Property Investing

  • Use these three tips to successfully invest in property
  • If you have the capital and income to invest in a property to rent out, you can reap the rewards over the long-term. So how do you go about buying a property with the best potential of capital appreciation and appeal to prospective tenants? Read on to find out… Three ways to optimise your property investing venture Investing in property tip #1: Try to pinpoint up-and-coming area... ››› more
  • [12 January 2015]
  • Three ways to get exposure to property in your portfolio without buying a property
  • Having some exposure to property in your investment portfolio is one way to benefit from the performance of the sector. If you want to invest in property, but you either don't have the funds to buy an investment property or want the hassle involved, what are your options? There are three main options open to you. Read on to find out what these are… Why include property in your por... ››› more
  • [09 January 2015]
  • Why it pays to opt for shorter-term bonds when you buy a property
  • Buying a property is likely to be the largest financial purchase you'll ever make. So it pays to make the right decision when it comes to getting a bond for your property. One of the things you'll need to decide before deciding on your bond is the term to take it over. Do you opt for 20-years, 25-years or 30-years? Don't let the idea that you're saving money on monthly repayments by opting f... ››› more
  • [08 January 2015]
  • Investing in property: Your four-step guide to renting out your holiday home
  • Buying a holiday home is a great way to invest in property. You can enjoy having the property to escape to. And when you're not using it, you can rent it out and earn an income from it. But before you jump it, what should you do if you want to rent out your holiday home? Read on to find out… Renting out your holiday home can provide you with a decent secondary income If you wan... ››› more
  • [07 January 2015]
  • Two opportunities to profit from property in 2015
  • According to the 2013 population census, there were roughly 52.98 million people living in South Africa. The estimated population growth rate is 1.5% per year. This means there's a lot of people in need of different types of housing. So, we can be certain that demand for property will always exist. Despite economic setbacks and interest rates hikes, the property market will always give you ... ››› more
  • [10 December 2014]
  • How to become a successful property investor
  • What does it take to become successful in the property investing field? What are the prerequisites for property investment success? Successful property investors are more than a little savvy. They share the following characteristics. 1.  They have in-depth market knowledge   In order to predict changes and be prepared for the unexpected, successful property investors put a lot of time and... ››› more
  • [09 December 2014]
  • Why REITs should form part of your long-term investment portfolio
  • If you have a long-term investment portfolio, property should form part of it. But investing in property doesn't mean buying property yourself. There's a much easier way to do it. You can invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs). So why should you invest in property through REITs? Let's take a closer look… Why invest in REITs Chances are you’re looking for a quality as... ››› more
  • [04 December 2014]
  • Things to ponder upon before investing in property
  • Any type of investment is a gamble, but property investment can also be suited to the risk-averse investors. Before you invest in rental property, there are certain things you should consider, such as the following. 1. The expected rental property income   The bottom line is this: how much do you expect to earn from renting the property? This should be the motivating factor behind your de... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • How I made R75,000 from property in a single morning using other people's money!
  • Whenever I speak to investors I hear “The property market is dead” or “Property is so expensive, there are no good deals out there”. I recently read an article about a financial advisor who was telling investors they're looking at single digit yields if they invest in property. The article went on to tell them that the stock market is the ONLY place they should be investing. That's ... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • The hidden costs of home ownership
  • Becoming a homeowner is a big step to take, so it's important to understand what exactly it entails. The costs that come with home ownership can make you think twice before signing the agreement. Before committing yourself to owning a home, you should find out exactly what the hidden costs are. Here are the most common costs that you must cover when you decide to buy property. Property ta... ››› more
  • [04 November 2014]
  • How to maximise your property investment
  • Investing in real estate is a wise option for building wealth, but you need to determine how to maximise your investment to reap the full benefits. One of the first things to consider when investing in real estate is to choose a property in a very good area, even if it requires a lot of repair work. You want to take advantage of sought-after neighborhoods because the area will be a key factor i... ››› more
  • [31 October 2014]


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