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Real Estate Investment in 2022

Is Real Estate Investment Still a Good Idea in 2022?

When it comes to real estate investment, you must keep your eye on the ebb and flow of the market to identify and act swiftly when opportunities arise.

With the whole world turned upside down over the past two years due to the global pandemic, uncertainty has become a part of our lives. And these unprecedented times have, inevitably, led to many questions, especially with regards to finances and investments.

So, is real estate investment still a good idea going into 2022? Our answer is a big, resounding YES! Here’s why, and which trends are emerging.

“Real Estate Investment in 2022”

Now’s the Time

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, interest rates, particularly in South Africa, have dropped significantly. Although this may cause some concern at first glance, it unlocks several benefits for real estate investors.

Here are some trends in real estate investment right now.

1. House-flipping

Investing in real estate at a lower interest rate, renovating and selling for a profit, known as “house flipping”, has become a real trend in today’s financial climate. And this could be a great way to start your real estate investment journey.

2. Industrial Real Estate

Due to the pandemic, a greater need for storage space and warehousing has arisen, meaning industrial properties are in high demand. The current lower interest rates grant potential investors the opportunity to get into the game early, as predictions point towards a further surge in this market in the near future.

3. Sustainability Sells

With load shedding adding to South Africans’ burdens, sustainability has become a hot topic in the real estate market. Property owners and investors are looking into going off the grid, or at least for a hybrid solution.

So, whether this means investing in solar panels before you sell or looking out for properties already equipped in this area before you buy, it remains a key factor to consider when investing in real estate.

4. Co-Owning

As more South Africans realise the benefits of buying over renting, they are coming together to buy property for investment and accommodation purposes.

Why Wait Any Longer? As you can see, now is as good a time as ever to start investing in real estate. Contact us to help you get into the real estate investment market.

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