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  • Buying property at a discount and 12% dividend yield
  • The hunt for yield and aversion to risk is causing something we have never seen before. Interest rates and bond yields are falling globally and have turned negative. You can get a home loan in Denmark at an interest rate of -0.50% per year fixed for 10 years. While we are still far away from that with real rates in positive territory, investors must be tactical in deploying capital.   ... ››› more
  • [17 September 2019]
  • 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]
  • Found a property you want to buy? Here's what to do next…
  • When it comes to buying property, it's all about the details. Buying property is likely to be the largest purchase you'll make in your life and this is why it's vital you spend time going through the paperwork side of things with a fine tooth comb. So what should you pay attention to? There are two documents to concentrate on first… Examine a property’s title deed All proper... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • The downside of stretching yourself to buy a more expensive property
  • When it comes to buying a property, you may have your sights set on a particular house in a particular area. But if you have to stretch yourself financially to get it, should you? Let's take a closer look… The financial side of buying property Living in a large property with all the mod cons, and loads of room and space may be a dream of yours. But if you’re going to have to pu... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • Don't let a poor credit score hold you back from buying a property
  • For the vast majority, buying a property means applying to the bank for finance. This means you need to have a decent credit score, otherwise the bank will refuse your application. If your credit score is below par, what can you do to improve it? Read on to find out… If you want to buy a property, you need to know your credit score If you’re serious about buying a property, ... ››› more
  • [31 August 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]
  • 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]
  • Why you shouldn't be in a rush to buy your first property
  • Buying your first home is likely to be something you've dreamed of for years. But with the SA property market showing signs of weakness, you should take your time. So what should you do? Let's take a closer look… Save for a property rather than be in a rush to buy Erwin Rode, a property consultant, says that first-time buyers should “save towards their dream house before ent... ››› more
  • [19 May 2015]
  • The pros and cons of investing in property that's in need of some TLC
  • If you're looking for an undervalued property, older rundown properties can present you with some great opportunities. But investing in older property in need of some work isn't for everyone. You need to consider the pros and cons before making a decision. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of investing in older rundown property? Read on to find out… Four plus points of ... ››› more
  • [10 April 2015]
  • Buying a property? Here's why you should pay for a home inspection
  • Buying a property is one of the most expensive purchases you'll likely make. Once you find one that ticks all the right boxes for you, it's vital you make sure that what you see is what you're getting. So what's the best way to check the property? Read on to find out… Why the need for a home inspection? Whatever the property is you’re buying, an apartment, townhouse or house... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • Whittle down your search for a property with the help of the World Wide Web…
  • Looking for a property can take up a lot of time. And if you have certain criteria you're looking for, finding one that ticks all your boxes can be tough going. So to make your search for a property easier, you should use the different property websites on offer. Let's take a closer look at how best to look for a property… Save yourself time and look at properties online Whether y... ››› more
  • [17 March 2015]
  • Check these three factors before applying for a bond to buy a property
  • Perhaps even before you start looking to buy a property, you should consider the financial side. When you apply for a bond, the bank will take three things into consideration. So what are these factors? Let's take a closer look… Getting a bond to buy your property Banks look at three main aspects when assessing an applicant for a bond to buy a property. It’s worthwhile you’... ››› more
  • [06 March 2015]
  • Budget 2015: How changes to transfer duty will affect your property investment plan
  • Yesterday, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech. Amongst a whole host of changes, he advised of modifications to transfer duty. Transfer duty is payable when buying a home. So what are the changes? And what difference will it make to you and your property investment plan? Read on to find out… What are the coming changes to transfer duty? At the momen... ››› more
  • [26 February 2015]
  • Why you should save yourself the hassle and employ the services of a bond originator
  • Buying a new house is an exciting venture, but there are so many things to do. One thing that the majority of homeowners need is a bond. Once the seller of the property you want to buy accepts your offer to purchase, you need to sort out a bond. So should you look for a bond yourself or make use of a bond originator? Here's why you should opt for the latter… Why do all the leg wor... ››› more
  • [25 February 2015]
  • Buying a property? Here's how the sale process works…
  • Finding the perfect property to buy is only half the battle. Once you've submitted your offer to purchase and the seller accepts, there are a number of things that need to happen before you'll get the keys to your property. So what does this entail? Read on to find out… Get a bond for your property Once the seller of the property you want to buy accepts your offer to purchase,... ››› more
  • [24 February 2015]
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