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  • 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]
  • How to prepare your finances for investing in property
  • Investing in property can be a lucrative way to put your money to work over the long run. But for most, investing in property means borrowing money to do it. So what are your financing options when investing in property? Read on to find out… Why you should sort out your finances before you start looking at property Once you decide to invest in property, there’s no point getti... ››› more
  • [24 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 out the rental potential of an investment property
  • When investing in property to rent out, one key factor to consider before buying anything is the rental potential of the property. If you can't achieve the rent you need to cover your costs and financing, a potential investment property may not be the right choice for you. So how can you find out how much you're likely to achieve in rent for an investment property? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [22 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 use an estate agent to help you invest in property successfully
  • Property can prove to be a great long-term investment. By renting out your property, you can look forward to a monthly income from your tenants. And, over time, you should see the value of your property rise too. If you're serious about investing in property, you should use an estate agent to help you. So what's the best way to go about finding a suitable estate agent? Read on to find... ››› more
  • [20 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]
  • Is this the beginning of the end of the South African property market?
  • If you're an avid investor, you should know the South African listed property market had a great performance in 2014. The Sapy index delivered a 26.6% total return (including dividends), surpassing the JSE All Share Index by 16.6%. Property stocks had a terrific run. But the surging run from property has slowed down. Property market returns have shown a noticeable decline in 2015. S... ››› more
  • [24 June 2015]
  • Investing in property can be lucrative, but it has its downsides…
  • Buying property as an investment is popular. You hope to see the price of the property rise in the years ahead and secure regular income from tenants. But as with every investment, investing in property has its disadvantages. And if you're thinking about buying property as an investment, they're worth considering. So what are these disadvantages? Read on to find out… When the prop... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • Why property ‘hotspots' are bound to cost you dearly
  • “I'm just sick of investing in property Francois”. “It's such a hassle. The estate agents take their commission, levies get deducted, maintenance costs catch up with you and before you know it you go from making money to losing it.” That's what a friend of mine, S, told me at a braai over the weekend… This confession surprised me, since just two years ago he'd bought two propert... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Can't afford to invest in property alone? Consider a partnership…
  • Investing in property is a great long-term investment. Over the years, the property should appreciate in value. And then there's the monthly income from tenants you'll receive. But if investing in property is out of your reach financially, you could consider going into a partnership to share the costs. Read on to find out more… Investing in property through a partnership Buying pr... ››› more
  • [29 May 2015]
  • Your four-step guide to buying property at auction
  • Buying property at auction is one way to try to get your hands on a bargain. After all, the less you pay for a property, the larger the scope for long-term capital gain is. So if you decide buying at a property auction is for you, what do you do? Read on to find out… Buying property at auction step 1: Finding the right property for you You need to delve through the catalogues of u... ››› more
  • [28 May 2015]
  • Investing for income? Have a look at REITs
  • If you invest for income, you'll look at fixed-interest instruments like bonds and dividend paying stocks. What other options are there to consider? There are estate investment trusts (REITs). Read on to find out more… What are REITs? REITs are a special way to structure property holdings. In return for a property company agreeing to pass on the vast majority of its annual income ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • How to carry out your own property inspection
  • If you're looking to buy property, it's a good idea to have your wits about you when viewing. And if you're viewing property coming up for auction, it pays to know how to spot potentially expensive problems. So what should you pay attention to when viewing a property? Read on to find out… What to inspect on the inside of a property When you visit a property, there are a few th... ››› more
  • [26 May 2015]

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