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Guide to property valuations

Guide to property valuations

A real estate valuation is necessary for a variety of endeavours, including financing, sales listing, investment analysis, property insurance, and taxation. Conducting a property valuation is a critical part of making the best investment decision possible. That’s because not every rental property provides the same yield to investors. By accurately valuing rental property, you can profitably scale up your...

Furnished or unfurnished rental?

Furnished or unfurnished rental?

As landlords try to entice quality renters to sign lease agreements, many debate the merits of furnished or unfurnished rental properties. Deciding whether to let a property fully furnished or unfurnished is a personal decision that landlords should base not only on their circumstances but on the demand from tenants, to ensure minimal void periods. Furnished or unfurnished rental? Furnished rental...

Fundamental principles of real estate investing

Real estate investing is a lucrative business option with short-term rewards as well as long-term financial gains. However, starting as a real estate investor can be a daunting task. Markets are usually well-established, and breaking into a well-established field takes time and effort. So, what's the most important thing to look for in real estate? While location is always a key consideration, numerous...

Sectional title vs freehold ownership

Sectional title vs freehold ownership

Sectional title vs freehold ownership? When it comes to buying property, it is important to understand the different property classes. A Title Deed is attached to every registered property and describes the type of property as well as any restrictions that may apply. In South Africa, sectional title and full title (also referred to as freehold) are the two basic categories of property. While sectional...

Factors that bring property values down

Factors that bring property values down

Whether you are selling or buying an investment property or home, you need to consider what the property is worth. Property values rise and fall in cycles all around the world, influenced by factors such as the economy, interest rates, and employment. As homeowners, we are happy when the value of our property rises but sometimes factors beyond our control cause values to plummet. So, what factors have a...

Considerations before buying a rural property

Considerations before buying a rural property

In many ways, living on a large property with your own wilderness may appear ideal. After all, there’s plenty of land for the kids and pets to play on. Aside from that, the further you move from a metropolis, the lower the house costs get. Furthermore, buying rural or semi-rural properties has numerous obvious benefits, like gorgeous views, idyllic country walks, and a respite from the rush and bustle of...

How to market rental listings effectively

How to market rental listings effectively

Tenant turnover is an unpleasant but unavoidable part of the rental property business. As such, landlords must educate themselves on the best ways to market a rental property to find a quality tenant quickly. Here's how to market rental listings effectively, whether you're a rookie or veteran landlord trying to enhance your marketing skills. This guide will walk you through the steps to marketing your...

The pros and cons of building a home

The pros and cons of building a home

Are you debating whether to build your own home from the ground up or purchase an existing one? There is nothing more satisfying than sitting in a space specifically designed for you. From the colours on the walls to the flooring beneath your feet, choosing to build a new house allows you to customise aspects of your home to match your personality perfectly. If you’re considering building your next home,...

The basics of real estate supply and demand

The basics of real estate supply and demand

Real estate is a tangible asset made up of property and the land on which it sits. While it is unmovable, real estate, like other assets, is also subject to supply and demand. This means that housing values are highly influenced by the law of supply and demand. But just what kind of relationship does the housing market have to this law? This guide on the basics of real estate supply and demand will help...

What you need to know about off-plan property

What you need to know about off-plan property

Off-plan housing has seen a major increase in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Property investors and home buyers alike prefer it because it offers reduced buying prices and more control. Off-plan investments are suitable for people who are knowledgeable about real estate, have faith in the market, and have a thorough understanding of the business. However, the process is not always as...

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