Property Advice Articles in South Africa

Many people put homes in trusts, but what happens where there is a split or a family member claims what they feel is their share? Read on...


With great risk comes great reward, or great loss, as is the case with buying and renovating property for profit. Be prepared with these tips…


First-time homeowners put themselves at risk of losing their new home by not budgeting carefully for additional costs. Here’s what to budget for…


Having bad credit is a definite negative, but having no credit history at all can be just as problematic when buying a home. Here’s a guide…


Most investors are trying to do the impossible: accumulate enough capital during their remaining working lives for a comfortable retirement.


Trusts can be used as flexible vehicles for protecting one’s assets, property or other, against the inevitable uncertainties of life.


The FLISP housing subsidy programme, devised for the gap market, is suitable for home buyers earning between R3.5k and R15k a month.


The petrol price is rising today and so are other expenses, which means South Africans need to cut down on unnecessary costs. Here are tips…


Although the interest rate has not increased, there are indications it will and homeowners and buyers should be prepared and start budgeting…


If you've dreamed of earning passive income and retiring rich at 40, buying property to let ensures an inflation-linked income plus capital growth.


A home loan is an example of good debt, but can tip over into becoming a bad debt. It is crucial that, as a consumer, you can tell the difference…


Whether you are looking at buying property abroad for citizenship, to travel or to set up a business, here are options worth considering...


A bond originator’s assistance can make a huge difference to your home loan application succeeding. If you want to buy a home, read this…


Property offers ordinary South Africans a low risk investment that produces high returns, and you need little of your own money to get started...


On a home loan of R1m over 20 years at interest rate of 9.25%, paying an extra R500 a month would save R185k and cut 3 years off the loan period.


First-timers often struggle to buy property because they can't come up with a deposit, but there's a once-off subsidy for those earning under R15k a month...


Property offers a low-risk, high-yield investment, but is buy-to-let a practical addition to a retirement portfolio after 60?


Whether you have buy-to-let property or rent out a room in your house, there's a fine line when it comes to what can and can't be claimed...


When an unregulated property scheme promises returns that seem too good to be true, this should be a red flag to err on the side of caution.


Most South Africans cannot hope to accumulate enough retirement savings, but income-generating buy-to-let property can secure your future wealth.


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