Weekly Newsletter
Friday, 29 July, 2005

Edition 28 of 2005, Friday, 29 July 2005

Dear Reader,

"What is Dave up to this week"? Thus I could not help asking myself. He talks about Love and Property, what on earth does he mean with this? An article not to be missed this week. Dave Welmans - The Property Game. Good news for online shoppers, from next week you would be able to purchase Dave's book from our shopping mall.

A MASSIVE waterfront development — which will see the creation of a new town on the Gauteng side of the Vaal River — is being planned at an estimated cost of R12bn. Called Lefatsi Private Estate, the development will include two hotels, a marina, an 18-hole golf course, a school, shopping facilities, a game reserve, an eco resort, an equestrian estate, a wedding venue, a hydro and various styles of residential development, as well as a retirement village

A WATERFRONT development at the Tzaneen Dam has attracted buyers from as far afield as Gauteng and all 31 development stands have been sold, says developer Conrad Krüger
As more and more "sold" signs go up at the apartments under construction at Durban's Point Waterfront, sceptics who said the development would never happen have fallen silent.

Focus on and we look at a town rich in spirit, Chatsworth, Kwazu-Natal, South Africa.

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate News - South Africa

The property market has remained buoyant during the past three months, and although prices have remained stable in the R500 000 – R1 000000 market sectors, houses have been on show for approximately 40 – 60 days longer than for the same period in 2004.

The annualized increase from January to June 2005 varies between 22 and 27% by suburb for properties in the areas immediately northwest of Johannesburg...

By Ann Rault

>> The Property Game - Love and property

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

My recent articles have focused more on property investment than ownership and today is no exception. Today I look at the cost of education, or is that ed-ud-kashion? In love as in property, the cost of education can be extremely painful and even downright expensive. Wouldn't it be great if someone produced a handbook and laid out the rules of both? It would save a lot of heartache, soul-searching and spent tears if we could only read a manual and learn all there is to learn about both these topics.

>> Love they neighbour?

With the property market as buoyant as it is, many property owners are contemplating subdivision of their stands to change land use rights which can be very lucrative if rezoning permission is granted.

Rob Stefanutto of Sotheby’s International Realty says: "The process of rezoning can be quite laborious and expensive with costs involved every step of the way; however for developers and property owners wanting to subdivide, it’s often worth the wait because of the potential returns...

>> Sites near Durban Waterfront selling fast

As more and more "sold" signs go up at the apartments under construction at Durban's Point Waterfront, sceptics who said the development would never happen have fallen silent.

Now what was once the city's most derelict and barren land - yet a prime site - is being hailed as a "property investment of unparalleled importance."

>> Focus on Chatsworth, Kwazu-Natal, South Africa

People poor in pocket, rich in spirit - Chatsworth

The bright, multicoloured threads shining in their saris must have been a formidable sight. They had no weapons except a belief that they had to stand together, collectively facing the might of the police, who had come armed with rubber bullets, teargas and dogs.

While the scene might have seemed like a vignette from an old South African protest, the standoff between the women and the heavily armed police happened a few years ago in Westcliff, Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal.

A mainly Indian group of women had formed a human chain to prevent their neighbours, Emmanuel Mhlongo and his family, from being evicted. Will we ever forget these scenes.

Chatworth, indeed a town rich in spirit.

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>> Property of the week

Kwazulu Natal, Durban, Chatsworth

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>> City mum on developer's plan to buy RDP homes

The City of Cape Town's housing directorate has failed to respond to questions about the proposal by a developer who is enticing Westlake Village residents to sell their RDP houses.

Outraged members of the Westlake Village community contacted the Cape Times to complain that property developer John Viveiros had approached them with a proposal that they sell their houses to him for between R45 000 and R50 000. The community believes he is trying to get them off the land because of its value.

>> Have fun - How to repair damaged plaster walls

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>> News from Val Ludgrove Estates


Baron's View, a unique residential estate development in Plettenberg Bay, now offers the discerning purchaser a rare opportunity to acquire a stake in South Africa's world renowned Garden Route.

This unique development is situated on a cliff, over looking the ocean across Lookout Beach as well as Keurbooms Estuary. It also offers fine views of the distant Tsitsikamma Forest and Outeniqua Mountain.

Baron's View comprises 66 freehold stands in a secure 12, 8 hectare estate next to the N2 on the eastern side of Plettenberg Bay Be one of the fortunate few! Prices from R740 000.00

Val Ludgrove Real Estate News

Val Ludgrove Real Estate would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Barney and Antoi on their good performance in the Skins Light Tackle Boat Angling Competition which took place between 7 and 10 July at Knysna during the Oyster Festival. Well done guys!!

By Val Ludgrove

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