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Friday, 4 November, 2005
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Edition 42 of 2005, Friday, 4 November 2005

Dear reader,

"We don't like the North West, it is too backward and there are no jobs." This is what we heard this week when about a thousand residents of Khutsong near Carletonville on the West Rand were protesting against a proposal that the Merafong municipality be incorporated into the North West Province.

HOUSE prices recorded their lowest nominal month-on-month growth in six years in October and may fall next year for the first time since 2000, mortgage lender Absa said yesterday - Real Estate News - House prices slow

Does the princess get her froggi? Now even I could not wait to read Dave's article this week - A fairytale about Exclusivity and Availability - The Property Game. If you have not ordered Dave's book do so now!

For most people, the home is their single largest monthly expense. It is therefore, also the biggest investment decision that most people make. This week we introduce REEP to you the reader and homeowner offering a Home Value Report for FREE.

Plettenberg Bay is one of the beautiful stops on the famous Garden Route in South Africa. It is renowned for its endless white beaches, beautiful lagoon and river mouth, whale watching, nature reserve, pansy shells and night life. This is what makes it a popular holiday resort for locals and foreigners alike - Focus on, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Using electricity safely is a combination of using your common sense and knowing where the potential dangers are and how to minimise them. In Have Fun we share some great ideas for keeping your family safe.

Enjoy!
The editor

 

>> Real Estate News - House prices slow

HOUSE prices recorded their lowest nominal month-on-month growth in six years in October and may fall next year for the first time since 2000, mortgage lender Absa said yesterday.

Year-on-year nominal growth was also at its lowest in three years in October at 15.8%. Property prices have soared by over 200% since 1997, fueled by the lowest interest rates in over two decades...

>> The Property Game - Does the princess get her Froggi?

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Once upon a time there was a beautiful, elegant, intelligent, independent princess that was looking for a matching prince suitable to win her hand in marriage. To find a suitable suitor, the king hosted a masked costume ball where guests would come in costumes of their own choosing and vie for her hand in marriage...

>> Gordon's Bay residents reject mountain estate

Residents of Gordon's Bay have given an angry thumbs-down to controversial development plans for high on the mountainside above the seaside village.

Yesterday consultants presented their draft environmental impact report on the proposed 90-house security village, Suiderbossie Estate, which will sit just beneath the famous GB sign...

Article by:
Murray Williams

>> FREE Home Value Report

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The information your get from REEP will ensure that you are empowered to make the best decisions regarding your most important asset, your home.

REEP is offering you, our Home Value Report for free. All you need to do is register at www.reep.co.za for your personalised report on every property you own.

Don't hesitate, get the power of REEP into your hands."

>> Realty for the rich

Sotheby's International Realty, whose client base includes 71 of the richest people on Forbes' Top 100 Wealthiest people in the World list and 253 of the wealthiest Americans, is using its new website and links to the global Sotheby's Auction House to expose SA properties to a new worldwide pool of property buyers.

Barak Geffen, Executive Director of Sotheby's International Realty, operated by Lew Geffen in South Africa, says: "South Africa's growing overseas profile with the rich and famous of the world is being egged-on by the 2010 World Cup and more frequent celebrity visits - including Paris Hilton's planned visit in November. Many of them own properties in more than one hot spot...

>> Focus on Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay the jewell of The Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay is one of the beautiful stops on the famous Garden Route in South Africa. It is renowned for its endless white beaches, beautiful lagoon and river mouth, whale watching, nature reserve, pansy shells and night life. This is what makes it a popular holiday resort for locals and foreigners alike...

View Properties in Western Cape | View Properties in Plettenberg Bay

>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay

Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
This home has a wine cellar, playroom and walk in safe. Good finishes.


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>> Have fun - Safety tips for electricity

Using electricity safely is a combination of using your common sense and knowing where the potential dangers are and how to minimise them. Here are some great ideas for keeping your family safe.

>> News - Homent Real Estate

HUMOUR COURTESY OF HOMENET LONGBEACH CRACKING THE ESTATE AGENTS ADVERTISING CODE

For Further Information
Call Homenet Longbeach on (021) 785-7322 or 084 576 7378

As most people are aware, property advertising needs translation from time to time. Below a handy guide to what these delicious sounding phrases really mean.

  • Sun splashed = one room north facing
  • Sparkling pool = pool filter works
  • Fish pond = pool filter doesn’t work
  • Landscaped garden = builder has buried all the rubble
  • Secure = overlooks the police station
  • Greatly reduced = still very overpriced
  • Stone throw away from school = stones thrown from school
  • Cape Dutch = has gables
  • Victorian = has a tin roof
  • Sought after area = slum with potential
  • Split level = foundations are subsiding
  • New release = this is the third agent marketing
  • Patio = spot at backdoor with some sun
  • Television room = room with power point
  • Comfortable = small
  • Cosy = cramped
  • Character = built before 1960
  • Cordon bleu kitchen = has built in cupboards
  • Farm style kitchen = has no built in cupboards
  • Two minutes from the beach = if you have a Ferrari
  • Within walking distance from the beach = if you leave at 5am
  • Sea Views = bring stepladder

 

>> Software at its best!

Technology has become an integral part of Real Estate over the past few years. Tools like CyberAgent have played and will play even a more important role in the future of Real Estate. Real estate agencies using a tool like CyberAgent, gain the advantages of using the latest technology to benefit their businesses.

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.

CyberAgent:

  • Caters for all of the above
  • Is an all-inclusive office management tool
  • Consists of cutting edge technology
  • Has been developed since 1999
  • Enables you to eliminate multiple programmes; No double capturing
  • Compete on the highest level of Internet marketing and exposure
  • Is an OFF-LINE system, saving you time and money
  • Free programme updates on a regular basis
  • Currently used by over 700 Professional Estate Agencies
  • Includes multilevel security
  • Network ready with no additional licenses for the same office


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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