Weekly Newsletter
Monday, 30 May, 2005

Edition 19 of 2005, Monday, 30 May 2005

Dear Reader,

The power of communication!

Our first article this week was sent in by a fellow South African working in Saudi Arabia - If you’re planning to buy or sell a house — make sure your tax affairs are in order. This is what SARS tells us - SARS tightens its grip

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe and the new consolidated accounts tap into this power. This type of account is making waves in the housing and finance industry. Read more what Dave from The Property Game have to say this week

The Property Magazine shares six things you must do before taking on a tenant - Caught on the wrong side of tenants' rights

Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, nestled at the foot of the Hot-tentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast. This serene resort is ideally situated for a relaxing seaside holiday within forty minutes' drive to the bright lights of Cape Town and thirty minutes' to the main airport - Focus on Gordons Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Have fun - Cold weather camping. The most important thing to remember about cold weather camping is to KEEP DRY. Moisture will reduce the insulating properties of almost everything. To keep yourself warm, remember the word COLD.

C keep yourself and your clothes Clean.
O avoid Overheating.
L wear clothes Loose and in Layers.
D keep Dry

CyberProp greetings!
The editor

>> Real Estate News - South Africa

Property developers told to reduce housing shortage

Zoning off tracts of land for exclusive residential enclaves may soon be a trend of the past, according to the department of housing. The government has persuaded real estate agents, property developers, banks and construction companies to help reduce South Africa's housing shortage.

>> The Property Game - Check points

Supplied by Dave Welmans www.thepropertygame.co.za

The Power of One

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe and the new consolidated accounts tap into this power. This type of account is making waves in the housing and finance industry. Previously only the domain of the private bank client this product is now becoming accessible to the man in the street...

>> SARS tightens its grip

If you’re planning to buy or sell a house — make sure your tax affairs are in order.

Not only that, ensure the person you are dealing with is in the clear as well.

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has found a new way to knuckle down on the wealthy to make sure they pay their share to the fiscus. It’s become particularly concerned about people who operate in the economy and don’t declare all their earnings. Too many people who should pay tax are slipping through the cracks — and there are others who should be paying more, who are not contributing their fair share.

>> Caught on the wrong side of tenants' rights

In March last year, Judith Finch (name changed) discovered at first hand the risks of letting out property and the inalienable rights of squatters. ‘Several years ago I bought a flat in Cape Town, which I rented out fully-furnished to provide me with an income. The plan was to relocate to Cape Town from Johannesburg when my husband retired.’ In the end, Judith and her husband decided to stay in Johannesburg to live closer to their grandchildren...

>> News from Huizemark

ON THE MARK WITH HUIZEMARK

Huizemark's approach to the real estate business for almost 50 years is based on strong family values and ethical practice. Maintaining this approach, Huizemark has launched a new, fresh corporate look into the market, enabling their clients to feel even more at home when dealing with them.

Andre Hamman and Bryan Biehler, joint MD's from the Huizemark Home Office enthuse on the new look: "This is a benchmark in our history. We are focusing on simplicity and modernity and this is reflected in our exciting new image. Our goal is to take what is a complex ordeal when buying and selling properties and to facilitate the process, making it straightforward and far less stressful for our clients."

>> Focus on Gordons Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, nestled at the foot of the Hot- tentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast.

This serene resort is ideally situated for a relaxing seaside holiday within forty minutes' drive to the bright lights of Cape Town and thirty minutes' to the main airport...

View Properties in the Western Cape | View Properties in Gordons Bay

>> Property of the week

Western Cape, Gordons Bay, Dobson Estate

Newly renovated Gem in sought after area of Gordon's Bay with 4 bedrooms, open plan living areas, TV room, Indoor swimming and Braai.

Bed: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Garages: 2

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>> Have fun - Basic Roof Repair

COLD WEATHER COMFORT & SAFETY

Cold weather camping as defined by BSA is "camping in weather where the average daily temperature is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and conditions are cold, wet or windy."

The most important thing to remember about cold weather camping is to KEEP DRY. Moisture will reduce the insulating properties of almost everything. To keep yourself warm, remember the word COLD.

C keep yourself and your clothes Clean.
O avoid Overheating.
L wear clothes Loose and in Layers.
D keep Dry.

The hints listed below are in a random manner. There is no order of importance to the list, just some suggestions that have proven true for me over the years...

>> “I want to buy before I sell!”

"We have come across a number of buyers that want to view properties, and find something they like before they put their own property on the market to sell. We also have serious sellers, who are not particularly interested in accepting an offer that contains a suspensive condition where the buyer still has to sell their property."

Can you imagine if you are seriously looking to buy another property and come across your dream home with exactly what you've been looking for, only to find that the seller is not prepared to accept your offer, as it contains a condition that you have to sell your own home?

>> Software at its best!

CyberAgent goes mobile!

With the latest innovation from USP Designs, you can expect your office to be a little quieter from now on. At USP Designs, we understand that time spent behind a desk, is money lost, therefor we have invested a great deal of time to develop software that allows you to spend less time in the office, and more time seeing clients.

Cyberagent Mobile has incorporated the most commonly used functions of the CyberAgent package, into a mobile application. Included in this software is a powerful Website Interface catering for those agents without handheld devices. The software is designed to be user friendly, and will run on any handheld device supporting Microsoft CE.

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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