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The Susan Deacon Property Group weekly newsletter, updated news, property listings, events, things to do, recipes ffrom the real estate leaders

The Susan Deacon Property Group weekly newsletter, updated news, property listings, events, things to do, recipes ffrom the real estate leaders

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    Susan Deacon Property Group News - 3 May 2010 Susan Deacon Property Group News - 3 May 2010 Document Transcript

    • Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels We are delighted that the latest Residential Property Barometer from First New Release Property National Bank shows that we are not alone in experiencing a steady Developments From the Desk of Marcel improvement in the market this year. Winelands Properties Deacon International Property The report, based on a survey of scores of agents around the country, International Property Property for Rent shows that the demand for property was more than 32% up in the first Articles Accommodation SA quarter of this year compared with the same period of 2009 - and even Events/ Things to do News Cafe better, that it is now taking just over 3 months for a property to sell, Recipes compared with more than 5 months when the market was at its worst in the 2010 Fifa World Cup middle of 2009. Property Finance FNB also notes that the percentage of sellers who did not achieve their asking price dropped from 89% to 76% between December 2009 and March this year - and that the average difference between asking and selling prices in such cases is now only around 11%. Weekly Property Feature         LADISMITH - R1 900 000 WILDERNESS - R13 500 000   GEORGE - R1 990 000   This Lifestyle farm, Welcome to the Jewel of the   Bartmansfontein measuring Beautiful Georgian style home Garden Route Guesthouses.   almost 90 hectares is situated in with spectacular view. 3 Living Centrally situated in a tropical   the Vleiland Valley, between the areas, kitchen with old world paradise, within walking distance   Klein Swartberg Mountains and charm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, to everywhere in the Village and   the Witteberge. It is accessible lovely patio overlooking the within an hour of most of the   from Route 62 via spectacular Outeniqua Mountains Garden Route. The exclusively   Seweweekspoort (46 km from and large garden PLUS flat with 1 designed Guest House is rated   turnoff) or via the N1 from bedroom, 1 bathroom. as the place to stay in the Garden Laingsburg 48 km East or via   Read more. Route. Anysberg from Ladismith. Read more. Read more. New Release Property     Tramonto - Weddings & Events SOMERSET WEST - R4 900 000 STELLENBOSCH - R17 500 000 Low maintenance property with spectacular views, the beauty of nature on your doorstep and the true Beautifully positioned land set amongst the recently feeling that you are somewhere in the country side voted top Four Restaurants in the country, snug in amongst vineyards, mountain ranges, rolling hills the heart of the cream of the Western Cape and valleys. This security estate, Wedderwill, is Winelands. Views of Vineyards, Hills, Mountains and tucked away behind Somerset West and the the feeling of being famongst the vineyards. mountains, yet you are close to all amenities which is less than 15 minutes by car.
    • mountains, yet you are close to all amenities which is less than 15 minutes by car. Build your dream home on this prestige piece of land as the vineyards are planted, around 6 ha with This excellent built house situated in a country Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet savignon plus over a estate covering 266 hectares of forest, farmland and hectare of Olive trees. hillside in the Winelands and set on a seclude plateau overlooking False Bay. Read more.   Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon We agree with Old Mutual that the next decade is going to be substantially different to the past decade. The property "boom" of the past will not be repeated. However, the South African property market is returning to "real growth" and will continue to be the cornerstone of investment for the majority South Africans going forward. We believe that the time to enter the Property Market is "NOW" as prices are starting to recover and the markets are normalising. Hopefully the banks would ease credit in the forseeable future and this would lead to acceleration of Investment Returns! Read more. International Property EGYPT - GALLERY SPA HOTEL Gallery Spa Hotel is an eco friendly resort set into the side of a hill at the end of Nabq Bay neighbouring the national park with stunning views to the sea, mountains and deserts. Location Egypt Location Details Sharm el Sheikh Beach 0.1 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course N/A km Studio & 1 Bed Apartments Airport 10 km    Prices From £38,400 (€48,000 approx) Within the Nabq protectorate the hotel has been built to blend in to the natural environment. There is a deliberate feeling of ecological friendliness within the wood and stone construction. This unique boutique hotel is setting standards for the clambering eco friendly tourist market, a multi million pound market that is flourishing and growing more than any other sector even in these hard financial times. A hotel project for the future. The hotel will have a total of 168 rooms of which only 58 are available in the first phase. This entirely individual hotel will attract visitors that are looking to enjoy all that Sharm El Sheikh can offer whilst looking for a natural and peaceful setting. This project is 80% complete and can therefore offer a return as an investment within a matter of months. The hotel will reopen in April 2009 and investors can expect to enjoy the 10% NET guaranteed income for 10 years from early in the summer of that year. Read more. Articles GET THE WORLD CUP FAN GUIDE SOUTH AFRICA ONLINE   With just over 40 days to go until kickoff, the 2010 About 10.5% of all South Africans have access to the Fifa World Cup Organising Committee has released internet, or 4.59-million people, over a third of them - a comprehensive, easy-to-read and colourful 92- the majority - aged between 18 and 29. page guide to the tournament, packed with practical information on stadiums, host cities, fan parks and The country has 5.3-million personal computer much more. users, making up 11% of the total population. Its online market is dominated by information and There's useful information on everyday matters such social networking websites, according to web as banking and food, as well as tips on safety and information company Alexa, which lists Google.co.za staying healthy. The guide also provides has advice as the top site, followed by Facebook. on transport – road, rail and air – as well as Read more. accommodation and communication. Read more and download the guide. NEW AFRIKAANS FILM A HIT
    • NEW AFRIKAANS FILM A HIT Jakhalsdans, a new South African film, has become an almost instant box office hit, setting new SA RESTAURANT TOPS FOOD OSCARS standards for the Afrikaans-language movies.   South Africa’s La Colombe has been named the The feature film, which opened in South African 12th best restaurant in the world, and the best cinemas on 23 April, earned R600 000 (US$80 123) restaurant in the Middle East and Africa, in the 2010 in its opening weekend, making it the most popular edition of the prestigious S Pellegrino World’s 50 Afrikaans motion picture since the release of Best Restaurants list, produced by the British Lipstiek Dipstiek in November 1994. Restaurant magazine. "We are thrilled to see that South Africans are Download press release enjoying our film,” producer Anton Ernst said in a Read more. statement. “Saturday's box office was practically double what we took on Friday, which is the first positive sign of consumer uptake for a film.” Read more. $90 BN BOOAST TO SA ECONOMY     The capital base of the African Development Bank (AFDB) is set to increase by 200%, giving the 2010 REAL ESTATE GUIDE institution more capacity to meet the needs of countries on the continent, particularly low-income By paying a small additional amount each month on ones. your bond you can save a lot of money. The table in the downloadable guide shows how The bank announced the plan by its funders to much you can save as well as the reduced term increase its capital base to US$90-billion on 24 resulting from additional payment on your bond. The April, following the 11th meeting of the Group Board table is based on a R100 000 bond at a rate of 11% of Governors Consultative Committee in Washington with a repayment term of 20 years. DC on 23 April – on the sidelines of the World Bank Read more and download the guide. and International Monetary Fund spring meetings. Read more. 6 WAYS TO SAVE ELECTRICITY   THE TOP TEN MOST EXPENSIVE YACHTS Spending thousands on a electricity saving products to save cents makes little sense, but if you're already PRETORIA - When it comes to wealth, few South in the market for some electricity saving products or Africans can compete with the super wealthy of the a municipal prepaid meter to reduce your costs -- or world. The net worth of some American, Middle even light saving bulbs -- consider some free tips on Eastern and European billionaires is hard to fathom saving electricity as well as an electricity monitor as in local terms. These are also the people who your first energy-savings tool before you make any belong to the exclusive super-yacht owners club. A further decisions. recent study showed that Italy dominated the list of the world's most expensive marinas and we were So what if you weren't especially eco-conscious curious to find out how South Africa compared.   before the glaring electric bills landed in your mailbox? Now you can play the part of the concerned The Top 10 list was published by the London-based citizen by saving both the green in your wallet and Wealth Bulletin in mid-April. Only a few marinas your energy consumption in the process. If it could worldwide...... just be that simple.... unfortunately it’s not. Read more. Read more. Events / Things to do REDSTONE HILLS MOUNTAIN BIKE AND WACKY WINE WEEKEND 2010 ADVENTURE WEEKEND   The Wacky Wine Weekend festival.  Now taking  Join the Dryland outdoor events team for a place for the 7th year, the festival still brings you adventurious weekend of outdoor activities. fantastic offers at fantastic value. Read more. Read more. Recipes   DINNER WITH FRIENDS Baked Apple Salad with Pecans and Feta Slow Cooked Belly of Pork Stuffed Courgette Flowers
    • Stuffed Courgette Flowers Leeks with Parsley Sauce Buttered Noodles with Chives Ice-Cream in Goblets served with Stewed Gooseberries and Apple Coffee 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 marceldeacon@yahoo.com by marcel@susandeacon.co.za| Print / PDF version | Read our Privacy Policy. susandeacon.co.za - 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa