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The Susan Deacon Property Group weekly newsletter - 17 May 2010

News and property updates from South Africa and featured events, International Property.

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  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels With less than 35 days to go until "the event we're not supposed to New Release Property Developments mention", there's much excitement in the air about the fresh perspective that From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties visitors to our country could leave with when it's all over. For those in the Deacon International Property property market, a successful event will hopefully result in more interest in International Property local property from abroad into the future, although there is little immediate Property for Rent Articles impact expected. Let's get behind our country and our team and show our Accommodation SA Events/ Things to do support, and we'll all share in the rewards. News Cafe   Recipes 2010 Fifa World Cup I have been interviewed recently about all my time spent on planning and Property Finance the good intentions of ensuring the success of a Project.  Things can still go  wrong whether they are in our control or not. At times we pick up bad habits from others or even our predecessors. Following are some traps that I have escaped during my years of managing and planning.  Read more.  Weekly Property Feature           HERMANUS - R2 500 000   GLENTANA - R4 750 000   Benguela Cove Coastal Wine GEORGE - R5 450 000   Estate's rare position ensures that Bright, spacious and flowing living Benguela residents enjoy majestic Remarkable property! Neat, areas. Double storey home with 4   views over the lagoon to the Palmeit spacious and with a touch of class. living areas, bar, open plan   mountains, which form the spine of Beautiful view of golf estate and the entertainment area with BBQ and   the Kogelberg Biosphere. The Outeniqua Mountains. Open plan rimflow pool, kitchen, scullery,   vineyards which have been planted living area with modern kitchen, laundry, 4 en-suite bedrooms,   across the estate, although young, laundry, diningroom, BBQ on patio, Summer Place Spa, sunroom,   have already asserted the quality of swimmingpool, 4 bedrooms, 3 underfloor heating, wired for   the terroir with awards starting to luxurious bathrooms and 3 garages. generator, double auto garages, stream in on the maiden vintage. For sprinkler system connetcted to water those who love nature, this is the Read more. tanks. (2 x 2000L and 1 x 6000L) ultimate location. Read more. Read more. New Release Property     Tramonto - Weddings & Events STELLENBOSCH - R17 000 000 Stellenbosch river frontage small holding for sale. PORT ELIZABETH - R6 500 000 In one of the most sought after valleys around Stellenbosch one finds this 3.95 ha with River frontage This luxury (4-star) bush lodge is located in a coastal, and paddocks for horses or cattle. indigenous forest setting just 28 km from the city of Port
  2. 2. Stellenbosch one finds this 3.95 ha with River frontage This luxury (4-star) bush lodge is located in a coastal, and paddocks for horses or cattle. indigenous forest setting just 28 km from the city of Port Elizabeth. It is a few kilometres from a magnificent Established, lush garden with pool enjoys automated sandy beach and offers easy access to the game and irrigation and offer beautiful, large trees such as other eco attractions to the east and west of the city. Camphor, Stinkwood, Californian Redwoods and Oak. Great value opportunity: Three bedroomed main house, large entertainment The price of this premier tourism property has been area with loft room, separate bed and bathroom. This slashed from R12m to just R6,5m. This is a great value all is complimented by a three bedroomed cottage, a opportunnity not to be missed.   two bedroomed cottage and a large shed which has an Read more. attached flat. A flower nursery is included which provide cash flow together with rental income. Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon We are now involved with one of the biggest investment property groups in the country as our official associate.  SELECTIVE PROPERTY INVESTMENT GROUP  will be adding the best selection of investment property in South Africa to our portfolio on a weekly base, so keep on reading and browsing the Susan Deacon Property Group's web. Please find below an Executive summary of the services they will be providing to our investors. The main focus of SPI is to provide our investors/network partners with the following benefits:  l The opportunity to invest in sound off plan property investment opportunities l We also negotiate to secure existing unsold property stock, at reduced prices where we could l Presenting our investors with distressed/repossessed property investments opportunities at considerable discounts when secured by us l Searching for property investments that meet the specific requirements of the investor l Providing a range of support services to our investors at no additional cost. International Property SPAIN - ALMENARA GOLF VILLAS Situated along the first fairway of the Sanlucar Golf Course, this private development of 4 bedroom luxury villas complete with private pools, offer you the opportunity to experience the real Spain in a sumptuous location.   Location Spain Location Details Costa de la Luz Beach 2 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 0.1 km 4 Bed Villas Airport 60 km    Prices From €495,000 (£396,000 approx) The villas are all equipped to a high standard and include all the luxuries you would expect from a private home. Each villa is detached and stands in its own landscaped gardens leading down to the pool area, which over looks the 1st fairway, the surrounding sherry fields and the Guadalquivir river. If you are looking for a luxury home, the real Spain, peace and tranquillity but close enough to the hustle and bustle of a busy town and tourist destination, then the Almenara Golf Villas should be your first choice every time. Read more. Articles RETIREMENT PROPERTY INTEREST INCREASE   Predictions made late last year that the property market
  3. 3.   Predictions made late last year that the property market TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME would make a swift recovery in 2010 have become a reality and this is particularly evident in the retirement At one stage or another there will come a time when you property market. The upswing in this market can be are going to want to sell your house. Although you might attributed to a number of factors. With the recent 0.5% think that your house would be a quick sure sell, the drop in interest rates to the lowest rate in 29 years, actual process of selling can take place over a longer prices people are able to achieve on their existing period of time than expected. house is starting to improve. Also, potential purchasers are able to secure bonds a little more easily as Read more. affordability levels and repayment ratios that banks rely on improve. Read more. NO RATE CUTS THIS MONTH WAYS TO BUY PROPERTY     I am disappointed that the SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Close corporations face the same transfer duty, CGT Policy Committee has decided to leave the interest and tax implications as companies. Like a company, a rates unchanged. close corporation is also a separate legal entity. The only difference between buying in a close corporation This decision appears to be based on the premise that and a company is that close corporations are governed the economic recovery is now under way and that the by the Close Corporations Act 69/1984, they are economy does not need a new boost but this is managed by members, ownership is restricted to a certainly not true of the housing sector. maximum of 10 natural persons and the financial   statements have to be prepared by an accounting House values throughout South Africa have been held officer: There is no need to provide audited financials, down by the “incredibly large” numbers of homeowners which substantially brings down the administration forced to sell fast because they cannot meet their bond fees. payments or other debt obligations. Read more. Read more.   SUB-DIVIDING YOUR PROPERTY   SA PROPERTY PRICE RANKING INCREASE Residential property subdivision is becoming a major trend among homeowners in the middle to upper ends In a year that saw global house prices on a shaky of the market. footing, South Africa's house prices for the fourth quarter of 2009 were 5.6% higher than in the corresponding With the cost of living on the increase, the cost of quarter the previous year. maintaining large properties has also risen. Add to this This performance placed the country's housing market the difficulty and expense to secure a large property and 11th on the Knight Frank global house price index for it is clear why so many homeowners today are opting to the fourth quarter of 2009. In the third quarter South down-size and subdivide their properties. Not only does Africa had been 15th. this promise potential financial benefits, but it also assures a home environment that is more secure, as First National Bank (FNB property analyst John Loos well as an opportunity to save thousands annually on says this reflects the fact that the South African housing general maintenance costs, rates and taxes, and water market had survived much better - largely because in bills. this 12-month period the country's banking industry had Read more. been healthier than its foreign counterparts. Read more. TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME THE KEY TO PROPERTY FINANCE   South Africa’s financial institutions have taken the brunt At one stage or another there will come a time when you of the blame for not approving more mortgage finance, are going to want to sell your house. Although you might which many believe would go a long way to further think that your house would be a quick sure sell, the stimulating trade within the property market. However, actual process of selling can take place over a longer with South Africa’s debt-to-income ratios still at a very period of time than expected. high level, affordability remains a primary consideration that is weighed up before finance is granted. So to make sure that this doesn’t happen, you have to make sure that your house has the right “feel” to it. The “The banks' first criterion in the evaluation of an “feel” factor can have a major influence on your property applicant remains affordability and the risk of the buyer. You want them to feel like it’s already their home. applicant when it comes to the repayment of a long term So get to get your house ready, there are a few things loan. The ruling that a maximum of 30% of the.... you should things to keep in mind when selling: Read more. Read more. Events / Things to do AMARIDER 100 MILER
  4. 4. AMARIDER 100 MILER BUFFELSDRIFT MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE    South Africa’s top mountain bikers and adrenaline The event always started in a unique and traditional junkies will once again be seen testing their endurance way, with a whip. At the crack of the whip they braved the levels during the awe-inspiring AMArider 100Miler Ultra Montagu Pass and the 55km that lay ahead of them. As marathon.  This adrenaline pumping event will  the day continued and the cyclists entered the Little announce the route info with spectator points, cut-off Karoo the temperature rose, the conditions became times April. Keen cyclists should be prepared for harsh and difficult.  After 52km and only 3km remaining  an exciting challenge as they tackle the 160km route the sight of the Daskop turn off was a welcome one and through the Swartland.  The route is divided into three  the Louvain sign post even more welcome. sections of approximately 55km with three compulsory Read more. timing checkpoints.   Read more. Recipes   LAMB KNUCKLE AND TOMATO CASSEROLE The secret of this dish lies in using good quality ingredients and long slow oven cooking. It is even better the next day. 1-1.25 kg lamb. Select either knuckles cut into 5cm lengths, or cubed shoulder of lamb 3 T (45 ml) Olive or Canola oil 1 T (15ml) Ina Paarman's Meat Spice 2 onions, chopped 3 ripe red tomatoes, skinned and chopped 1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman's Sun-dried Tomato Coat & Cook Sauce 1 t (5 ml) sugar ½ t (2,5 ml) Ina Paarman's Chilli & Garlic Seasoning 1½ cups (375 ml) water 1½ T (22,5 ml) Ina Paarman's Chicken Stock Powder 3 potatoes, diced 1 T (15 ml) Ina Paarman's Brown Onion Soup & Gravy Mix Complete recipe. 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