Household economic factors August 2012

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The following information was supplied by ABSA in Port Elizabeth (Eastern and Southern Cape) to a combined meeting of REBOSA and the IEASA of the South Eastern Cape on Friday 17th August 2012. Economic growth Economic growth of 2.6% is expected for 2012 (3.1% in 2011), rising to 3.5% in 2012 … [Read more...]

Property in Port Elizabeth South Africa – Agent of the month

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Property in Port Elizabeth  South Africa - Agent of the month! That is the result of service excellence and professionalism. For all your property needs (valuations, sales, purchases, rentals, trusts, etc) contact Louis at 082 3070 867. … [Read more...]

Nuclear at Thyspunt – the better option!

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I was always of the opinion that as far as nuclear power stations are concerned, emotions rather than logic prevailed. A great study would be to determine the amount of coal, gas or oil needed to generate the potential to power electric cars, so called "green cars". I would not be amazed if the … [Read more...]

Port Elizabeth Agent of the Month at IPC


I am proud to be Agent of the Month at Independent Property Consultants (IPC) for the month of July.  It happened on my first anniversary as  a full time  property professional. Call me for professional property solutions in Port Elizabeth! Thanks to the wonderful team at IPC that supported me … [Read more...]

Buying Property in Jeffreys Bay

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While the recent Billabong Pro surfing contest has focused the spotlight on ‘surf city’, Jeffreys Bay home buyers from Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town are finding this coastal town an attractive option for relocation. This  three bedroom, two bathroom unit has an open plan … [Read more...]

Property: The perfect part time business


Starting a buy-to-let business is much easier than starting any other business. Why? Just look at the following: • Get finance without an extensive business plan and having to face sceptical bank personnel: Just get a home loan! • No need to provide security - all you need is a … [Read more...]

Ten Tips for selling your home

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Selling your house can be stressful. The process can be time consuming and exasperating, but the end result - a successful home sale - is always worth the effort. That is  why surrounding yourself with a qualified team of professionals who understand the business of buying and selling is the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Madiba!

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Dear Madiba, You will always be a hero to us for what you have done to South Africa. Congratulations on your birthday on the 18th July! May you be blessed with health and love. From: Louis Louw and his colleagues, Independent Property Consultants (IPC), Nelson Mandela Metro. … [Read more...]

Is fixed property in trust still viable?


Here is a very good article on investment in trust supplied by the P3 Investment Club. Gerrie Vosser, a tax expert, compares the tax and costs of having an investment property in your personal name, a company or a trust. Please make an effort to read this very enlightening article. "For many years … [Read more...]

Why property is the best investment – #1.


There is  fundamentally  no better investment instrument than property over the long term.  I am not talking about the  property in which you live right now, but property as an investment vehicle.  When economists and financial advisers think property they only think capital growth and compare … [Read more...]

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