Trouble viewing this email? View in your browserWebsite Welcome IndexProperty for Sale Weekly Property FeatureDevelopments New Release Property Guesthouses/Hotels From the Desk of Marcel ALL SIGNS POSITIVE FOR PROPERTY INVESTINGRetirement Villages Deacon The lowest interest rates in 30 years and rising business confidence, which International PropertyWinelands Properties in the first quarter of this year (2011) is at its highest level in over three ArticlesInternational Property years. Confidence in the South African economy continues to gather Events/ Things to doProperty for Rent momentum – despite rising fuel prices signaling increased inflation. RecipesAccommodation SA Never before has "now is the right time to acquire property been more relevant" Indeed there are still good buys to be had, particularly as property News Cafe prices in the main have remained relatively constant over the past year or so.Property Finance With Easter weekend here you must have a most enjoyable Easter from the Susan Deacon Property Group. Weekly Property Feature BAVIAANS KLOOF - R14 000 000 STELLENBOSCH - R16 700 000 Location The thatch residence designed Situated approx midway up the & built in rustic style using many picturesque Baviaans valley in the natural materials, makes the heart of Bedford Smalldeel stock CALITZDORP - R895 000 transition from the residential country. Game Farms for sale in private district on one side to the wine reserve farms on the other. An elevated Our Associates Size three level terraced house 25 TITLE DEEDS FOR SALE IN Made up of 3 titles, the farm is 2695h overlooking a large dam with GAME RESERVE OF in extent. spectacular mountain views. A 2 APPROXIMATELY 5000 HECTARE. Ha lake with an attractive bird (23 Title Deeds already SOLD) Description sanctuary island with more then Keeping this report objective is going R1, 6 million rands worth of game 50 bird species, nestling to be a serious challenge, as I am has already been introduced to the colonies, indigenous trees and a an unrepentant fan of the Baviaans reserve including forest behind. Bordering sought- Valley. Having turned off the R63, Read more. after residential area within every km driven into the valley winds walking distance to Stellenbosch back the clock to the dawn of Settler centre. farming in the Eastern Cape. This Read more. Tramonto the Venue farm has been Read more. New Release Property Le Delice KNYSNA - R17 500 000
Coimbra Cycle House KNYSNA - R17 500 000 Edge house simola golf estate for sale The design of Edge house, with its internal spaces ordered along two juxtaposed axes, maximises the OUBAAI - R540 000 panoramic views of the Knysna river and distant Best buy plot for sale Oubaai Golf Estate for only R540 Outeniqua mountain range, whiile also taking full 000 advantage of the north light that the 11,629 SQM site 1206 sqm Stand plot on Oubaai Golf Estate with affords. spectacular views - Never again at this price - Bargain Edge house intentionally fits harmoniously into the hill buy for 2011. side and the design provides for a tangible interaction Read more. between the internal and external spaces while offering a very dramatic sense of :cantilevering" over the valley below Read more. From the Desk of Marcel Deacon COASTAL PROPERTY OUTLOOK Property prices in many coastal areas have stabilised and in some instances are even starting to rise again, mostly on the back of increased investor interest. And this, it seems, is not confined to fashionable coastal resorts but also focused on picturesque small towns where free-standing seafront homes can often be had for less than a quarter of the price of similar properties. A powerful reason is that improved properties in smaller coastal towns currently offer really excellent value for money – and the real prospect of sturdy growth over the next 10 years. International Property FLEURS DE CANNES - MAURITIUS The Villas Fleurs de Cannes were designed according to the promoters and investors expectations of a Tropical habitat. Fleurs de Cannes Villas honour the high standard expected of a well designed house, both in functionnality , space, comfort, security and high quality environment. Villa Fleurs de Cannes will definitely charm its owners. 17 T5 villas of 225 mm at the heart of a secured allotment with swimming pool/kiosk, overhanging a green valley. Within a few steps of hot white sanded beaches and crystal clear lagoons of Grand Bay. Enjoy the sweeping views and relax at your new recreational centre offering squash sports and a fitness room. Be among the first to acquire one of the 17 Fleurs de Canness RES villas, a new real estate project to be developed by Heritage Promo Ltd on a 8 352 mm site in the white sand beaches region of Northern Grand Bay. Enjoy sweeping views of enchanting land of billowing sugar cane fields, breathtaking sunlit mountain ranges and turquoise coloured lagoons. The villas Fleurs de Canness are designed so that their construction is in harmony with its landscape environment. Only one type of villa was distributed across the plot, in order to adapt the construction as well as possible to the weak slope ground. Constructions are established closest to natural ground. Entry and exit to the residence are done through a principal access guarded by a security officer and is to the south- east of the site. The principal alley which serves all 17 villas is planted with royal palm trees. The whole plot was designed in such a way to guarantee a home feeling of peace, calm and serenity. Read more. Articles WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS SA 2012 SA EMPLOYMENT RATE AT RECORD HIGH South Africa will host its biggest golfing tournament yet The employment rate in South Africa hit a two-and-a-half when the multimillion-dollar World Golf Championship year record high in March, according to the Adcorp is played in the country in 2012. Employment Index released on 11 April 2011. The event will draw the top 70 golfers from around the Thousands of jobs opened up in all major sectors as world, dwarfing South Africa’s current premier golfing total national employment grew by 5.6% last month tournament, the Nedbank Golf Challenge. compared to February. The new addition to the country’s golfing calendar has “This is the first time in well over two-and-a-half years been brought about after much negotiation between the that all sectors, occupations and employment types US PGA Tour, the International Federation of PGA Tours recorded positive growth,” said Adcorp’s CEO, Richard and Sunshine Tours in Augusta, Georgia, US. Pike. Commissioner of Sunshine Tours, Gareth Tindall, said The transport sector enjoyed the highest employment on his return from Augusta: “This is, without doubt, the growth rate with 18.3%. Mining now employs about 316
Commissioner of Sunshine Tours, Gareth Tindall, said The transport sector enjoyed the highest employmenton his return from Augusta: “This is, without doubt, the growth rate with 18.3%. Mining now employs about 316most significant milestone in the history of professional 000 workers, as employment grew by 11.5%.golf in South Africa. Manufacturing now has over 1.4-million employees.“It is something that we as the Sunshine Tour have been Showing good recovery from the recession, employmentworking on for a long time and the unanimous support in this sector grew by almost 9.4% from February. Itthat we have received from the other professional tours experienced a -3.4% decline in February compared toaround the world confirms the major standing of our January.players and the Sunshine Tour in world golf.” Read more.Read more.MORE VOTING SOUTH AFRICANS 2011 BURRY STANDER FIRST EPIC WINResults of a survey commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) have revealed that 79% of On his fourth attempt, Burry Stander became the firstcitizens intend to vote in the local elections on 18 May, South African to win the ABSA Cape Epic when the eight-while just 21% will abstain. day, 707km mountain bike race finished at Lourensford Wine Estate near Cape Town on Sunday.Voting interest among South Africans was generallyhigher with over 90% expressing satisfaction with The 23-year-old Stander and his Swiss teammate,regards to the country’s voting process. Christoph Sauser, racing for the 36One-Songo- Specialized team, finished fifth on the eighth and finalAbout 500 specific areas were visited with seven stage, but had built up a lead of more than 10 minuteshouseholds selected in each area and face to face over their nearest rivals during the gruelling race andinterviews conducted in the language of the simply had to finish without encountering any problemsrespondents. Those interviewed were aged 16 and older to secure one of the most coveted titles in internationaland ran across different race and ethnic groups. bicycle racing.The IEC says it commissioned the research, conducted Stander, the 2009 Under-23 World Champion in theby the Human Science Research Council, to assess Olympic Cross-country discipline, combined well withvoter readiness ahead of the local government elections Sauser, a similarly versatile racer, to capture the title onon 18 May. The research will be used in their ongoing their fourth attempt. For 34-year-old Sauser, the victorypreparations for elections and assess where they need was one of his career highlights.to improve. Read more.Read more. INCREASE OF FIRST TIME BUYERS VEHICLE MANUFACTURING STARTING TO BOOM First National Bank (FNB says its estate agent survey results have shown a noticeable increase in first-timeAfter suffering through the economic recession, the local home buying.vehicle manufacturing industry has clawed backsignificantly over the last 15 months and further growthis forecast. First-time buying of homes is on the increase and is contributing in some way to the reversal of the ageingThe total of 53 478 new vehicles sold in March is the buyer trend seen in recent years.highest since March 2008. It represents a 22.8% sales The percentage of first-time buyers climbed to 22% ingrowth compared to the same period in 2010. the first quarter of this year, from 17% in the preceding quarter. This percentage compared favourably with theFigures released by the National Association percentages recorded around late-2006, although theAutomobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) on absolute volume would still be significantly lower thanApril 4 also show that exports also climbed to 29 254 then because the overall market volumes werenew vehicles, a 37.4% year-on-year improvement. considerably lower these days compared to then, said FNB property strategist John Loos.A total of 492 956 new vehicles, including cars, trucks,buses and vans, were sold in 2010. This was a 24.7% He said the percentage of first-time buying was arguablyimprovement from the 395 186 sold in 2009, when a good confidence barometer, because first-time buyersrecession was at its worst. generally had more flexibility regarding the timing of theirRead more. entry into the home-buying market. Read more.BOND APPLICATION HIGHEST IN 3 YEARS Bond applications reached their highest level in three WORLD BUSINESS UPDATEyears and bond approvals were at the highest value since October 2008 according to figures released by Africa and the World:bond originating company ooba. Walmart has launched an urgent High Court applicationThe statistics showed that the average number of bond in Windhoek challenging the Namibian Competitionapplications in March was 36% higher that the average Commission’s decision to impose local ownershipmonthly number of applications in 2010. However, the conditions. The company is also encounteringfigures represent just 36% of the applications recorded opposition to its entry into the South African market, as iswhen the property market was at its peak in May 2007. Japans Kansai. French bank BNP Paribas is to open an office in Nigeria and boost its South African investmentSaul Geffen, chief executive of ooba says that the banking presence. The Carlyle Group also plans to openorganisation has experienced consistent month-on- offices in Johannesburg and Lagos. New US visamonth growth in applications for mortgage finance since application procedures with lower fees for applicants inthe beginning of the current year. South Africa have been introduced. The IMF and the Government of Kenya held a conference to help improve“February was significantly higher and March was even tax revenue mobilization.better than that,” he says, adding that ooba expected the Read more.
South Africa have been introduced. The IMF and the Government of Kenya held a conference to help improve“February was significantly higher and March was even tax revenue mobilization.better than that,” he says, adding that ooba expected the Read more. number of bond applications to continue increasing overthe next few months. Read more.Events / Things to doHOMTINI MTB CHALLENGE 2011 ROXETTE TOUR SOUTH AFRICA Another Big Concerts Experience In collaboration withSTUNNING SINGLETRACK UNDER FOREST CANOPY Sun InternationalSouthern Cape MTB Enduro Series #1 Roxette is one of the world`s most successful hitEvent Date : 27 Apr 2011 machines. The band has ruled album and single chartsProvince : Southern Cape all over the world with massive songs like `It Must HaveVenue : Totties Eatery, Rheenendal Been Love`, `Listen to Your Heart`, `Joyride`, `How DoOnline Start Date : 02 Feb 2011 You Do!`,`Dangerous`, `Fading Like A Flower` andOnline End Date : 23 Apr 2011 `Dressed For Success. Contact : Eugene Roux Read more.Read more.Recipes FISH PIE WITH CROUTON TOPPING A delicious treat for Easter Friday. 600-700 g very fresh or freshly frozen hake (stock fish) boned with skin on Ina Paarmans Masala Spice 2 T (30 ml) canola oil 1 T (15 ml) butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarmans White Sauce Powder 1 x 25 g Ina Paarmans Fish Stock Concentrate 1 cup (250 ml) boiling water ½ cup (125 ml) fresh cream ¼ cup (60 ml) chopped parsley 1 cup (125 g) cherry tomatoes, halved Ina Paarmans Masala Spice Read more. KNYSNA - R9 950 000 Exquisitely appointed, this 4 GEORGE - R4 800 000GEORGE - R1 799 000 bedroom home epitomises the Architectural masterpiece! EntranceClose to town and golf courses. exclusivity that is Simola Golf and hall, large open plan lounge /Living a lifestyle with this 3 Country Estate - fast becoming one diningroom / bar & kitchen area allbedroom home with 2 of the most desirable estates in with fold-up doors onto covered patio