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Learn how to Create Wealth through investing in property

December 2014

Tips and tricks for mortar and bricks

Buy-to-let may not be quite the hot property of the boom years, but it has seen a resurgence in recent times. Buy-to-let is an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility.

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Buy-to-let: you can’t argue with the logic

The FNB Estate Agent Survey for the second quarter reported an increase to 10% in the proportion of buyers buying-to-let nationally – the third consecutive quarterly increase since the 7% estimate in the third quarter of 2013.

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Find the right tenant: open vs sole agent mandates

When it comes to finding the right tenant to place in your investment property, there are some important considerations to take into account when deciding on the type of mandate to give your rental agent. Michelle Dickens, managing director of registered credit bureau Tenant Profile Network (TPN), explains that there are some serious shortcomings to consider when issuing an open mandate, as opposed to a sole mandate.

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Legal requirements when registering a property in a company

Perhaps you made the decision to buy a property in the name of a company registered with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC). At the time when most people used this legal vehicle, it seemed like a wise decision as it saved transfer duties, it was easier to sell shares or membership and it was used to secure a legally-sound investment.

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How to make the Correct Decisions In The Buy To Let Market

Many people tend to see property investment as a risky and market dictated way of investing. Learning to buy property as an investment the proper way will help you to remove these factors from the equation and help you to be able to get maximum growth from your investment at a minimal risk.

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Home loan tips if you’re self-employed

Applying for a bond when you’re self-employed can be a tedious process, unless you’re well prepared, work through a bond originator and understand the bank’s specific requirements and procedures.

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Why property is a winner: Building wealth on a salary

The big benefit residential property has over other types of investments is that you don’t need much money to get into the game relative to the size of the asset you are buying. You can put down a deposit and, provided you have a good credit record and can prove you can cover the monthly home loan repayments, it is fairly easy to get a bank to cover the bulk of the purchase price for you.

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Tax impact on property investments

Cape Town – All income from property investments must be declared to Sars and is subject to income tax, including rental income, said Johan Swart, a tax manager at Legal and Tax.

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Invest in income-generating property

The best philosophy to adopt is to realise that your primary residence is both an asset and a lifestyle choice, whereas your apartment portfolio is comprised strictly of investment properties, which means that you will look at different factors when buying purchasing these properties.

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Understanding Capital Gains Tax

On average South African homes are sold without paying Capital Gains Tax because they change hands roughly every eight to ten years and their sales price is often not high enough to make a capital gain of R2 million.

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