Investing in property is a superb way of growing your capital over the long-term and securing an income in the form of rent from tenants.
But before you even consider putting an offer in for a property, you need to make sure your finances are in order.
If you have the cash to buy a property outright, then this doesn't apply to you.
But if you need the help of your bank to make your prop... ››› more
Investing in property is a sound long-term investment.
But it's not as easy as just picking a property to buy. You need to give it some thought and work out exactly what is the best property investment route for you.
By determining this, you can make the best investment you can that meet your needs.
Read on to find out more…
What are your goals from investing in property?
Ther... ››› more
Investing in property can be a great way to put your money to work over the long-term.
For example, property makes a good investment for retirement. You'll own the property and receive an income from it.
So what are your options when it comes to buying property?
Let's take a look at the four main ways you can go about it…
Property option #1: Buy a property at auction
Buying a ... ››› more
The property market has had its ups and downs, but overall the trend is up. Over time, values increase.
So if you're looking for a great long-term investment, why should you invest in property? And what makes the best property investment?
Read on to find out…
Property as a long-term investment
If you want to grow your wealth over the long-term, you have a number of different avenu... ››› more
Investing in property may be something you'd love to do, but you think your financial situation is standing in your way.
Don't let this stop you.
You can easily overcome these obstacles and other common property investing problems.
Read on to find out how…
How to start investing in your own property empire
Investing in property is easier than you may think.
Not only can you ... ››› more
At the weekend, the Property Valuation Act of 2014 became law.
This new law could have severe repercussions for you. It all comes down to the way the government will implement the law.
It could leave you out of pocket and it could leave your homeless. And there won't be anything you can do about it.
But you can take a stand against the Property Valuation Act.
Read on to find out how…... ››› more
When you find the property of your dreams, you need to submit an offer to purchase.
So what should your offer to purchase to include?
Read on to find out…
What is an offer to purchase?
An offer to purchase is a document containing all the terms and conditions relating to the purchase and sale of a property. It includes a number of issues the buyer and seller need to agree upon bef... ››› more
Many people loathe estate agents. They view them as money grabbers who appear to do very little for the handsome rewards they receive.
Yet estate agents do more than what you may perceive. And they can help ease the strain during the very stressful time of selling your property.
Let's take a closer look…
The job of an estate agent
When you decide to sell your property, you’ll no... ››› more
If you've rented out a lovely holiday home, chances are you've thought about buying one as an investment.
It would give you somewhere to holiday and when you're not using it, you can rent it out to other holiday makers, securing yourself a nice rental income.
But buying a holiday home to rent out has its downsides.
If you're serious about investing in a holiday home, you should seriously... ››› more
The financial crisis hit property markets hard across many regions of the world. In Europe, the crisis left its mark, with some countries seeing property prices topple 50% within a couple of years.
But things are changing. And for the savvy property investor, there could be great profit opportunities from the continuing recovery.
So where is property looking ripe for investment? And how can ... ››› more
Many investors see property as a great investment. Not only do you hope to see a property rise in value over the years, you have a tangible investment.
Decide to rent it out and your property can also pay you an income once you pay your bond off.
So if you fancy looking outside of South Africa to invest in property, where's looking good?
Read on to find out…
Why you should conside... ››› more
Investing in property can help grow your wealth over the years ahead.
Not only can you expect to receive a rental income from tenants in your property, but you should also see the value of your property rise too.
So if you're really interest in investing in property, how can you start?
Read on to discover how you can do it in six steps…
Investing in property step #1: Decide on th... ››› more
Investing in property can be a lucrative way to put your money to work over the long run.
But for most, investing in property means borrowing money to do it.
So what are your financing options when investing in property?
Read on to find out…
Why you should sort out your finances before you start looking at property
Once you decide to invest in property, there’s no point getti... ››› more
If you're new to property investing, the first milestone will be actually buying your first property.
So have you thought about how you're going to do it?
Here's one way you can approach buying your first investment property…
Select an investment property to put an offer on
Once you have a few different properties that meet your criteria and location requirements, it’s time to t... ››› more
When investing in property to rent out, one key factor to consider before buying anything is the rental potential of the property.
If you can't achieve the rent you need to cover your costs and financing, a potential investment property may not be the right choice for you.
So how can you find out how much you're likely to achieve in rent for an investment property?
Read on to find out… ... ››› more
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