Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 10 June, 2005

Edition 21 of 2005, Friday, 10 June 2005

Dear Reader,

Interest rates stays unchanged! This was announced yesterday.

What was also announced this week was that South African male drivers spend more time on their cell phones while driving than women. World Wide Worx has reported that 57% of male respondents admitted to talking on their mobiles while driving compared to 37% of women.

Standard Bank (SBK) economists Elna Moolman and Matthew Cook told a media briefing at the launch of the quarterly Residential Property Gauge that South African residential property prices should grow at between 18 and 25% this year.

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This is what Dave has to say in his weekly article - The Property Game

Places.co.za takes us to a place the Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Potgieter founded on the farm Sterkloop in 1884 providing 150 erven covering 2 200 morgen. The city has enjoyed a long history of prosperity and has grown rapidly given its proximity to Gauteng and the rich agricultural district surrounding it - Focus on Polokwane, Pietersburg, Northern Provinces, South Africa.

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>> Real Estate News - South Africa

SA property prices to grow

South African residential property prices should grow at between 18% and 25% this year after an increase of 28% last year, Standard Bank (SBK) economists Elna Moolman and Matthew Cook told a media briefing at the launch of the quarterly Residential Property Gauge.

"Concerns about a housing price bubble are exaggerated and house price growth continues to be supported by healthy consumer fundamentals and a benign economic outlook," Moolman said.

>> The Property Game - Housekeeping 101

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Housekeeping 101 - "I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house." Zsa Zsa Gabor. Married 9 times.

Many young singles make bad choices when they get involved in a relationship. Not just bad relationship choices but bad property and finance choices! These choices are often holding them back from achieving financial security. This week I'm focusing on singles and property ownership...

>> Quick house sales cause chaos

The illegal sale of houses is causing havoc in the Copesville area as residents battle to get their homes registered in their name.

Some residents who have bought their homes in good faith find themselves being evicted by the previous owners a few months later - and there is nothing they can do. The house is not in their name.

Joyce Gounder is one such person. Gounder bought a house for R10 000 in Portia Drive, Copesville, two months ago and was shocked when two days ago when the old owners demanded that she and her family move out...

>> SA suburbs 'densifying'

The densification of South African suburbs is intensifying as cost and delivery realities dictate trends at the lower end of the market in particular.

And in the process, the proverbial South African 'dream' starter home of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage has been firmly consigned to history.

Moreover, the new scenario presents major challenges in terms of housing delivery in all its facets, including shortages of building materials, constraints in terms of skilled labour...

>> Focus on Polokwane, Pietersburg, Limpopo(Northern Province), South Africa

The Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Potgieter founded the town on the farm Sterkloop in 1884 providing 150 erven covering 2 200 morgen. The city has enjoyed a long history of prosperity and has grown rapidly given its proximity to Gauteng and the rich agricultural district surrounding it.

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>> Oman's blue city gets the green light

Muscat - Fearing that oil reserves may one day fail to support its economy and growing population, the Gulf sultanate of Oman is investing billions of dollars in a massive tourist resort near the Arabian sea coast.

On Saturday, Oman's quest to draw tourists was unveiled in plans to construct "The Blue City" (Al-Madina Al-Zarqa), an ambitious $15-billion tourism project inspired by the success of large-scale building in neighbouring Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

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>> Brush up on your property skills

United States-based top international trainer Ed Hatch will be in Cape Town next month to present two courses to local estate agents who would like to earn the Council of Residential Specialists' (CRS) internationally recognised designation and certificate.

The courses are aimed at established agents who wish to improve their performance and sales, and also at new agents wanting a thorough grounding in the industry, says Azalea Enderli, who co-ordinates the CRS courses in Cape Town...

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