Investment

Saving or investing for a home down payment

Is purchasing a new home somewhere on your radar? Then you need to be aware that the first step to home ownership is securing enough funds for a down payment. Whether you decide to invest or save for a down payment it is essential to understand that this is a timely process. This is particularly true if you are either renting or have other major financial commitments. This is a huge obstacle for most...

Optimising your commercial property investment

There is no denying that commercial property investment is both lucrative and highly profitable. From retail shops, office blocks, warehouses, as well as industrial premises, the rental returns from commercial property are high. Moreover, the commercial property space usually has less tenant turnover than with residential real estate. In addition, with commercial property investment, you can earn passive...

Tips for buying older homes

More and more people that are looking at buying a home prefer to buy modern homes. In addition to the modern finishes and contemporary design, modern homes are built with efficiency, as well as cost-effectiveness in mind. However, there are those that are after the quaint charm, and classic artistry of older homes. Homes that were built to capture the essence of a time long gone. Moreover, there are those...

Advice for young property investors

Advice for Young Property Investors

Everyone would love to own a piece of real estate in one form or the other. However, getting your foot onto the property ladder is certainly not an easy task. It comes as no surprise then that most young people simply give up on their dreams of property acquisition and ownership. But the hard truth is that the benefits of property ownership outweigh the hassles of getting started. This article if focused...

Buying a holiday home as an investment

I am often asked whether or not holiday homes make for good and profitable property investments. As with any investment decision, knowledge of what you’re getting yourself into is very important. Moreover, your motive for embarking on this particular investment journey is also important. There are several factors to take into account when investing in a holiday home. With that in mind, let’s examine...

Diversify your investment property portfolio

Diversifying your investment property portfolio is one of the best ways to improve your chances of success as well as minimise your risk. Diversification is not just limited to the real estate market, but it is a tool used by investors in all sectors to mitigate risk exposure. With this in mind, it is important for you to balance risk and reward in your investment property portfolio. That said it is still...

Top real estate investment destinations in Africa

Top real estate investment destinations in Africa

Africa has for the last few years displayed significant signs of economic growth. Various economic sectors including real estate have shown steady growth. For Africa-focused investors, real estate is one of the best investment opportunities. As Africa has continued to grow and catch up to the rest of the world, the demand for high quality residential as well as commercial real estate has increased....

Reviewing your investment property performance

The task of reviewing your investment property performance on a regular basis is crucial. This is one of the most important means by which you can assess the performance of your investment. Therefore prior to devising a strategy to augment your property venture returns, you have to ascertain current performance. Some of the key considerations you have to keep in perspective, include; whether you're...

Achieving the investor mindset

Having a financially conscious mindset does not just occur by chance. In fact, I have a strong conviction that developing a financial specialist mentality is a cognizant choice. Attaining the investor mindset will definitely ensure you turn into the ace of your fate and the master of your destiny. Below are a few insights to enable and aid you in achieving the investor mindset. 1. Set your barometer Set...

Rural vs urban property investment

One of the biggest dilemmas property investors have is whether to invest in urban or rural areas. As an investor, you have so much to consider: from the purchase price, maintenance costs, as well as expected returns. For most investors, the apparently rational choice is to purchase an investment property in the cities. However, there are also good reasons to consider acquiring property in rural areas. As...

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