Articles written by Justin Clarke


Private Property receives US$20-million investment

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment for the expansion of its operations across Africa.

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The key to investing in property

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Justin Clarke, CEO of Privateproperty.co.za, unpacks why property – listed, residential or commercial – is always a good investment.

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SOUTH AFRICANS STILL LOVE PROPERTY

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SOUTH AFRICANS STILL LOVE PROPERTY

We bust a real estate myth, South Africans still love property and consider it an excellent investment. This comes from an extensive survey conducted by Private Property and market research company Columinate. Some of the results were astounding. Read more to get a few juicy incites…

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THE 20 MILE RULE

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Economists that analyse property are a negative bunch at the moment spurting enough doom to make you choke on your Christmas cake. If you choose to see the cup half empty it probably will be, but more than ever we need to take a good look at how we have prepared ourselves for retirement and [...]

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NEED MOTIVATION? ATTEND SOUTH AFRICA S PREMIER SUMMIT

Monday, September 5, 2011

his year the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit will be taking place in Johannesburg at Sandton I don’t recommend much as a rule because everyone’s taste is different and it is seen to be a bit of a sales pitch but once a year discovery puts together a one day summit where they find some of the worlds most topical thought leaders and bring them to SA speak….

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A QUICK LOOK AT AUGUST STASTICS

Monday, September 5, 2011

A QUICK LOOK AT AUGUST STASTICS

While we should not read too much into the property price stats and analysis released every month by the banks and others, I can’t help keep an eye on the broad trends to reaffirm my own investment appetite. There is so much news about the on-going European and American debt crisis, and the potential knock on effect it will have on our own economy that one needs re-affirmation and motivation to stay the course with real estate investment, and to be even bolder as others shy away from buying residential real estate.

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REASONS WHY IT IS STILL GOOD TO INVEST IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Monday, August 1, 2011

REASONS WHY IT IS STILL GOOD TO INVEST IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

Last year I wrote a lot about the ten fundamentals that encouraged me to buy more residential investment units. ABSA and FNB released data recently so I thought it would be a good to revisit some of the relevant indicators that they comment on to see if residential property is still a viable asset class. [...]

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5 LESSONS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING ON AUCTION

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hopefully I have convinced you that property investment should be the “bricks and mortar” of your investment portfolio, and a great place to create wealth and residual income. Like any venture, fortune favours the bold, so there is no time like now to get out there and make it happen. No one can give you [...]

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LAND OWNERSHIP AND THE FREE MARKET

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I am a free market advocate. If you want more housing, create an environment that gives benefit to the individual who creates it, and make sure that the markets are well oiled, and you will get housing. The more you interfere with the market the less chance you will achieve that goal. When we build or buy houses, we create supply, which collectively, keeps the price of housing in South Africa relatively low. (Even though we are trying to profit from the price increases that inevitably come when demand outstrips supply)

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8 FUNDAMENTALS TO REMEMBER WHEN INVESTING

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This morning I received an email from a person who had read an article that I wrote, and he was asking what are the “fundamentals” property investors talk about so prolifically. I got to thinking that maybe they are not so obvious. So here are my fundamentals…

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