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Friday, 03 March, 2006
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Edition 09 of 2006, Friday, 03 March 2006

Dear Reader,

It was report this week that the main contributors to the 4.9% increase in economic activity in 2005 were the finance, real estate and business services. Indeed is this good news for property owners.

The month of May is the first birthday of The Home Channel and you are invited to join in the “party”. The Home Channel is a first in South African television, recognizing the growing interest in all things related to the home – from design and décor to home improvements and gardening. Join in the party

Week after week we read Dave’s views on the Real Estate Industry and each time it amazes me about what he writes. Let’s take this week “Most middle and upper class South Africans own their own property but this doesn’t make them investors. There are fundamental differences between ownership and investing that make investing to ownership as different as music is to martial music.The Property Game – The Property Game - Property ownership and property investing

Africa with a touch Europe and a pinch of oriental spice. Hooting taxi's, cars old and new, buses and trains drive past hawkers selling an array of fresh fruit from surrounding farms. With the lilac splendour of jacarandas as its trademark, Pretoria, Tshwane, Gauteng South Africa has grown into a metropolitan structure encapsulating a rainbow nation. Focus on

Water. It flows through our homes every day, and we take it for granted as long as it remains safely contained within the pipes. But imagine coming home from work to find that a washing machine hose or an icemaker line has broken loose, or worse yet, returning from a two-week vacation to find that a pipe has frozen and burst in your absence. Have Fun – How do I deal with water damage?

Enjoy!
The editor

 

 

>> Real Estate News – Rush into global deals

Falling yields, stronger rand, greater confidence set property's revolving door spinning

South African property is going global as the flow of investment funds in and out of the country gathers momentum.

What is helping to fuel the surge is that an increasing number of large private equity funds are scouring SA for opportunities. And the tide of SA investors buying property offshore is about to turn, too...

>> Property gets tax boost

Classic Business Day asks Angelique de Rauville from Provest Fund Managers about the effect Budget 2006 is having on the property sector, Richard Hirsch from Standard Equities and Derivatives is at the studio

LINDSAY WILLIAMS: The Budget is with us for the next twelve months until the next one - has it provided a boost to the property sector?

ANGELIQUE DE RAUVILLE: Without a doubt. Certainly the tax-free portion of interest and taxable dividend income increasing for private individuals had a small advantage for the listed property sector, but the big advantage came in the reduction of pension and provident fund tax from 18% to 9%...

>> The Property Game - Property ownership and property investing

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Most middle and upper class South Africans own their own property but this doesn't make them investors. There are fundamental differences between ownership and investing that make investing to ownership as different as music is to martial music.

Ownership can be used as a vehicle for this type of investing but merely being an owner doesn't make you a property investor. People delude themselves into thinking that as long as they own property and are paying their monthly installments on time they are on the road to property riches...

>> Join in the party

Come join in the party, as the Home Channel comes of age.

The month of May is not only the first birthday of The Home Channel, but also brings with it a whole new season of top notch programmes. The Home Channel is a first in South African television, recognising the growing interest in all things related to the home – from design and décor to home improvement and gardening, from investing in property to bringing order to your home.

>> SA fourth quarter 2005 GDP up 3.3%

South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices on a quarter-on-quarter (q/q) seasonally annualised and adjusted (saa) basis rose by 3.3% in the fourth quarter of 2005 from 4.2% in the third quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) says.

This brought the annual average real growth for 2005 to 4.9% compared with 4.5% in 2004.

The median forecast for the fourth quarter was 4.0% q/q saa with a range of 3.5% to 5.0%...

>> Focus on Pretoria, Tshwane, Gauteng South Africa

With the lilac splendour of jacarandas as its trademark, Pretoria has grown into a metropolitan structure encapsulating a rainbow nation.

It's here where colourful people from all around gather... where busting trade and scintillating nightlife is offset by the tranquillity of nature's reserves...

View Properties in Gauteng | View Properties in Pretoria

>> Property of the week

Gauteng, Pretoria East, Fearie Glen

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garages: 4

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>> Have Fun – How do I deal with water damage

Water. It flows through our homes every day, and we take it for granted as long as it remains safely contained within the pipes. But imagine coming home from work to find that a washing machine hose or an icemaker line has broken loose, or worse yet, returning from a two-week vacation to find that a pipe has frozen and burst in your absence. Now the water we take for granted has become quite a destructive force, insinuating itself everywhere and doing more damage by the minute as it soaks in...

>> News

Koeberg sabotage claim under the spotlight
March 02, 2006, 11:30

Experts have questioned whether a Koeberg generator was indeed sabotaged, claiming negligence could also have crippled the electricity supply from the nuclear power station, a report said.

The experts pointed out that extremely strict safety measures were enforced at Koeberg - SA's only nuclear power station. "Not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can get into Koeberg." ...

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