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  • Sometimes the best call is to sell your property at a loss
  • This week I received a message from a friend, P, saying: “Celebration time - we sold the property and took a big loss” Usually you'd not celebrate when taking a big loss on an investment. But in this case it is a good thing. And as soon as I explain I hope you'll see that selling an investment at a loss isn't always losing…   ________________________________________ ... ››› more
  • [22 May 2019]
  • Before buying your first house, do this first…
  • If you're in your mid-twenties or early thirties, chances are you're getting ready to buy your first house. If you're a parent - you might be advising your kids on how to do this. But this might just be a bad idea right now. Don't get me wrong… I am an avid property investor. And that's why I want to share with you this bit of advice… ... ››› more
  • [28 November 2018]
  • Four things I wish I'd known before I started investing in property
  • I bought my first rental property at the age of 22. Luckily it turned out a great investment. But since then I've learnt a lot. Truth be told, there's a heap of things I wish someone had told me about when I first got started in property back then. The time, the money it could've saved me... I sure as heck would have gone a lot further a lot faster if I'd had a clue about some things. ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • Should I buy investment property using a company?
  • One of the questions I'm most often asked is “Should I invest in property using a company, or should I invest in my personal capacity?” Whenever I hear this question I want to ask investors WHY they want to invest through a company. You see, as with most things investing there's no clear cut, one-size-fits-all answer. There are a number of things to consider before you invest as a ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2017]
  • “I've just lost out on a R400,000 investment opportunity”
  • Question by Limo Krafe: Timon, you have no idea how depressed I am this past month. I thought I'd try and invest in Bitcoin. And I had everything ready for the trade of the century. I had the strategy, the money, the account opened. But then I panicked and froze. I just didn't push that buy button to take the investment. And today, I look at my account and I look at the Bitcoin chart,... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • Revealed! My new target for Gold!
  • Gold is a funny creature. When the stock markets perform well, you'll see gold sleeping. When the economy is stable, the world at peace and there is nothing troubling in the media - it's like gold doesn't exist. And what I mean by this is that, gold goes sideways. But right now, as global turmoil rises, North Korea threatens a nuclear war, economies crumble as global debt accelerates a... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • I hope you don't get this phone call!
  • There are a few things with trading that worry me. The first is when the internet connection cuts out when I'm trying to get into a trade or when I modify my trading levels. Second, is when the market environment goes into a sideways range where no matter whether we buy or sell - we lose either way. And third, is when my subscribers write to me and tell me about the worst possible trading... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • How South Africans can profit from Europe's fastest growing economy…
  • When you think of Europe's fastest growing economies, who comes to mind? Switzerland?, Germany?, maybe Netherlands? No it's none of them. The fastest growing economies in Europe consist of countries you don't hear much about in the news. I'm talking about Malta, Luxembourg, Romania and Poland. These countries' economies are expected to grow more than double the Eurozone's in 2016 and b... ››› more
  • [12 September 2016]
  • How to become a property developer and landlord - overnight!
  • There's no denying it. Property is one of the best performing sectors of the JSE, year in, and year out. In fact, a quick look at the SAPY property index shows that it returned 1,035% between the start of August 2004 and August 2016. In comparison the JSE All-Share index returned 626% including dividends… Clearly property is a top performing sector. What's even better - with list... ››› more
  • [31 August 2016]
  • Are you investing yourself broke through property
  • I was recently at a property auction. The developer of a complex had been liquidated and was left with 7 apartments that needed to be sold on auction. Before the auction these properties were advertised for around R560,000. And there was not much interest in them. Considering they could fetch around R5,200 in rental per month I hoped to pick one or two up for a bargain at the auction…  ... ››› more
  • [25 August 2016]
  • Nine essential investment tips every woman must know about
  • August is Women's Month. As South Africa celebrates the role women played in the liberation of the country against apartheid, the women of South Africa are now facing a new struggle. That's the fight for financial equality. Not only is the investment world still largely dominated by men, a large number of households still rely on men for financial security. The good news is that the stereo... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • Three ways to tap into increasing rental property demand today
  • Right now there's a shift happening in the South African property investment space that's perfect if you're a property investor that wants to get your money into the rental property game. Demand for buying property is falling quickly and more people are looking to rent property right now. This is because the weakening rand, banks tightening their lending criteria and the general increase in co... ››› more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Rental property doesn't make money
  • “Investing in property doesn't make money any more. I should rather sell everything and put my money in the bank.” That's the words of a friend of mine, Jaco, whilst we spoke about property investing the other day. Jaco owns a number of properties but feels that he's not making enough money from them to keep on bothering investing in property. The thing is, after investigating the ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Three reasons why rental property is a great investment
  • Many investors are afraid of investing in property because they simply don't know how to get started and what to expect from their property investments. The truth is investing in rental property is a great way to increase your monthly income and grow your long-term investment portfolio. Today, let's look at three benefits of investing in property and why you should consider property rental... ››› more
  • [12 May 2016]
  • Three must know rules when selling your property…
  • I made a grave mistake when selling my first property. I had an apartment which was on the market for about six months. I wanted to sell it because it was underperforming the rest of my portfolio in terms of rental escalations. And due to certain changes in the neighbourhood it was in I didn't expect a recovery anytime soon. So, when the tenant I had in the apartment made an offer to purc... ››› more
  • [16 March 2016]
  • Investing in property? Just wait a second before you do so…
  • According to Stats SA 36,300 new houses was built in South Africa during 2015. This has been part of a steady recovery since the 2008 crash. But before you go out and buy the first best rental property you see first heed my warning… You need to bring the interest rate risk into your equation Looking at the vast bulk of property prices today it’s clear to me buyers simply aren’t re... ››› more
  • [05 February 2016]
  • How you can build wealth, starting today
  • Building wealth over the years may be something you dream of, but are you on track to achieve it? If you're not, you may be wondering what you're doing wrong, and how you can get your finances on track and start building real wealth. So how can you do it? Read on to find out… Five ways to create wealth If you want to create wealth, here is what you need to do, Mark Ford in Pal... ››› more
  • [27 January 2016]
  • Book review: Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days
  • I can see the merits of investing in property. You buy property, you rent it out, you sit back and over the years watch the value of your property rise whilst receiving a monthly income from your tenants. It's something I really wanted to do, but my lack of knowledge surrounding investing in property left me in limbo. What I needed was a thoroughly comprehensive guide that would take me thro... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
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