One of the major attractions to investing in property is your capital growth, in addition to your ongoing rental income. For that to be true, you need to ensure that your property is well maintained and cared for. A bad tenant can do significant damage that you may have to repair, eroding much of your… Read More Protect your investment property with good tenants
In anticipation of the budget speech later today, here is some food for thought. At the time of writing, I can only speculate as to what the budget may contain, and how it may impact on the property market. One has to feel for Minister Gordhan. He has a monumental task ahead of him – to… Read More Life After the Budget
It’s exciting to start shopping for the property of your dreams. You may well draw up a shortlist of important features your new property needs to have, suburbs you will consider, and the style of property that you like. But then there’s the all-important question of how much you can spend. If you have a… Read More Buyers – Prequalify Yourself Before You Shop
Given the volatility of the economy there is much to be said for the benefit of investing in property. The property market is usually more stable, has lower risks, and gives the investor the benefit of capital growth as well as a rental return. In addition to this, in many cases the investor can make… Read More Diversifying Your Property Portfolio
When you list your sectional title unit for sale there are certain steps you can take to ensure your listing stands out from the competition and attracts the buyer enquiry you need to sell for the maximum. A consideration when selling a unit or a flat is that you are often competing with properties that… Read More What to Consider When Selling a Sectional Title Unit
Economists are painting a bleak picture for the immediate future of the South African economy. Multiple interest rate increases, a drastically weakening Rand, escalating food prices exacerbated by drought, and a climbing inflation rate all indicate tough times ahead for the consumer. Given this, just where would you invest your hard-earned funds for the next… Read More Where to Invest in a Volatile Economy?