Property has long been considered the best investment. With people making ridiculous claims on the internet of how they built their property portfolio starting with minimal money. Unfortunately, when things seem too good to be true, they probably are.
And the traditional way of investing in property seems Ludacris to me and many others when the thought of buying our own home is out of reach! But there are two alternatives I have found!
Two ways to invest in property:
Property Funds/ Etfs
Property funds and ETFs in South Africa are groups of properties managed by fund managers and offered to investors either through ETFs or Unit Trusts. This allows investors a diverse property portfolio with as little as R100! This was one of the first ways of making property investing accessible to many people.
Easy Properties is the new platform of the purple group. They start with Easy Equities fractional share investing and have now moved on to Easy Properties fractional property investing. This platform allows its users to invest in individuals properties from as low as R10! Like if that is not insane, I don’t know what is!
It opens up the world of decisional property investing to most of us who can’t afford 1 property. And that offers the world both new opportunities and new skills!
Why should you consider investing in property?
Property investing produces constant income through rental yields. These are often more constant than share dividends and can be a good source of revenue (Check with your financial advisor).
According to Got Property (GotProperty), property is a more stable investment than equities. It is considered a long-term investment and should be held longer than 5 years. They also say that is can be a great source of passive income for retirements.
Whether you are a first-time property investor, or you’ve just finished High School, Property investing is something to do some research on and think about. There are benefits that should be considered!