Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 11 February, 2005

Edition 5 of 2005, Friday, 11 February 2005

Dear Reader,

This weekend all eyes will be on the Women's golf in South Africa with the first Women's World Cup of Golf at Fancourt near George. South Africa's fifteen year old Simon will be the centre of attraction supported by Laurette Maritz.

What is happening with the property market in South Africa? Well believe it or not, it is still going strong. Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, says the property market's resilience has made it a sound counter to lower returns from other forms of investment, and that there has been a strong increase in the number of South Africans buying houses, flats and holiday accommodation for rental purposes.

For Sale: Jail in attractive setting, suitable for B&B, R1,5-million secures.
Yes, I also had to read twice - One-time offer: buy your own jail

The Property Game - Some time ago I told you that Iona Minton, financial journalist, is launching a new book. Together with Dave Welman the two of them take the readers through a step-by-step guide on how to play South Africa's Property Game. It will show you how to get into the market and then maximise the profit potential of this significant investment. They will be sharing weekly articles with our readers and next week one of our readers will stand a chance to win this magnificent book.

Did you know that Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa is the largest Youngberry growing area in the country and a farm just 3km out of town may be visited for liqueur tasting? www.places.co.za takes in Focus on to this beautiful country town.

Dinner for two? It is that time of the year, time to get romantic. In Have fun we take you through the invitation, what to cook, what to wear and how to set the atmosphere.

Enjoy your Valentines day!

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Real Estate news

Property market still strong.

Low interest rates and rapid capital appreciation in recent years have boosted the attractions of building up a rental property portfolio to ensure a stable income after retirement.

Berry Everitt, MD of the Chas Everitt International property group, says...

>> The Property Game - Property ownership

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Over time, the ownership of property has been proven to be a significant force in building personal wealth. Aside from the numerous financial benefits of owning your own home, you can’t discount the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you know that you own the house that you live in...

>> The property market in PE, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Impressive comeback for PE residential property market

The residential property market in Port Elizabeth has made an impressive comeback. The city had the fastest growing residential property market in the country last year. House prices increased by about 50% to an average of R562 000, compared to the national average of 32%.

The "for sale" signs are few and far between in most areas of Port Elizabeth. The demand for property outstrips supply. The city missed the property boom of the eighties because large international companies left the area. However, renewed investor confidence and low interest rates have seen the property market soar.

Houses selling for R1 million and more have become commonplace. The low interest rates mean that home owners are able to afford bigger houses. With a further drop in interest rates expected, more people are likely to enter the market, pushing prices up even further.

Article by: www.sabcnews.com

>> One-time offer: buy your own jail

For Sale: Jail in attractive setting, suitable for B&B, R1,5-million secures.

The unusual property has been put on the market by Louise Malherbe of Riversdale in the Western Cape, a farmer and former teacher.

She inherited the old Riversdale jail from her father, vegetable farmer Mattheus Koen, about five years ago...

>> Focus on Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa

Founded in 1745 at the foot of the Langeberg Mountain Range. A charming town, famous for its youngberries, electic architecture and National Parks, as well as outdoor activities.

View Properties in Western Cape | View Properties in Swellendam

>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Swellendam

Price: R4 150 000
Bed: 11
Bath: 5
Garages 5.00

This is the perfect premises for a hotel or guesthouse. Plenty of parking, plus the bonus of 3 plots already measured, but not yet registered so that the new owner may decide if that's the way he wants to go.

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>> Full statement of the Monetary Policy Committee

The world economic outlook remains positive. Preliminary estimates made by the International Monetary Fund indicate that world economic growth reached nearly 5 per cent in 2004 – the highest figure in almost three decades. Moreover, this growth was widespread, with particularly high increases in China and other non-Japan Asian countries, the United States of America and a number of emerging market economies. Economic growth in the Euro area was more moderate at about 2 per cent, but was nevertheless considerably higher than the 0,5 per cent recorded in 2003.

>> Have fun!!

How to Plan and Prepare a Romantic Dinner

If your plans for Valentine's day involve a home-cooked romantic dinner for two then don't miss our guide to romantic dinners below. Keep in mind that romantic dinners aren't just for Valentine's day and anniversaries...using our guide you can make any meal romantic!

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