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  • Three reasons why rental property is a great investment
  • Three reasons why rental property is a great investment
    Many investors are afraid of investing in property because they simply don't know how to get started and what to expect from their property investments. The truth is investing in rental property is a great way to increase your monthly income and grow your long-term investment portfolio. Today, let's look at three benefits of investing in property and why you should consider property rental... ››› more
  • [12 May 2016]
  • Before you even consider buying property at an auction read this
  • Today's property prices are high and it's become near impossible to jump onto a property listing website and find a deal that's worth your time. The best way to find under-priced property right now is at sheriff auctions. But before you jump into action and race to the first sheriff auction to buy a property there's a number of things you need to consider first before you even consider buyin... ››› more
  • [13 April 2016]
  • Three must know rules when selling your property…
  • I made a grave mistake when selling my first property. I had an apartment which was on the market for about six months. I wanted to sell it because it was underperforming the rest of my portfolio in terms of rental escalations. And due to certain changes in the neighbourhood it was in I didn't expect a recovery anytime soon. So, when the tenant I had in the apartment made an offer to purc... ››› more
  • [16 March 2016]
  • “Government could nationalise everything - And you're still telling us to invest?”
  • When I opened my emails this morning I received a message from Kel. Kel wanted to know if I'm crazy. In short, I recently told you how Zuma plans to turn our property into his new cash cow. There's the land valuation act as well as the new expropriation act that will be signed into law, and in combination these two pieces of law give the president, his ministers and government employees the ... ››› more
  • [10 February 2016]
  • Investing in property? Just wait a second before you do so…
  • According to Stats SA 36,300 new houses was built in South Africa during 2015. This has been part of a steady recovery since the 2008 crash. But before you go out and buy the first best rental property you see first heed my warning… You need to bring the interest rate risk into your equation Looking at the vast bulk of property prices today it’s clear to me buyers simply aren’t re... ››› more
  • [05 February 2016]
  • The mines have been sucked dry; Zuma needs a new cash cow... And he's coming for you!
  • Government set their sights on you and me - on our personal property. None of us are safe from this new policy. The mining industry has long been a target of government. A way for them to suck more taxes out of private business through royalties, profit on taxes, and by forcing mines to ‘create jobs’ which aren’t sustainable.   But with commodities prices as depressed as they ... ››› more
  • [27 January 2016]
  • Book review: Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days
  • I can see the merits of investing in property. You buy property, you rent it out, you sit back and over the years watch the value of your property rise whilst receiving a monthly income from your tenants. It's something I really wanted to do, but my lack of knowledge surrounding investing in property left me in limbo. What I needed was a thoroughly comprehensive guide that would take me thro... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • Five low-cost ways to double the value of your house by the end of 2016
  • While such structural renovations will ultimately increase the value of your property, they are time-consuming and costly, and unlikely to make you real profit. But with cosmetic renovations that cost below R100,000, you could actually increase the value of a R350,000 house to R650,000, making yourself a profit of R200,000 in the process! 1.       Security is of vital importance in o... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • Book review: Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days
  • Property is one thing that I am really keen on. People I know who've invested in property over the years have done pretty well out of it. Property as an investment seems to make perfect sense. For one, you own an asset that should appreciate in value over the years. And then there's the regular rental income too. I have been desperate to start my own mini property empire and this is how I ca... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • Uncovering sectional titles: How to handle special levies
  • When you become the owner of a sectional title property, things work a bit differently compared to if you'd become an owner of a freehold property. A sectional title property may come with many conveniences and a lack of maintenance on your part. This is what you pay levies for. But what about special levies? Special levies can come with a shock factor that most homeowners dread… ... ››› more
  • [28 October 2015]
  • Watch out for the property bubble nobody is speaking about…
  • One question I always hear investors ask is ‘What area must I invest in?' Recently I've had many people ask whether newly developing areas such as Waterfall City and Dainfern are good areas to invest in. Others want to know if it's too late to invest in Cape Town's fastest growing areas. But in my opinion it's not so much where you invest but what you invest in. You see, currently all t... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Found a property you want to buy? Here's what to do next…
  • When it comes to buying property, it's all about the details. Buying property is likely to be the largest purchase you'll make in your life and this is why it's vital you spend time going through the paperwork side of things with a fine tooth comb. So what should you pay attention to? There are two documents to concentrate on first… Examine a property’s title deed All proper... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]


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