Property investments are great investments. I love these large tangible assets that, over time, can be a great source of passive income.
But, leasing a property brings a challenge that some people enjoy and some people find daunting - Finding a tenant that pays their rent every month and on time.
Non-paying tenants brings a host of problems to your investment that can put a l... ››› more
Once you buy a property to rent out, the next vital step is finding a tenant.
To boost the appeal of your property to prospective tenants, there are a few things you can do.
In the process you should find a tenant quickly, receive a higher rent and attract good tenants.
So how can you boost the appeal of your property?
Read on to find out…
Make improvements in these four areas ... ››› more
Buying your first home is an exciting experience. But with that comes the stresses and strains of all the decisions you have to make.
Once you've found the property of your dreams, the next stage is sorting out your bond. One of the big decisions you'll have to make here is what interest rate arrangement to opt for.
So what are you options?
Let's take a closer look…
The four main ... ››› more
There comes a time in your life when you consider downsizing your home. It may be because you need the extra money or because you need less space.
You may find that it's time to downsize when you and your spouse separate, when your children leave the nest, or when you retire and don't need so many rooms.
Downsizing your home may seem like a downgrade, but that doesn’t have to true. Sometim... ››› more
The rising cost of living is affecting most of us. Especially with necessities like electricity soaring in price.
Would moving to a smaller home make the burden less on you?
Let's take a closer look at the tell-tale signs that could suggest a move down the property ladder could be a great option for you…
Do you need the size of property that you have now?
This is one of the major... ››› more
Investing in property is one of the most sound, long-term investments you can make.
But if you're new to the property market, what's the best way to go about it?
How can you find the right property to rent out? What sort of costs are involved? And once you have your property, how do you go about renting it out?
To find out the answers to these questions and much more, read on…
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Have you decided to invest in rental property in order to generate a passive income each month? Being a landlord is not for everyone - you need to be prepared if you want to succeed in this business.
Before deciding which rental property to buy, you need to do your homework. There are certain aspects and factors to take into consideration before making a choice.
In order to choose a profitabl... ››› more
If you're looking for good investment opportunities, have you thought about putting your money into property?
There are a number of reasons why investing in property makes good financial sense. And you don't have to buy property yourself to benefit.
Let's take a closer look…
Why investing in property is a good idea
There is always a demand for property. People need somewhere to st... ››› more
Investing in property is a great way to supplement your revenues and build wealth over time. However, anyone who wishes to invest in property should do their homework beforehand and make sure they know what they're doing.
If you want to get rich as quickly as possible, then property investing is not for you. Investing in property can generate substantial financial rewards if certain strategies ... ››› more
Many people are turning to rental property as a way to diversify their investments and secure their financial future. Real estate remains one of the more stable investments.
Before investing in rental property, you should take into consideration certain factors, such as the risks involved, the annual expenses, and the expected rental income.
How can you know whether investing in rental prope... ››› more
If you want to invest in property without the hassle of buying and managing it yourself, you have a few options.
The best is to invest in listed property. One way to do this is to invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs).
REITs are a great way for investors to gain exposure to the property market.
Read on to find out what you need to know about investing in them…
REITs offe... ››› more
Your tenant has just moved out of the apartment you rented to them for four years. Interest rates are up, your bond repayment is up and you can't afford to keep the apartment empty - cash is too tight.
What do you do?
Stick the first person willing to rent it from you into the property?
And you convince yourself there’s no need to do a credit check? Or that the fact this person doesn’t... ››› more
Buying your first home may seem like a dream come true. It can be both exciting and stressful. But there are certain steps you need to take in order to make sure you are making the right choice.
Taking into account your financial possibilities, costs of property in your area, and related costs, such as home insurance and home loan, there are many choices to be made before buying your first home... ››› more
Yesterday, Kyalami race track went under the hammer. Porsche South Africa bought the former Formula One venue for R205 million, with the intention of keeping it as a race track. Let's take a closer look at the sale…
Seven bidders kicked off the auction
In South Africa’s first auction of a race track, “there were seven registered bidders for the property,” says MoneyWeb. Each of the bid... ››› more
South Africans have access to several types of housing subsidies.
Individual ownership subsidies can be used to acquire ownership of residential property for the first time.
In order to qualify for a housing subsidy, you need to meet the following criteria:
- be a South African citizen;
- be over 21;
- have a gross monthly income of less than R 3,500 per month;
- never hav... ››› more
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