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Friday, 23 September, 2005
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Edition 36 of 2005, Friday, 23 September 2005

Dear reader,

Cape Town real estate and China’s economy in general are set to be among the investment winners of the next decade. That was the message at the Investing Abroad conference in Cape Town on Thursday where scores of asset managers, intermediaries and financial services’ providers gathered to hear about the latest investment trends.

Absa's senior treasury economist, Chris Hart, told delegates "The property party is over, but the good news is 'welcome to the after-party!'

MELROSE Arch and Warner Projects have unveiled the next phase of the Melrose Arch residential component following the runaway success of the first apartments, which fetched prices up to R7,5m.

Don't miss out on Part II of Dave's article focusing on residential property that isn’t your primary residence; holiday homes, share syndication and investment properties, The Property Game

18 - 25 September is Proudly South African Week. The main objectives of Proudly South African Week are to create mass positive awareness of Proudly South African Week and the overall Campaign. The aim is to motivate South Africans to participate in the activities and events during Proudly South African Week and through this activity and major media hype Proudly South African Week aims to encourage South Africans to buy and support South African goods and services. Each and every South African has the power to help create jobs and to contribute towards the growth of our economy. SO BE PROUD!

This week we take a closer look at False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. False Bay coastline spans from Muizenberg through St James, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek, to Simon's Town, for many years the site of a major British naval base. There are many good beaches here and this area has cultural and historical treasures. The Chas Everitt International Property Group has highlighted the False Bay area of the Cape Peninsula as one of the best areas for investment in South Africa.

Retirement is about living life to the full, with none of the concerns of living on your own... It's the freedom to enjoy the best years of your life - This is the message from Nationlink Plattekloof,

Enjoy!
The editor

 

>> Real Estate News - Welcome to the after party!

Absa's senior treasury economist, Chris Hart, told delegates at a seminar this week that the US growth would slow and that the dollar would weaken. This will reduce the demand and price pressure on oil prices enforcing high economic growth coupled with low inflation and will continue supporting the property boom for at least the next five years.

"This is good news for South Africa as it will help keep inflation down and allow further easing of interest rates," he said.

>> The Property Game - Investment Properties - Part II

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Last week I spoke about the value attached to your primary residence and debated whether it should be seen as an investment. This week I'm focusing on residential property that isn't your primary residence; holiday homes, share syndication and investment properties.

>> False Bay Highlighted for Investment Potential and Value

The Chas Everitt International Property Group has highlighted the False Bay area of the Cape Peninsula as one of the best areas for investment in South Africa.

An in depth analyses of the Cape Town metropolitan area shows that there are many reasons to remain bullish about the False Bay area..

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>> SA farm to be expropriated

The first expropriation of commercial South African farmland for restitution has been announced by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights in Pretoria.

An expropriation notice would be served on the owner of the 500ha farm Leeuwspruit in the Lichtenberg district of the North West without fail, provincial land claims commissioner Blessing Mphela said.

This comes after two-and-a-half years of inconclusive negotiations on the value of the property - with the owner wanting R3 million and the government offering R1,75 million, he told reporters in Pretoria...

>> Melrose Arch development unveiled

Picture: Financial Mail

MELROSE Arch and Warner Projects have unveiled the next phase of the Melrose Arch residential component following the runaway success of the first apartments, which fetched prices up to R7,5m.

The move reflects the confidence the market has in the Melrose Arch development and expansion, and was driven by increasing demand for residential space in the area.

It is the first newly planned development within a precinct that will include a fully accessible retail component to complement the urban lifestyle attraction...

>> Focus on the False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

False Bay coastline spans from Muizenberg through St James, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek, to Simon's Town, for many years the site of a major British naval base.

This coast was Cape Town's first fashionable bathing area, particularly as the water here is 5-7 degrees warmer that on the Atlantic Coast. There are many good beaches here...

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>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Cape Town, Muizenberg


Immaculate, renovated home built in 1930's with Rhodesian Teak floors. Ample accommodation - self contained garden cottage; sauna; off-street parking for 3 cars; small garden. Includes some furniture - fridges & appliances. Good investment with great views.

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5

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>> Have fun - House hunting tips

You're currently renting and you've thought about buying your own place but you don’t feel ready to navigate the treacherous seas of real estate...

You'll be glad to know then that it's easier than it seems, so make use of these handy tips and you'll be on your way in no time, smiling fondly at memories of when you used to waste money on rent...

>> News from Nationlink

Retirement is about living life to the full, with none of the concerns of living on your own... It's the freedom to enjoy the best years of your life...

The latest Retirement Village recently launched by Nationlink Plattekloof is situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and is surrounded by the tranquil hills & wheat lands on route to the Boland countryside. The fully functional Retirement Village will host 2 & 3 Bedroom Single Title Houses, Sectional Title Apartments, Assisted Living units and a fully functional Frail Care Centre. The development will be administered according to the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Person Act (Act 65 of 1988) which stipulates that 1 of the residents in a unit needs to be 50 years and older. Plans reflect a typical unit, and the actual layout may differ slightly.

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