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  • Two property management tips no landlord should be without!
  • “When it comes to property management, property owners can often feel overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done,” says equityestates.co.za. Not any more. Today we reveal two essential tips you must use when managing your property: Property management tip #1: Always screen future tenants   Don’t rent your property before you take a look the prospective tenants credentials and... ››› more
  • [14 March 2014]
  • How to find a GREAT property investing deal
  • One of the questions I often get when dealing with property investors is “How do I find a GREAT property to invest in?” This question is usually followed by a lengthy explanation like: “I've searched the web top to bottom and there simply aren't properties at good prices” “At current property prices it's simply impossible to cover finance costs AND other expenses like levies” “... ››› more
  • [07 March 2014]
  • Think a bond is the only way to invest in property? Think again…
  • When most people think about how to finance a property investment they tend to start and stop with bond. While bond are useful, there are other much more innovative ways to finance your property investments. Today we explore some “no money down” approaches to property investing… What does “no money down” property investing entail? “No money down” deals are often made to seem v... ››› more
  • [06 March 2014]
  • How to make sure you never overpay on a property again
  • Owning a rental property is just owning like a company on the JSE - in that its value to you goes up as its income goes up. That's why understanding thePE (Price to Easrnings) ratio for your property is just as important as undersating the value of your shares! If fact this one number is the best way to make sure you never overpay for a property gain. Three steps to work out if your proper... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • Why the interest rate hike could actually help you become rich!
  • “Francois, the economy isn't doing well and now interest rates have just gone up - does this mean that rental property is a high risk investment?” I'm sure the same thought crossed your mind after Reserve Bank governor, Gill Marcus, announced an interest rate hike on Wednesday 29 January. But I believe this rate hike and the other ones that are coming in the near future shouldn’t affect... ››› more
  • [31 January 2014]
  • Buy a Spanish property priced over €500,000 and get residency thrown in
  • If you have about R6.85 million to buy property in Spain, not only will you get yourself a plush house, but you'll get automatic residency in Spain. This applies to non-EU citizens. And with that residency you can travel within 26 European countries. And there is a similar opportunity in Portugal. Read on to find out more… Since the financial crisis hit, several European countries have battled... ››› more
  • [19 November 2013]
  • How to save thousands of rands off your bond
  • Have you ever considered the benefits of putting a bit extra into your bond? By putting away an extra thousand or two or month, you could save considerably over the long-term. And you can cut down the time it takes to pay your bond off. Read on to uncover how to save thousands of rands off your bond… Putting extra cash into the bond for your house is a great way to save money over the long-ter... ››› more
  • [05 November 2013]
  • Why your house beats the bank
  • Investing is all about trading off risk and return. To get high returns, you usually have to risk losing money. Playing it safe means accepting lower returns. And with interest rates at historic lows, life has become a lot tougher for conservative investors in recent years. Read on to find out why your house beats the bank… Hold your money in a savings account and you’ll be lucky even to mat... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • REITs: The best way to invest in property
  • Property has always been a very popular investment. Over the years, many people have shunned pensions and stocks for the comfort of owning bricks and mortar. It's not difficult to see why. Read on to find out about REITs, the best way to invest in property… As well as providing you with somewhere to live, over the last 30 to 40 years, property has done very well, Phil Oakley in MoneyWeek expla... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • The advantages of overpaying your bond
  • If you've got some cash to spare each month, have you considered putting it into your house bond? There are numerous benefits, not to mention that these overpayments are tax free. And you will reduce the term of your bond. Read on to uncover the advantages of overpaying your bond… The great thing about overpaying your bond (as with any debt repayment) is that the savings compound for as long a... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • The advantages of investing in REITs
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are property companies listed on the stock exchange. They invest in rental properties. These can range from commercial properties to residential properties. You can easily buy and sell them through your stockbroker, just like shares. Read on to discover the advantages of investing in REITs… REITs can be a much better option than buying and renting a proper... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the property boom to hit…
  • These day's it seems like everyone I speak to has found a great way to make money. They keep telling me to put everything I have into property, before the big boom in property prices. They're convinced that, as the world leaves the memory of the financial crisis behind, buyers will come flooding back into the property markets and send housing prices through the roof. But I have my doubts... ››› more
  • [14 October 2013]
  • Attacq makes its JSE debut
  • After announcing two and half weeks ago that it was going to list, today Attacq's made its debut on the JSE. The property developer share price has risen nicely so far. Let's take a closer look at Attacq's first day on the JSE... Today saw Attacq's first day on the JSE. Its ticker symbol is ATT. The property development fund “hit a high of R17” this morning, reports BDLive. The new... ››› more
  • [14 October 2013]
  • 2 points to consider when you select a rental agent
  • Renting out your property can prove a lucrative investment over the years. But have you thought about what you should check when you employ a rental agent to look after your property? There are several factors that you need to consider to ensure you pick the right one for you. Read on to uncover two points to consider when you select a rental agent… By taking the time to select the ‘right’... ››› more
  • [09 October 2013]

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