Cubic Feet High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer This futuristic, yet affordable, washer has 11 washing cycles ranging from normal, heavyduty, permanent press, bedding, activewear, waterproof , delicates, and more.
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Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14Cup Programmable Coffeemaker One of the best selling coffeemakers from Cuisinart, you can program this beauty 24 hours ahead of time, relax with the self-cleaning feature, and ease your mind with the auto shut-off option.
Clo. Swami India Ghana Limited, P 0. Box KA 9060, East Legon Hills, Katamanso, Near Police Land, Accra, Ghana, West Africa Phone: +233 (0) 267 167 392, +233 (0) 03 9674 74 Web: www.globalproperties.com I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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No matter what you are looking for in our breathtaking city, Access Accra is ready to be your key to discovery. Your first introduction to Access Accraâ€™s Interaction City guide App is a selection of your interests. With these picks, we know what content you will be most interested in discovering. This also helps us curate your calendar so that events you are most likely to go to are at the top. From here, Accra is your oyster, with the power to create an itinerary for just an hour or a whole weekend. When the city gets to be too much, the Accra Plus section provides amazing ideas for a quick getaway. These are close enough to the city for a day trip but far enough to allow you to escape the traffic and bustle, leaving you to get some quality relaxation done.
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Access All African Cities is the mother company of Access Accra and aims to launch another 4 major African cities by the end of 2017. We are currently working on Access Abuja and Access Lagos with a launch date aimed for early 2017. Access Accra is currently available for IOS and Android.
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Living in a city like Accra is a constant adventure, as everyone finds out sooner or later. Whether you are looking for a place to print a last-minute flight itinerary, or you have a sudden craving for banana leaf packaged waakye ( a popular Ghanian Dish ) at 8pm on a Tuesday, you will need to know someone who knows something.Enter Access Accra: your friend who knows quite a few things! You don’t want to be the last one to find out! Access Accra is the essential city guide for Ghana’s fast growing capital city, Accra. With over 4 million people, historic monuments, colonial buildings, modern high-rise buildings, and the trendiest places to visit, Accra is an exciting urban jungle. Even our farthest ranging taxi drivers need directions every once in a while. The service, a combination of a free-to-use app and a free city guide booklet, highlights the best ways to experience the fun of Accra (and beyond). Accra is one of Africa’s choice destinations, which makes it a prime location for Access’s first location. It is located on the southern coast of Ghana, West Africa in the smallest the 10 regions. It has population, however, of about 4 million people, making it Ghana’s most populated city. In the 17th Century, Accra was dotted with Ga villages, which were originally farming settlements that evolved to prefer fishing as they grew along the coast. These communities now mark the demarkations of Accra’s various communities and suburbs, moving from monstrous modern architectural creations, shanty towns, and lively markets, to forts and castles. It is easy to get around Accra by Trotro, taxi, or private driver service. Most areas are pedestrian friendly, with eager coconut and ‘pure water’ sellers ready to quench your thirst and stave off dehydration. Access Accra has a quickly growing index of hundreds of helpful services, various eateries, world-class lounges, specialty bars, budget-conscious accommodation, and a lot more ways to enjoy your time. Our goal is for you to explore this fascinating city and become the go-to app for anyone looking get to know Accra a little better. The App’s interface allows users to comment on and share their favorite locations, activities, and services, letting you take the temperature of an activity before you commit. Now you no longer need to rely on word-ofmouth at the crucial moments when you need to tell the Taxi where to go.
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@RIVIERA RESIDENCE @Riviera Residence is a unique mixed use residential development encompassing an all-inclusive city living lifestyle. Offering living, dining, shopping, wellness, play and leisure experience whilst nestled in a magnificent lakeside setting. Located in the thriving suburb of East Legon, which is fast becoming the new Jewel of Accra. @Riviera Residence offers unbeatable value for money designer style lakeside apartments in Accra consisting of Studios, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom units as well as 4 Penthouses with lake side views seen through high ceiling to floor windows and splendid balconies.
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A lovely executive 4 bedroom townhouse in a sought-after development, near the American Embassy, Cantonments. Has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms; large ensuite master bedroom with walk-in closet space and balcony. Private back garden and access to shared swimming pool and tennis courts. 24-hour security, back-up generator and private entry security camera.
Price (Monthly)- $ 4,000 ENQUIRIES Rosemary Eshemele E. email@example.com T. +233 209 636 010
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Westfields Real Estate
A Superb Newly Built three bedroom Apartment in a very unique and serene area, just off the Liberation road, Accra. Located along Liberation Road, adjacent to the Jubilee House. It is central, absolutely convenient to and from any direction. Apartment size 215m², spacious living area, with dinning, stylish fully fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar, spacious master bedroom en-suite, 2 other bedrooms all en-suite, guest bathroom, laundry room, servant quarters. Key Features: • Gorgeous Newly Built 3 Bedroom Apartment • Excellent finishing • Swimming Pool, Bar and Gym • Standby Generator • Stylish Fully Fitted Kitchen • Stylish Bathrooms • Underground Parking • 24 Hour Security Price Upon Request
ENQUIRIES Westfields Real Estate E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. +00233 307010026 / +00233 289970080 L.3rd Floor, Grand Oyeeman, South Liberation Link, Airport Commercial Area, Airport City, Accra, Ghana W. www.westfieldsrealestate.com 28 | FOR RENT
Westfields Real Estate This cosy executive 4 Bedroom with en-suite bathrooms with: • Water heaters • Modern kitchen with microwave • Oven burner • Fridge • Washing and dryer machines • Study and store room • Power generating plant • Poly tanks for water storage • Childrens playgrounds • Swimming pool • Gated development with 24 hour security. This Development is located at Cantonments,one of the most desirable areas in the country.Its some minutes away from Osu and Airport area. Price- $8,000
ENQUIRIES Westfield Real Estate E. email@example.com T. +00233 307010026 / +00233 289970080 L.3rd Floor, Grand Oyeeman, South Liberation Link, Airport Commercial Area, Airport City, Accra, Ghana W. www.westfieldsrealestate.com PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE | 29
Alema Court A large, airy and stylish fully-furnished 3 bedroom apartment in a prime Airport Residential location. Has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a shared garden and swimming pool. Has 24-hour security and back-up generator.
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Price (Monthly) - $ 3,000 ENQUIRIES Rosemary Eshemele E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. +233 209 636 010
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‘The Exchange’, West Africa’s largest multi-use real estate project, and the first of its kind in Ghana, is now under development and set to change the way people live.It is expected that the complex will become a focal point in Accra, with ‘The Exchange’ offering a unique combination of attractions, including a retail park, hotel, luxury residences and office space. The first phase of the project is expected to be ready in 2018. ‘The Exchange’ is a multi-purpose complex encompassing a supermodern hotel, retail mall, residences and office accommodation– all operating with internationally appraised and approved practices and standards. It has been described elsewhere as “a visionary development conceived by highly-acclaimed real estate experts” with the aim of uplifting Accra’s residential scene while achieving international leisure and business standards. ‘The Exchange’ has proudly become the first project in Africa to receive the EDGE certification. EDGE honors projects of high environmental awareness that embody consciousness when compared to conventional developments. The Exchange will impressively achieve a more than 20% reduction in energy and water use. According to Mabani Holdings Ghana Limited and Actis LLP, the investor-partners of the project, work on the concept was started in 2011. It has since gone through the design stage and construction has already commenced on the site. Over2,000 jobs will be created during the construction stage, with many more available after completion.“The project is set to benefit the Ghanaian economy immensely, with over 90 percent of the project to be sub-contracted to local companies, which is very important to bring in the value that is expected,” says Ghassan Yared, CEO of Mabani and Forewin Group. The project manager is Profica, the quantity surveyors are Farrow Laing of South Africa, while the architects are HOK of the United Kingdom, and Dar-al-handasah is providing engineering and services. ‘The Exchange’ is poised to be the city within the city of Accra. “The Exchange is here for life, for business, for pleasure. It is there to pamper clients and customers”, the partners have promised. ‘The Exchange’ is designed to be a genuine and truly beautiful destination for singles, friends, couples, parents and will cater for all generations, from babies and children to the elderly..Sampled depictions of the multiple-use project bring the components of ‘The Exchange’ more to home for the reader to appreciate this novelty.
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THE HOTEL – RADISSON BLU Radisson Blu is the planned 4-star business hotel located within ‘The Exchange’, which will consist of 206 rooms, several restaurants and a wonderful seating area with an outdoor pool and bar. This part of the project is the re-definition of the world of executive class and luxury travel, which will take Accra by storm. Managed by the acclaimed Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the premium hotel is at the heart of the whole ‘Exchange’ experience. Amanda Jean-Baptiste, Director of Real Estate at Actis, observes: “We are delighted to partner with Rezidor in delivering its first Radisson Blu to Ghana. This partnership reflects our collective view that despite the current headwinds, Ghana has strong underlying fundamentals and remains an attractive investment destination for long-term investors such as ourselves.” Jean-Baptiste continues: “The Radisson Blu Airport at ‘ The Exchange’ will provide quality modern space for business travellers, and will help to further establish Ghana as the conference destination of choice in West Africa.” Philip Salem, a Director at Mabani, notes: “Our partnership with Actis on ‘The Exchange,’ and now with Rezidor, demonstrates the potential for local and international businesses to come together to deliver world-class infrastructure and services that will underpin Ghana’s future growth. We are excited to deliver a unique environment, unrivalled in its position and quality of its design, which sets a new benchmark for development in Accra. Our arrival in Ghana supports our strategic growth in West Africa – a resource-rich and fast-growing region with considerable potential for our core brand Radisson Blu,” states Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of Rezidor, recently stated at the African Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Radisson Blu offers deluxe, state-of-the-art rooms fully serviced with the latest technology for business guests and tourists. The hotel is also Edge certified, with between22 – 30 percent saved on energy and water. It offers the best in entertainment, including a spa, gymnasium and two exclusive restaurants that offer set menus of diverse international cuisines. The rooftop pool allows guests to relax in its soothing water while enjoying a refreshing cocktail from the city’s only cosmopolitan bar. Its state of the art facilities and exceptional service mean that it will be the perfect home from home for business and leisure travelers alike.
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THE RESIDENTIAL There is no place like home. Lying in the velvet green layers of gardens and a misty piazza, the home ‘The Exchange’ gives you is extraordinary. It represents a breakthrough in the traditional meaning of home. ‘The Exchange’ offers apartments that are secure, and exhibit the most lavish of detail. Overlooking Accra’s mesmerizing panoramas. Surrounded by well-secured parking slots, ‘Exchangers’ and visitors are reassured by round-the-clock security with rules and regulations carefully crafted and enforced to keep residents and visitors safe at ‘The Exchange.’ Whether it is an ultra-modern apartment or an exquisite penthouse, ‘The Exchange’ offers a first-class lifestyle in one, two and three bedroom(s) apartments. This is the place for you and your family to enjoy a fulfilling life. You can choose from adverse selection: • A cozy bedroom for the business traveler who needs a pied-a-terre in Accra surrounded by warmth and serenity • A convenient two-bedroom [apartment]that offers a lovely family setting • A spacious three-bedroom [apartment] that makes a flawless rendition of style and refined living • The superb penthouse where every element exudes glamour and indulgence
The apartments are located among the beautiful natural surroundings of Accra and come with specifications that include: • A must-try gymnasium for energizing work-outs • An inviting and simmering swimming pool • A unique shopping experience at the large retail facilities, which includes a supermarket • Heart-warming coffee shops and specialty cuisine joints • A blissful children’s playground • Dedicated and safe parking space • A stand-by generator for non-stop power supply • 24/7 security service provided by well-trained personnel • 24/7 professional assistance
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THE RETAIL CENTER The spacious retail mall offers mixed goodies of fashion, cosmetics, food and beverages, electronics, textile and garments, among others. ‘The Exchange’ invites you to its unique retail facilities, which will change the meaning of leisure for you. Wake up to a new experience of convenience; grab your coffee from one of ‘The Exchange’s’ continental coffee houses; and make your way to the vast 700square-metre(sqm) gymnasium, which is equipped with cutting-edge fitness and wellness gear. At the mall, meet up with friends and bond over a delicious meal; or stroll down the spacious aisles, comprising 12,000sqm of selected restaurants, cafes and boutiques selling international brands, all easily accessible from the hotel, residential tower, offices and parking lot. As the sun sets, spend some quality time with your children walking on a promenade to the 500sqm playground which is designed to keep the young and cheerful ‘Exchangers’ fully engaged. After a long day of smiles and cheers, head to the 2,000sqm-supermarket where you can purchase fresh ingredients for your dinner.
THE OFFICES When the beauty of Mother Nature is merged with the business world to create a refined work experience, the outcome is ‘The Exchange’ offices.The offices welcome you to the16,000sqm property hosting two blocks of modern offices and meeting rooms, which are based on artistic architectural trends. The office facilities are systematically structured and personalized to make work feel like productive leisure. Take a breath of life and immerse yourself in the meditative tranquility provided by the lavish greenery surrounding the offices. Let the rays of sunshine slowly make their way through your office window to boost your energy, inspire and motivate you. With all these excellent state-of-the-art facilities and new offerings, the multi-complex is a spectacular must-visit and must-stay which beckons Ghana’s rapidly-growing middle class to taste the good life. It is also a friendly cynosure that captivates the contemporary business and leisure traveler.
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GHANA 40 | HOME LISTINGS GHANA
Paradise Estate Ghana An aura of Space and Splendor. Set in a tranquil ambience, these elegant villas offer enriching, enlightening and rewarding lifestyle experience. From opulent design to bespoke amenities, here at Paradise Estate you will experience grandeur and perfection like never before. Expect pampering care as the state-of-the-art club house, nestling within premises offers a palette full of supreme amenities. Give in to the mystic and charming serenity of aqua and surrender yourself to the azure blue swimming pool. Three or Four bedroom storey Four or Five washrooms
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ENQUIRIES Paradise Estate Ghana E. email@example.com T. +233 (0) 26 716 73 92 / 0303 967474 L. N0. 8 Potato Avenue, East Legon W. www.globalpropertiesafrica.com PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE | 41
@ Riviera Residence
Under Construction @ Riviera Residence is a unique mixed use residential development encompassing an all-inclusive city living lifestyle. Offering living, dining, shopping, wellness, play and leisure experience whilst nestled in a magnificent lakeside setting. This five story development boasts; • Ample covered parking • Landscaped private waterfront promenade • 4 Storey high infinity swimming pool • Clubhouses • Fitness centre • Secure and Private children’s play area • Internal piazza area with Restaurants overlooking the lake • Convenience shopping • Backup water reservoir • Back-up generator • 24 hour security. PRICE UPON REQUEST
ENQUIRIES Lifestyle Property Development L. 14 Boundry Road, East Legon, Accra E. firstname.lastname@example.org T.+233 27 777 0333 W. www.lifestylepropertydevelopment.com 42 | HOME LISTINGS GHANA
OdoiTsui, Dzorwulu, Accra. Each apartment comes with a staff bunker and en-suite bedrooms. A pool
with an open barbeque area that could be used as entertainment space as well
as for relaxation purposes. A beautifully fashioned garden. Play area for the children. Availability of services and housekeeping for the apartments. State of the art security facilities. Specially selected high end fixtures and fittings.
Availability of mortgage financing. Flexible payment plan. Sales Management 0205 180180
Adequate and secure parking spaces. A dedicated Management services
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Accra: Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Dzorwulu Traffic Light. Tel: +233 50 128 1014 / +233 50 128 0994 / +233 50152 9344 J.A Plantpool 44 | PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE
J.A plant Pool Gh Ltd
Kumasi: Off Offinso Road, Kodie Tel: +233 50 128 1011/ +233 50 128 0998? +233 20 050 1818
DevTraco (The Niiyo)
Devtraco Plus invites you to discover a world that is divorced from the hustle and bustle of Accra City life. This modern purpose built development, comprising of 31 signature homes, is a hybrid of bohemian living fused with on your-door-step city experiences. Whether your taste runs into playful fun or just simple relaxation, The Niiyo has it all from the nearby Mmofra Childrenâ€™s Park and miniature golf course to the onsite swimming and leisure facilities. The apartments are courted by the natural sunlight offered by the floor-to-ceiling windows and fibre glass doors. The Niiyo is not just an apartment or even a home, it is your very own haven encapsulated on this first class development that is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your friends. Call us today to learn how you can make the move to this scenic green utopia.
PRICE UPON REQUEST
ENQUIRIES Devtraco Plus Signature Homes L. No. 8B, sir Arku Korsah Road, Airport residential area, Accra E. email@example.com T.+233 (0) 302 798 692 / +233 (0) 544 310 111 W. www.devtracoplus.com PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE | 45
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Westfields Real Estate
Beautiful and creative designed one 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, features a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living areas perfect for entertaining, weardrobes, tiled floors, a balcony and so much more. Pines Court provides tenants with first-class amenities and services which include: • Gym • Swimming Pool • Free Parking • 24/7 Security • Backup Utilities Water, Generator and Internet This 23-Unit exquisite high rise apartment is located at Cantonments (about 3 minutes” drive from American Embassy) Accra, Ghana. Cantonments is one of the hub of expatriates, set uniquely amidst hosts of shopping centres, cafés, restaurants, schools,etc. 2 Bedroom Regular
5th floor - $ 265,000
6th floor - $ 270,000
2 Bedroom Deluxe
2nd floor - $ 330,000
5th floor - $ 340,000
ENQUIRIES Westfield Real Estate E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. +00233 307010026 / +00233 289970080 L.3rd Floor, Grand Oyeeman, South Liberation Link, Airport Commercial Area, Airport City, Accra, Ghana W. www.westfieldsrealestate.com PREMIUM HOMES MAGAZINE | 47
Villagio Vista Location : Airport Residential Area Features • 4 Bedrooms (all ensuite) • 4 Bathrooms • 1 living room • 1 kitchen • 1 Servant Room
Price - $1,200,000
ENQUIRIES Ando Properties. E. email@example.com T. +233 24 696 6966 / +233 (0) 302 522956 L. 95 Freetown Avenue. Acheampong Junction, East Legon 48 | HOME LISTINGS GHANA
Mayfair Estate Limited
With a flair for the refined, Mayfair Estates redefines luxury, creating spectacular buildings, each distinct and yet all built to the same principle of the highest standards. Now Selling; Airport City Mayfair Court, Adjiriganor Mayfair Gardens, East Airport Facilities; • Tiled Road • 24hr Security • Childhood Playing Area • Swimming Pool
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Ando Estates 4 Bedroom House located near Islamic University, Trasacco. Features • 4 bedrooms (all ensuite) • 4 Bathrooms • 1 living room • 1 kitchen • 1 boy quarters • Car port
Price - $500,000
ENQUIRIES Ando Properties. E. email@example.com T. +233 24 696 6966 / +233 (0) 302 522956 L. 95 Freetown Avenue. Acheampong Junction, East Legon 52 | HOME LISTINGS GHANA
Ando Estates 4 Bedroom House located near American House, East Legon. Features • 4 bedrooms (all ensuite) • 4 Bathrooms • 1 living room • 1 kitchen • 1 boy quarters • Car port
Price - $500,000
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Lakeside Estate Lakeside Estate is a leading real estate company specializing in affordable housing. Our homes cater for the residential needs of young families and professional individuals. Presently Lakeside Estate is developing its AshaleBotwe North property which was acquired from the Nungua Stool. Lakeside Estate started as a farming company called Agri-Cattle Ltd. in 1974 when their present land was obtained for farming purposes.The change of the land-use from farming to Real Estate Development necessitated a review of the name, 54 | HOME LISTINGS GHANA
â€œAgri-Cattleâ€? Ltd. to the present name of Agri-Cattle Lakeside Estate Ltd. Agri-Cattle Lakeside Estate Ltd. known as Lakeside Estate for short was born into the family of Japan Motors Group of Companies. The Japan Motors Group is celebrated its 100 year anniversary this year in 2012. Lakeside Estate is a proud member of Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA).
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ENQUIRIES Lakeside Estate L. 7th Floor, Silver Star Tower Airport City, Accra T. (233 - 302) 77 50 43 E. email@example.com ON THE WEB. www.lakesideestate.com
The Belgrave Described as Cute Antique Design for a classy homeowner who craves for space beauty, luxury and comfort. it is a three bedroom house with a Living & Dining, Guest washroom, Fitted kitchen,Storage,Master Bedroom Ensuite, Two bedroom with a shared bathroom, Ceiling fans,water heater in all rooms including kitchen,Remote Controlled Gate & Garage and a Video Entry System.
3 Bedroom Executive detached house. Plot Size is 70X90 Floor Area: 207 Sqm. Features: Living & dining, fitted kitchen, store, visitors wash room, master bedroom ensuite, water heaters, ceiling fans, Air condition points, two bedroom with a shared bathroom, remote controlled gate, garage & video entry system.
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ENQUIRIES Elegant Homes & General Construction Ltd. L. Elegant courts - Katamanso, Accra T. 233-248-974428/ +233-264-495222/ +233-540-116544 E. firstname.lastname@example.org W. www.eleganthomesgh.com
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Luxury Real Estates in Ghana By Ghana House Plan (www.ghanahouseplan.com) Property in the form of land or buildings is referred to as real estate. It has become a profitable investment worldwide since real estate mostly appreciates in value over time.Luxury real estate is high-end properties usually developed for highprofile/ high income / high worth people worldwide. Due to their massive resources and high-level income stream, most of them desire to live an elegant lifestyle, requiring high class buildings with high grade furnishings in a prime location. They mostly buy or own several homes and real estates in different countries across the world.
However, luxury homes in Asia costs at least US $1.3m. In USA luxury houses start selling around US $1.4 million and for Europe is at least US $1million. South Africa and Nigeria have their minimum hovering around US $200,000.
Properties selling above US $100,000 are usually classified as luxurious in Ghana. The average cost of luxury homes (usually 3-4bedrooms) in Airport Residential Area is around US $ 400,000; in East Legon US $ 370,000; in Spintex US $300,000; but in Trassaco Valley and Airport Hills is US $1million. Generally, luxurious homes in Accra costs around US $ 500,000.
This trend of continuous increase in prices in the real estate market is expected to remain so for a long while. Though most native Ghanaians are not able to enjoy these luxury homes because they cannot afford it, the luxurious housing developments and its subsequent management create several jobs for Ghanaians and a good competition in the local building industry.
Luxury Real Estates in Ghana In comparison with other global prices of luxury homes, Ghana seems to have lower costs of luxury homes thus there is high demand especially by foreign investors which increases the prices. These prices keep escalating tremendously due to the forces of demand and supply, influx of expatriates, returning The features and parameters that define luxury real estate Ghanaians from abroad with much foreign income, the new oil may differ slightly amongst countries, though there are always industry and cost of building materials. common traits. Familiar characteristics of luxury real estate include the property In Ghana, luxury real estate Foreign developers are now cashing in on location and its surrounding views, such is usually classified by the Ghanaâ€™s real estate industry and making as by a water body, on a hill or next to huge profits. They buy an acre of land luxurious amenities like golf courses, location first, then the high for about US $2.5million and construct a international first class schools, hospitals, sale price and sophisticated number of high rise apartments selling each facilities. Communal facilities for about US $300,000 to US $800,000.With security stations and spas. consist of 24 hour concierge the high demand, good returns are made In Ghana, luxury real estate is usually desk services, coffee bar and within reasonable time. Examples of these classified by the location first, then the waiting lounge, roof top pool, developments are Villagio Vista, Primrose high sale price and sophisticated facilities. Place, Meridian Apartments and Casa Bella, Communal facilities consist of 24hour Jacuzzi, gym and sky garden all within the Airport Residential Area. concierge desk services, coffee bar and with spectacular views. waiting lounge, roof top pool, Jacuzzi, gym Though it may seem all profitable, the and sky garden with spectacular views. These luxurious homes real estate industry in Ghana still faces some challenges are usually within one-mile radius of the Kotoka International predominantly related to acquisition and registration of lands. Airport such as the Airport Residential Area, Airport City, East These are mostly issues of litigations and complicated land Legon, Airport Hills, Roman Ridge, Labone, Cantonments and transfer processes especially associated with real estate in the Trasacco Valley â€“ the only luxury gated community. prime areas.
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Sole Lagoon View Estate If you like to get away from central Accra and enjoy lots of open space – whether to do some gardening or just relax and enjoy the view of a beautiful lagoon – look no further than Solé Lagoon View Estates, a gated community located near the Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellence at Prampram. Tel.: +233 302 781 857 / +233 202 222 331 Mob: +233 245 709 285 / +233 545 660 612 Loc.:28/8b 5th Circular Road Labone, Accra Email: email@example.com
Over 200 Housing Units in a gated community Health & Recreational facilities Access to resort-like enviroment Tarred & Paved roads, good drainage systems View of Lagoon and water sports activities Maintenance and management facilities Anaerobolic biogas digesters Street light
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Global Properties Real Estate
Every person and every family has the right to a roof; Global Properties Senegal is a dynamic real estate company, offering you great deals. We offer full range of real estate services of quality investment, mortgage etc.We aim at building lasting relationships with our clients. This is what Global Properties Senegal has understood and is constantly trying to achieve by offering the most professional, informative, loyal and dedicated services in the real estate industry.
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Property Development Group This luxurious residential property is well located in kakiru with a beautiful view of central kigali. Being spacious, luminous, entirely renovated house in premier neighborhood, with splendid view of downtown kigali. Large living room and dining room. Very modern kitchen with polished black granite countertops, italian fixtures and large walk-in pantry for storage. 4 Bedrooms, including self-contained master bedroom with new en suite bathroom. Separate (2nd) bathroom. Laundry room (easily convertible into 3rd 60 | HOME LISTINGS AFRICA
bathroom, if so desired). Custom-designed cabinets and built-in closets throughout, made of premium muvula wood: providing abundant storage space. Large windows everywhere, filling house with natural light. Large terraces with canopies and arcades, where one can relax and enjoy the superlative view of the city. Solar panel water heater (= big savings on electricity) and large reservoir tank (2000 l) installed on roof. At the rear: small garden, annex (staff quarters) and outside washroom. New exterior pump and plumbing. The premises sit on a 506 square meters (land).
Price - RWF 140,500,000
ENQUIRIES Property Development Group Ltd. E. email@example.com T. +250 788 234 853 / +250 738 234 853 W. www.realestateseth.wordpress.com
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Mitini Scapes Mitini Scapes is a premier housing development located within Migaa â€“ an Exclusive Golf Estate comprising of an 18 hole golf course, sporting and recreational facilities, hospitality services, plus commercial, education, medical and communal facilities. Mitini Scapes has delivered a mix of 82 elegantly designed cottages and apartments. The aesthetics and functionality make this development an excellent home and a worthy investment
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providing contemporary luxury living against a backdrop of abundant landscaping and green open spaces. Mitini Scapes was recently completed and has several families already living there. The cottages are fully sold out! Limited apartments & plots available:
Product 1 br Apartment 2 br Apartment + Study Mitini Plots Waterfront Plots
Size 65Sqm 110 Sqm 1/8 Acre 1/4 Acre
ENQUIRIES E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. +254 202772000 / +254 716802070 W. www.homeafrika.com ft HomeAfrika i Home-afrika-40b41886
Price (KSh) 7,500,000 10,750,000 5,500,000 10,500,000
Property Development Group A self contained and fully furnished 3 bedroom residential luxury bungalow for rent in a very prime location of kigali namely kiyovu, It came to the market with an excellent view and overlook together with its swimming pool in the compound.
Price- USD $ 2,000 ENQUIRIES Property Development Group Ltd. E. email@example.com T. +250 788 234 853 / +250 738 234 853 W. www.realestateseth.wordpress.com
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t is a common dream for everyone to own a property. Acquiring a house is probably one of the biggest financial commitments you would ever make. For us in HFC Bank Ghana, we make the dream of owning your own house a reality. With over 25 years experience in mortgage banking in Ghana, rich technical expertise in mortgage financing and the provision of mortgage services to over a hundred thousand people, you have in us a trusted partner when you consider owning your home. We have built and provided safe, secure and serene environment for home owners over the past years.
HFC Bank now brings to your door-step, more innovative mortgage products and services. We provide you with SIMPLE, QUICK AND EFFICIENT one-stop shop mortgage financing and advisory services you would require.
At HFC Bank Mortgage products are just like any other retail product that is accessible in any of the 42 Branches nationwide. Kindly find below our suite of mortgage products. Home Purchase Mortgage. This product is available for an outright purchase of a home. The product is designed to assist individuals and companies to purchase residential properties for their own use or for investment purposes.
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Home Improvement Mortgage The HFC Home Improvement mortgage is designed to assist applicants to undertake renovation and extension work on an existing property. Home owners and companies owning properties could access this facility. Home Completion Mortgage This product assists applicants to complete the construction of their properties. Properties under this facility should have reached at least lintel level. Home Equity Mortgage This facility is designed to enable applicants who own homes or may have already invested in residential properties to release the equity in those properties. In order to protect you and your home investment from any eventuality, all our mortgage products have insurance covers. As the most diversified financial institution in Ghana, we do not only provide you with the brick and mortar structures, we also support you to buy all the beautiful furnishings and live the lifestyle you need through our suite of personal banking products and services.
HFC Bank, a lifestyle well fulfilled. Please contact us on: 030-2242090-4
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