Sticks versus Bricks – US versus SA building methods in a nutshell

South African investors often ask about the building methods employed at YDL’s flip properties in Atlanta. This is because they differ significantly from our own bricks-and-mortar approach. Read on for interesting US construction know-how. Different approach In South Africa we’ve been conditioned to believe that building with bricks is essential, if quality and durability are… [Read More]

Décor raises flips profile

How many people do you deal with on a weekly, or even daily, basis via email, messenger or Skype? Are there several you’ve never met in person? We live in a world where the trusted handshake, accompanied by eye contact, are no longer factors that clinch the deal. Today, it is the other party’s reliability… [Read More]

Décor Makes all the Difference: Before and After – Fireplace

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Décor Makes all the Difference: Before and After – Kitchen

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Vision 2016

YDL has partnered with the No 1 real estate agency, Keller Williams, in metro Atlanta in order to find great flip deals for its investors. Among other perks, this gives YDL clients access to leading-edge real estate information, both at macro and micro level. Although our firm’s operations are based in Atlanta, it is also… [Read More]

Steering your investment ship

2016 lies ahead: a brand new year brimming with investment opportunities … Diversification Into US Property While diversification into different markets and vehicles has always been a wise idea, we’ve seen an increase in enquiries about our offshore investment products after the Rand’s unfortunate plummet related to unwise finance minister decisions by Government.

The Seven Golden Rules of Successful Property Investment

Investing in property can be a juggling act. There are a number of factors to take into account – and get right – if you want to achieve consistent returns. We call these factors our “Seven Golden Rules“. Here we explain how these factors affect your investment – and how to get it right. 1…. [Read More]

Case Study: Cosmetic Rehab

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Reception Rooms Double Garden The Returns Our investor earned a 24,32% return on an investment of $35,406. The project took just over 5 months. Photos Purchase price $92,000 Renovation cost $22,038 Sales price $159,900 Investor equity $36,652 Investor profit $8,912 Investor ROE 24.32% Project duration (months) 5.2 Annualised investor ROE 58.89%… [Read More]

Case Study: New Construction Project

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception Double Garage Garden The Returns Our investor made 18.08% ROE on an investment of $50,033 – resulting in an annualised return of 36.67%. This project took just on 6 months.   Before, During, and After Purchase price $30,793 Renovation cost $96,938 Sales price $172,500 Investor equity $50,033 Investor profit… [Read More]

Case Study: Charming home in gentrifying area

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Reception Garden The Returns Our investor made $10,635 on an investment of $120,986 – a return of nearly 9% (17.34% annualised). Before and After This quaint property is situated in a rapidly gentrifying area. We gutted the interior and replaced it with a new kitchen, new bathrooms and hardwood floors. It… [Read More]