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SDP Newsletter - 7 June 2010

  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale Weekly Property Feature Have you ever wondered at what point we should stop referring to South Guesthouses/Hotels New Release Property Africa as the “New South Africa.”   One would expect that the term “New Developments South Africa”  is somewhat outdated.  The truth is, for as long as we  From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties continue to do things that are new, we will continue to be the “New South Deacon International Property Africa”, and playing a Super 14 final in Soweto to a capacity crowd is International Property Property for Rent certainly a new experience.   Articles Accommodation SA Events/ Things to do All these years later and it is still such an exciting time to be a South News Cafe Recipes African.  With 20 000 runners participating in the greatest ultra-marathon on 2010 Fifa World Cup earth, our rugby team ensuring the Super 14 trophy is on South African soil Property Finance and the greatest show on earth about to start in just over a week, we have every reason to celebrate.   This month we are spoilt for choice in our newsletter.  We have interesting  articles to read from The World Cup and the best property news.   Everyone must have a great week to the start of the KICK-OFF on Friday. Weekly Property Feature             SOMERSET WEST - R6 995 000   HERMANUS - R2 000 000   Bed and Breakfast in Somerset West   Once again Benguela Cove Lagoon KNYSNA - R7 500 000   Wine Estate is on the front cover of   The Property Magazine; this time the African themed Bed and Breakfast 13 Bedrooms   World Cup Collector's Edition (June with 6 guestrooms and spacious 12 Bathrooms   2010). Our last front cover was back and very private owners' 4 Garages   in October 2009 when we hosted accommodation. The buildings are Lots of guest parking   FIFA's Charity Banquet at Benguela in immaculate condition. Beautiful Excellent condition/ well maintained Manor which raised over R1 million in large garden with swimming pool. guest house aid of '20 Centres for 2010', the Very well positioned off the N2-very official campaign of the 2010 FIFA Every guestroom has its own terrace visible. World Cup. and beautiful views of the garden. Stunning lagoon and The Heads Very large breakfast and views! Over the next five weeks fans, players, entertainment area, suitable for coaches, sponsors, influential functions and conferences. Read more. lifestyle investors and international   VIPs will .....  plot size: 3000 m2 Read more. building size: 600 m2 Read more.   New Release Property Tramonto - Weddings & Events                
  2. 2.     DURBANVILLE - R6 500 000   DURBANVILLE - R4 500 000   Large country-style guesthouse with conference facilities   Cape Dutch guesthouse in a very quiet area of and separate owners' accommodation in the centre of   Durbanville. This well-established business has been Durbanville. Close to town and the Durbanville wine   run by the current owners for 10 years and attracts a estates.  Very spacious and private owner's    strong corporate client base.  The Cape Dutch main  accommodation. Property on two separate titles. house has 8 en-suite guestrooms and a smaller en-   This guesthouse attracts many corporate guests and suite room to accommodate drivers, guides, nannies   has good occupancy rates.  The leisure market can be  etc.  All rooms have mini-bar, TV and telephone.  The  developed by the new owner and can more than double business is fully licensed.  This guesthouse is the already excellent income figures.  The guesthouse is  conveniently situated, close to the Durbanville wine a VAT-registered going concern.  Well priced, good  estates, golf courses, shopping centres and a short opportunity! drive to the centre of Cape Town.  All movable assets  Read more. included. VAT-registered.  Excellent opportunity!  Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon NO DOOM AND GLOOM FOR SA It seems like just yesterday when there were 999 days to go until kick-off. Now there is less than one week! Many people believed that South Africa would never pull this off: was there a plan B, a plan C? Would the stadiums be completed on time? But in true South African style it seems we have again proved the sceptics wrong. We should allow ourselves to stand back and marvel at what we have achieved. South Africa is ready and is about to deliver a truly incredible event. This Friday afternoon, our team kicks off 2010 FIFA World Cup, when they take on Mexico at Soccer City. Bafana Bafana has been on a winning streak, winning every one of the last 12 games they played. Good luck to the boys. We're feeling the gees, our flags are flying and we're fully behind them. Their first match will be a very tough game. Mexico is a formidable opponent. However South Africa will have an entire nation behind them and this will be a fantastic occasion to showcase our talents as footballers, and the colour and vibrancy of our country. Here are some interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup: • The 2006 World Cup was one of the most watched events in television history. The expected TV audience for the 2010 event will be even higher with some 2.6 billion people expected to tune in. • The 2002 World Cup was the first to be held in Asia. In that year, for the first time the event was split between two nations, Japan and South-Korea. Read more. International Property FLORIDA - HARBOR POINTE    Harbor Pointe is a new development of just 96 luxury condominiums situated on the Peace River in Charlotte County, Southwest Florida.   Location America Location Details Florida Beach 0.1 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 0.5 km 3 Bed Condominiums Airport 130 km    Prices From $250,000 (£166,667 approx) Port Charlotte has been voted one of the top 5 places to live in Florida for the past 5 years and the real estate market has seen unprecedented activity during this period. Although land is plentiful in Charlotte County, waterfront real estate is much sought after and demands a far higher price than those inland.
  3. 3. market has seen unprecedented activity during this period. Although land is plentiful in Charlotte County, waterfront real estate is much sought after and demands a far higher price than those inland. Harbor Pointe enjoys an envious position on the Peace River and Charlotte Harbour, the site is also close to the amenities that Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda have to offer including restaurants, shopping malls and bars. The condominiums are situated in 8 3-storey blocks and have views of the river, the pool areas or the gardens. Read more. Articles SA WELCOMES THE WORLD RETIREMENT PROPERTY GUIDES As the best soccer players on the planet arrive, and   football fans fill the cities, South Africans have welcomed The Susan Deacon Property Group are proud to be the world with open arms and hearts. Here are the ups associated with some of the best retirement property and downs, triumphs and final touches before kick off and lifestyle developments on offer.  We will be advising  you on the best tips and information for your retirement With just three days to go, FIFA, South Africa and the investment.  PART 3 & PART 4 as follows: world have declared that the first Football World Cup on   African soil is ready to kick off ACCOMMODATION ON OFFER Accommodation varies tremendously from area to area “It was a long way to come with Fifa’s World Cup to but the same real estate rules apply... the more Africa” upmarket the area, the more expensive the complex. FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Sunday thanked Read more. President Jacob Zuma and South Africa for the work   done to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup. "It was a long THE FIRST STEPS way to come with Fifa's World Cup to Africa. It was a long To ensure that you choose the retirement complex that way to come but we did it," he told journalists at the suits your requirements and your lifestyle it's wise to presidential guest house in Pretoria. "I am a happy follow some basic guidelines: man," he said, before Zuma handed him the World Cup Read more. trophy. Presid..... Read more. HOLIDAY PROPERTY STILL HOLDS VALUE  WHAT BUYERS WANT IN AN AGENT     The time is right to purchase a holiday home because of Among the far-reaching changes that the recession a larger inventory and favourable prices. brought about in the real estate industry is a worldwide wave of consumer demand for agents to be more The United States’ National Association of professional, and South African consumers are no Realtors’ (NAR) undertook an annual Investment and exception. Vacation Home Buyers Survey in March 2008, which found that eight in 10 second-home buyers consider it a These raised expectations are in line with a renewed good time to invest in real estate, compared with 59% focus generally on personal service, value for money percent of primary-residence buyers. A startling 44% and expert knowledge in many service industries. percent of vacation home buyers said they were likely to purchase another property within two years. Consumers around the world are re-asserting themselves and demanding good service in return for While these statistics may well have changed since the their hard-earned cash. They want what they’re paying credit crunch, since owning property can be one of the for and they will now quickly stop doing business with most profitable investments you will make if managed anyone or any company that they feel is not delivering or properly, investing in an additional residence is an is treating them like a ‘number’.  appealing option for many individuals. Read more. Read more. FIRST-TIME BUYERS SHOULD KNOW SELL YOUR HOME FAST     With one of my recent interviews with The Times Property Are you having trouble selling your house? You’re not Guide about first-time buyers, I had the following alone — the market is tough and potential takers are few feedback. and far between. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that those interested in your home see it at its finest. Marcel Deacon - The Susan Deacon Property Group Barring essential, major renovations don’t spend a fortune trying to make your house more attractive. In a buyers’ market you probably won’t get a return on such Young people need to be really sure they are ready an ‘investment’. before they buy their first home, or they may well come to regard the property as a burden. The importance of realistic pricing cannot be overestimated. However, don’t short-change yourself — Home ownership is, of course, a great way to start you can sell it quickly at the price you’d like. building wealth, and most financial advisors will tell you it is never too early to get on to the property ladder,” says Here are some simple tips on how to spruce it up Marcel Deacon, CEO of the Susan Deacon property without breaking the bank: group. Read more. Read more. WORLD CUP STADIUMS AND UPDATES UPWARD GROWTH IN HOUSE PRICE     The 2010 Fifa World Cup will be played out in 10 newly Middle-segment home values increased further in May built or upgraded stadiums, in nine South African cities. 2010. The average nominal value of small, medium and large houses for which Absa approved mortgage finance Five are existing stadiums, all of which have been (see explanatory notes), was up by a weighted 15,2% upgraded, with the showpiece Soccer City in year-on-year (y/y) in May this year, resulting in an average Johannesburg having undergone a major upgrade. The house price of about R1 081 400 in the middle segment. remaining five have been built from scratch - and completed on schedule.
  4. 4. house price of about R1 081 400 in the middle segment. remaining five have been built from scratch - and completed on schedule. Revised nominal price growth of 14% y/y was recorded in April. The stadiums are: The average real value of homes in the middle segment Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg of the market, i.e. after adjustment for the effect of Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg inflation, was up by 8,8% y/y in April compared with a Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town growth rate of 6,7% y/y in March. Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria Durban Stadium, Durban Base effects have contributed to these growth trends as Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth house prices were declining on a year-on-year basis in Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg all three categories of housing 12 months ago in Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein nominal as well as in real terms. Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit Read more. Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane Read more. Events / Things to do TRANSBAVIAANS 24 HOUR MTB RACE KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL Starting in Willowmore the route winds through beautiful  The popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will take mountain ranges into the magnificent Baviaanskloof, the  place as usual this July (2-11), despite the 2010 World Trans Baviaans is not only the longest single stage Cup. That’s the message from the festival team which is MTB team event in the world, but also one of South  already working to put together a bumper programme for Africa’s premier mountain biking events. visitors to the 10-day event. “It’s business as usual for the Oyster Festival”, says festival manager Nicci The Trans Baviaans has been taking place since 2004  Rousseau-Schmidt, “and we’re ready to show South and with it growing annually 2010 is guarenteed to be an Africans that Knysna is the perfect place to be during the exciting year with the Trans Baviaans promising to be long holidays that schools will enjoy this year. bigger and better than ever ! The combination of a huge  but achievable challenge with spectacular scenery…all “Our sponsors are on board and we’ve already had our in a team format, has placed this event on many first Joint Operations Committee meeting. We have no mountain bikers’ wish list.  doubt that this year’s festival is going to be a great one.” Read more. Read more. Recipes   STEAK & KIDNEY PUDDING A traditional olde English recipe. We have simplified it a little by pre-cooking the meat beforehand - a slow cooker works really well for this. Instead of oysters we have added a touch of anchovy. The pastry can be steamed or use flaky pastry and bake the pie in the oven (see variation). PASTRY FOR A STEAMED PUDDING 2 cups (300 g) cake flour 3 t (15 ml) baking powder 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman's Meat Spice 125 g salted butter 2/3 cup (180 ml) ice cold water Sift the dry ingredients together. Cut or rub the butter into the flour until the pieces are the size of small peas. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Add enough ice cold water to form a soft but manageable dough. Cover dough.... Read more. Copyright © 2010 | Designed by WebNow This mailing system may only be used for sending permission based email. If you did not give permission to receive emails from this sender, please notify us. This email was sent to by| Print / PDF version | Read our Privacy Policy. - 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa