SDP Property newsletter 3 august 2010

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The Susan Deacon Property Group's newsletter for the first week of August 2010

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SDP Property newsletter 3 august 2010

  1. 1. Trouble viewing this email? View in your browser Website Welcome Index Property for Sale We are pleased to anounce that after a few weeks of negotiations, that we Weekly Property Feature Guesthouses/Hotels are now the exclusive Estate Agency Group in South Africa to be part of the New Release Property Developments International Referral Group.  You can view our International Referral Group  From the Desk of Marcel profile here. Winelands Properties Deacon International Property International Property International Referral is the next generation of networking and an evolution Property for Rent of the way firms promote themselves. The group is designed to assist Articles Accommodation SA forward thinking firms with the highest standards by providing new Events/ Things to do News Cafe opportunities and a reliable referral service. Recipes 2010 Fifa World Cup Property Finance Based on ethical principles, the focus is on quality, trust and common ideals. This will create a hub that can cater to any need - whether that be service or product related! The International Referral head office will be available to provide recommendations, introductions, news, opportunities, advice & support.  READ MORE   All in a nutshell, this will give our portfolio even more exsposure and quality leads for our seller. Weekly Property Feature             GEORGE - R2 200 000 GEORGE - R2 550 000      GEORGE - R899 000   Large family home with on a 2482m Plot with beautifully   beautiful, large stand! Situated in renovated family home! Entrance This neat townhouse in security   upmarket area and very private! 3 hall, 3 living areas, beautiful kitchen, complex offers open plan living.   Living areas, kitchen, laundry, study, scullery, study, 4 bedrooms, 2 Lounge/diningroom/kitchen, 3   4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, covered bathrooms, guest section with bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio with   BBQ area, swimmingpool, double kitchenette & guest toilet, large built-in BBQ and single garage.   garage PLUS 1 bedroom flat. automated garage. Upmarket area.   Read more.   Read more. Read more. New Release Property   GEORGE - R1 195 000   GEORGE - R6 995 000  Tramonto - Weddings & Events Lovely 3 bedroom home in quite and good area.     A few minutes drive from town. Municipal water & Escom Entrance hall, seperate lounge, open plan livingroom   and diningroom, kitchen, scullery, covered BBQ area, power. No gravel roads.   spacious plot and double garage. Read more.   Read more.     From the Desk of Marcel Deacon   WE MUST MARKET OUR COUNTRY   
  2. 2.     South Africa has been presented with an ideal opportunity to promote itself to   foreigners as a prime investment destination following the successful staging of the   2010 Fifa World Cup.       We need to seize the moment, because if ever there was a time to present our country   to the international market, it is now after hosting such a successful World Cup.     For the most part, these foreigners will see South Africa as an opportunity and in return, will bring much-needed foreign direct investment and create jobs - potentially on a major scale - in a process which in itself may develop a momentum of its own and become a virtual self-fulfilling prophecy of foreign direct investment, job creation and ultimately GDP growth. The market is probably nearer the end of the down cycle than the beginning and in fact may have already begun to turn, while rental yields are likely to increase off their current low levels and capital growth of a reasonable nature over the next five to seven years is a real possibility. South Africa's recent infrastructure upgrades have provided new transport nodes and created new residential development opportunities which probably present some of the best options currently available. We must as South Africans stand together and continue to promote our country as one of the best tourist destination the World has on offer. This will assist our economy to recover from the world resession much faster as predicted. Marcel Deacon - CEO The Susan Deacon Property Group http://www.susandeacon.co.za Read more. International Property CONDOMINIO QUINTA DA CONDESSA - PORTUGAL   The “Condominio Quinta da Condessa” development is a set of four architecturally modern buildings, built in a private condominium.    Location Portugal Location Details Lisbon Beach 0.1 km Bars/Restaurants 0.1 km Property Type(s) Golf Course 5 km 2, 3, 4 & 6 Bed Apartments Airport 20 km    Prices From €850,000 (£680,000 approx) The property has only 21 apartments units in the 2 storey structure designed with 2, 3, 4, and 6 bedrooms. Theses spacious apartments range in size from 185 to 386 square meters and have been designed to afford the living rooms and master bedrooms panoramic ocean view. Units currently under construction are expected to be finished before the end of 2007. All properties on the resort (which has 24-hour security) come complete with contemporary interiors including a large living room with direct access to balconies facing the Ocean. All master bedrooms afford owners the same magnificent Atlantic views. Apartments come complete with stylish kitchens equipped with Miele appliances including microwave, hob, oven, dishwasher and a double door fridge freezer with purified ice and water. Apartments also include a laundry room equipped with a washing machine and dryer. The top floor apartments offer a unique roof terrace with a small private swimming pool, barbecue, basin, small elevator for dishes, toilet, small gardens and a breathtaking view of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cascais coastline. Read more.
  3. 3. Articles POSITIVE OUTLOOK - EXPERTS BENEFITS OF THE 2010 WORLD CUP   House Price Indicators Point Towards Positive Outlook By most credible reports, the World Cup was a resounding success and appears to have far exceeded According to the latest results released by ooba – South the expectations of a large part of the world that falls into Africa’s leading bond originator – indicators continue to the "Afro-pessimistic" category. From supposedly not point to a positive outlook for the local residential having the infrastructure or the organisational capability property market. for an event of this magnitude (in the eyes of many), it is now a proven fact that we do. There will no doubt still be The oobarometer price index revealed that the average a few cynics who use the few organisational mishaps house price rose 6.8% year-on-year in June to R837 599 that took place to still declare the tournament a failure, from R784 427 a year earlier. “House prices are but from here on they will probably battle to find much of continuing to increase, albeit at a slower pace than in the an audience. past few months,” says Saul Geffen at ooba. “We have seen a Ironically, fewer tourists than some had expected may sharp recovery in house prices for the first half of this have been a blessing, making the event more year manageable and thereby ensuring its organisational with three months of double digit year-on-year house success. price growth between February and May.” Read more. Read more. HOW TO APPLY FOR A HOME LOAN   With house prices firmly back on an upward trend and banks beginning to relax their lending criteria for home FOOTBALL FRIDAYS TO FLY THE FLAG FRIDAYS loans, consumers are increasingly looking to get back   onto the housing ladder. Brand South Africa is to keep the momentum of solidarity and national pride built up in the country during the 2010 As the property market becomes more competitive, Fifa World Cup by morphing its successful Football however, it is vital for consumers to make sure they are Fridays campaign into a new Fly the Flag Fridays well prepared and can act quickly when an offer is initiative. accepted. The campaign, which already has its own website and Craig Deats, Executive Director of ooba – South Africa’s Facebook page, has been endorsed by South African leading bond origination company – has the following President Jacob Zuma in a speech delivered the day advice for potential homebuyers when applying for a after the final whistle of the tournament was blown. home loan to ensure they have the ultimate opportunity for success on their bond applications. "The Football Fridays campaign became highly successful," he said. "South Africans from all walks of 1. Make sure you are aware of all the costs involved in life proudly wore national colours every Friday. It was a buying a home. In addition to arranging a home loan and meaningful collective experience of a lifetime." paying a deposit there are a number of other costs Read more. involved including legal costs, transfer duty, bond registration fee and bank charges. These will need to be paid in order to complete the process. Read more. SOUTH AFRICA CAN BE PROUD   TOP MARKS FOR SA'S WORLD CUP Less than a week after the end of the 2010 Fifa World   Cup, a survey has found that 99% of South Africans did a South Africa has come out with flying colours for hosting good job in hosting the tournament, and 97% are "more one of the most successful World Cups of all time. proud" to be South African. This was announced by Fifa boss Sepp Blatter at a The survey, conducted telephonically among press briefing in Johannesburg on 12 July – after a households in Gauteng by Umhlaba Development glittering closing ceremony and nail-biting final match Services, aimed to establish how much people in the between the Netherlands and Spain the night before. province participated in the event, and whether this participation would have a lasting impact on the social Blatter has given the country nine out of 10 for organising consciousness and identity of South Africans. the tournament with such flair. This means we got 90% for the job, as far as the international football body is Some 38% of respondents said they or their families concerned. had benefitted directly from the World Cup, with 9% receiving financial benefits. A full 94% felt that hosting This score is an improvement on the one Fifa gave the the World Cup would confer lasting benefits for South country for hosting the Confederations Cup in 2009. “At Africa as a whole. the end of the Confederations Cup I gave 7.5. They were very disappointed. Nine on 10 is the highest,” he said. Regarding national and continental solidarity and pride, 88% of those surveyed said the World Cup had given Blatter said this was the most favourable rating them a better understanding of the various cultures, possible, because “perfection does not exist”. traditions and histories of different South African Read more. population and of Africans from other countries on the continent. Read more. TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA    TRAMONTO GUESTHOUSE FEATURE  Growing at three times the world average, tourism has  
  4. 4. Growing at three times the world average, tourism has   become one of the most important sectors in South Planning a trip to the beautiful Garden Route? Whether it Africa following the end of apartheid, creating almost a is a business obligation, property hunting in the Garden million jobs and even overtaking gold exports as an Route, a family trip or just a tranquil vacation – visit us at earner of foreign currency. the Guesthouse at Tramonto. Foreign tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 13.9% to Tramonto would like to ensure that every guest’s stay is almost 8.4-million in 2006, driven by increases of 16.9% a memorable one. We are firm believers that in tourists from within the African continent, 11.2% from outstanding and friendly service, great food and wine, a the Americas and 5.6% from Asia and Australia. homely atmosphere, extreme attention to detail and cleanliness, are the essentials for a great and Arrivals from Nigeria, Kenya and France have also memorable stay and therefore we will strive to provide registered double-digit growth over the first five months nothing less than that. of 2007. Ideally situated between George Airport (4km) and A key driver of this growth has been the liberalisation of Fancourt (3 km) and surrounded by the majestic South African airspace, which has seen an increasing Outeniqua mountains, the Guesthouse @ Tramonto number of international airlines carrying out more weekly reflects true South African hospitality. flights between South Africa and other countries. Read more. Read more. Events / Things to do NLR WINE TRADE SHOW NLR Wines will be showcasing a variety of wines from TRANSBAVIAANS 24 HOUR MTB RACE farms such as Diemersfontein, Hartenberg, Backsberg,   Raka and Hermanuspieters Fontein (to name but a few) Starting in Willowmore the route winds through beautiful  for tasting and purchase. Saturday will be the Grand mountain ranges into the magnificent Baviaanskloof, the  Finale and public open day where you are cordially Trans Baviaans is not only the longest single stage invited to join us at Tramonto Venue for what promises to MTB team event in the world, but also one of South  be a fun filled day. There is something to suite every Africa’s premier mountain biking events. taste and perhaps the perfect opportunity for that family outing or just a few friends and wine lovers alike The Trans Baviaans has been taking place since 2004  socialising together.. and with it growing annually 2010 is guarenteed to be an exciting year with the Trans Baviaans promising to be for the sporty there will be a 5km and 10 km fun bigger and better than ever ! The combination of a huge  Run/Walk starting at 08h00 during which a hot breakfast but achievable challenge with spectacular scenery…all buffet and other food stalls will be open while you are in a team format, has placed this event on many waiting for and supporting your people. Prize giving will mountain bikers’ wish list. be at 11h00 after which you will be entertained by Read more. Popular South African Band Watershed. Wine Trade & Tasting will be open from 10h00. Read more. Recipes AN EASTERN DELIGHT Chicken Soup with Sweetcorn Short-cut Peking Duck with Pancakes and Spring Onions (on video) Stir-fried Vegetables with Noodles   Chocolate Chip Fortune Cookies   Chinese Tea Read more. Copyright © 2010 | Designed by WebNow This mailing system may only be used for sending permission based email.
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