Once you decide you want to invest in property, you need to find that property. Of paramount importance is finding a property you'll rent out easily. Here's what to look out for…
When it comes to looking for a property as an investment, there are a few crucial factors you need to remember.
When you rent the property out, you need it to appeal to as many people as possible. And you want it t... ››› more
Property is an attractive investment to many of us because we all know something about it. We all live on a property of some kind and so have some experience of it. But if you're seriously considering investing in property, here are some vital aspects you need to think about…
As with all investments, there are pros and cons to investing in property. Read on to discover what these are…
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Buying property as an investment can be an intimidating prospect, especially if it's your first time. The requirements you have for the home you live in compared with a house you're buying as an investment will differ greatly. So to ensure you consider the right properties, follow these investment property rules…
Investing in property is a good way of adding some diversity to your investment p... ››› more
Ask anyone about ways to make money and I can assure you one of the things on that list will be property.
But in the same breath they'll also tell you that you need lots of money to make money from property.
Well, today I'd like to tell you that's not true at all.
In fact, with only R10,000 down you can make serious money on property investments from day one…
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When you say the words “investing in property”, most people only think about buying a home - or maybe even a holiday home - and watching it appreciate as the property market runs.
Few people ever truly think about the idea of using property as an income-producing investment... They think this is a time-consuming, difficult way to make extra cash.
But the truth is, it's not.
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If you've ever wondered how to invest in property, but have absolutely no idea where to start, a property investment plan is your first step. “You'll need to consider what your goals are,” says Francois Joubert in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days. And you can do that by answering four vital questions...
If you’re looking for an asset that’s consistently increased in value si... ››› more
“One of the reasons I like property as an investment is the fact that it gives you ways to save on your taxes,” says Francois Joubert in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days. Here's one strategy you can use to do this…
Joubert explains in Become a Master Property Investor in 90 Days how this tax saving mechanism works
In terms on the tax laws, your property investment is still a... ››› more
When investing in property, you think of the suburbs - after all, that's where people send their kids to school, so there's always a high demand in this area. But the latest Citiq property index shows that the capital appreciation of inner-city apartments now actually outpaces that of suburban townhouses!
Absa house price indices‚ which are based on applications for mortgage finance re... ››› more
Looking for a way to invest in property? You're not the only one. And while you may not have the capital to buy a second home that you can rent out, the launch of South African Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on 1 May is something to be excited about. Besides being a great way to tap into the property market without needing massive capital outlays, REITs also offer a number of attractive tax s... ››› more
Wednesday's decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to keep the repo rate stable was generally anticipated by market commentators, but it's been celebrated as confidence booster for home buyers. This means it's the perfect time to invest in property! Don't miss out on the opportunity…
“Record low interest rates should remain stable at this level throughout 2013, and we have an environment... ››› more
Investing in the property market can be expensive, risky and cumbersome…
But what most people don't know is that you can collect rent (profits) without forking out huge amounts on construction, maintenance and transfer duties, for just under R5,000!
And you can get your own piece of Cresta, Sandton City, or the V&A Waterfront!
Now you're probably thinking… NO way! How?
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Last week's Budget Speech made it clear that the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITS on the local market will go ahead on 1 April as planned. That's just a few weeks away! Here's what you need to know so you can profit from these unusual property investment vehicles.
Studies on the local property market show you can expect to see good returns on your investments in 2013, says... ››› more
If you're looking to invest in residential property, there's a surefire way to ensure you don't lose money on your property investment. The recent matric results show residential property buyers and renters now factor ‘choosing a school for children' highly when looking for a new house. So do your research to ensure your property investment is near a top-performing school. But that's not all you... ››› more
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