Property News - June 2008

Welcome to our property investment newsletter, the aim of which is to keep you up to date and informed as to the most recent property trends.

This month we are delighted to launch our Cyprus Lifestyle Properties. This has been achieved through our association with one the islands most recognised developers. We have included in this months newsletter the first of a five part series entitled: A guide to living and investing in Cyprus.

We have also, this month, managed to secure warehousing facilities in the prime industrial area at Riverhorse in Durban as well as at the New King Shaka International Airport to be completed in 2010. Although not officially launched, you will need to contact us early in order to secure space in this sort after industrial node.



Articles

Global Wealth Report - Prime property at the heart of the investment portfolios of the super rich

Findings from our Wealth Report show that the rich are still getting richer. Over the medium and long term, super prime and prime markets will outperform as wealth accumulates around the world. However outside of these markets there are plenty of opportunities for investment in other locations.



ABSA House Price Index – SA House price growth at an 8½-year low

According to the latest Absa House Price Index, house price growth slowed to a nominal 6,8% year-on-year (y/y) in the middle segment of the market (see explanatory notes) in April 2008, down from a revised 7,8% in March.



Legal Duties – What Commercial Landlords need to know

Generally, landlords and tenants enter into comprehensive agreements that regulate their rights and duties. Often these agreements either limit or do away with the common law duties of landlords. When concluding a lease agreement, a landlord should consider at least the following …



UK Property – Case Study on Buy-to-Let Residential Investments

Tens of thousands of South Africans currently own residential property in the UK and have benefited from a self-supporting investment positioned in the stable economy and high capital growth associated with the Britain Isles.



Legal Talk – What you should know about Mortgage Bonds in South Africa

This article aims to inform home owners and prospective home owners about the registration procedures of mortgage bonds. A creditor who advances money to a debtor usually requires the debtor to provide some form of security for the repayment of the debt. Two main forms of security can be distinguished, namely …



Cyprus Property – A guide to living and investing in Cyprus (Part I)

This article forms part of a 5 part series which covers the basics of living and investing in Cyprus property. This, the first in the series, covers the investment and tourism hotspot of Paphos as well as climate, religion, standard of living and Cyprus as a new member of the European Union.


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