Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 19 November, 2004

Edition 43 of 2004, Friday 19 November 2004

Dear Reader,

We have a winner! We congratulate Markus Kleinhans from Richards Bay our first winner in our all new SMS competition. Markus is now the owner of a brand new Intel Celeron computer making it easy for him to search for those properties for sale and to rent on www.cyberprop.com.

Did you know that we now have more than 18 000 properties on www.cyberprop.com that you can choose from?

A massive new development is planned north of Umhlanga. "It will be big; very big. It will blow your mind,". This development will be called the Sibaya node with hotels, a business park, commercial, retail and residential properties and will be developed over the next 10 years.

On the market - a penthouse in Cape Town for R19,9 million. An American businessman is set on making an R8-million profit on his Mouille Point penthouse, this while property prices continue climbing in Cape Town.

This week I found a brilliant article by Iona Minton - Save with an access bond. She shares some tips that will help you maximise your money saving and growing opportunities. For sure an article not to be missed.

Richards Bay in KwaZulu Natal is South Africa 's premier bulk port and the most modern. The Richards Bay lagoon is famous for being the site where the longest crocodile ever recorded in South Africa was shot by hunter John Dunn in 1891. Another of the lagoon’s claim to fame is for being the starting point of Huberta the hippo’s trek. Read more in Focus on

On the lighter side we share 10 tips on taking your youngster fishing, something that a lot of dads will be doing this up coming holiday - Have fun


CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate in South Africa

Time to burst the bubble theory

As some property economists search for reasons why a bubble exists in SA's residential property market the sector continues to make strong gains. Furthermore, The Property Magazine publisher Tony Vaughan says the bubble arguments are unsound.

>> Save with an access bond

Tapping into your home equity to pay university fees, consolidate credit card debt or even to buy a new car is becoming commonplace amongst homeowners.

While there is no doubt that this is a cost efficient way to finance major purchases it may not be a good idea in the long-term. Regular withdrawals from your home loan account extends the duration of the bond repayments, which means that you're paying interest for longer...

>> American wants R8m profit from Cape penthouse

An American businessman is set on making an R8-million profit on his Mouille Point penthouse - on the market for R19,9-million - as Cape Town property prices continue to skyrocket.

The split-level apartment at The Breakers was sold just over a year ago to the businessman for R11-million...

>> Clairwood heads for a major clean-up

Confiscate their properties. This is the call to the eThekwini Municipality should property owners in Clairwood fail to renovate their dilapidated, derelict homes - many abandoned decades ago.

The municipality is proposing to spend millions of rands in upgrading Clairwood - one of the first Indian neighbourhoods in South Africa..

>> Umdloti development 'will blow your mind'

Moreland is to build a massive new development north of Umhlanga, it was revealed last night.

"It will be big; very big. It will blow your mind," Neels Brink, director of resorts for Moreland Development, said in an interview.

The development, on about 1 000ha either side of the N2 near Afrisun's new Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom in Umdloti, will be called the Sibaya node...

>> Focus on Richards Bay - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Richards Bay - KwaZulu Natal South Africa

Richards Bay in KwaZulu Natal is South Africa 's premier bulk port and the most modern. Built in 1976 for the export of coal, it has since expanded into other bulk and breakbulk cargoes. A curio shop down at the main beach front served as the local information office for visitors to Richards Bay. The Tuzi Gazi Coast is the marketing name for the Richards Bay area ranging from Mtunzini to St Lucia. The Tuzi Gazi waterfront has also a prime tourism destination of Richards Bay. The words Tuzi Gazi is derived from the Umhlatuze and Mzingazi rivers, which flow into the sea at Richards Bay.

View Properties in Kwazulu Natal | View Properties in Richards Bay

>> Property of the week

KwaZulu Natal, Richards Bay, Meer En See

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Bath: 3
Garages: 2
Pool: Yes

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>> Zim minister's R10m shopping spree in City

A former Zimbabwean finance minister bought three luxury Cape Town properties, within a month, for more than R10 million, and carried millions of US dollars to property meetings in a suitcase.

This was evidence given at a hearing in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court into the business dealings of Christopher Kuruneri, who has been charged in Zimbabwe with corruption and breaking exchange control and citizenship laws.

>> Have fun!!

Top-10 tips for taking a youngster fishing

Angling technique, gear and loads of patience are the order of the day

ESPNOutdoors.com news services

KETCHUM, Okla. — The recipe for teaching a little person to fish includes one dash of angling technique, two or three tablespoons of gear and several cups of patience.

Jessica Rolando, 5, was on her first salmon trip on New York's Salmon River when she caught and released a 24-pound king.

This is the advice of the organization Hooked on Fishing International (HOFI), which has helped introduce more than 6 million youngsters and their family members to the sport of fishing...

>> Be in the frontline

Why CyberAgent?

Technology has become and integral part of Real Estate over the past few years.

Tools like CyberAgent have played - and will play an increasing important role in the future of Real Estate. Real Estate agencies using a tool like CyberAgent, gain the advantage of using the latest technology to benefit their business.

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 provides answers to all the estate agents needs.

CyberAgent software

  • Is an all-inclusive office management tool consisting out of 10 modules
  • 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
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  • Free programme updates on a regular basis
  • Currently used by over 600 Professional Estate Agencies
CyberAgent has been up until now our flagship product with more than 450 estate agencies using our software on a daily basis as an integral part of their office program

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

>> You can now win with our new competition!
Look out for our new SMS competition starting January 2005


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