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26 July 2013

 
FROM THE EDITOR

On the 18th of July, it was reported that the rand weakened for the first time in five days. Read an article titled Rand Weakens First Day in Five as IMF Says China Growth May Slow for more details.

But not to fret because based on the views of Frank Berkeley, the managing executive of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, vital South African investment sector is very likely to continue its solid upward trajectory for the foreseeable future. Continue reading on Listed investments to keep climbing

Still on the positive News side of life, see articles titled Reits may revive property sector and Selective value in listed property sector for more.

Developers at Tivvit Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a real-estate industry’s software solutions company, have recently announced an inception of what may be another groundbreaking innovation in the Property industry. Find out what this technology is and what it can do for you in an article dubbed A friend in Deeds is a friend indeed

We take a closer look at 5 active areas this week. See In the Area section of this Newsletter.

Other than it being situated approximately 37km north of Durban, what other interesting facts do you know about Tongaat? Learn more about this town in our Focus On section.

You certainly work hard for your money so how about you take off your tie, put down your iPad and take the kids out for a jol. See Art in the Big Top Poster for more details.

Enjoy!
The editor

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South Africa’s CPI rises to 5.5% in June

24/07/2013 - The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 5.5% in June, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday...


Listed investments to keep climbing

While listed property may have hit a few bumps in the road in recent weeks, the still attractive yields on offer, coupled with the robustness of many of the underlying property assets, mean this vital South African investment sector is very likely to continue its solid upward trajectory for the foreseeable future...

Reits may revive property sector

With 45 property groups now listed on the JSE, the sector has substantially grown in stature over the past decade and is expected to grow further thanks to favourable market conditions and the new real estate investment trust (Reit) structure...


Rand Weakens First Day in Five as IMF Says China Growth May Slow

July 18, 2013 - The rand declined for the first time in five days after the International Monetary Fund said growth in China, the biggest buyer of South African raw materials, may trail forecasts...


Population growth needs much more careful planning

Critics of the planning system in SA have every right to be dubious about the Government's 30-year Plan for Greater Adelaide, which through its initial minimal public consultation did not make a good start...


Selective value in listed property sector

South Africa’s listed property sector continued to recover, with it gaining 3.1% during the week ended 19 July 2013...


PMX Gold Enters South Africa
Gold and South Africa have had a strong symbiotic relationship. The Krugerrand not being .9999 bullion grade gold purity has still always been a world recognized popular keepsake for precious metals gold collectors...

Coronation still wears top manager crown

Coronation claimed the title of the top manager of domestic funds in this quarter’s PlexCrown survey – the third time in a row that it has been ranked number one...


To rent first or to buy first - Which is better?
When starting out in life as a young professional, the question often arises whether to buy a home or rent while establishing a career...

Buy-to-let properties still right for the less experienced investor
Buy-to-let investment is surprisingly low in view of the way residential property rents are continuing to climb...

Draw up a new budget for new home
It’s “tax season” – and a great time to get an accurate picture of your income and expenditure for the past year, and to get to grips with your financial and savings goals for the next 12 months, especially if you are planning to buy a home of your own...

A friend in Deeds is a friend indeed

Developers at Tivvit Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a real-estate industry’s software solutions company, have recently announced an inception of what may be another groundbreaking innovation in the Property industry


Payment dates of levies

A case has cropped up recently where an owner of a unit thought that his levy account was only due on the 6th day of each month and there are probably many owners who think that payment of their accounts is only due by the 7th of each month...


IPD announces winners of South African Property Investment Awards 2013

Investment Property Databank (IPD) last night presented the winners of its Direct Property Investment Awards 2013 during the gala dinner reception at the 11th Annual IPD Property Investment Conference...


There's profit in taking 'green' action
Winter on the Highveld definitely has it’s joys – bright sunny days and clear nights just perfect for a braai. But...


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Focus On

Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa

Situated in approximately 37km north of Durban, the town of Tongaat in the KwaZulu-Natal province has become synonymous with producing sugar. Located on the banks of the Tongati River...

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In The Area

The area we are going to take a closer look at this week is;

  • Garden Route
  • Bardale Village
  • Langebaan
  • Sharon Park
  • Western Cape
Expats investing in prime Garden Route properties

Smallholdings and large stands in prime locations on the Garden Route are attracting new interest among discerning buyers...


Investment opportunity at Bardale for institutional investors

While different sections of Bardale Village have until now been marketed and sold in the traditional way of marketing residential property, institutional investors might be interested to know that at Bardale Village there are opportunities to buy blocks of units...


Langebaan now showing excellent long term investment potential

South African estate agents have often been only too quick to promote their areas as having excellent long term potential for property investors when this is possibly not the case...


Sharon Park Lifestyle Estate affordable housing on the East Rand

When it comes to buying homes in lifestyle estates, the pricing of the homes in these usually tie in with the higher standard of living that a so-called “lifestyle estate” offers...


Over 60s exemption workshop

The Institute of Estate Agents, Western Cape, is running a workshop on the 15th August 2013, from 10am to 12:30pm, for those who are over 60 and need help with compiling their Portfolios of Evidence...


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Art in the Big Top Poster
Cheese & Wine networking; Children's art competiton; Investment art exhibition and more...

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