Investment Property in Francistown

Invest in Real Estate in Francistown

Investment Property in Francistown
Investment Property in Francistown

Francistown property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Francistown .

Search Map of Francistown Investment Real Estate

Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about 103,417 and 147,122 inhabitants for its agglomeration at the 2022 census. and often described as the “Capital of the North” or as the natives would have it “Turopo ya muka” which is in the iKalanga language. It is located in eastern Botswana, about 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-northeast from the capital, Gaborone. Francistown is located at the confluence of the Tati and Ntshe rivers, and near the Shashe River (tributary to the Limpopo) and 90 kilometres (55 miles) from the international border with Zimbabwe.

Francistown was the centre of Southern Africa’s first gold rush and is still surrounded by old and abandoned mines. The City of Francistown is an administrative district, separated from North-East District. It is administered by Francistown City Council.The main language spoken and used in and around Francistown is the Kalanga language. Other languages used in the area are isiNdebele, ChiShona as well as SeTswana.

The financial stability of Francistown has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Francistown


Renting out your Francistown buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Francistown are – preparation is key.


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Francistown and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Francistown location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Francistown metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbors. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Francistown.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Francistown appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.


With our expert guidance, investing in Francistown provides the secure knowledge that your money is working harder than it would in a local Francistown bank and that future generations of your family will be left with substantial capital growth assets.


We are always happy to advise on buying investment property in Francistown, where we have been established for over 35+ years. Physis Realty has been a firm fixture in the Francistown property market through good times and bad. Our experts have seen it all and our portfolios continue to outperform.

Flipping Investment Property in Francistown

Flipping property in Francistown


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Francistown property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Francistown market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Francistown


Investment property flipping in Francistown is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Francistown real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Francistown real estate.


What is distressed Francistown property:


  • Francistown property in need of renovation
  • Francistown real estate with a change of purpose and use
  • Oversold Francistown property
  • Bank repossessions in Francistown

Put simply, long term investors in Francistown purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Francistown investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Francistown property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Francistown use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Francistown projects.


The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Francistown property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


Invest through a Fund in Francistown


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Francistown and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

Luxury Property in Francistown

For luxury property investors hoping to add a superb property in Francistown to their luxury real estate investment portfolio, Physis Realty is a trusted partner.


A world leader in luxury real estate with a portfolio comprising some of the most sought-after real estate in Francistown, Physis Realty caters particularly to high net-worth individuals and families. A luxury real estate investment in Francistown should be entrusted to only the highest-quality agency.

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