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Friday, 10 November 2006
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Edition 45 of 2006, Friday, 10 November, 2006

Dear Reader

House prices will fall by 2.0 percent next year in real terms, this we read this week. The first real decline since 1999. House prices will fall in 2007

Property investors and home owners can definitely boost the value of their properties through home improvements. Renovating has increased in popularity over the last decade and we see more and more of the “golden oldies” reaching top selling prices. But will renovating your home help you in today's property market?

“This truly is a world class development that is going to revolutionise how we know estate living to be. Blythedale Coastal Resort has certainly raised the bar for property investment in Southern Africa.“ - Derek Watts. Situated on the east coast of Africa, only 60 minutes North of Durban, and part of the famed Golden Corridor, Blythedale Coastal Resort spans a thousand hectares through forest, rivers, estuaries and incorporates an immense 3 kilometres of unblemished beach frontage.

"Bluff" means peninsula or a neck of land which protrudes out into the ocean. The Bluff has the Indian Ocean on its one side and the Durban harbour on the other, hence the name Bluff. Focus on The Bluff, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Have you ever said, "I have experienced it"? In his acclaimed novel "Lost Horizon" Hilton masterfully describes a distant and secluded hideaway of great beauty and tranquillity, a remote paradise on earth, hidden in a peaceful valley surrounded by mountains, where harmony reigns, where the gods walk among the people, and where man and nature embrace. This week I invite you to take a journey with me that will leave you with the words, "I have experienced it" Have Fun - A visit to tranquillity

Enjoy!
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>> Real Estate News - House prices will fall in 2007

House prices will fall by 2.0 percent next year in real terms, the first real decline since 1999, Absa said on Monday.

House prices will fall by 2.0 percent next year in real terms, the first real decline since 1999, Absa said on Monday.

According to the Absa House Price Index nominal house price growth of 12.7 percent year-on-year was recorded in October 2006, compared with a revised growth rate of 13.5 percent in September.

>> Will renovating your home help you in today’s property market?

My answer is yes, but what is yours?

Property investors and home owners can definitely boost the value of their properties through home improvements. Renovating has increased in popularity over the last decade and we see more and more of the "golden oldies" reaching top selling prices.

"Older apartments are becoming like hens teeth nowadays as buyers realize the value to be found in these properties" This according to Sharon Westcott of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

>> More land for poor of Hout Bay, says SACP

The SA Communist Party (SACP) is to put pressure on the provincial government to release 16ha of land and expropriate additional land in the Hout Bay area for low-cost housing.

The call comes after a community meeting, held in Imizamo Yethu on Tuesday night, at which people living in the informal settlement discussed the housing crisis.

The SACP also slammed the Hout Bay Ratepayers' Association, saying it was trying to keep poor black people out of the area...

>> Affordable homes in upmarket resort

A MASSIVE R4,5bn coastal development called Blythedale Coastal Resort, which covers 1200ha, is being planned for KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast. What differentiates the proposed development, which is awaiting approval in terms of the Development Facilitation Act, from a host of other resort developments is that well over 25% of the development will be set aside for affordable housing. Government has previously proposed that 20% of new residential property developments be set aside for affordable housing.

While many developers are concerned that such proposals could put pressure on already squeezed profit margins, there are some who are thinking of creative ways of providing affordable housing and limiting pressures...

>> Focus on Bluff, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

The Bluff is situated just south of Durban in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The Meaning
"Bluff" means peninsula or a neck of land which protrudes out into the ocean. The bluff has the Indian Ocean on its one side and the Durban harbour on the other, hence the name Bluff...

>> View Properties in KwaZulu Natal
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>> Five tips to take the sting out of owning a home

GIVEN that the average house price is closing in on R800000 and that most people take out a hefty mortgage bond to buy their home, it’s startling that many of us waste money through simple oversights.

Nearly everyone can save money on a bond if they avoid these five mistakes:

Not reviewing your bond

If you haven’t revisited your bond for five years, then you are probably paying too much. Over time, rising property prices reduce the loan-to-value ratio, and this lowers the risk to the bank as the value of the asset they’re financing has increased...

>> Durban’s Bluff prices showing steady growth

Bluff’s property prices are showing steady growth after the recent boom, according to Lillian Roberts, manager of the Pam Golding Properties Bluff office, who illustrates her point by noting that a basic three bedroom, two bathroom family home with swimming pool purchased in November 2004 for R400 000 sold for R850 000 in March 2006...

>> News from Moneyweb

Real decline in house prices - Bank forecasts first drop since 1999

House prices in October grew at the slowest rate in more than six years, according to the Absa House Price Index (HPI) and the lows are expected to continue.

Last month, nominal house price growth of 12,7% year-on-year was recorded. This is the lowest growth since January 2000, when it was 11,8%...

>> Have Fun - A visit to tranquility

"Get ready for an experience of a life time" This I was told recently when I was invited to visit The Orient and Restaurant Mosaic. How often have I not heard this.

After a long day and frustrations travelling to a destination that I was not familiar with I was not prepared for the adventure awaiting me.

Nestle in the valley of Elandsfontein the Moroccan - Moorish architecture of the building was absolutely breathtaking and extraordinary against the sunset of the surroundings...

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