To sell or to rent, that is the question which every house owner in South Africa has to answer at least once in their life. There has never been a higher demand for real estate before than now, especially when the demands abroad in the UK and the US are falling. The government is investing a lot in real estate development to meet the rising need. Under these circumstances, both renting and selling a residence are good options with their own pros and cons. Let’s compare these advantages and disadvantages to clarify if it's better to place houses for sale in Soweto or lease it to a tenant.
You might have come across an SA commercial on your net, TV or newspaper promising great returns on investments made on the property but tuned it out because it had the adjective commercial instead of residential. While it’s true that residential property is in high demand and a more affordable investment than its commercial counterpart, especially in the face of the shortage of houses and rising rents, the benefits of investing in a commercial property in South Africa are too good to be ignored at a time when the market for it is in the nation’s favour. This notion should be seriously considered for the following reasons: Reasons To Invest In South Africa South Africa is the most liberalised market in Africa which allows foreigners to purchase and own its lands, even the farmlands, without paying any taxes.