Buy-to-let guide: Investing in buy-to-let property

Buy-to-let guide: Investing in buy-to-let property

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

Buy-to-let property investments have the profit potential to assist in creating financial freedom for anyone that desires it. People have always needed a safe place to stay, a kind of shelter, a space to call their own. This need is central to the success of the buy-to-let investment strategy.

As an investment model, it has withstood the test of time and is widely regarded, by high net-worth individuals the world over, as the best way to retain and grow funds.

By combining profitability with the power of leverage and compounding, investing in buy-to-let property, when implemented properly, is arguably one of most accessible investments available to people from all walks of life.

Buy-to-let property investments have the profit potential to assist in creating financial freedom for anyone that desires it. There are however certain fundamentals which need to be met for this type of investment to be executed safely.

THE ROAD MAP

Click on the links below and find out what you need to know about investing in a buy-to-let property.

1. Where to start?
When deciding on whether to invest in a property, these are the 2 first important points to consider

2. The financial aspects of investing in property
Learn about investment structures, tax on rental income, finance, capital growth and cash-flow.

3. The metrics used for evaluating property investments
Gearing, return on investment (ROI) and gross yield - explained

4. Costs to take into account when running the numbers
Make sure you are aware of all the running costs and maintenance costs

5. Managing tenant relationships professionally
How to manage your own rental. There are a few things you need to be cognisant of.

6. Education, teamwork and exit strategies
Property investor education is as essential as building a team of professional advisers and having a good exit strategy for every investment


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