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  • Four things I wish I'd known before I started investing in property
  • I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment. But since then I've learnt a lot. Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then. The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things. ... ››› more
  • [16 November 2016]
  • Nine essential investment tips every woman must know about
  • August is Women's Month. As South Africa celebrates the role women played in the liberation of the country against apartheid, the women of South Africa are now facing a new struggle. That's the fight for financial equality. Not only is the investment world still largely dominated by men, a large number of households still rely on men for financial security. The good news is that the stereo... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • Three ways to tap into increasing rental property demand today
  • Right now there's a shift happening in the South African property investment space that's perfect if you're a property investor that wants to get your money into the rental property game. Demand for buying property is falling quickly and more people are looking to rent property right now. This is because the weakening rand, banks tightening their lending criteria and the general increase in co... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Rental property doesn't make money
  • “Investing in property doesn't make money any more. I should rather sell everything and put my money in the bank.” That's the words of a friend of mine, Jaco, whilst we spoke about property investing the other day. Jaco owns a number of properties but feels that he's not making enough money from them to keep on bothering investing in property. The thing is, after investigating the ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Revealed: A hassle-free way of renting your free space to generate a lifetime of income
  • Whenever I look for a way to generate income, I ask myself three questions: • How much is this going to cost me to start? • How much effort will I have to put into this? • How quickly can I make my money back? These three questions are important. I know that most of us don't have money to waste investing in ideas that may, or may not work. The good news is that I've done this... ››› more
  • [05 July 2016]
  • Now is the right time to buy properties on auction and build your empire
  • Many homeowners can't afford to keep up with their bond payments thanks to the latest interest rate hike... And economists expect even more hikes over the next two years. That means there'll be an oversupply of properties on the market which means one thing - Bargain properties on the market! You see, properties sold on auctions are about 30% cheaper than ones sold on the open market! To fin... ››› more
  • [12 May 2016]
  • 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]
  • Three alternative investments you shouldn't ignore
  • I'm sure that you've heard so called experts around the braai tell you exactly what to invest in next, “My Uncle's boss's sister bought this share and today she's a millionaire.” Well, if that's where you get your investment information from then I'm seriously concerned. You see its important to know what you're talking about when it comes to investing your hard earned money. That's why to... ››› more
  • [02 May 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]
  • How to buy your perfect dream home for long-term prosperity
  • Before you even think about financing your home, you need to know exactly what you want from it. There are certain steps you must take to find your perfect home. So start your buying process by considering the following important elements. What type of home will best meet your needs?   Buying a house is a long-term commitment. You don’t want to make the mistake of buying a property that you... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Discover the easy way to grow your own property empire
  • 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
  • [14 August 2015]
  • Your five step guide to investing in property
  • 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
  • [27 July 2015]
  • One way to approach buying your first investment property
  • 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
  • [23 July 2015]
  • How to find an estate agent to help you on your property investing quest
  • Investing in property requires a lot of groundwork. You want to find the best property your money can buy in the best areas, with the highest likelihood of renting it out. To find the best properties on offer, it makes perfect sense to employ the services of an estate agent. An estate agent is the expert you need when investing in property. So how can you find the right estate agent for ... ››› more
  • [21 July 2015]
  • How to work out whether a property is worth investing in
  • Property can be a great long-term investment. You can look forward to rental income from your tenants and the value of your property rising over the years. So if you want to start investing in property, how do you know when you've found a good property investment? It all comes down to how much you pay for it and what you can expect to receive in rent. Read on to find out how you can make ... ››› more
  • [17 July 2015]
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