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The guide to purchasing property through IGrow Wealth Investments

The process to buying a house or property can seem daunting as there are always documents and forms to complete. Find out how purchasing property through the IGrow Group of Companies makes this process simpler. Whether you are purchasing property for primary use or as an investment, there are several processes you need to follow. …

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Consumer shift from renting to owning may have reached a climax

The latest FNB Property Barometer suggests the local ‘renting vs buying a home’ trend may have peaked in South Africa. Our general manager of property portfolio and planning, Sean Johnston, discusses the effects on the property industry. “This is reflected in the stabilising flat vacancy rates and bottoming rental inflation. These shifts played a vital …

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Property investing

Property investing pick for September

In this new series we will put our property experts to the test. Based on reader information, they will recommend the ideal investment opportunity from our current developments. This month, the property pick from our  company is from Johannesburg. From our experience, working professionals are looking for a new way of living. Gone are the …

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PayProp Rental Index

Rental market begins to stabilise

. Rental market begins to stabilise The national rental growth rate remains stable for now, despite being under pressure through the first quarter of 2021. This is according to the latest PayProp Q2 2021 rental index, which recorded year-on-year rental of 0.4% in Q2 of 2021. “The Q2 growth figure was slightly lower than the …

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Buy-to-let picks Pretoria

Promising Pretoria: Property investing picks for August

Promising Pretoria: Property investing picks for August   In this new series we will put our property experts to the test. Based on reader information, they will recommend the ideal investment opportunity from our current developments. This month, our picks are from Pretoria.  Although it is ideal to start investing in property as early as possible, …

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Building plans

Nominal value of residential building plans almost double

Nominal value of residential building plans almost double   The value of recorded residential building plans passed increased by 91.2% during January to June 2021 compared with January to June 2020. GRAPHIC: Amber Dawson This is according to the latest P5041.1 statistical release from StatsSA. This report researches information from a sample of local government …

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The ultimate guide to the Section 13sex incentive

The ultimate guide to the Section 13sex incentive   What is Section13 sex? Today I am going to teach you how to use the South African Revenue Services (SARS) to fund and finance your property portfolio through Section 13sex tax laws.  Section 13sex is an important tool for all property investors. Even if your properties …

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Buy-to-let investment picks

Real estate investing picks for July – Greenlee and Kierland Skye

Real estate investing picks for July – Greenlee and Kierland Skye   In this new series we will put our property investment experts to the test. Therefore, based on reader information, they will recommend the ideal investment opportunity from our current developments.     Everyone’s real estate investment journey has to start somewhere. Some real …

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Repo rate bullish for property investors

Unchanged repo rate bullish news for property investors   Yesterday, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) decided to keep the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%, a move that was widely predicted by economists and property investment specialists. At present, the record low repo rate is contributing to the increased …

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What is rental assist?

What is rental assist? Most of the IGrow Wealth Investments’ buy-to-let investment opportunities include rental assist. But what is this financial tool and how can you use it to your advantage? Rental assist is paid on a monthly basis to help cover an investor’s shortfall. GRAPHIC: Amber Dawson. For many buy-to-let property investors, the almost …

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Latest Vacancy Survey is not a cause for panic

Latest Vacancy Survey is not a cause for panic Latest Vacancy Survey suggests the rental environment is a tenant’s market. However, with the right strategists, it should not be a significant concern for your property portfolio. The Tenant Profile Network (TPN) released their latest vacancy survey last month. GRAPHIC: Amber Dawson. National vacancy rates for …

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Buy-to-let property investment and unit trusts

Buy-to-let property investment and unit trusts Sean Johnston, general manager of property portfolio planning at IGrow, discusses the differences between these unit trusts & buy-to-let property. For many investors, unit trusts are a viable form of investment. How does it compare with buy-to-let property? GRAPHIC: Amber Dawson. Unit trusts have been growing in popularity. According …

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Rise to the top

. Blue Rise Village is the best buy-to-let property investment opportunity offered by IGrow in Cape Town according to Jacques Fouché, the group’s CEO and property investor.   Residents of Blue Rise Village can enjoy a modern clubhouse. GRAPHIC: Nicolette Cronje. “We believe, by far, this is the best development in Cape Town. We believe there …

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Buy-to-let property investing for beginners

Buy-to-let property investing for beginners One general misconception is that property investing is only for a select few. At IGrow, we make buy-to-let property investing easy for you, this is how you can start your property portfolio. For the sake of our argument, meet Zizipho. She earns a respectable salary and has decided to invest …

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Investment Property Tips

The best property advice – Top Five Tips For Investing In Property

Looking for the best piece of property advice? In these uncertain economic times, we are all looking to improve our cash flow as much as possible. Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate says that property remains a safe and reliable investment and has the potential to yield positive, long-term results.  Before jumping …

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