The risks and rewards of property investment in Johannesburg
A property purchase is always an investment, good or poor in nature, it must be said, depending on whether the buyer has done his or her homework or, alternatively and better yet, engaged the services of a qualified, experienced professional estate agent who has the requisite knowledge, such as Fine & Country South Africa. This is particularly relevant in a large city like Johannesburg, the economic hub of South Africa.
Medium- to long-term investment products
Nevertheless, whether the residential, commercial, corporate or industrial property is acquired purely for investment purposes or as a primary residential dwelling, it has a medium- to long-term investment value. If things go wrong or one has not bought wisely, the investment may go south, losing money by being valued at less than or the same as the price at which it was bought.
One may occasionally be very lucky by selling a recently acquired investment property at a substantial profit relatively shortly after buying it, but this is very rare; a property’s appreciation normally takes somewhat longer, rather than being a quick turnaround.
There are both some risks and super rewards attached to investment properties in Johannesburg, where there are numerous investment opportunities. Generally speaking, investing funds in property is a relative secure method of getting a good return on one’s money, but there are never any guarantees of success, which is why it’s wise to consult the experts at Fine & Country South Africa.
Spending money to make money
It has often been said that it takes money to make money, and this may be true, particularly in the high-end and luxury property market sector, the sector in which Fine & Country South Africa specialises. Although, like anyone else who is honest about future values, our professional agents cannot provide guarantees of huge returns on investment properties either.
Minimising potential risk factors
However, their specialised knowledge of high-value property, local market conditions and expectations, the geographical area in which each agent conducts business, and their professional approach and commitment do minimise potential risk factors that may face property investors.
Maximising marketing opportunities
In South Africa and particularly in Johannesburg, a number of investment properties are attractive to international investors, particularly now when currency exchange rates favour international deals. Conversely, many investment premises are already owned by global parties, who may want to sell their properties. Here again, Fine & Country South Africa offers outstanding local and international marketing opportunities.
Our international marketing network offers referrals and marketing initiatives throughout more than 300 offices and locations globally, thereby providing investment and other types of buyers and sellers of high-end properties with maximum and superior opportunities to achieve their goals and targets.
The right investment address
Park Lane in Mayfair, London, has long been one of the world’s most highly aspirational, sought-after addresses. This is precisely where you’ll find Fine & Country’s London showroom, right in the heart of this city’s renowned, super affluent London and international investment market place that attracts investment buyers and sellers from right across the globe.
The right estate agency
Not only do we possess the right address in London to attract the lucrative investment property buyers from far and wide. Our local agency, Fine & Country South Africa, has a strong presence and the right address in Johannesburg’s affluent business centres and suburbs, as well as in other parts of this country, because our business’s success lies in the affluent, luxury property sector.
Fine & Country South Africa is the right estate agency to help you minimise the risks and maximise your investment’s ultimate value and return.