Author: CPMD

Challenges facing the property market have resulted in a flat outlook for the rest of the year, but buyers can get a great deal in the current environment. Like everyone else, we had hoped that the technical recession would be staved off so that we can...

Self-employed bond applicants face a trickier process when applying for a home loan. Here's how to successfully navigate the bond application process when self-employed. Buying property is the single largest investment most people ever make and the majority will need finance in order to do so,...

Emigration is on the rise and if you're thinking of saying goodbye to SA, it might be helpful to know what an entry level home will cost you in the 3 main destinations for expats. According to Pew Research on the world’s migrants, roughly 900,000 South...

There are certainly advantages to paying cash for your investment property. However Pieter Piek of Just Property Invest suggests an intriguing alternative “The advantages of an outright cash purchase are certainly appealing,” says Piek. “You will not be paying interest on a loan and if you...

Investing in property can be a profitable venture if done correctly. Follow these tips and you will soon be well on your way to building a property empire. 1. Choose flats over houses Most successful investors will tell you that smaller properties, like flats, generate a better...

While the statistics may paint an alarming picture, the reality is actually quite different. According to FNB’s Property Barometer statistics for the past 18 years, it shows that if a buyer purchased a home in 2008 for R1 000 000 during the recession, in 2018 the...

APPLYING EARNINGS MULTIPLES TO PROPERTY AS AN ASSET CLASS This week, I would like to demonstrate how one can use the concept of the PE ratio to value other asset classes, like immovable property. Just to recap from past articles, our gross yield (or gross return...

A 26-year-old Montreal man appears to have succeeded in his quest to barter a single red paper-clip all the way up to a house. It took almost a year and 14 trades, but Kyle MacDonald has been offered a two-storey farmhouse in Kipling, Sask., for a...