Posts from ‘Marcel du Toit

Marcél du Toit is CEO of Leadhome. He is interested in the intersection where technology, customer service, and the real world meet, with a specific focus on proptech. Outside of Leadhome he's passionate about his two rescue dogs, sport, and all things South Africa. Marcél holds a masters degree in Management & Finance from the University of Oxford.

Learn to accept that sometimes, less is more

11 October 2022 | Marcel du Toit

We are all feeling the strain of higher-than-forecast inflation, high food and energy costs, currency depreciation, record load shedding and, inevitably, repo rate hikes as our Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) struggles to curb July’s reported 7.8% inflation levels. So, with the latest in an uninterrupted series of repo rate hikes, 75 bps on 22 September […]

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Residential property market remains resilient with robust sales anticipated in Q4

31 August 2021 | Marcel du Toit

One of the largest transactions we may ever make during the course of our lives is the purchase of a home. Some of us may even be fortunate enough to experience this landmark event a handful of times. Whatever the case may be, there is usually one key question that we all ask ourselves as […]

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@SouthAfrica: The Good Guys are winning

26 July 2021 | Marcel du Toit

“Beware the last kicks of a dying horse, for when the animal knows it is dying it gets a surge of adrenaline from the fear, and the last kicks will be the strongest and most dangerous.” – Daily Maverick, 18 October 2017 The past two weeks have been tough. We have been inundated with horrendous […]

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Historic lows + younger buyers = perfect conditions for residential property sellers

22 June 2021 | Marcel du Toit

The biggest driver of South Africa’s healthy residential property market is undoubtedly the current low-low interest rate. Quite simply, it brings the cost of financing a home within reach for many first-timers and young people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a bond.  But in fact, there are two historic lows in play right […]

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Five things I learned from having a newborn baby and moving across the country

24 May 2021 | Marcel du Toit

It’s been an interesting couple of months in the du Toit household. At the end of last year our family decided to make the move from Johannesburg – a city that we spent the last 12 years living and building a life in – to Cape Town – a city that only I grew up […]

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