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  • Porsche SA buys Kyalami for R205 million at auction
  • 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
  • [25 July 2014]
  • Types of housing subsidies available in South Africa
  • 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
  • [15 July 2014]
  • How to qualify for a Government housing subsidy
  • Those interested in buying a house for the first time can try to obtain a government housing subsidy. Individual housing subsidies are available to low-income applicants who wish to buy a residential property for the first time. However, not everyone is eligible to apply for a government housing subsidy. If you want to qualify for a housing subsidy, here are the criteria to be met:   1... ››› more
  • [15 July 2014]
  • FNB expects the residential property market to slowdown as interest rates climb
  • Yesterday, FNB's property economist John Loos said the South African property market looks set to slow in the bank's Property Barometer Residential Property Outlook. This is in spite of the bank believing the economy will start to pick up. Rising interest rates will still put a dampener on the property market. Let's take a closer look at what could be in store… The residential property market... ››› more
  • [08 July 2014]
  • How you can be part of the next property boom with just R300!
  • The property market has been going sideways for the last two years. It's been so boring to watch, you would have had more fun watching paint dry. Until now! You see, the charts are telling me that the property index is ready to go up through the roof. And the best news is, you can get in on the action and ride it up 24%. Let's go! Own 21 properties today with just one tiny purch... ››› more
  • [02 July 2014]
  • How to know which REIT is right for you?
  • There are 36 real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. If you want to invest in one of them, how can you whittle them down? What should you look out for with REITs? Let's take a closer look… What you need to consider when investing in REITs Just like any investment, the performance of your investment is going to depend on how the economy is performing. ... ››› more
  • [01 July 2014]
  • Four key benefits of investing in REITs
  • Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are property companies listed on the stock market. They operate in a slightly different way from other listed property companies. In exchange for not paying certain corporation tax, they pay out a chunk of their profits to shareholders. You buy and sell REITs just like you do any other share on the stock market. So why should you invest in REITs? Let's look... ››› more
  • [30 June 2014]
  • Rising house prices go against other economic indicators
  • Yesterday, property sector strategist at FNB, John Loos, said that house prices continue to rise. This is in spite of other economic factors showing the economy is under strain. Let's take a closer look at what FNB's report revealed… The average house price rose 8.1% in May FNB says the average price of a house in South Africa “rose 8.1% year-on-year,” last month, says the SABC. This is ... ››› more
  • [03 June 2014]
  • Five tips for successful property investing
  • If you're thinking about starting your very own property empire, where do you start? Do you know if you should buy at auction? What you should look for in an investment property? If you need someone to manage your properties? And what ultimately makes a successful property investor? Read on to find out the answers… Are you a new property investor eager to get buying? If you want to know m... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • You can safely double (or triple) your money in property in a few short years!
  • Is it possible for you to double, even triple your money in a few short years through investing in property? The answer is YES! And you only need two things! Let me explain… Two things that’ll help you double your money in a few short years You need to find incredible value Value investing for property is no different to value investing in shares. You need to find an asse... ››› more
  • [09 May 2014]
  • How to use the gearing effect when you invest in property
  • How to use the gearing effect when you invest in property
    Unless you have 100% of the cash in the bank to buy your home with, you'll use some gearing. This is the case for most people. So how can you exploit this gearing effect to make the most out of investing in property? It could give you with a great way to grow your money before you retire. Let's take a closer look… Use gearing and leverage to take advantage of your property growing in value O... ››› more
  • [01 May 2014]
  • Do you want to buy property but can't convince the bank to give you a loan?
  • If you've tried getting a home loan from one of our big four banks in the past year you would've noticed it's not easy to do… And if you're a property investor the banks are even more difficult to convince to lend you money. In fact, for every ten home loan applications the banks receive they decline between four or five. So what do you do if you want a better than 50% chance of getting ... ››› more
  • [29 April 2014]
  • Three ways to ensure you make a wise property investment
  • Investing in property can give you a great way to grow your money and provide an income. But with such a large sum at risk, you don't want to make a mistake. So what can you do to ensure you make a wise decision when you invest in property? Read on to find out what you should look for… How to find the right property to invest in Finding the right property to invest in isn’t an easy task. ... ››› more
  • [08 April 2014]
  • Should you manage your own properties or use a letting agent?
  • Buying properties to rent out is just the first step in investing in property. Once you own properties, you need to decide whether you're going to collect the rent and deal with your tenants, or get someone to do it on your behalf. There are pros and cons to both options. Let's take a closer look at what you need to consider… How to manage your property investment Investing in property can ... ››› more
  • [31 March 2014]

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