Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 23 June, 2006
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Edition 25 of 2006, Friday, 23 June 2006

Dear Reader

This week we look at why another interest rate hike may be on the cards. We try to determine when the right time is to sell your house. We acknowledge the women of our times and the fact that they more than measure up to men when it comes to property trading. We look at Durban's new waterfront development - a R6 Billion opportunity knock-knocking at the door.

Come with us to the lively, warm province of Limpopo - as we focus on Polokwane.

We look at the home and the hazards that lurk inside.


The editor

>> Real Estate News - Another rates hike likely

THE main inflation gauges may have accelerated last month, reflecting a sharp fall in the rand and raising prospects of further interest rate increases this year, according to a Reuters poll.

The Reserve Bank raised its key repo rate by 50 basis points to 7,50% on June 8, warning that the inflation outlook had worsened, with the targeted CPIX measure seen breaching the upper end of its 3% - 6% band in the first quarter next year...

>> The right time to sell

Having made the decision to sell, it’s not unusual for some home owners to presume that the best time to sell is during an economic upturn.

But, says Terry Brookes, chairman of the National Referral Network (NRN), no matter how carefully one plans around the state of the country’s economy, interest rate cuts or school holidays, there is no saying when the right buyer will happen along...

>> Women spend more on property

Entrepreneurial women have come a long way and today they are a significant new force in the South African property market.

"A recent report shows women in South Africa are matching men step for step when it comes to starting and running their own businesses and putting local female entrepreneurial activity at the same level as in developed countries like the US and Finland," said Gerhard Kotze, chief executive
of ERA South Africa

>> Durban's Point Waterfront - Opportunity knocks

A mix of residential, shopping, office and hotel complexes may attract investment of R6bn

Cranes against the skyline indicate that the long-awaited Point Waterfront is fast transforming a derelict precinct into a multibillion-rand property showcase.

Anchored by the R720m uShaka Marine World, which has attracted more than 1m visitors since 2004, medium-term planning for the 45 ha Point precinct includes residential, shopping, office and hotel complexes...

>> Focus on Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo, South Africa

Capital of Limpopo and ideally situated for game viewing, Kruger National Park visits, cultural & historical experience and break-aways into the mountains.

The Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Potgieter founded the town on the farm Sterkloop in 1884 providing 150 erven covering 2 200 morgen. The city has enjoyed a long history of prosperity and has grown rapidly given its proximity to Gauteng and the rich agricultural district surrounding it...

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>> Property of the week

Limpopo, Pietersburg, Bendor

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>> News from - The Home Channel

Well Established Television Property Portfolio gets a Make Over on The Home Channel:

Weekend Property, the popular property showcase gets a makeover and debuts on your screen with a brand new look on the first Saturday and Sunday in July. Now called On Show, this programme continues to feature exclusive video tours of homes up for sale and introduces two brand new sections dedicated to Golf Estates and Estate Living.

The months of July and August will feature regional property specials highlighting a diverse range of geographical areas including: Mpumalanga, the North West Province, KZN, the Vaal and the Cape West Coast. If you are in the market for some hot property this is an ideal opportunity to view properties across South Africa from the warmth and comfort of your own lounge. For those interested in selling property this is the perfect marketing opportunity to showcase your property portfolio to over 250 000 unique weekly viewers.

Don't miss your weekly dose of property shopping every weekend, On Show on The Home Channel.

On Show on The Home Channel, DStv channel 55 from Saturday 1st July - Saturdays and Sundays
at 7 am, 10 am 1 pm & 6 PM

>> Have Fun – Keep hazards out of your home

A home should be clean, safe and secure - not a place that puts family members at risk of infection or exposure to harmful substances. However, says Dr Piet Botha, chairman of the Nationlink estate agency group, the truth is that many families today are facing more danger than they think, even when their homes are well-secured against crime...

>> Software at its best!

Cell Phone enquiries from the public

Buyers driving past your advertising boards will be able to see an unique Internet Number allocated to the specific property. They will then SMS that number to 35476 and will receive an SMS back with all the details of the property. At the same time the agent / agency will also be informed of a potential buyer. How's that for technology working for you! The cost - mahala! Free to all CyberAgent subscribers.

Here's a diagram on the way this process will work...

  1. Agent captures the details of the property and pictures into CyberAgent
  2. Agent updates the property to the Internet
  3. The Internet server sends back a unique number for that property
  4. Agent puts up his "For Sale" board together with our SMS board
  5. Potential buyer sees the "SMS" board and SMS's the unique number to the Internet server
  6. The Internet server sends back an SMS with all the property details and a link to the website where he/she can view pictures on the property

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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