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Susan Deacon Property Group Newsletter - 31 May 2010

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The Susan Deacon Property Group weekly newsletter with the latest news, events, property releases, recipes, accommodation, etc. …

The Susan Deacon Property Group weekly newsletter with the latest news, events, property releases, recipes, accommodation, etc.

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  • 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 South African economy seems to be on a sustainable recovery path From the Desk of Marcel Winelands Properties from the recession. Interest rates are at their lowest for decades and Deacon inflation is under control. According to Stats SA, April inflation dropped to International Property International Property 4,8% year on year from 5,1% y/y in March. Monthly consumer prices slowed Property for Rent to 0,2% in April from 0,8%  in March. Articles Accommodation SA   Events/ Things to do News Cafe SA remains popular among retirees. With more and more international Recipes 2010 Fifa World Cup media attention focused on South Africa we can report that the latest Property Finance interest in our lovely country has increased by at least 30%.   The Susan Deacon Property has extended our portfolio to included some of the best retirement property on offer.  During the next few weeks we will  publish our retirement property investors guides, Part 1 & 2 this week and the rest for the weeks to follow. Weekly Property Feature             HERMANUS - R2 500 000     Benguela Cove Coastal Wine Estate's   rare position ensures that Benguela   residents enjoy majestic views over   the lagoon to the Palmeit mountains, GEORGE - R1 350 000   which form the spine of the Kogelberg   Biosphere. The vineyards which have Lovely family home in popular and GEORGE - R525 000   been planted across the estate, upmarket area.   although young, have already Spacious plot! 3 Living areas Amazing view over the mountain. 5 asserted the quality of the terroir with including BBQ room, open stands left. Stands - 600 sqm. awards starting to stream in on the plan kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 Read more. maiden vintage. For those who love bathrooms, double garage nature, this is the ultimate location. and beautiful view. Read more. Nestled between two gentle hills on the banks of the Botrivier Lagoon, lies the Benguela Cove Coastal Wine   Estate. Read more. New Release Property   Tramonto - Weddings & Events                 GEORGE - R1 395 000 GEORGE - R2 495 000
  • 2.   GEORGE - R1 395 000 GEORGE - R2 495 000     Character filled cape dutch style townhouse. Open plan Entrance hall, lounge, diningroom, BBQ room, study,   living, BBQ room, kitchen, laundry, 3 bedrooms, 2 kitchen, patio & balcony, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1   bathrooms, double garage and balcony. bachelor flat.  Double garage and swimmingpool.   Read more. Read more.   From the Desk of Marcel Deacon     NO DOOM AND GLOOM FOR SA   Just when we thought it’s all doom and gloom - South Africa’s economy grew at the fastest pace in seven quarters in the first three months of the year as record low interest rates triggered a rebound in consumer spending, while rising global demand fueled exports. Finance and real estate expanded 2.5 percent. The steady rise in mortgage loans granted since December last year indicates that property purchasers are still taking advantage of the buyer’s market which is expected to continue for the remainder of the year. The average home loan amount falls within the R600 000 price range while the average house price according to formal grants is estimated at around R830 000. That said, it is clear where most of the market activity is taking place. With the facts and figures stated investors must look at the following to make sure they make a profitable investment choice. Develop an eye for homes in good areas that may not look so great at the time of purchase but have good profit potential. Items include the following: * A bad paint job. You should actually consider it a plus if you find a good property that really needs painting. You can discount your offer to compensate for the painting expense and inconvenience, and, immediately the paint is dry, look forward to an increase in home value equal to three to five times the cost of the paint. * Old or uninspiring light fixtures. Among the least expensive and most profitable home improvements are new light fixtures - and skylights to open up dark hallways, bathro...... Read more. International Property THE BAHAMAS - THE RIVIERA   Location Caribbean Location Details Great Exuma Beach 0.1 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 0.1 km 3 & 4 Bed Condominiums Airport 10 km    Prices From $1,975,000 (£1,316,667 approx) The Riviera is one of The Bahamas most prestigious developments. Situated in the most magnificent position on the ocean front at Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, The Riviera is a luxurious development of just 42 select residences. Along with your residence you will be able to purchase, if you require it, a private moorage in the adjacent Riviera Marina. The Riviera Marina is equipped with a state of the art, floating dock system to accommodate 47 vessels up to 80' in length! Amenities here include a full 5 star concierge service, a Harbour master's Office, two infinity swimming pools, gymnasium, valet parking, the Riviera's exclusive restaurant, alfresco dining, cabanas, and landscaped communal gardens.
  • 3. All residences have panoramic views across the marinas and ocean. Residents have the option to purchase or lease a boat slip in the marina, or to participate in the Riviera Luxury Boutique Hotel rental program. Read more. Articles WORLD CUP 2010 FAN FEST GUIDE RETIREMENT PROPERTY GUIDES Open-air big-screen gatherings to watch Fifa World Cup   matches were first held in Korea during the 2002 The Susan Deacon Property Group are proud to be tournament, and then made part of the official Fifa associated with some of the best retirement property programme during the 2006 World Cup, held in and lifestyle developments on offer.  We will be advising  Germany. you on the best tips and information for your retirement investment.  The first of our weekly guides are as  There they attracted more than 18-million people to 12 follows: different events – one, held at the Brandenburg Gate in   Berlin, drew a whopping 9-million fans to a single event. TYPES OF RETIREMENT PROPERTY Fan Fests have become so overwhelming popular that   in 2010 South Africa is set to throw massive football THE DON'TS parties of its own.   We are busy getting our RETIREMENT web designed.   The 2010 Fifa World Cup will see Fan Fests held in each We will keep you posted on the development  of the nine host cities; Johannesburg, with two Read more. stadiums, Read more. SECTIONAL TITLE LIVING NEWS    PEZULA HOTEL READY FOR 2010 AGENDA FOR AGM   The countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup has begun With these now taking place countrywide, trustees must and Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna, gearing up to be aware that by law certain points have to be on the welcome the French football team which will make its agenda for discussion. base camp at the luxury resort for the duration of the tournament. A high percentage of South African sectional title schemes are now preparing for their annual general France, which was drawn in Group A to play South Africa, meetings because according to Prescribed Mexico and Uruguay, will arrive at Pezula on 5 June and Management Rule 51 (1) these have to take place within stay until 30 June. They will play their first match against four months of the end of their financial years. Uruguay in Cape Town on 11 June at 20h30. A rule, PMR 56, stipulates that certain items have to be Claus Martin, Pezula Director, said that Pezula is ready on the agenda at every AGM and that, even if one item is for the French team.  overlooked, the trustees can, in fact, be accused of Read more. operating unconstitutionally. Read more. PEZULA NAMED BEST HOTEL & RESORT   TOP LIST FOR POINT HOTEL MOSSEL BAY Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa in Knysna, South Africa, was   honoured with two awards presented at Indaba 2009, Mossel Bay’s The Point Hotel has been chosen for the which was held at the International Convention Centre in Expedia Insiders’ Select list – an annual award which is Durban from 9-12 May. The luxury resort was awarded judged by Expedia’s customers, and recognises the very Africa’s Leading Spa Resort in the 16th World Travel best hotels in the global marketplace. Awards, and South Africa’s Best Hotel by the Welcome Awards. Expedia belongs to the world’s biggest online travel company (Expedia, Inc.), is the world’s most visited The World Travel Awards, which have been hailed as the online travel booking site, and generates more leisure Oscars of the travel industry by the Wall Street Journal, travel bookings than any other online or offline travel were launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize agency. excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.   Expedia, Inc. also owns the world’s largest travel This year a total of 167,000 travel professionals in over community – the TripAdvisor Media Network, where 160 countries worldwide were asked to vote for their more than 35 million travellers post reviews and leading travel destinations, airlines, hotels and travel Read more. companies around the world. Read more. WHY PROPERTY IS A GOOD ASSET   ACCESS FACILITY ON EXISTING BONDS Any comparison between investment outlets, today With buy-to-let investors now coming back into the increasingly referred to as asset classes, has to take residential property sector, it is becoming clear that as a into account whether the sum invested is paid upfront by result of the National Credit Act certain applicants no the investor or whether he can arrange a deferred longer qualify for the sort of home loans they were able payment. to get previously. It is for this reason that comparisons between asset Those not familiar with current conditions are classes are often difficult to make. sometimes inclined to think that their assets, which may be substantial, will influence the banks in their favour. Property is still the only asset class where an investor Unfortunately the only thing that the banks now consider can take advantage of gearing. This makes it particularly is the applicant’s current cash flow. suitable for the smaller investor with limited resources. Read more. Read more.
  • 4. Read more. Events / Things to do NLR TRAMONTO WINE TRADE SHOW ESCAPE THE 2010 WORLD CUP MADNESS NLR Wines will be showcasing a variety of wines from We extend an invitation to you to escape the madding farms such as Diemersfontein, Hartenberg, Backsberg, crowds, the traffic congestion, overcrowded malls, Raka and Hermanuspieters Fontein (to name but a few) shops and restaurants and increased prices and enjoy for tasting and purchase. Saturday will be the Grand the pleasures of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn for Finale and public open day where you are cordially absolute peace and quiet. Enjoy a moderate winter invited to join us at Tramonto Venue for what promises to climate with crisp evenings and mornings and warm be a fun filled day. There is something to suite every winter days. taste and perhaps the perfect opportunity for that family outing or just a few friends and wine lovers alike There is so much to do and all within easy access: socialising together.....    Read more. Read more. Recipes   FATHERS DAY MENU Midwinter is a good time to revisit all those hearty, warming, traditional favourites. If you want to try your hand at a proper Olde English Steak and Kidney Pudding we have the best tried and tested recipe for you under Ina's Choice and also on video. You have two options - the traditional 'steamed in a bowl' version and the more modern one baked in the oven with a puff pastry topping. Thanks for calling on our stand at the Good Food and Wine Show and especially those of you who attended our Saturday afternoon demonstration in the Chef's in Action Theatre. It is really hard to compete with, not only Gordon Ramsay, but also the Stormers who did their thing during our time slot. Our most popular show recipe was Moroccan Couscous with Chicken. You will find it under our Weeknite Winner this month. Father's Day is around the corner and our Menu (with oxtail as the main course) is bound to please him and all the soccer fans. Talking about soccer, Andiamo Deli-Restaurant-Bar in Cape Town is offering an awesome Super Supporter Package during the World Cup. Enjoy pre-match drinks, a three course meal before the game at the restaurant, snacks and exciting giveaways. One lucky winner and their partner can win an Andiamo Super Supporter Package for the Preliminary Round Game on Tuesday, 29 June. Click here for more info >> We have upgraded our Stock Powder containers from the ring-pull tins to tubby little stock pots. They are tightly sealed for freshness with a foil seal and the lid is absolutely airtight. The shrink-on labels are a breeze to remove. You will find many recycling uses for these little pots. We have reduced the salt levels in both the Chicken and Beef Stock Powders. THE MENU  Mushroom Soup Cappuccino Slow Cooked Oxtail with Orange and Lemon Gremolata
  • 5. Slow Cooked Oxtail with Orange and Lemon Gremolata Creamy Polenta with Cheese Red Cabbage with Apple Soft Centred Chocolate Puddings with Caramelised Oranges Coffee 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