Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 15 July, 2005

Edition 26 of 2005, Friday, 15 July 2005

Dear Reader,

"Investec believes any further interest rate cuts this year are unlikely" Not good news for homeowners but will it stop the property boom?

Jacques Bronkhorst, owner of Pulse Realty and one of the Estate Agencies using our CyberAgent software has been declared the 2005 winner of the Nedbank Property Professional of the Year Award. Congratulations! You can visit his website at www.pulserealty.co.za

"People talk about property investing as if it is all the same and all investors have a uniform approach to investing. The only thing that property investors may have in common with each other is property and an aim to make a profit. Within investing in property there are several different strategies. Read more about these strategies in The Property Game by Dave Welmans.

Bloubergstrand is situated on the Blaauwberg Coast about 20 minutes drive from the Cape Town city centre and about 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. It is the gateway to the seafood mecca of the Cape West Coast. Bloubergstrand offers one of the best views of Table Mountain. This is the view that is often shown on postcards and pictures. The white sand beach is ideal for a refreshing swim in the Atlantic Ocean, windsurfing and kite surfing - Focus on Bloubergstrand, Western Cape, South Africa

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate News - South Africa

World expert here just as SA property fever goes global

Property unit trust fans who are in the market for authoritative international knowledge before going global, have struck lucky.

A key speaker at this year’s STANLIB International Investment Conference is here to pass on the information they crave as local property investment supporters increasingly seek global outlets...

>> The Property Game - Now is the time to sell and rent - right?

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Property Investors

People talk about property investing as if it is all the same and all investors have a uniform approach to investing. The only thing that property investors may have in common with each other is property and an aim to make a profit. Within investing in property there are several different strategies...

>> Further rates cuts unlikely this year

Investec believes any further interest rate cuts this year are unlikely.

Investec economist Annabel Bishop says the bank is forecasting a fixed investment growth rate of 7% per annum which, in the absence of significant domestic savings, means the current account is likely to remain in deficit...

>> SA's black homeowners are sitting on billions

A NEW study carried out by the South African Institute of Race Relations shows that the total residential property assets owned by black households in SA are worth at least R118bn.

The institute’s Frans Cronje, who conducted the study, says this is a conservative estimate and it could well be as much as R200bn.

Cronje says the potential wealth creation for black households is being obstructed by a lack of title deeds and access to finance.

>> Focus on Bloubergstrand, Western Cape, South Africa

Blouberg

Blouberg lies on the west coast of Table Bay and a relaxed 20-minute drive from Cape Town city centre. Bloubergstrand beach gives a wonderful view of the city, and it is from here that the perfect postcard pictures of Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background is often taken...

View Properties in Western Cape | View Properties in Bloubergstrand

>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Blaauwberg, Bloubergstrand


A 3 Bedroomed Triplex in a Secure Complex in La Paloma , Bloubergstrand It offers over 190 sq meters of accommodation + a 36 sq meter Double Garage. Prefect Lock up and Leave Cape residence in perfect condition..

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

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>> 'Barbaric' eviction leaves hundreds homeless

Emotions ran high at a the scene of a mass eviction in Bree Street, Johannesburg, on Thursday as night fell over hundreds of newly homeless families.

Isolated scuffles broke out between those evicted and the Red Ant army - men in red overalls conducting the eviction - who had formed a human wall around a 16-storey building called Bree Chambers.

But major violence was avoided and at least 700 people were booted out of what Johannesburg City Council called an unsafe building.

>> Have fun - Money Tips by Iona Minton

10 simple money tips

It's never too early to learn the basics of money management, even if you've just started out in the world of work. Whether you're thinking about banking, insurance, retirement, or investing, here are 10 tips to keep you on track. So follow these, and you will be well on your way to making the best use of your money...

>> From Nedbank Property Talk

Nedbank Property Professional Awards 2005

The sixth annual Nedbank Property Professional Awards dinner was recently held at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton. The annual presentation ceremony, awarded under the auspices of the Property Professional Club formally recognises the top real estate agents serving the residential property market. The master of ceremonies was Michael Jackson of Weekend Property, Summit TV and guest speaker was June Tudhope, managing director of Nedbank Home Loans. Both speakers charmed and delighted the audience...

>> Software at its best!

Real Estate Goes Mobile - (HP's CyberAgent Mobile press release)

The real estate industry can now harness the many benefits of mobility with CyberAgent Mobile, a new mobile solution that improves productivity for estate agents.

The solution allows estate agents to file and manage property information smoothly and efficiently out of the office, freeing up more time for them to see clients.

Developed by a South African company, CyberAgent Mobile is a user-friendly mobile application that enables estate agents to manage their properties anywhere and anytime.

"Using an HP iPAQ loaded with CyberAgent Mobile software, the individual agent is fully equipped to manage their listings regardless of location," says George Du Plessis, Hp's Small and Medium Business (SMB) Manager. "This includes referencing and adding properties to their portfolio. The powerful, yet easy to use search facility includes searches on property types, house prices and contacts."

With a digital camera an agent can instantly upload a picture of a house onto the web, saving precious time for sellers and buyers. When an agency uploads information about a house for sale on the Cape peninsula, for example, a prospective buyer elsewhere in South Africa can view information about the property and contact the agency immediately.

Incorporating the most commonly used functions of the CyberAgent package, CyberAgent Mobile has been written to run on all windows-based PDA's.

For more information on CyberAgent Mobile , contact Pat Jewell, USP Designs, Tel: (011) 955 9100
For more information on HP iPAQs, go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/za/en/prodserv/handheld.html
For more information on iPAQ software, visit www.ipaqchoice.com.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2005, HP revenue totaled $83.3 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

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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