If you're looking to make a solid, long-term investment, investing in property is well worth considering.
Whether you plan to buy just one property to rent out or several, investing in property means you can look forward to a regular income and growth in the value of your property.
So what are the advantages to investing in property? Where can you look to find bargain properties to buy? And ... ››› more
Once you decide to invest in property to rent out, one thing you'll have to consider is whether to use a letting agent or to manage the property yourself.
Do you want to make sure your tenant pays their rent every month? Or would you rather have someone else do that for you?
If you can't decide whether to use a letting agent or not, here are three factors to consider before making a decision... ››› more
Once you decide to invest in property, you take on the mammoth task of finding the right property for you.
There are a number of things you need to consider. This includes how much you can afford to spend, the demand for rental properties in the area and where you're going to hone your search.
Investing in property is all about generating an income from renting out your property and seeing t... ››› more
You may have a dim view of estate agents or you may hold them in high regard.
One thing is for sure: When it comes to investing in property, an estate agent is worth their weight in gold.
So why should you make use of an estate agent when looking for the perfect investment property?
Read on to find out…
The important role of an estate agent when looking for a property
Estate ag... ››› more
If you want to generate a substantial income from an investment and own an appreciating asset, investing in property is an avenue worth considering.
Whether you want to own one property or have a property portfolio to your name, property is a viable way of making money over the long-term.
So what are your options when it comes to successfully investing in property?
Here are two ways to do... ››› more
Investing in property is a vast undertaking. Along with your home, it will be one of the largest purchases of your life.
Investing in property is also one way to let your money grow over the years. But that's not the only advantage.
So why should you consider investing in property to rent out?
Read on to find out three of the top reasons…
The key benefits of investing in property
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Since the financial crisis, the South African economy has struggled to gain momentum.
Yet despite this, the residential property market has managed to keep its footing for the past few years.
FNB's property expert John Loos expects the sector to perform reasonably well over the year ahead.
Let's take a closer look…
There’s growing demand in the residential property market
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If you have the capital and income to invest in a property to rent out, you can reap the rewards over the long-term.
So how do you go about buying a property with the best potential of capital appreciation and appeal to prospective tenants?
Read on to find out…
Three ways to optimise your property investing venture
Investing in property tip #1: Try to pinpoint up-and-coming area... ››› more
Having some exposure to property in your investment portfolio is one way to benefit from the performance of the sector.
If you want to invest in property, but you either don't have the funds to buy an investment property or want the hassle involved, what are your options?
There are three main options open to you.
Read on to find out what these are…
Why include property in your por... ››› more
Buying a property is likely to be the largest financial purchase you'll ever make. So it pays to make the right decision when it comes to getting a bond for your property.
One of the things you'll need to decide before deciding on your bond is the term to take it over. Do you opt for 20-years, 25-years or 30-years?
Don't let the idea that you're saving money on monthly repayments by opting f... ››› more
Buying a holiday home is a great way to invest in property.
You can enjoy having the property to escape to. And when you're not using it, you can rent it out and earn an income from it.
But before you jump it, what should you do if you want to rent out your holiday home?
Read on to find out…
Renting out your holiday home can provide you with a decent secondary income
If you wan... ››› more
Commercial property in the UK performed well through 2014. The sector returned over 15% last year.
With the British economy recovering, there are signs that investment in commercial property will continue to do well.
So are there still opportunities for gains in the sector after such a good run? And if so, where should you focus?
Read on to find out…
UK commercial property has per... ››› more
With the holiday season upon us, you may be jetting off on holiday. And this may lead you to think about buying a holiday home overseas.
Before you commit, it's vital you understand the risks.
A holiday home can be a great investment. But it can also end up costing you far more than you realise and there's the risk of losing your entire investment.
So what should you watch out for?
Rea... ››› more
According to the 2013 population census, there were roughly 52.98 million people living in South Africa. The estimated population growth rate is 1.5% per year.
This means there's a lot of people in need of different types of housing. So, we can be certain that demand for property will always exist.
Despite economic setbacks and interest rates hikes, the property market will always give you ... ››› more
What does it take to become successful in the property investing field? What are the prerequisites for property investment success?
Successful property investors are more than a little savvy. They share the following characteristics.
1. They have in-depth market knowledge
In order to predict changes and be prepared for the unexpected, successful property investors put a lot of time and... ››› more
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