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Susan Deacon Property Group Newsletter - 19 July 2010
 

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Read the Susan Deacon Property Group's Weekly Newsletter online for the week of the 19th of July 2010.

Read the Susan Deacon Property Group's Weekly Newsletter online for the week of the 19th of July 2010.


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    Susan Deacon Property Group Newsletter - 19 July 2010 Susan Deacon Property Group Newsletter - 19 July 2010 Document Transcript

    • Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels New Release Property Developments From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties   Deacon International Property International Property Property for Rent Thank you to all our fellow Awesome South Africans Articles Accommodation SA   Events/ Things to do It’s all over – the expectation of the world and the anticipation of each and News Cafe Recipes every South African. South Africa made headlines once again and it wasn’t 2010 Fifa World Cup only about the soccer – it was also amazement, it was praise, it was Property Finance congratulations and it was celebrations. This world cup reinforced the saying: We’ve done it before we can do it again. We may take the rollercoaster route and leave things to the 11th hour but wow ...when we get there we sure make a statement. Weekly Property Feature               PAARL - R9 000 000  GEORGE - R3 600 000 CAPE TOWN- R599 000     High-end restaurant, perfectly   This home is a masterpiece of rustic Soralia Village is a 182 plot and plan situated near Paarl CBD.   elegance, magnificently renovated, development consists of two and Property included.   offering an impact of visual beauty three bedroom homes and is set to Immaculate property and very   become a first-class coastal successful business. from every corner. It s situated in a   sanctuary. There is a choice of Contemporary cuisine and decor. quiet cull de sac, walking distance   from the mountain with its lovely house types available raging from 2 High-quality Furniture, Fixtures &   walking & cycling trails & 10 min from to 3 bedrooms. Aluminium windows Equipment. town. Entrance hall, 2 Lounges, afford owners the added benefit of Dining Room, open plan kitchen, enjoying a low maintenance home More information available upon laundry/scullery, conservatory, study, environment. signature of a confidentiality loft/attic, 4 bedrooms, beautiful    agreement.  bathrooms,     Read more.   Read more. Read more.   New Release Property   Tramonto - Weddings & Events         CAPE TOWN - R3 950 000     Lifestyle equestrian smallholding in Durbanville     Equestrian smallholding 15km outside Durbanville.
    •   Equestrian smallholding 15km outside Durbanville.   Ideal for an animal-loving family lifestyle in a pristine and   quiet environment.     size: 2Ha   house size: +/- 330 sqm CAPE TOWN - R11 950 000    large 2 story open plan thatch-roof house   3 bedrooms Sunset links golf estate - magnificent beachfront   1 en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi residence   1 family bathroom modern kitchen Large double story villa, right on the beachfront, with walk in pantry with scullery (2x4m) spectacular ocean views and views of Table Mountain large open plan entertainment area and Robben Island. Situated in a secure golf estate. office large patio/balcony with stunning 180 degree view of the plot size: 866 m2 entire farm large 75sqm lapa with built-in BBQ second house size: 569 m2 Jacuzzi large swimming pool front animal paddock 1 Ha 5 bedrooms 50x60m waist deep dam 6x10m storage room 5 bathrooms    30x8 m animal shelter/s Read more. 11 large 3x4x2 m aviaries in very good condition additional 50x80m animal paddock at rear of farm 3 boreholes on farm, 1 active 110m deep with yield of 4500l/hour, 2nd bore hole 75m deep with yield of 650l/h and third 110m deep with 4500l/h yield double garage outside carport for 16 cars 3x6 m functional cold room 12 horses and various animals available for sale Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon INVESTMENTING HOTEL SUITES   WITH the rapid growth of the South African tourism market over the past few years, hotel suite investments are fast becoming one of the popular ways for South Africans to invest in the property market. However, as this is a relatively new concept in the country, a lot of people do not fully understand this type of property investment. Hotel suite investment is a direct investment that enables investors to purchase a suite in a hotel development in terms of the Sectional Titles Act, just as they would a sectional title apartment. The unit is then contracted to the hotel and forms part of what is known as a “rental pool”, where the revenue of the hotel is distributed to the individual rental pool participants. But investing in a hotel suite is not the same as investing in a property syndication. In a property syndication, investors collectively buy into a single property and own an individual share in it. As such, they do not hold a title to their property in their own names. Property syndications are unlisted investment schemes and can be structured in various ways, with several cost layers. They are not subject to the rules and regulations of a formal exchange and … there is often scope for the creators of those schemes to manipulate property values and investors. Read more. International Property ARCHIVEL GOLF RESORT - SPAIN   At Archivel Golf Resort, you can take advantage of all of the facilities that this unique and exclusive five star development offers at the same time as enjoying the benefits of being in the centre of a golf course surrounded by national parks.   
    •   Location Spain Location Details Murcia Beach 80 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 0.1 km 1, 2 & 3 Bed Apartments Airport 80 km 2 & 3 Bed Villas Prices From    €86,000 (£68,800 approx) Visitors to the Archivel Golf Resort will find not just a Championship Golf Course but also a luxurious hotel, Spa and high performance sports centre set amidst the stunning Murcia countryside. At the Archivel Golf Resort you have the choice of 4 different types of property. We have Apartments from 1 to 3 bedrooms including ground floor apartments with a garden and penthouse apartments with extraordinary terraces and solarium. There are the 2 bedroom bungalows located front line to the golf course and designed to satisfy the expectations of the most demanding of customers. They maintain a perfect balance between price, location and space. Villas come either linked or detached. The semi-detached properties offer an excellent combination of a private garden and solarium with excellent internal distribution, while the larger detached properties can come complete with their own private pool. Read more. Articles SA'S TOP 10 SPORTING EVENTS SPAIN TRIUMPH IN FIRST AFRICAN WORLD CUP South Africa has played host to more international   sporting events than any other country in the world since Spain gloried in a first World Cup triumph in Africa's first 1994. With the 2010 World Cup currently in full swing, hosting of the tournament that finally buried Spain's here are ten of SA’s best sporting events that have decades-old tag of international underachievers, and captured the world’s attention silenced critics that said South Africa would never be able to do it. Nedbank Golf Challenge Crowds in Madrid and elsewhere partied through the The annual Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in the night long after the last "Ole" sounded inside Soccer City, North West Province consistently attracts a world-class Johannesburg, the scene of Spain's greatest soccer field, and for good reason. “Africa’s Major” is one of the moment. world’s richest tournaments, with a total prize fund of US$4.385 million. The premier event remains the most "We still don't realise the full extent of this. It is popular tournament on the South African golfing something incredible," match-winner Andres Iniesta said calendar, with record numbers of spectators flocking to while thousands of Spaniards left the famous stadium in Sun City to watch the best golfers in the world do battle Soweto singing his name. at the Gary Player Country Club. The course was designed by South Africa’s greatest In Amsterdam, there was utter dejection as the Dutch sportsman of the twentieth century, Gary Player, and saw history repeat itself after defeats in 1974 and 1978 South African hotel mogul, Sol Kerzner, and takes place finals. at the end of each year after the PGA Tour. Read more. Read more. TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR TENANTS   SA BUSINESS CONFIDENCE GETS A BOOST The current economic situation being experienced in   South Africa and around the world, although improving Despite indications that the global economy may remain somewhat on last year, is still putting great pressure on depressed over the medium term, the successful commercial and retail property owners who are seeing hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup could boost significant pressure on commercial property values. domestic business confidence, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Statistics show that rentals are down and vacancies are Thursday. up, which has major implications for rental growth, the main driver of optimistic valuations of commercial The chamber, which reported a 2,8 point increase in its property. June Business Confidence Index (BCI) to 84,8 points, stated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup had already raised Certain retail centres are feeling the pressure with positive sentiment domestically and internationally. consumers keeping their belts tightened, to the point that some retailers have shut shop or moved to cheaper "If the momentum provided by the [2010 FIFA] World Cup premises - leaving rental vacancies that landlords can ill is appropriately harnessed and directed, longer-term afford. economic benefits will Read more. Landlords need to make tenant retention in retail, commercial and industrial property Read more. WHEN TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENTS TO PROPERTY THAT PAY     There are all sorts of reasons for homeowners to Some luxurious but costly improvements that are contemplate moving to a bigger or more upmarket commonly viewed as value-builders are actually losers property, such as the need for more space to when it's time to sell. accommodate a new home business, growing children
    •     There are all sorts of reasons for homeowners to Some luxurious but costly improvements that are contemplate moving to a bigger or more upmarket commonly viewed as value-builders are actually losers property, such as the need for more space to when it's time to sell. accommodate a new home business, growing children or ageing parents, or perhaps just the desire to live in a The real dogs in terms of payback at resale are luxury better area. items that are highly individual to the owner's taste. Things like Jacuzzis and tennis courts are very low on But they should not make the leap until they have made the payback scale. Saunas are a complete waste of sure most of the following indicators are positive: money as are Koi ponds and water features. * Income. Upgrading will generally mean a bigger home The most definite way to recoup costs loan repayment every month. You need to take an honest look at your budget and your employment / salary Kitchen improvements are perhaps the most definite prospects to see if this would make sense for your way to recoup your revamping costs, depending on the family. nature of the changes and assuming that you don't spend too much relative to the value of the home. * Interest rates. Low interest rates make it easier Read more. Read more. THE INPACT OF THE WORLD CUP    Colombian popstar Shakira visited some of South KEY INSIGHTS ON SOUTH AFRICAN REAL ESTATE  Africa's new and revamped real estate developments   while in the country for her 2010 World Cup The global financial crisis had less of an impact in South performances. Her stay in the luxurious penthouse of the Africa than on many developing countries. Growth had epic Radisson Blu Sandton certainly didn't go unnoticed already been slowing in 2008. The economy contracted by the media. That's thanks to the fact that Radisson is 1.8% in 2009. We think that it is reasonable to suggest the largest international hotel brand in South Africa that GDP will expand 4-5% annually from 2011 to 2014. supporting the World Cup games. However, this depends on continuing Chinese demand for South African mineral exports. Over the course of the month, visitors were exposed to quite a bit of South Africa's real estate, an opportunity the Although rental rates fell in each of the three main sub- country hopes to greatly benefit from. With the games in sectors last year – and in each of the three cities Johannesburg and Cape Town -- and Durban, Pretoria, (Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban) for which we Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Polokwane and gathered data – the slippage was less than in many of Bloemfontein -- came new hotels, new stadiums and Read more. new large-scale real estate developments hoping to advance the African nation. Read more. Events / Things to do DECOREX 2010 ILLOVO ESTON MTB CHALLENGE The largest décor & design show in Southern Africa  "World's Biggest 1 Day MTB Event!" brings you the latest on the local and international 1 August 2010 front and a fresh perspective on spaces in which you Eston Club, Eston, KZN live, work and play. Entering its 17th year, Decorex Joburg celebrates today’s design icons, with cutting The Illovo Eston MTB Challenge is now open for entries! edge kitchens and bathrooms, green talks and trends, diy tips and tricks and so much more on the Billed as the biggest one day MTB event in the world, The home front.  Illovo Eston MTB Challenge..... Read more. Read more. Recipes   CRISPY SKIN ROAST CHICKEN WITH ONION GRAVY My mother used to rub the skin on roast pork with a mixture of seasoning and baking powder to make it crispy. I tried a variation of this method on chicken with excellent results. One gets an even crispier skin and leaner meat if you loosen the skin over the breast and thighs. 1 fresh chicken Ina Paarman's Rosemary & Olive Seasoning
    • 1 fresh chicken Ina Paarman's Rosemary & Olive Seasoning 1 T (15 ml) butter 1 small lemon, cut in quarters 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme 1 t (5 ml) baking powder 1 t (5 ml) corn flour (maizena) 1 onion, cut into quarters 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman's Brown Onion Soup & Gravy Powder 1 cup (250 ml) water 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 marcel@susandeacon.co.za by marcel@susandeacon.co.za| Print / PDF version | Read our Privacy Policy. susandeacon.co.za - 66 Courtenay Street, George, 6530, South Africa