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The Step-by-Step Guide to an early Retirement with Real Estate Investing (Part 3 of 3)

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

In the first instalment of our retirement series, we examined the pros and cons of working a 9 to 5 job versus real estate investing for a happy retirement. In the second instalment, we delved deeper into the consequences of failing to plan for retirement in South Africa. In this final instalment, we will be looking at how to put together a solid retirement plan and the steps you can take to ensure that you are on track to retire comfortably.




Real estate investing can be a reliable source of passive income and help you achieve a comfortable retirement. By building a property portfolio, you can supplement your retirement savings and ensure a steady stream of income. This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to build a property portfolio for retirement.


Step 1: Assess Your Current Situation


The first step in creating a portfolio of properties is to evaluate your financial status right now. This involves being aware of your work, pension plan, and related taxes. It is also critical to assess your income, costs, debt, and any assets you may currently have, like savings, investments, and real estate. Before researching the market, get pre-qualified to see how much you qualify for. This will provide you a clear picture of your financial condition and assist you in deciding how much money you can set aside for developing a portfolio of real estate.


Step 2: Know Your Financial Freedom Number


After assessing your current situation, the next step is to determine your financial freedom number. This is the amount of passive income you need to achieve financial independence and retire comfortably. Knowing your financial freedom number will help you set specific and measurable retirement goals.


Step 3: Set Retirement Goals


Based on your financial freedom number, you can set specific and measurable retirement goals. These goals should align with your financial situation and risk tolerance. For example, your goal could be to have a certain number of rental properties by a certain age or to generate a certain amount of passive income from your properties by retirement.


Step 4: Create a Budget


Creating a budget is an essential step in building a property portfolio. Your budget should include all of your income, expenses, and debt, as well as the estimated expenses for acquiring, managing, and maintaining your properties.


Step 5: Find Properties That Suit Your Strategy


Finding properties that align with your investment strategy is critical. This includes considering factors such as location, rental demand, property type, and price. You can use tools such as real estate listings, property market reports, and real estate agents to find properties that suit your strategy.


Step 6: Start Building Your Real Estate Portfolio




Once you have a clear understanding of your financial situation, retirement goals, budget, and properties that suit your strategy, it's time to start building your property portfolio. You can use savings, debt, or a combination of both to acquire properties.


Building a real estate property portfolio is a smart way to supplement your retirement savings and ensure a steady stream of passive income. By following these steps, you can build a property portfolio that aligns with your financial situation and retirement goals.


Don't let the uncertainty of retirement keep you up at night. Take control of your future by booking a call with one of our real estate investment experts today. Our team will help you put together a personalized, solid retirement plan and guide you through the steps to ensure you can retire comfortably and on your terms. Don't wait until it's too late, schedule a call now and start planning for your future!




Disclaimer : None of the information contained here constitutes an offer (or solicitation of an offer) to make any investment, or to participate in any particular investment strategy. investRand does not take into account of your personal investment objectives, specific investment goals, specific needs or financial situation and makes no representation and assumes no liability to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided here.



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