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Friday, 02 June, 2006
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Edition 22 of 2006, Friday, 02 June 2006

Dear Reader

I hope you're warm where you're reading this - winter has shown it's ugly head and suddenly everybody is taking cover!

This week in CyberProp.com news :

Black property ownership - under the spotlight - still.
How low can property capitalisation rates go?
Demand for mortgages ascribed to duty relief.
With the SA winter, comes the power outtages - how is this affecting property buyers?

Stay warm and enjoy!

The editor

>> Real Estate News - Warning number three

Saki Macozoma once more urges the industry to speed up black property ownership

Act positively to bring significant property ownership to black people, or social turmoil will achieve it negatively, Cyril Ramaphosa warned the 2000 SA Property Owners Association (Sapoa) congress. Fellow businessman Saki Macozoma said the same at the 2003 congress (Property May 30 2003)...

>> Property Capitalisation Rates - how low can they go?

Various factors have contributed to property being the investment of choice over the last few years.

Initially, residential property was the preferred choice, now it has swung to commercial, with large amounts of funds flowing into a market that has matured, albeit off a low base, and set a good foundation for the future.

This is according to property investment experts, Tony Bales and Guy De la Porte of Bales Delaporte, a niche property investment broking company based in Cape Town.

But the question is, how low can property capitalization rates go...

>> Duty relief boosts demand for mortgages

Mortage advances by the financial sector increased 30,05% year on year last month, marking the highest growth to date, and this has been attributed to February’s transfer-duty relief, says the Reserve Bank...

>> South Coast no longer the Cinderella

Amanzimtoti on the KZN south coast is in the process of becoming a property hot spot, with plenty of new developments taking place and high demand for holiday accommodation to let, especially if it offers a sea view.

And the area does have a lot to offer in terms of the ideal family holiday with good beaches and fishing opportunities.

Eric Morkot, principal of leading local agency Nationlink Amanzimtoti says that the annual sardine run is a huge attraction as well as whale spotting and dolphin viewing opportunities. "The warm sea currents also mean the visitor can enjoy the local beaches all year round."...

>> Focus on Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Famed for its outstanding fishing grounds and surfing attractions, this is but a small part of the attractions the area has to offer the holiday maker.

Offers you superb white sandy beaches, safe swimming facilities, beautiful picnic spots, unsurpassed fishing grounds (shore, rock and deep sea), under-water wonderland, top class sporting facilities, diverse fauna and flora, tranquil natural beauty, affordable and luxury accommodation, colourful cultural heritage, places of interest, wide choice of shopping facilities, gourmet restaurants, family entertainment and exciting nightlife...

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>> Property of the week

KwaZulu Natal, Amanzimtoti

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Garages: 2

Private mini cinema, pool room, jacuzzi & pub extra. To be sold fully furnished.

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>> News from GO & Express - East London's Community Newspaper

Electricity supply worries home buyers

A NEW factor has entered the South African property buying equation – the worrying issue of power supply problems.

“Feedback from our agents on the ground is that buyers are increasingly asking whether the area they are considering buying into has a stable power supply,” said Gerhard Kotzé, CEO of the ERA South Africa property group...

>> Have Fun – Refeathering that empty nest

As a parent, it is both an emotional and exciting time when your grown children leave the "nest" and find homes of their own.

"And if this co-incides with your own retirement," says Dr Piet Botha, chairman of the Nationlink estate agency group, "you may well decide to relocate to the coast or downsize to a smaller, more manageable property.

"But in many cases these days, 'empty-nesters' actually want to stay put, and use the extra time they now have available to nurture a new business or hobby, study or become seriously involved in local community services - and at the same time find new uses for those now-empty rooms in their existing homes."

>> Software at its best!

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The real challenge is to find a software application (programme) that supports all facets of the industry, cutting out the need to duplicate day-to-day work. CyberAgent answers to all the estate agencies needs.

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