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Friday, 01 June 2007
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Edition 21 of 2007, Friday, 01 June 2007

Dear Reader

Is interest rate likely to go up? According to the news this week, yes. Two main factors are the inflation rate breaching the top of the Reserve Bank's target range for the first time in nearly four years and the other one is the demand for credit by the private sector. I suppose we will all have to wait to see what next week brings for us.

A new record was set for rental in an office block. Park Place, a top-flight development in the downtown Jing´an Temple area, has set a record for pre-leasing rent of Grade-A office towers in Shanghai with an average rental of US$1.40 per square meter a day.

It looks like South Africa is already beginning to enjoy some benefits from landing the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Not simply the stirrings of massive infrastructural spending on new and revamped stadiums, roads and transport systems – but also the rewards linked to the international focus on 2010, according to the latest Intellectual Property magazine Benefits begin to flow from 2010 World Soccer Cup

Looking for property? Looking for property in Cape Town? A survey among Chas Everitt International agencies in the Mother City has revealed several areas where agents are confident of solid capital growth. Looking for Investment Gems in the Cape

Situated in the upper reaches of the Mokolo River, Vaalwater is the central village within the Waterberg Mountain range. The Waterberg's rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant- and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve - the Waterberg Nature Conservancy - protecting more than 150 000 hectares of the Waterberg-habitat. Focus on Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa

It is not always possible for us to place all the article that we have received during the week in the newsletter. For more articles visit our CyberProp.com Blog.

Enjoy!
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>>Real Estate News - SA firms ‘should target Africa’

ALTHOUGH property buying and development in SA remains the first choice for expansion-hungry listed property companies, there could also be opportunities in the rest of Africa — albeit with higher risk.
On the other hand, investing in countries such as the UK and the US can be problematic unless a company can partner with a local property player...

>> Benefits begin to flow from 2010 World Soccer Cup
Rodney Hayter

Already, the 2010 Soccer World Cup is boosting tourist arrivals - together with guest house purchases

It looks like South Africa is already beginning to enjoy some benefits from landing the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Not simply the stirrings of massive infrastructural spending on new and revamped stadiums, roads and transport systems – but also the rewards linked to the international focus on 2010, according to the latest Intellectual Property magazine...

>> What's your home worth?

Most Cape homes have increased by some 100 percent in value over the last five years, and yet many homeowners haven't realised this.

Moreover, they're not even sure what their properties will be worth in five years from now...

>> Looking for Investment Gems in the Cape

The stellar performance of the Cape Town property market and consequent high prices in recent years may have cooled the ardour of investors - but there are still pockets of high opportunity.

A survey among Chas Everitt International agencies in the Mother City has revealed several areas where agents are confident of solid capital growth...

>> Focus on Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa

Situated in the upper reaches of the Mokolo River, Vaalwater is the central village within the Waterberg Mountain range.

The Waterberg's rugged beauty, together with its diversity in plant- and animal life, has led to the development of several exciting eco-tourism projects such as the biosphere reserve - the Waterberg Nature Conservancy - protecting more than 150 000 hectares of the Waterberg-habitat.

>> View Properties in Limpopo
>> View Properties in Vaalwater

>> Property of the week

Limpopo, Waterburg, Vaalwater

This 50 hectare game farm has 2 houses, one new and the other the old farm house. The game on the farm includes various buck, brown hyena, jackal and other small game. There are 3 boreholes.

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>> The resort born to be wild

One man’s dream to nurture nature alongside luxury is reaching fruition in South Africa, writes Fiona Sims

THE bushbuck was staring back at me. I had disturbed her lunch of juicy leaves as we drove past to view the most expensive plot. Perched dramatically on the cliff edge and costing some 17 million rands, it is the most expensive slice of real estate in South Africa.

>> News from - Val Ludgrove Properties

BOOM TIME FOR PLETT WITH BIG DEVELOPMENTS ON THE CARDS.

Plettenberg Bay has identified five new major developments for the city, the creation of a small boat harbour, a hotel and a housing development for low income earners.

The major new developments were proposed at the urban integration and sustainable human development conference at the weekend. One of the major plans identified at the conference is the building of an urban corridor on either side of the N2 highway, close to the exciting entrance to Plettenberg Bay, from KwaNokuthula to the Bossiesgif / Qolweni node over a distance of 5 km...

>>EAAB report tarnishes real estate industry, say associations

Pretoria - The two associations representing the real estate industry in South Africa have welcomed the inspections of estate agencies by the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), but slammed the board for tarnishing the image of all the firms it inspected.

The EAAB reported last week that inspections of 11 of the biggest estate agency firms in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, conducted by the board in conjunction with the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), found that none of them was fully compliant with the Estate Agency Affairs Act...

>> From the CyberProp Blog

Trusts remain an important vehicle for property ownership

Court rulings against allegedly improperly administered trusts have recently come under the spotlight, but this should not dissuade property owners from using this vehicle.

So says Gerhard Kotzé, CEO of the ERA South Africa property group, who believes that where trusts are correctly formulated and managed, they still provide an excellent and perfectly legal method of estate planning...

>> Bond sensibly

You might be a little concerned about taking out a bond, especially since interest rates keep rising, but how serious are these hikes and can the new credit act save you from a lifetime of debt?

Rate hikes a reality?

"Many people, remembering only too well the 7.5 percent interest rate rises over a short two-month period in mid-1998..

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