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  • Recession means these investments are screaming "Buy!"
  • SA's in a recession. The first quarter of 2020 saw a 2% decline in GDP. The SA Reserve Bank expects the second quarter to show a whopping 32.6% decline in GDP. This is a full blown recession, and to try and cushion the blow we're now seeing the lowest interest rates in SA's history. The prime interest rate is at a mere 7.25% compared to 10% at the end of 2019. That means a repayment on a R... ››› more
  • [15 July 2020]
  • 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]
  • Why this forgotten investment could be your saving grace in retirement
  • Right now there's an investment you've probably forgotten about. I'm not talking about your equity portfolio, your government bonds or even your retirement annuity. I'm talking about a specific investment that will either contribute greatly towards your retirement or leave you struggling to make ends meet when you stop working. You might have forgotten about this investment but right now, i... ››› more
  • [23 May 2016]
  • This “first of a kind” new listing on the JSE is a stock to watch…
  • The JSEs property sector is worth R590 billion. But until now it's only consisted of industrial, retail and office properties. But on the 19th June 2015 a new company called Indluplace listed on the JSE. This company is the JSEs very first purely residential property company (REIT). This is a big deal. Being the first mover in the residential property market gives Indluplace a massive adv... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • Types of housing subsidies available in South Africa
  • South Africans have access to several types of housing subsidies. Individual ownership subsidies can be used to acquire ownership of residential property for the first time. In order to qualify for a housing subsidy, you need to meet the following criteria:   - be a South African citizen;   - be over 21;   - have a gross monthly income of less than R 3,500 per month;   - never hav... ››› more
  • [15 July 2014]
  • FNB expects the residential property market to slowdown as interest rates climb
  • Yesterday, FNB's property economist John Loos said the South African property market looks set to slow in the bank's Property Barometer Residential Property Outlook. This is in spite of the bank believing the economy will start to pick up. Rising interest rates will still put a dampener on the property market. Let's take a closer look at what could be in store… The residential property market... ››› more
  • [08 July 2014]
  • Looking to invest in residential property? Use your head and buy near schools!
  • 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
  • [28 January 2013]

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