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Friday, 24 November 2006
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Edition 47 of 2006, Friday, 24 November, 2006

Dear Reader

There's something about the property developers and architects from Dubai - when they go out, they go ALL OUT! We'll read more about them in two articles this week: they won the "Best Architecture" award and they're shaking up the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to the tune of US$ 1 billion over the next four years.

We revisit the hot topic of township realty - this week looking at the township shopping centre boom.

We look closer at what it is that is "bucking the trend of a cooling luxury market" in KZN! Movers and shakers - or putters and drivers...

We look at the revival of inner-city Johannesburg and how it's starting to pay dividends - a real success story!

Read more about the Hi-Tech card that property developers are pulling out of their pockets in a cooling market.

We visit Tongaat on the KZN North coast and we have some fun making Christmas gifts - come join us!

The editor


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>> International Real Estate News - Infinity tower wins award for 'Best Architecture'

The awards are considered the 'Oscars' of the property world and the category win against strong entries from Argentina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Caribbean, Greece, Portugal and Turkey demonstrates that Infinity Tower is in a class of its own, not only in Dubai, but internationally...

>> Township shopping centre boom spurs debate

Experts are watching the recent township shopping centre boom very closely with some saying that oversupply may be a problem and that the burgeoning market may have negative effects on other business districts and informal traders.

"There has been growing interest in the township property market over the past five years but the question at the moment is whether the demand is there," said leading property economist Francois Viruly. He was speaking at an Institute for International Research conference on the township market this week...

>> Houses fetch millions in KZN suburb

Huge demand for golf estate units is bucking the trend of a cooling luxury market.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, demand in the upper end of the property market is still strong and there are insufficient houses to meet demand.

Miles Wakefield, branch manager at Wakefields estate agents, said the Mount Edgecombe golf estate has attracted plenty of prospective buyers and tenants eager to live on the estate...

>> Focus on Tongaat, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Set on the banks of the Utongati River (from which is name was derived), it is an English village with cosmopolitan flavour, supporting one of the largest sugar producing districts in the world...

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>> Revival of those ‘mean streets’

THERE is no question that government and the private sector’s inner-city regeneration efforts in Johannesburg have begun to pay off.

And the pay-off has not just come in the way of new retail space and successful redevelopments...

>> Western Cape target for future Dubai investments

Chairman of Dubai World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has identified the Western Cape as a key target for future investments during a press conference with the Premier of the Western Cape, Mr Ebrahim Rasool.

The press conference was a chance for Mr. Bin Sulayem, to discuss the US$2 billion acquisition and re-development plans for the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The Dubai World and London & Regional Properties consortium, announced plans in October to invest more than US$ 1 billion in the V&A Waterfront over the next four years...

>> News from Sundaytimes - Homes wired for profits

Property developers are putting in hi-tech extras to woo buyers

Viruly predicts that boardrooms will one day become features of townhouse complexes. And people will be willing to pay a premium for this.

As Gauteng’s property market slows, developers are selling lifestyles — not just houses...

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