Is Proptech Catching Up?
15 November 2023 | Insights Team
Leadhome CEO Grant Smee weighs in on the state of property technology in South Africa As technology continues to disrupt traditional industries, from fintech revolutionising the financial sector to legal tech streamlining legal processes, one can’t help but wonder: Is property technology lagging? Leadhome, a leading online property sales company in South Africa, sheds light […]Read more
Understanding interest rates; more than a thumb-suck
1 November 2023 | Insights Team
The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets bi-monthly to assess the nation’s economic conditions and adjust interest rates accordingly. While these decisions are scrutinised by economists and financial advisors for their impact on borrowing costs, including home loans, there are those who trade in property who often offer opinions about when and […]Read more
When you strike a woman you strike a rock
7 March 2023 | Insights Team
International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 on 8 March, it is important to acknowledge the significant strides made by women professionally, including in real estate. Women property practitioners in South Africa have been instrumental in facilitating the purchase of residential property by other women, enabling them to become homeowners. […]Read more
In property, has the “location, location, location” mantra changed?
21 February 2023 | Insights Team
With the new prime lending rate now at 10.75% the optimists amongst us argue that the interest rate upcycle has more or less normalised to pre-Covid levels and aside from one or two very minor possible adjustments, the prime lending rate has stabilised. Be that as it may, as we regard the post-Covid property landscape, […]Read more
Property negotiations, how our agents negotiate the best offer for you in 2023
7 February 2023 | Insights Team
PART 2 [LISTEN TO PODCAST] Listen to PART 2 of this conversation, where we unpack the fundamentals of the negotiation process. In the event you missed PART 1 of this 2-part series: How to negotiate the best offer for your property – listen to it here. Leadhome Properties’ experienced property practitioners, Desiré Ludick, (Johannesburg West) […]Read more