Weekly News letter
Friday, 23 April, 2004

Edition 15 of 2004, Friday 23 April 2004

Dear Reader,

Miracles never seem to amaze us!

The world's most expensive house a 12-bedroom mansion on "Billionaire's Row" in West London, next door to Kensington Palace and the London home of the Sultan of Brunei was sold this week for £70-million!

The mansion is 55 times the size of the average UK home and has parking space for 20 cars. The property, which boasts Turkish baths, a ballroom and bejeweled basement swimming pool, was bought three years ago by Formula One racing boss Bernie Eccleston for £50-million as a "surprise gift" for his wife. Eccleston never moved in. His wife, Slavica, apparently hated the place.

This sale is likely to be recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive house ever. The previous record was £62.7-million for a 1997 sale in Hong Kong.

Where else would you enjoy warm hospitality, friendly but diverse people, many attractions and cultural sites, an unique Orchid house with various rare Orchids and a City full of roses? Bloemfontein, capital of the Free State Province.

Did you know that the key to a successful move is the amount of forward planning that you do? Once the planning phase is complete the rest should be relatively easy. We share some good tips on moving in "Have Fun" this week.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

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>> Real Estate in South Africa

Market squeezing out first-time buyers

Rental market is expected to perk up as affordability becomes an issue for entrants to the residential property scene

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Freestate - Bloemfontein - Heuwelsig

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms 2
Garages 2
Beautiful Garden
Swimming pool

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>> Have fun!!

Moving houses can be one of the most stressful things that you can undertake in life!

The key to a successful move is the amount of forward planning that you do. Once the planning phase is complete the rest should be relatively easy. The last few weeks are the most stressful with many last minute activities can easily be forgotten

Some good tips on moving..

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>> Sold: The world's most expensive house

Steel magnate who grew up in a poor Indian village buys £70m mansion next to Princess Diana's old palace

The British businessman poised to take over steel giant Iscor has lavished £70-million on a central London home - a world record for a house purchase.

Lakshmi Mittal, the multi-billionaire steel magnate whose links with Prime Minister Tony Blair sparked a cash-for-favours row, signed contracts for the sale earlier this month.

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