What makes residential property such a good investment

Most of us view the house we live in, if we own it, as an investment. Unfortunately this is not entirely correct. Most of us don’t own our property, the bank does, and this means we are paying a bond and not getting an income from this particular property. When you buy a second property for the rental income, then only have you purchased an asset that will put money in your pocket over the long term and if managed correctly create true wealth.

Therefore the principles applied when purchasing a home to live in and one to invest in are fundamentally different. An investment property should be seen as any other type of financial investment and decisions about it based on the financials and not on emotional issues. For example the kitchen and bathroom being to your liking may be irrelevant. This combined with an under analyzed market and misunderstood return on investment creates arbitrage opportunities for the properly informed.

Sirius is a comprehensive property investment facilitator capitalizing on the fundamentals of Real Estate investing. By using gearing and a specifically trained group of professionals we are able to consistently provide high returns on investment. South Africa provides some unique management challenges that can frustrate and bankrupt inexperienced investors. Collectively Sirius has more than 30 years of experience in the property management field and therefore provides expertise that can save you a fortune in the long run.

Recommended Reading

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Real Estate Riches – Dolf De Roos
  • The One Minute Millionaire – Mark Victor Hansen & Robert Allen
  • The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley, Ph. D. and William D. Danko, Ph. D

More links

Where does Sirius fit in?
Key Financial Indicators, Concepts and Principles
Seven good reasons for investing in a second property the Sirius way
Structure, returns and Risk