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  • Alternative investment alert! Collectables area great way to grow your wealth
  • How would you like to own a home accessory that not only looks nice, but could potentially be worth thousands - even hundreds of thousands - of rand in a few years from now? I'm sure you'd like that a lot... I'd like to show you six insider secrets that can help you find the perfect collectible for your home. These 6 secrets will ensure you get your hands on the ‘real deal’ when it... ››› more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • Avoid these two novice mistakes and bag yourself unbelievable car auction deals!
  • A couple of weeks ago, I went to a car auction. I saw people snatching great car deals that even baffled the commission-incentivised auctioneer! Some of the cars were literally selling for about half of what I knew the retail value to be. I was stumped... I know they say “In war, there are no winners”… But believe me, after what I saw - in bidding wars - there certainly are. Today I'll reve... ››› more
  • [18 May 2016]
  • Before you even consider buying property at an auction read this
  • Today's property prices are high and it's become near impossible to jump onto a property listing website and find a deal that's worth your time. The best way to find under-priced property right now is at sheriff auctions. But before you jump into action and race to the first sheriff auction to buy a property there's a number of things you need to consider first before you even consider buyin... ››› more
  • [13 April 2016]
  • Your step-by-step guide to selling rare coins at auction
  • If you invest and collect rare coins, there may come a time when you want to sell some of your collection. Maybe you've got a couple of the same or you want to release some of the cash locked up in your coins. Whatever your reason for selling, one option is to put your rare coins up for auction. So how does selling rare coins at auction work? And what do you need to do? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [29 June 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]
  • The beginner's guide to buying collectibles at auction
  • Buying collectibles is one way to add diversification to your portfolio. There's a low correlation between the performance of these alternative investments and financial markets. Whether it is art, antiques or memorabilia that interests you, auctions give you access to a wide variety of collectibles. So how can you prepare for an auction? Read on to find out… How to prepare for b... ››› 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]
  • How to get your hands on a bargain property at auction
  • Investing in property can be a great long-term investment. Whether it's for your own use or to rent out, you can look forward to your property gaining value over the years. Opt to rent it out and you'll have monthly rental payments coming in too. Property auctions give you an opportunity to pick up a bargain. But before you start bidding, you must do your homework. Read on to find out... ››› more
  • [25 May 2015]
  • Want to cash in on your collectibles? Here's how to prepare for auction…
  • If you've amassed collectibles over the years and want to profit from your purchases, one way is to sell them through an auction. Whether it is art, furniture, memorabilia or other collectibles, selling at auction allows you to reach a wide audience. So how can you go about it? Read on to find out… Get a professional valuation of your collectibles It’s a good idea to get at l... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]
  • Property - The best savings account you'll ever have
  • A friend of mine just bought some property - cheap. In fact, he bought this property from the bank as a distressed sale for 70% less than the developer is selling similar properties to other buyers in the market. That's right, he paid R90,000 for a piece of prime real estate from the bank. Similar vacant stands like the one he just bought are selling for R300,000 in the same development! ... ››› more
  • [04 March 2015]
  • How to invest in property: Two ways to make money from property
  • 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
  • [19 January 2015]
  • Washington's first marijuana auction raises $600,000
  • On Saturday, Washington in the US saw its first marijuana auction. Washington is one of the first US states to legalise the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. The US government gets its cut through taxes. Let's take a closer look at what went on at the auction… Legal marijuana auctions could become more popular At the weekend, Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold around 136kg ... ››› more
  • [19 November 2014]
  • Want to buy property at auction? Here's how to do it safely
  • Buying property at auction can be a great way to pick up a property at a significant discount. And if you're prepared to do a bit of renovating, there are many bargains out there. Yet a recent interview highlighted that there are some property auctioneers out there that aren't regulated and pose a risk to you if you buy at auction through them. So what should you do if you want to buy a prop... ››› more
  • [27 October 2014]
  • 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]
  • A rare tiny Chinese cup scoops $36 million at auction
  • Earlier this week, at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, the sale of a Chinese cup set records. The cup is of the Ming-era and went for a staggering $36.05 million. The cup is of only 17 known to exist in the world. Let's take a closer look at the auction of this tiny Chinese cup and why it raised such an eye-watering amount… ****************************************************** A proven path... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • Want to buy a property at auction? Make sure the property ticks these boxes
  • Buying a property at an auction can prove a great way to get your hands on a property that would sell for much more through an estate agent. But before you even think about bidding for a property, you need to make sure the property is up to scratch. You don't want to be forking out thousands of rands rectifying issues before you can get your investment working for you. Here's what you need to look... ››› more
  • [26 March 2014]
  • The Pope's Harley Davidson fetches R3.6 million at auction
  • Last June, Pope Francis received a Harley-Davidson motorcycle from the company. But the church recently made a decision to auction off such items to raise money for charity. The motorcycle, bearing the signature of Pope Francis, went on auction yesterday in Paris. Let's take a closer look at what went on… Pope Francis has adopted some money saving measures since taking over as the head of the ... ››› more
  • [07 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]
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