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Friday, 04 August, 2006
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Edition 31 of 2006, Friday, 04 August, 2006

Dear Reader

It’s here! As from today, ABSA, Nedbank and Standard Bank all increased their prime lending rate by 50 basis points to 11,5% after the Reserve Bank raised its repo rate by a similar margin to 8,0% yesterday.

Nominal house price growth of 13,5% year-on-year was recorded last month compared with a revised growth rate of 14,2% in June, the latest Absa House Price Index revealed yesterday.

More interest-rate increases are expected, the rand has wobbled and “risk” is being heard a lot in investment speak — so what should the average real estate investor be doing with his savings? Anil Thakersee, retail marketing head of Old Mutual, said this week that investors should respond according to their own financial needs. Read more in Here’s your action plan

Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa is a tranquil haven of tourist attractions. Here you will find country guest houses, hotels, lodges, stores, art and craft studios, working farms, horse and mountain bike trails. The village comes to life at weekends when townsfolk and visitors spend time in its many fascinating shops and stores. Focus on by

It's just about time for yet another re-enactment of that epic conflict: The Annual Battle of the Weeds. Once again, it's you versus the weeds. And the weeds are winning... 8 Tip on weed control, Have Fun

Enjoy!
The editor

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Rising interest rates will limit building contractors' ability to push through price increases, states research conducted by Medium-Term Forecasting Associates (MFA).

MFA's research shows that tender price increases peaked in the first quarter of last year at 20,2%, with an average 17,5% rise for 2005. This is in stark contrast to the 5% rise in tender costs in the first quarter of this year...

>> House price growth slows further

NOMINAL house price growth of 13,5% year-on-year was recorded last month compared with a revised growth rate of 14,2% in June, the latest Absa House Price Index revealed today. This brought the average price of a house in the middle segment of the market to about R806 500 last month.

The average nominal year-on-year growth in house prices came to 15,2% in the first seven months of the year...

>> Here’s your action plan

More interest-rate increases are expected, the rand has wobbled and “risk” is being heard a lot in investment speak — so what should the average investor be doing with his savings?

Anil Thakersee, retail marketing head of Old Mutual, said this week that investors should respond according to their own financial needs...

Whatever you call home we'll be proud to finance it

At Nedbank we understand that people have a need to own a place of their own, something they can call home. That's why we are committed to helping people finance whatever they call home. For more information on the Nedbank Home Loan offering call us on 0860 911 007 or click here for more information.

>> Focus on Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Situated on the border of Gauteng and North West, flanked by the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, a stunningly beautiful arena of coniferous forests, crisp streams and rolling hills. This tourism office will help you organise your getaway...

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>> News from – Cape Business – Who covets the Waterfront?

HAS the recent souring of sentiment in the listed real estate sector diminished attractiveness of the V&A Waterfront as an investment?

It's been nearly two months since Transnet CEO Maria Ramos confirmed that the controlling shareholding in Cape Town's premier tourist attraction was up for sale.

Transnet owns a 26% stake in the Waterfront with the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund holding 43.6% and the Transnet Pension Fund holding another 7.8%. The Transnet Retirement Fund, which owns the other 22.6% stake, has opted not to sell its stake at this point – although the bid for control may be attractive enough to change the retirement fund's mind...

>> Have Fun – 8 Tips for weed control

It's time again for the War on Weeds!

It's just about time for yet another reenactment of that epic conflict: The Annual Battle of the Weeds. Once again, it's you versus the weeds. And the weeds are winning...

That's not surprising, really. Why? The weeds have the advantage on every front. There are more of them than there are of you. They're more determined and tenacious than you are. And (sorry to remind you of this) they're a lot younger than you are...

>> Software at its best!

Buyers driving past your advertising boards will be able to see an unique Internet Number allocated to the specific property. They will then SMS that number to 35476 and will receive an SMS back with all the details of the property. At the same time the agent / agency will also be informed of a potential buyer. How's that for technology working for you! The cost - mahala! Free to all CyberAgent subscribers.

Here's a diagram on the way this process will work...

  1. Agent captures the details of the property and pictures into CyberAgent
  2. Agent updates the property to the Internet
  3. The Internet server sends back a unique number for that property
  4. Agent puts up his "For Sale" board together with our SMS board
  5. Potential buyer sees the "SMS" board and SMS's the unique number to the Internet server
  6. The Internet server sends back an SMS with all the property details and a link to the website where he/she can view pictures on the property

If you would like to know more about the above features and benefits that CyberAgent offer, visit: www.cyberagent.co.za or email: sales@cyberprop.com

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