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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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How to build your property investment empire in South Africa

  I have heard it all. People have said “investing in property is expensive” or “investing in property is only for an elite few.” But this isn’t true. You can build your property investment empire! Yes, there are many property investors who are currently operating at a loss, but that is simply because they have …

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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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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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Interest rate cut is excellent news for property investors

The latest interest rate cut of 25 basis points, announced recently, was a windfall for South African property investors who know how to capitalise on the rewards this decision offers. What does a ‘repo rate cut’ mean? When the repo rate comes down it is normally followed by an adjustment to the prime lending rate …

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Consider investing in Pretoria’s peaceful oasis

Montana’s modern lifestyle is in tune with its natural surroundings The peaceful suburb of Montana in Pretoria lies virtually in the foothills of the Magaliesberg. It is a relatively new suburb and so the developments in Montana are modern and often surrounded by large green spaces and cultivated gardens that thrive in its subtropical climate. Montana offers residents …

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