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January

2015

5 Rules for the Investor

Welcome back to the new year. We all hope your Xmas and New Year break was a restive and re-energizing one. So what does the property market hold for the coming year? It seems the experts are still divided, however there is now more talk of an interest rate cut amongst the [...]

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January

2015

Remember the Landlord's Insurance

It is again that time of year when we need to remind all our investors of the importance of Landlord Insurance. This is always a difficult subject for a real estate office as we are not allowed to recommend any particular insurer. As you know, there are 2 types of [...]

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December

2014

An essential tool to build your portfolio

Throughout the real estate industry, one gets to meet all types of business people from salespersons to bankers to accountants. Occassionally you come across someone who shines amongst the crowds. Morne Lombard is a mortagage broker with a genuine and sincere character who [...]

1

November

2014

Fixed or variable interest rates?

Is it a good time to fix your mortgage rate? Although interest rates are at a historical all time low, it is still difficult to predict which way they will go next. Over the last year, experts have been divided in forecasting the next rate rise or fall. Even before the GFC [...]

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October

2014

Handy Hints for the property investor

GOLDEN RULE: Do your homework on the area. Read through local classified papers to get a better idea of property prices or get onto the Internet and look from the comfort of your home or work.‚Äč Would you consider living in the property or area that you are purch [...]

1

October

2014

5 Lessons of a Property Investor

There are many reasons why people invest in property. Some do it well with multiple portfolios whilst many only achieve a portfolio of 1 or 2 properties. Why is it then that some people do well and others not so? There are many guides and resources now available for the [...]

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September

2014

Mistakes Investors make when refinancing

1. Not shopping around. Many investors except a reduced offer from their current lender without asking any other financial institutions. 2. Not doing any sums with regard to overall savings. Sometimes the lower rate verses extra fees is not a saving at all! Make [...]

1

September

2014

Maximizing your rental return

We have often said that we will maximise your rental return, but what does this actually mean? In a nut shell, we will try to get you as much income (RENT) from your property over a given time whilst keeping expenses to a minimum. We do this in a number of ways. [...]

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August

2014

Bank Valuation verses agents appraisal

Why is there a difference between how the bank values a property and the actual purchase price of the property? In some cases, this difference can be as high as 20%. The reason is not too hard to understand if you know how the process works for each valuation. Firstly [...]

1

August

2014

Capital growth verses rental yield

It would be great if we could have both, but unfortunately in our current property market this is rarely or indeed not possible. Most of the time it is a choice between either one and ultimately will depend on your finances as well as your investment strategy. If you [...]