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Friday, 25 August, 2006
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Edition 34 of 2006, Friday, 25 August, 2006

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The long-awaited realism in the pricing of houses for sale is now taking place. Sellers no longer expect ludicrously strong prices and buyers are taking advantage of the levelling-off of prices to get into the property market. Real Estate News, Sellers get real by iAfrica.com

Pretoria - Africa had almost reached South Africa's own economic growth target of 6 percent in the last two years, the Reserve Bank's Annual Economic Report released Wednesday revealed. It was further indicated that the local economy had become less dependent on commodities over the past quarter of a century, as the services sector increased in importance.

This year's second quarter Growth Domestic Product figures indicated the economy had grown by 4.9 percent, with most of this growth being attributed to the contribution made by the real estate, finance and business services sector, Africa closes in on SA's own growth target by BuaNews Online

With property back in vogue, it’s become fashionable to be house proud, and especially if you’re a home owner who has turned a pumpkin property into a Cinderella home. The Home Channel, DStv channel 55, introduces a fresh local programme that will tell renovation stories – both successful and disastrous – featuring everyday South African’s, in a new series entitled, My Makeover. Read more how you can take part in this new exiting program presented by the new kid on the block, Teresa Alho, in Witness home transformations in My Makeover

Thabazimbi, Northern Province, South Africa -The main reason for the establishment of the town was the discovery of phenomenally lucrative iron ore reefs in the area. Hence the name of the town -Thabazimbi - mountain of iron. As the mine's activities increased a town developed. The town is situated at the feet of the Ysterberg and is surrounded by the Witfonteinrand and Boshofberg with the majestic Kransberg in the background. Focus on

When you first move into your new home it is a good idea to take care of a few small things that can make a big difference when it counts. Under Have Fun Drake Property Consultants shares 7 useful safety tips for when you move into that new home.

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>> Real Estate News – Sellers get real

Survey taken by the Rawson Property Group has shown that the long-awaited realism in the pricing of houses for sale is now taking place — and buyers’ interest is consequently picking up.

Some 15 percent of the Rawson franchises in the Western Cape were asked a series of questions about recent attendance figures at show houses...

>> Africa closes in on SA's own growth target

Compiled by the Government Communication and Information System - Date: 24 Aug 2006
By Oupa Segalwe

Pretoria - Africa had almost reached South Africa's own economic growth target of 6 percent in the last two years, the Reserve Bank's Annual Economic Report released Wednesday revealed.

"The continent maintained a real growth rate of around 5 percent in both 2004 and 2005...

>> Housing slump proves painful for some owners and builders

HERNDON, Va. -- For years, real-estate brokers and home builders promised that the soaring property market eventually would glide to a soft landing. These optimists predicted that home prices, which had more than doubled in parts of the country between 2000 and 2005, would continue to rise, but at a more normal pace of 5% or 6% a year...

>> Focus on Thabazimbi, Limpopo (Northern Province), South Africa

The main reason for the establishment of the town was the discovery of phenomenally lucrative iron ore reefs in the area. Hence the name of the town -Thabazimbi - mountain of iron.

As the mine's activities increased a town developed. The town is situated at the feet of the Ysterberg and is surrounded by the Witfonteinrand and Boshofberg with the majestic Kransberg in the background.

View Properties in Thabazimbi | View Properties in Limpopo

>> Property of the week

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LEEUPOORT HOLIDAY VILLAGE Leeupoort Holiday Village is situated in the Northern part of our country called the Limpopo Province. (It was previously called the Nothern Transvaal) The North Western Province is linked to the Limpopo Province by way of a secondary tarred road between a small place called Koedoeskop and Bela-Bela previously known as Warm Baths because of its well known mineral water resources...

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>> Witness home transformations in My Makeover

The Home Channel, DStv channel 55, introduces a fresh local programme that will tell renovation stories – both successful and disastrous – featuring everyday South African’s, in a new series entitled, My Makeover.

With property back in vogue, it’s become fashionable to be house proud, and especially if you’re a home owner who has turned a pumpkin property into a Cinderella home...

>> Real Estate in Hout Bay

ERA Hout Bay Real Estate in Cape Town is nestled in the very heart of Hout Bay. The combination of beaches, mountain ranges and ocean views make it one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa.

Established in 1983, it is a family business and has it’s feet firmly placed in the property market with an excellent understanding of the many diverse factors involved when considering buying or selling a home in South Africa. They are proud to announce the recent launch of their newly developed website...

>> Have Fun – 7 Safety tips for your new home

Brought to you by Drake Property Consultants;

When you first move into your new home it is a good idea to take care of a few small things that can make a big difference when it counts.

  1. Change the locks on all your exterior doors. Unless your house is brand new you never know how many strangers may have a key to your front door.
  2. Replace the batteries in all the smoke detectors in the house. Record the date in your calendar so you will remember to do the same thing next year!
  3. Unless your heating/air units are new, have the vents and filters cleaned or replaced.
  4. Create a fire-hazard plan with your family and conduct a practice drill with the children.
  5. Replace or clean the exhaust hood filter above the range.
  6. Check all your electric outlets for loose-fitting plugs, as these can pose a fire hazard. These outlets are inexpensive and fairly easy to replace.
  7. Have the fireplace chimney cleaned. While you are at it go ahead and install a rain cap and a screen to keep the birds out of your chimney.

>> Software at its best!

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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