House Hacking: What is it?

House hacking involves purchasing a property, residing in a portion of it, and renting out the remaining space to cover or even exceed the costs associated with homeownership. It has emerged as a popular strategy among real estate enthusiasts seeking a novel way to manage their housing expenses while investing in the market. The mechanics of house hacking are straightforward yet not so obvious,...

Real Estate Strategies: The BRRRR Method

The BRRRR strategy, an acronym for Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat, is a favored tactic among property investors who aim to amplify their portfolios through successive property investments. This approach integrates the purchase and upgrade of properties with the strategic withdrawal of equity for reinvestment. Despite its potential for substantial growth, the strategy is not without challenges. Below,...

Real Estate Lessons from Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Real Estate Investing: Principles from "Rich Dad Poor Dad" In the realm of financial education, few books have made as significant an impact as Robert Kiyosaki’s "Rich Dad Poor Dad". This seminal work, centred on the lessons Kiyosaki learned from his friend’s father (the “Rich Dad”), offers invaluable insights into personal finance and investing. One of the key areas where Rich Dad’s teachings...

The South African Real Estate Market in 2024

The South African real estate market in 2024 is navigating through a period of cautious optimism, characterized by a complex interplay of economic, geopolitical, and environmental factors. As interest rates are expected to have peaked, the latter half of the year might see a measured reduction, potentially invigorating the market. However, the journey toward economic stabilization is fraught with...

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