Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 04 February, 2005

Edition 4 of 2005, Friday, 04 February 2005

Dear Reader,

A week full of news and happenings, that is what we had. From the motor industry where motor manufacturers projected better sales for the rest of the year should interest rates remain low to Government plans to ban the production of substandard paraffin stoves - a R25m in annual revenue for the manufacturers.

But that's not all, illegal shebeens have until the end of February 2005 to apply for permits and what about the sexually explicit jokes about our President Thabo Mbeki that got circulated?
This just shows me one thing, South Africa is just like any other country - welcome to the real world!

"While the boom in property sales and prices in Cape Town suburbs continues unabated, the market in poorer areas is experiencing a boom of a different kind - people "buying" and "selling" houses illegally and without transfers being registered at the Deeds Office" - Boom in City illegal house sales by Myolisi Gophe.

In answer to the above article Myolisi Gophe also tells us how thousands of people around South Africa may be living in houses they believe they have bought but have not right to - Many in SA don't own homes they paid for


"A small fishing village hugs a hillside on the southern tip of Africa in the Overberg, humble thatched cottages dot the shoreline and rare shells lie in the surf" - takes us to Waenhuiskrans, Western Cape, South Africa in Focus on.

When purchasing new carpets, have you ever considered the following:

  • who will be using this room?
  • how often will it be used?
  • what kind of "mood" do you want to create?

In Have fun this week look at the basic points to consider when purchasing carpets.

Enjoy!

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate news

Can you afford to buy?

Buying a house can be a nerve-wracking process as for most people it's the biggest investment they'll ever make. However, as Saul Geffen of MortgageSA says, there's no need to panic if you ask yourself these six simple questions first...

>> Company or Close Corporation

Question

Should I buy property in a Company or Close Corporation?

Answer

To decide whether to register a property in a Company or Close Corporation will be determined by the purchaser’s needs, although there are similar characteristics to a Company and Close Corporation they do differ dramatically in certain aspects...


By Menlyn Properties

>> Boom in City illegal house sales

While the boom in property sales and prices in Cape Town suburbs continues unabated, the market in poorer areas is experiencing a boom of a different kind - people "buying" and "selling" houses illegally and without transfers being registered at the Deeds Office.

Many of the properties changing hands are government-subsidised houses which may not be sold by law and, in most cases, the "buyers" have no rights to them...

>> Many in SA don't own homes they paid for

Thousands of people around South Africa may be living in houses they believe they have bought but, in fact, have no right to, regardless of having paid large sums of money for them, because they did not follow the correct procedure.

Bob Bertrand, conveyancing attorney with Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, explained the process that must be followed by law in transactions involving immovable property...

>> Focus on Arniston, Waenhuiskrans, Western Cape, South Africa

A small fishing village hugs a hillside on the southern tip of Africa in the Overberg. Humble thatched cottages dot the shoreline and rare shells lie in the surf - a perfect place to relax and reflect

View Properties in Western Cape | View Properties in Bredasdorp

>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Arniston

Price: R2 800 000
Bed: 6
Bath: 6

Immaculate shater roof and lime stone walls. 6 Bedrooms (all en-suite). Interior quite unique from the usual.

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>> News from Val Ludgrove Real Estate

Ancient History

Since its discovery by European its present name. Plettenberg Bay has been known under at least Eight different names: Bahia das Alagõas, Lagõa, Algõa, St Catherine, Formosa, Baay Content, De Bay Angola, De Keurbooms and Piesang River Bay. Founded in 1488, Bartholomew Dias named the bay Bahia DAs Alagõas translated as Bay of Lagoons. In 1630 the Bay of Lagoons saw its first inhabitants. Survivors of the Portuguese vessel The Sao Conçola stayed for nine Months. It was only in 1778 that Joachim van Plettenberg changed The bays name to the name we Know today, Plettenberg Bay.

Current Affairs

Completion of N2-roadworks in sight.

Phase one of the improvement of the N2 started on Mon - day, 24 May 2004. The appointed Contractors, Black Top Civil Engineering, have appointed 94 laborers of which 64 are local. According to Mr. Kobus van Biljon, from Black Top Engineering, the construction would only take seven months to complete. To date contractors are still busy with construction work on the N2. Resident Engineer Paul Laubscher said that they had to Relocate major services and find alternative access to the liquor store. A meeting was held in mid November to decide whether to go ahead with the construction of the circle or work on the road verges. With limited time before the holiday season the decided to work on the road Verges. Paul said that they anticipate to complete the road surface at the end of March. The long awaited circle will be completed at the end of April and will be a great relieve to all!

By Val Ludgrove Real Estate

>> Have fun!!

Are you making plans for new carpets?

Here is a list of points to consider before you spend thousands of rands.

The persons using the room.
List them and their requirements

The activities that will go on in the room.
Consider what mood would be conducive to the activities...

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