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Friday, 1 September, 2006
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Edition 35 of 2006, Friday, 1 September, 2006

Dear Reader

Gautrain is now finally on its way after yesterdays’s Pretoria High Court ruling in favor it. Building will start in September and the 2010 deadline will be met, the Gauteng MEC for public transport Ignatius Jacobs said today. And still, I have to ask the question, “what will the influence be on the South African property market?” Maybe you have an answer. Mail us at news@cyberprop.com

The Hot Property 2006 show takes place from 1 - 3 September at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and promises buyers a veritable banquet of opportunities in the residential property market. Entrance to Hot Property 2006 is free and the show is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00

A R3bn town of 13 000 houses where race and class don’t matter - Cosmo City will be a thriving town with 15 schools, three petrol stations, 40 churches and clinics, several libraries, a police station, public swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts and taxi ranks. Developers of the mixed-income, mixed-race suburb of Cosmo City north of Johannesburg are feeding frenzied buyers piecemeal. Cosmo – the future of property in SA

Originally known as Post Halt Two on the journey between Port Natal-Durban and the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal), the town was referred to as Viljoensdorp by the Boers during their brief occupation in 1899. At the junction of three provinces, this 'natural' destination and departure point for travelers is now the largest town in northern KwaZulu- Natal. Focus on Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal

“Watch the seasons come and go,
I hear the robin sing,
And in my Winter-weary heart
I know that it is Spring” – Have fun

Enjoy!
The editor

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>> Real Estate News – Boost for African real estate

UK government-backed fund aims to invest in office and retail properties in sub-Saharan Africa
Property Correspondent

PRIVATE equity investor group CDC, which is backed by the UK government and focuses on emerging markets, has invested $100m in a new African real estate fund — called the Actis Real Estate Fund...

>> Show will reveal Hot Property options

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The Hot Property 2006 show takes place from 1 - 3 September at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and promises buyers a veritable banquet of opportunities in the residential property market...

>> Cosmo – the future of property in SA

A R3bn town of 13 000 houses where race and class don’t matter

Developers of the mixed-income, mixed-race suburb of Cosmo City north of Johannesburg are feeding frenzied buyers piecemeal.

Another 500 houses come up for sale soon and judging by experience, they won’t be on the shelf for long...

>> Focus on Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Originally known as Post Halt Two on the journey between Port Natal-Durban and the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal), the town was referred to as Viljoensdorp by the Boers during their brief occupation in 1899. At the junction of three provinces, this 'natural' destination and departure point for travelers is now the largest town in northern KwaZulu- Natal...

>> View Properties in KwaZulu Natal
>> View Properties in Newcastle

>> Property of the week

KwaZulu Natal, Newcastle, Hilldrop

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 2

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>> Buy-to-let market bounces back

IN A surprise twist following the recent interest rate hikes, investor interest in the buy-to-let market is again on the rise.

Over the past year or so, buy-to-let investors felt the squeeze as a declining interest rate environment made buying a more attractive prospect than renting. Some investors were forced to accept lower rentals in their bids to service the bond instalments on their investment properties...

>> Meet producer and presenter Teresa Alho – The Home Channel, My Makeover

As promised this week we introduce you to producer and presenter Teresa Alho as she visits the homes of every day South African’s listening to their renovation stories in one of The Home Channel’s new local series, My Makeover.

Born and raised in Cape Town Teresa is one of four children which make up her gregarious Portuguese family. Making home videos with her brothers and sister was a favourite past time and after matriculating in 2000 she left for the Eastern Cape to explore her interest in television making at Rhodes University...

>> News from Iafrica

Buy, or build yourself?

With housing prices still at an all time high and interest rates set to climb one to two percent in the next few months, buyers are beginning to re-examine the possibility of building for themselves in the hope of making significant savings.

"There will always be people to whom the idea of dispensing with a developer and/or an architect and managing the builder themselves will be attractive," says Bill Rawson, "but, let’s get this clear, this can be a stressful experience...

>> Have Fun - Spring “to-do” list: Spring Garden Maintenance

Buy, or build yourself?

Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as preparations are made for the bounty and beauty of the garden as it awakes from winter hibernation. It can also, however, be a bit overwhelming to know how to prioritize your gardening time at this time of year. Here is a helpful list of chores that should be tended to in the spring...

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