How to be a good landlord
Renting out a property you own can be an excellent way to make money in a sustainable, and if done properly, lucrative manner. However, a poorly prepared and managed home can cause a lot of problems, both for your finances and your peace of mind.
2014: the right time to buy or sell property
Chairman of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty, Lew Geffen agrees. “There is no better time than now to buy property, as it will be more expensive in the next two years,” he said. He also predicts that the property market will maintain an average 8 to 9 % growth over the next five years.
The Budget and Property
Real estate industry leaders generally approve of yesterday’s Budget, with most praising Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for keeping a good balance between controlling spending and promoting growth. Here’s what they had to say:
Buy land in heritage suburbs, investors advised
While buy-to-let property development in newly-built developments is slowly starting to pick up again, investors would also do well at the moment to focus on pre-owned homes with large gardens in the heritage suburbs of SA’s major cities.