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Properties under R1 Million, “To target Investors”


With the interest rate at the lowest in years, investors are now targeting buy-to-let properties. Many landlords are now looking at double-digit rental increases this year.

A strong recovery in investment buying is predicted for this year. Investors will be looking to buy properties priced below R1m, due to stronger returns being expected than cash in the bank. Property still remains the best value for money.

“FNB property strategist, John Loos, backs up these claims referring to the latest Stats SA figures, which show that residential rentals have steadily increased with an average growth of 5.6% recorded in November year-on-year. Sectional title flats have shown the largest increase, jumping by 8.6% while free standing houses recorded the lowest growth at 3, 56%.”

According to the TPN (Tenant Profile Networking) Credit Bureau the percentage of residential tenants paying their rent on time has risen to 81% in the 3rd quarter of last year. The number of defaulting tenants has decreased to 10%.

This article has been reprinted with the kind permission of Masilo Freimond Inc.
Tel : 011 958 0488
Fax : 086 610 0276
E-mail : info@masiloincjhb.co.za

February 1, 2011 - Posted by | The Real Estate Market

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