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Friday, 03 November 2006
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Edition 44 of 2006, Friday, 03 November, 2006

Dear Reader

This week I found an interesting article on property sales in an article by Alex S. Gabor. Alex is a freelance writer living in Hollywood. He spent 25 years investigating the mortgage banking industry and is the inventor of zero interest mortgages. He is also a major proponent of changing the American tax laws to eliminate mortgage interest deductions and replace them with principal reduction credits, to encourage debt free home ownership. Read about what Alex has to say in The Real Estate Bust continues

Estate agents are demanding better training and support from real estate companies to enable them to keep pace with shifts in the corporate environment and deliver better service to increasingly sophisticated homebuyers and sellers. " The industry is definitely no longer a haven for bored housewives or failed car salesman" says Rika de Ruiter of Chas Everitt's Atlantic Seaboard office. Consumers the winners as agents lift their game

Resort in the Pilanesberg in the North West Province is one of the most remarkable destinations in Africa. This vast complex, nearly 20 km in circumference, is an enormous, opulent extravaganza of luxurious hotels, glittering entertainment centres, restaurants, gaming rooms, shops, discos and extensive, beautifully landscaped grounds, rated among the world's most unusually conceived, and most lavish, inland resorts. Sun City, North West, South Africa

All sellers wants their home to sell fast and get the highest price possible. It is not just luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally enhance your home that will send homebuyers scurrying for their chequebooks. In Have Fun Drakes Property Consultant share some tips on how to prepare your house for selling

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>> Consumers the winners as agents lift their game

Estate agents are demanding better training and support from real estate companies to enable them to keep pace with shifts in the corporate environment and deliver better service to increasingly sophisticated homebuyers and sellers...


By Chas Everitt International Western Seaboard

>> Three more on the way, says Absa

A further three interest rate increases in addition to the three already implemented so far this year is being forecast by Absa in its latest Residential Property Perspective released this week, according to an article in October 29 Sunday Tribune Property Guide...

>> Property is the ideal long-term investment and it serves as security

The buildings wear out the quickest, in anything from 75 years (a typical house) to 5 000 years (Egypt's pyramids). The land and the title deeds can last forever. That's why property or real estate is the ideal long-term investment.

Each property is unique and can't be moved. It becomes more useful as the city and population grow around it, and people then pay a premium it. But if activity declines, demand for property drops and so does rent or the price users pay. This happens when people desert country towns for the cities, or when urban management collapses (as in central Johannesburg in the 1990s), or when a population declines - as Europe's is expected to (by 50m) over the next 50 years...

>> Focus on Sun City, North West, South Africa

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>> Council ‘undersold land by millions’

Questions are being asked after developer gets property bargain.

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By Sunday Times

>> SA Could Be Home From Home for Wealthy Retirees

WITH the number of retired people throughout the world increasing significantly, there are huge opportunities for the South African listed property sector and institutions to offer foreign-pooled investments access to the local market, says Colin Young, head of asset management at the Old Mutual Property Group...

>> News from iAfrica

Use science, not sentiment

The feeding frenzy which has dominated the property market for the past two to three years is definitely over and the market has returned to more normal levels. House price growth is hovering around the 10.0 percent per annum mark — and if that reflects the downturn in the market, then we’ll take it!

Was the feast, which helped fuel growth of 30 percent and more, justified? Yes; there are times when, if the market runs, then joining the sprint makes sense. However, people often keep dancing too long after the party is over...

>> Have Fun - How to prepare your house for sale, Drake Property Consultants

Prepping a house. Every seller wants there home to sell fast and get the highest price possible. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not just luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally enhance your home that will send homebuyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prepare a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home...

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