Susan Deacon Group Newsletter 21 June 2010


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Susan Deacon Group Newsletter 21 June 2010

  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale Weekly Property Feature   Guesthouses/Hotels New Release Property Developments The 2010 Fifa World cup Soccer is in full swing. Starting with a brilliant From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties opening game and continuing to produce climatic games, we as South Deacon International Property Africans can sit back and admire the spectacle that is the World Cup Finals. International Property Property for Rent All reports indicate that this will end up been a great success. Articles Accommodation SA Events/ Things to do The question to ask is, do sporting events mean anything for the property News Cafe Recipes market? According to analysts, a positive impact is likely to occur in the 2010 Fifa World Cup medium term. The big drive by the government to improve the country's Property Finance roads, public facilities, transport networks and airports for the World Cup should contribute toward higher property values in surrounding areas. So it would seem that the World Cup not only unites our country but may lead to an increase in the property market.   Weekly Property Feature             EASTERN CAPE - R11 000 000   SOMERSET WEST - R6 995 000   This is undoubtedly one of the best   examples of a top lifestyle game African themed Bed and Breakfast   GEORGE - R2 650 000 farm, with close proximity to with 6 guestrooms and spacious   Grahamstown and private schools and very private owners'   Situated in one of our best areas in as an added bonus. This property is accommodation. The buildings are   George. located roughly 20km from in immaculate condition. Beautiful   1st House: 220m Open plan Grahamstown and the university, large garden with swimming pool.   kitchen / living area with double 35km from the seaside holiday resort doors onto a entertainment area with of Port Alfred, and 120km from Port Every guestroom has its own terrace BBQ and swimmingpool with 6 Elizabeth. and beautiful views of the garden. jacuzzi jets. Kitchen fitted with Very large breakfast and Rhodesian Teak cupboards and Description: entertainment area, suitable for Italian designed gas stove. 3 The homestead is a stunning 4 functions and conferences. Bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (2 en- bedroom home with huge veranda, suite), seperate lounge upstairs with overlooking the nearby hills. Sit and plot size: 3000 m2 Read more. sip a cup of coffee while viewing building size: 600 m2   game from the comfort of your armchair! 600 Hectares. BED AND BREAKFAST  Improvements include: Read more. Read more.   Tramonto - Weddings & Events New Release Property                
  2. 2.       PLETTENBERG BAY - R22 000 000 SANDTON - R1 450 000       This spectacular farm is situated only a short distance Set in the heart of the leafy northern suburbs, The Argyle   inland from the premier Garden Route towns of combines timeless Art Deco elegance with state-of-the-   Plettenberg bay and Knysna in South Africa. The farm is art design, offering a unique opportunity for   1350ha in extent on 3 seperate title deeds. It offers contemporary urban living.   spectacular mountains and valleys with fenced rolling pastures, and pine forest. There is 1000ha of pine which   provides a steady income for the property. The The building consists of 30 apartments, with nine infrastructure is of very good quality with some hard variations to choose from. Units range from luxurious surface roads. The main dwelling is an imposing three bedroom, three and a half bathroom duplexes to 700m2 set in a commanding position overlooking large two bedroom and two bathroom units. Smaller one parts of the farm. There is also a second dwelling plus a bedroom and one and a half bathroom apartments are futher 7 cottages overlooking a lovely dam. there are 6 also available, utilising a flexible open-plan sheds, 5 dams (one with a surface area of 22500m2, arrangement. and two boreholes. Read more. Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon THE SUSAN DEACON PROPERTY GROUP  OK so Bafana Bafana's match against Uruguay did not deliver what we were all hoping for let’s focus on the occasion and the importance of a successful campaign for South Africa… even if we don’t go through to the next round that hosting the World Cup is one of the biggest victories in our democracy’s history. Although the loss was disappointing, the Uruguayans on their victory and urged South Africans not lose perspective of what has been achieved by ‘a passionate nation’ in only six years. Let’s not debate whether it was a penalty or otherwise, whether or not we would have conceded a second goal, and then an inevitable third once reduced to ten men with a penalty sprinkled into the mix. Let us also not lament our team of young men, all carrying an enormous amount of pressure. After all this is soccer! Perhaps the biggest shock was Spain, arguably the best side in the world over the last few years, losing to Switzerland earlier in the day. Uruguay were ranked 16th in the world coming into this World Cup. We were ranked 82nd. They have looked the part and frankly deserved the win. Let’s celebrate what the World Cup means for all of us, such as the focus over the last six years in assembling infrastructure and job creation, and an opportunity to showcase arguably one of the world’s most fascinating countries to millions of people, who will now know where we are and the many wonderful offerings available for all visitors to our country. South Africa has hosted more global sporting events than any other country since 1994 and none bigger than this. What has pleased me no end, is how the whole nation has rallied behind Bafana Bafana with tremendous unity and passion. I want to encourage everyone to continue with great commitment and enthusiasm to support the World Cup and Bafana Bafana in particular. Let’s celebrate and focus on the occasion, and the importance of a successful campaign for South Africa, even if we as a country don’t go through to the next round.  South Africa has the reputation of a gregarious, warm and  friendly nation and that that this should be our focus for the remainder of the tournament. Maintain the magic of the Rainbow Nation and continue to host everyone – locals and visitors alike – in the friendly, accommodating, vibey atmosphere that constitutes and defines our amazing country. Read more. International Property PORTUGAL - VILLA MANHAZINHA 
  3. 3. An exceptionally designed luxury villa set on two levels commanding spectacular views from its hillside, overlooking the sea and the Monchique mountains, surrounded by a spacious panoramic terrace.  Location Location Details Portugal Beach 15 km Algarve Bars/Restaurants 5 km Golf Course 1 km Property Type(s) Airport 35 km 6 Bed Villas Prices From    €2,300,000 (£1,840,000 approx) The villa is located on the Portuguese Algarve, renowned for its long sandy beaches, idyllic coves, distinctive red cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. However, the Algarve is more than a strip of south-facing coastline. It includes pine forests, rolling hills and groves of almond, fig, olive and orange trees. Quinta da Manhazinha is designed in a typical Mediterranean style on a 5.000m2 plot with a large basement, covered terraces, swimming pool and barbeque house set in beautiful landscaped gardens. This truly luxurious villa of approximately 700m2 is a comfortable 35 minutes from Faro Airport and near to excellent golf courses and beaches. Read more. Articles THE WORLD CUP SA'S GREAT LEAP FORWARD An extraordinary thing happened recently in the iconic chamber of London's cavernous Royal Albert Hall. RETIREMENT PROPERTY GUIDES   With 21 days to go before South Africa hosts the 2010 The Susan Deacon Property Group are proud to be Fifa World Cup, eight South African stand-up comedians associated with some of the best retirement property representing a kaleidoscope of the country's racial and lifestyle developments on offer.  We will be advising  diversity kept an overwhelmingly South African audience you on the best tips and information for your retirement of more than 3 000 doubled up with laughter for three investment.  PART 7 & PART 8 as follows: side-splitting hours.   View our portfolio at The show - called Bafunny Bafunny, a word-play on the   national football team Bafana Bafana ("the boys" – YOUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD was an irreverent attempt to build national enthusiasm   for the world's largest sporting event among South Read more. Africa's largest expatriate community – sometimes   referred to as the 10th province of South Africa. CASE STUDY AND CONCLUSION It was catharsis of the kind that has been kindled – and Read more. could be fast-forwarded – by the national convergence and unity of purpose thrust on South Africans by hosting the world's largest and most diverse sporting event. Read more. WILL SPORT EVENTS IMPROVE THE MARKET    With several major international sporting events PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS STILL RISING scheduled in South Africa, London and Brazil over the   next few years, the property market is definitely heating The real estate market showed further signs of recovery up. with an uptick in property sales last month and rentals this month. Past international sporting events have proved that being a host city brings investment in public infrastructure, Absa's house price index shows the average nominal urban regeneration, a significant social impact and an value of small, medium and large houses rose 15.2% increase in property values. year on year last month. This resulted in an average house price of about R1.08-million in the middle On average, the previous Olympic host cities of Athens, segment after 14% growth in April. Sydney, Atlanta and Barcelona all outperformed their national markets, with 19% higher property prices in the Continued strong growth in the average value of smaller five years leading up to the games. and more affordable housing is believed to be related to affordability issues. Similarly, before and after the 2002 World Cup in Paris, property prices increased by as much as 55% over a After a marked improvement in the affordability of one-year period before and after the tournament, with housing over the past two years on the back of house properties near the stadiums rocketing by more than price and interest rate trends, housing affordability 100% in value. appeared to have turned around in late 2009. Read more. The 2010 FIFA World Cup has and is going to have a dramatic impact on the country. Read more. WORLD CUP SITE HITS RECORD LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FINANCIAL   SOUND Johannesburg - The official website of the World Cup in   South Africa registered a record 265 million page views South Africa’s top construction companies remained in a single day on Tuesday, football's world governing financially sound, but Africa-focused ratings agency
  4. 4. in a single day on Tuesday, football's world governing financially sound, but Africa-focused ratings agency body Fifa said on Wednesday. Global Credit Ratings (GCR) on Monday warned that there were some uncertainties facing the local industry. The page views on were accessed by nearly 10 million users. GCR pointed out that while construction industries had reported strong operating results and net cash positions The match between five-time World Cup winners Brazil throughout most of 2009, this was largely due to and North Korea on Tuesday helped boost traffic to the contracts that had already been under way. site, which is partly supplied by Agence France-Presse. “The evidence of the downturn in the industry was only Continues Below↓  apparent in the declining order books, which is forward The previous daily record for the site was 250 million looking, and suggests uncertainty of adequate views on June 22, 2006, when eventual winners Italy opportunities to sustain revenue growth, even at beat the Czech Republic in their final group game at the moderate levels,” said GCR corporate sector head Eyal World Cup in Germany. Shevel. The site is well on the way to beating the total of 48 Shevel further pointed out that the construction sector million unique users for the entire four weeks of the was “highly reliant” on government’s R850-billion 2006 World Cup. - Sapa-AFP infrastructure development spend coming to fruition. Read more. Read more. THE BOKS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD  NEW 6% HOME LOAN SCHEME SURFACES      Witbank – Nick Mallett says the manner in which the A Cape-based scheme is asking its clients to believe in Springboks ripped France apart last week came as a financial miracles by offering them home loans fixed at shock to the Northern Hemisphere. 6% for the life of the loan. “I don’t think rugby people in South Africa even realise Most sensible people would be suspicious of such an how good that performance (at Newlands) was. To beat offer, particularly if they are asked to put money in before an accomplished French team, that won the Six Nations, they receive any. However, the scheme has apparently like that, was incredible. There is no doubt that South succeeded in luring a handful of clients, who are now Africa are the best team in the world,” said the former waiting for their loans to be paid out. Springbok coach at the Italian team hotel on Monday. Regular readers will remember the demise of Rudco, a He also does not view it as a slap in the face that the company that scammed many with a similar promise of Boks are resting some key personnel. 6% home loans. Its whiskey-sipping boss Rudi Visagie is sitting behind bars in Pollsmoor Prison where he “There is so much depth in South African rugby that it awaits trial. His recent bail application was denied by the probably does not even matter who they play. It’s going court. to be another formidable team.” There is no apparent link between Rudco and the latest Mallett also beams with pride when he talks about new scheme, which trades under the names Quickvest, PKA Bok sensation Gio Aplon. Financial Services and Arctogen Investments. Read more. Read more. Events / Things to do KRAAK-i-MOSSEL DORPFEES ROBERTSON SLOW It is around the corner and the response to this Festival From 6 - 9 August 2010 time will go by exceptionally is phenominal. 'n Real true Town Festival in Mossel Bay. slowly in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley when the The "Kraak-i-Mossel" Town Festival will be held from 6-9 4th Robertson Slow will take place.  29 Wineries and  August 2010 at the Point in Mossel Bay.  We invite  Guesthouses from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and everyone to become part of the Festival! There will be Robertson will welcome visitors  into their homes, to  stalls (fleamarket), music concerts, entertainment for the their dining tables and onto their farms for a food & wine young crowd and off course, the debut of the Mossel Bay experience - enjoyed SLOWLY. Cup! Read more. Read more. Recipes   QUICK BOBOTIE 2 slices of white bread, cut into cubes 1 x 200ml Ina Paarman’s Tikka Curry Coat and Cook Sauce 3 T (45 ml) canola or sunflower oil 2 onions, chopped 500 g lean beef mince 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman’s Beef Stock Powder 1 cup (250 ml) grated carrot or apple (about 2 whole apples)
  5. 5. 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman’s Beef Stock Powder 1 cup (250 ml) grated carrot or apple (about 2 whole apples) 2 cloves of garlic, crushed Ina Paarman’s Garlic and Herb Seasoning to taste TOPPING 1 cup (250 ml) plain yoghurt or buttermilk or ½ cup (125 ml) cream and ½  cup (125 ml) plain yoghurt ½ t (2,5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Seasoned Sea Salt 2 eggs Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Pour the Tikka Curry Sauce over the bread and leave to soak on a plate. 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