Buying a property for an investment is a big step. It's crucial you make the right choices with such a large investment. So before jumping in, as with any big investment, it's important you know what you're getting yourself into. Read on to uncover five elements you need to consider before jumping in…
If you want to invest in property as a buy-to-let, for example, you need to make sure you’v... ››› more
You never know when a fat cat is going to topple over, and that's what happened with Julius Malema. To recuperate costs, this loudmouth politician's Polokwane home is going under the hammer at auction in a couple of weeks. Can you profit from Malema's downfall and that of other fat cats like him? You can, but only if you know how property auctions work…
Buying property on auction is one of the... ››› more
It's the end of the month. Your tenant hasn't paid the rent. You start to worry. The next day you knock on their door only to be greeted by a heated argument with the person living on your property. Then, finally, after a two hour debate he agrees to pay you in the following week.
He doesn't. After this you decide to take legal action against him. And by the time you get to court four months hav... ››› more
Ask anyone what they're investing in this year and you'll hear a wide range of opinions…
"Mining shares are just so cheap you can't avoid them!"
"A new consumer is born every 3 seconds - you need to buy retailers"
"Our banks are in a much better place than international ones; this is a good time to buy"
But the one sector I haven't heard anyone discuss lately is construction. Granted... ››› more
If you're considering buying a property at an auction, you could find your dream home and save yourself some cash in the process. But if you don't prepare sufficiently, it could all go horribly wrong. Stick to these six rules for buying a property at auction…
We’ve all heard stories of people buying property at auctions for next to nothing and we would all like a piece of the action.
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Ask anyone about ways to make money and I can assure you one of the things on that list will be property.
But in the same breath they'll also tell you that you need lots of money to make money from property.
Well, today I'd like to tell you that's not true at all.
In fact, with only R10,000 down you can make serious money on property investments from day one…
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When you say the words “investing in property”, most people only think about buying a home - or maybe even a holiday home - and watching it appreciate as the property market runs.
Few people ever truly think about the idea of using property as an income-producing investment... They think this is a time-consuming, difficult way to make extra cash.
But the truth is, it's not.
In fact, ... ››› more
When it comes to applying for a bond to buy your dream home, you might be surprised with the array your bank offers. Here's the lowdown on what you need to know about the bonds available…
To get you one step closer to buying your new home, Francois Joubert, author of Become a property investor in 90 days, shares the ins and out of bonds…
Essentially there are six kinds of bonds you can ch... ››› more
If you've ever wondered how to invest in property, but have absolutely no idea where to start, a property investment plan is your first step. “You'll need to consider what your goals are,” says Francois Joubert in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days. And you can do that by answering four vital questions...
If you’re looking for an asset that’s consistently increased in value si... ››› more
Property shares have just lost 6% in two days. This caused many investors to panic that the golden days of listed property investments are over. Don't listen to the naysayers - they've just been spooked into selling their stocks. Here's what really happened.
Listed property has been South Africa's best domestic asset class for the past five years because its annualised returns have ... ››› more
“One of the reasons I like property as an investment is the fact that it gives you ways to save on your taxes,” says Francois Joubert in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days. Here's one strategy you can use to do this…
Joubert explains in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days how this tax saving mechanism works
In terms on the tax laws, your property investment is still a... ››› more
Many people shy away from making money from rental property because they're scared of all the ‘bad tenant' horror stories they've heard. But, the reality is “the days of bolting doors shut and taking private property from a tenant is past and you'll get yourself in BIG trouble if you try to get rid of a ‘bad tenant' this way,” warns Francois Joubert in Become a Master Property Investor in ... ››› more
Once you start advertising your rental property and you've had droves of potential tenants contact you, you need to decide which tenant to accept. This means you have to seal the deal and ensure your tenant pays on time. Here's how you can to this…
If you think your job is done when you’ve found a tenant for your rental property, you’re wrong.
To maximise the value of your property in... ››› more
To maximise the value of your property investment, you've have to attract and retain excellent tenants, keep your eyes open for ways to cost effectively improve your property, handle the contracts and money flowing in and going out. But, the question is: Should you use a letting agent or do it yourself? Read on to discover three factors to consider as a prospective landlord…
“The moment you... ››› more
If you're grappling with questions like “what's the hottest spot to invest in property?” or “where do I start looking for investment properties?” it all comes down to one thing: LOCATION. Read on to discover why choosing a property in the right location is crucial to make gains on your rental property investment.
Buying a property in the right location is vital for you to make significa... ››› more
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