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“In physics, nothing happens until something moves. The same holds true in business and life. Thinking is not enough. You must act.”
-Albert Einstein


Latest Articles

Unlocking Exclusive Property Deals: REI Magazine

View the online article published in Real Estate Investor Magazine - June 2024

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Is property investing only for the wealthy?

​Property ownership has always been associated with wealth. Property is a tangible asset that can be seen, providing a sense...

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5 Rules for Property Flipping

Property flipping is big business in the USA, and the bug has bitten in South Africa. There are no barriers to entry; anyone can jump in and do a flip. Here are my five top rules for a successful property flip...

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Landlord insurance – is it worthwhile?

​Tenant defaults are a landlord’s nightmare. It impacts your cash flow, and if the situation drags on, evictions can be very costly...

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Selecting the type of property investment that’s right for you

When it comes to property investing, we’re spoilt for choice. So before you start physically looking at properties, narrow down the options by considering what type of investment will best suit you.

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The upside of a high interest rate environment

Interest rates have risen sharply over the past few months and this may instinctively feel negative as the cost of borrowing money increases....

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Staging sells

When selling a property, first impressions count. According to the National Association of Realtors in the USA, around 50% of agents say that staged homes sell faster and....

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​Best property for investment?

There’s an old saying that when buying property the three most important factors to consider are location, location and location. However ...

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Drab to fab – Three ways to improve your property value.

The trick to achieving a great selling price is to create a home that someone will fall in love with and want to buy. But you don’t always have to spend a small fortune to make a big impact. Start by seeing what you can...

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Net Present Value (NPV): What You Should Know

What Is Net Present Value (NPV)? Net Present Value (NPV) is an investment performance measure widely used in finance and commercial real estate. NPV is the difference between the present value of all cash inflows and the present value of all cash outflows. NPV tells an investor whether the investment is achieving...

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Is AirBnB a good investment?

According to a survey by Airbnb in 2022, South African hosts earned just over R26,000 over a six month period, equivalent to around one month’s pay.

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Loan to Value Ratio (LTV): A Calculation Guide

Loan to Value Ratio (LTV): A Calculation Guide, by Robert Schmidt (PropertyMetrics).

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2023 Property Calendar (Download)

See the list of property related events for this year, with our Property Events Calendar 2023.

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Nominal vs. Effective Rates

In this article, we will take a deep dive into the differences between nominal and effective rates. We’ll start with the basic intuition behind effective and nominal rates, then walk through the math step by step, with several examples along the way.

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FNB Property Barometer - Feb 2023

First National Bank - Property Barometer for February 2023.

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Offering the right price when buying a property

Any good property investment starts with buying in the right area where there’s a demand from both buyers and renters, and then to make sure that you pay the right price...

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Negative Leverage: What You Should Know

It’s common in the commercial real estate industry to use leverage, which means acquiring a property with debt rather than paying all cash. Positive leverage occurs when debt increases an investor’s rate of return...

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Three reasons to invest in buy-to-let property

South Africans are grappling with so many uncertainties including load shedding, high inflation and unemployment. But people always need a place to live, so investing in buy-to-let property remains a rock solid investment.

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Yield on Cost: A Beginner’s Guide

The yield on cost is a commonly used metric when evaluating real estate development and value-add projects. It is easy to calculate and is useful as a back of the envelope calculation. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the yield on cost in real estate. [PropertyMetrics]

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How Commercial Real Estate Loan Underwriting Works

Understanding the commercial real estate loan underwriting process can give you an advantage when seeking debt financing for a commercial property. In this article, we’ll discuss how lenders underwrite commercial real estate loans, and how to determine the maximum loan amount for a property. [Article by Robert Schmidt]

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A Flipping Good Idea

Property Flipping - Buying a house and reselling it for profit... (Fair Lady Magazine)

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An entrepreneur from Tafelsig, Cape Town gives us his step-by-step plan on how to make money from flipping properties

The journey truly began on 2009 when, at 27, I read a book written by Jason Lee, Making Money out of Property. I was gripped within the first five pages....

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10 Steps to property wealth in South Africa| Jason Lee interview

Retirement is inevitable for all of us, question is, how will you live in your retirement! Well, Jason Lee has all the answers. Check out this interview

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Legalities of property: with Jason Lee

Legalities of property. A YouTube video with Jason Lee...

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Practical steps on how you can get started in property in South Africa: Jason Lee interview

Practical steps on how you can get started in Property, in South Africa...

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YouTube: What is a great property investment?

Interview with Jason Lee.....

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Lightstone Property Index - March 2021

Annual house price inflation was recorded at 4,0% at the end of February 2021 signifying yet another positive increase from the previous month.

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January 2021 Property Index

National house price inflation was 3.5% at the end of January

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Buy Jason Lee's Books

Books sold to date - 117,915


Investing in property can be exceptionally rewarding and lucrative, provided you get it right. The vision behind the creation of this website is to take property investors through every step of the process, including how to find the right deals, how to negotiate and finance a deal, and how to sell properties for financial gain.

I believe there are 8 crucial steps to making money out of property:

  1. Knowledge:
    In the property game knowledge is power
  2. Investment Structures:
    Setting up the correct property investment structure is the most important step in the property investing process
  3. Finding Deals:
    Knowing what deals to find and where to find them is the greatest advantage a property investor could ask for
  4. Assessing Deals:
    Equip yourself with the tools to help you assess which deals to do and which deals not to do
  5. Closing the Deal:
    Learn the art of negotiating and concluding an agreement of sale on your terms
  6. Financing the Deal:
    The deal is only as good as the financial arrangements you procure
  7. Managing your Property Portfolio:
    Know how to successfully manage your property portfolio
  8. Selling your Property:
    Know when, why and how to sell your property

The website explores each of the 8 steps outlined above in detail and offers incredible tools, software, and legal precedents to guide you on your way to success.

All the best!


"I believe that the secret to success in property is to have vision, to see beyond the common things, not to follow what everyone else is doing, and to hold on to your vision until it becomes a reality. The website has been created and designed to help you find your own vision and see it through to reality."

Jason Lee has a BA LLB degree from the University of Cape Town. In recent years Jason has acted as legal and corporate advisor to South African based property financiers, developers, investors and realtors in multi-million rand deals in both South Africa and abroad. Since the publication of his best selling books "Making Money out of Property in South Africa" and "Fast Forward Your Retirement Through Property", Jason has been featured in a number of South African magazines and newspapers and has done guest appearances on Summit TV, SAFM, Metro FM, and Cape Talk.

"My dream is that all South Africans from all walks of life will have the opportunity to read my books and use the information therein to successfully invest in property" - Jason Lee

Video Interview with Jason Lee



My life changed completely!

“You won’t believe what happened to me after I read Jason’s books. My life changed completely! I resigned from my fulltime Job for 25 years and now I’m fulltime property investor. I don’t have words but I sincerely would like to say thank you to Jason. For 25 years, I was sitting in that office for Public Service dreaming about nothing but now after 25 years, I can dream big dreams! Right now I’m in Namibia but I will try my level best to see Jason in person in the near future.” - George Seibeb, Namibia

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Thanks for your valuable inputs

“Hi Jason, guess what? The bank has reconsidered my application for bond finance after writing all that you advised and it is approved. Thanks for your valuable inputs and the will to always share with others your wisdom.” - Pammy

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Great value for money...

“Thank you for writing books that are relevant to the South African market and your website membership is great value for money.” - Nhlanhla Ndlovu

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Absolutely outstanding

“I would like to take this opportunity to complement you on your book 'Fast Forward your Retirement Through Property' - Absolutely outstanding, it contains so much excellent information in a very easy to understand and concise format. It will be my reference on my journey to financial freedom. Congrats” - Henry Hayes, reader

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