Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 24 June, 2005

Edition 23 of 2005, Friday, 24 June 2005

Dear Reader,

While the Springboks are under pressure tomorrow when playing France in the series-deciding second Test at the EPRU Stadium in Port Elizabeth our readers will hopefully be enjoying a warm and restful weekend. For those of you who will be doing house hunting, CyberProp.com now has more than
25 000 properties
on the website!

But before you take that weekend off here is this weeks CyberProp.com newsletter;

Prince Charming has popped the question with champagne and flowers and now you’re expecting to live happily ever after. Before you walk down the aisle there are a couple of property related issues you need to think about. Dave is back! Well Dave we hope that you have fully recovered from the flu. We missed your articles. Remember Dave's article on Housekeeping 102? Well here is the follow up article - The Property Game

Last week we focused on Pietermaritzburg and behold this week I found a very interesting article. Buildings in Pietermaritzburg's inner city could be transformed if property owners take advantage of the benefits of a new tax incentive - Tax could transform Pietermaritzburg CBD

Have we reached the end of the property boom? Bruce Whitfield has the following to say, "You must either have balls of steel or the gift of foresight similar to Nostradamus to call an end to the South African property boom"

Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa is situated midway between the two towns of Pretoria and Lydenburg. Middelburg, formerly known as Nazareth - meaning 'root from dry land', was established on the farm Sterkfontein in 1866, and owes the large extend of the town and the townlands to a mathematical error. In Focus on, search more about this town.

It is true! We had readers sending emails wanting to know if it is true that you can paint your house without even buying one liter of paint. As I said, this is true. Read more in Have fun.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate News - South Africa

A rose among thorns

Finding your way around the notoriously prolific market of cluster developments can be daunting. JUDE POLACK looks at what is available in the under R500000 sector

WITH property prices having spent the last several years on a steady increase, the cost of either purchasing your own home or investing in property is at an absolute premium. For middle-income earners or for those who wish to make a small property investment...

>> The Property Game - Housekeeping 102

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

Prince Charming has popped the question with champagne and flowers and now you're expecting to live happily ever after. Before you walk down the aisle there are a couple of property related issues you need to think about...

>> The end of the property boom?

You must either have balls of steel or the gift of foresight similar to Nostradamus to call an end to the South African property boom. But while the rapid recovery in property values in the past five years has the doomsayers calling the peak, they are perhaps less informed than the experts who will continue to make a killing in the property market. They are the ones that tend to ignore the noise and buy regardless — it's really just a question of where you invest...

>> Focus on Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Middelburg, formerly known as Nasareth - meaning 'root from dry land', was established on the farm Sterkfontein in 1866, and owes the large extend of the town and the townlands to a mathematical error.

Originally a church town, the name was changed in 1872 to Middelburg to mark its situation midway between the two towns of Pretoria and Lydenburg...

View Properties in Mpumalanga | View Properties in Middelburg

>> Property of the week

Mpumalanga, Middelburg, Aerorand

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Bathrooms 2
Stunning Extra's & Finishes

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>> Tax cuts could transform Pietermaritzburg CBD

Buildings in Pietermaritzburg's inner city could be transformed if property owners take advantage of the benefits of a new tax incentive.

The incentive, which for the first time allows owners of commercial, industrial or residential buildings within urban development zones (UDZs) to write off costs for development against their taxable income, was announced by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel in the Government Gazette on June 6.

The Pietermaritzburg UDZ covers the inner city area, comprising 170ha...

>> Have fun - Now is the time to paint your house!
Colour Fantasizer has designed to be functional and intuitive to allow the user to experiment with ideas, colours and techniques without the hassle, expense and associated costs of applying them in reality before a decision is made. Colour Fantasizer does not intend to effect a decision but provide the user with all their colour options and effects made available to them.

The colours represented are intended to match as closely to the actual paint colour. The colours may vary due to printer, screen and other factors influencing the appearance and display. The onus lies on the user to check against the real colour and colour swatch. This software is intended to provide an indication of colour onto a surface so that the user may gain an idea to their colour, technique and other choices.

>> Homeowner claims statutory body failed to protect her


IRENE Engelbrecht’s house has a spectacular view across Plettenberg Bay. Unfortunately, it was built so badly that the local council has declared it unfit for habitation.

For the last three years the 55-year-old jeweller has watched lawyer’s letters pile up in her rented apartment while the house stands empty on a hillside above the seaside town.

But now Engelbrecht is taking legal action against the National Home Builders Registration Council in a ground-breaking case that will be heard in the Cape Town High Court. She claims the statutory body failed to protect her from a bogus builder...

>> Software at its best!

30 May 2005 marked yet again a first for South Africa, CyberAgent went mobile!

More than 50 delegates from the press and IT world as well some of the top Real Estate Agencies in Gauteng attended the press release that was held at Sybase. Herewith just a few comments from them: "Absolutely astonishing", "A must entry for the South Africa application of the year award", "Just what the real estate industry was hungry for".

Subsequently two launches were held in conjunction with HP and Leaf where more than 300 Real Estate

Agents, some of them CyerAgent users and some of them not, attended.

"Thank you so much for a stunning morning presentation. The technology was incredible and very exciting for all Estate Agents to use. The breakfast was lovely and the gifts truly generous."

CyberAgent will be taking CyberAgent Mobile to the other provinces soon. Keep your eyes posted on this website for more information from CyberAgent.

Did you know that you can register for CyberAgent's mobile and online version and use it for a FREE trial period of 7 days? Click here

Click here to read Balancing Act-Africa's article on the CyberAgent Mobile launch.

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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