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5 Exciting summer activities to experience in Cape Town

Springtime has officially sprung, sharing with us; new life, warmer, longer days and of course the most beautiful scenery South Africa has to offer.

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November 12th, 2020 by Insaaf Aberasiet
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Property

A glint of the future

As we release some innovative new features geared towards making the user experience so much smoother, Co-founder and CTO, Kyle Bradley, takes on a trip down memory lane. Watch how our product has evolved since inception and welcome HouseME 3.0 with us.

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September 9th, 2020 by Kyle Bradley
Landlords
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New pricing updates

In case you missed it, we launched our new digital renting interface today! So what’s new? Your online dashboard got a brand new look Already a pioneer in using tech to speed up applications and assess the best rental price, we’ve now focused on taking on board your feedback as a community to further enhance […]

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September 9th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Covid-19
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How to get a permit to move residence across provinces during lockdown level 3

Need to move house? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the level 3 restrictions. More info and permit download here.

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June 1st, 2020 by Tamira Gunzburg
Covid-19
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Updated regulations on residential moves during lockdown

Need to move house after 7 June? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the lockdown beyond June 7. Download permits here.

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May 14th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
Covid-19
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How to get a permit to move residence during lockdown

Need to move house? No problem! South African’s can now get a permit to move during the level 4 restrictions. Download permits here.

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May 8th, 2020 by Tamira Gunzburg
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The new way to rent & lease in SA

African prop-tech firm HouseME is taking the South African residential rental market by storm and has plans to expand its reach internationally when it has conquered the local market. Co-founder and CEO, Ben Shaw tells Enterprise Africa more about this exciting young business and how it has grown from nothing. Continue…   Credits: Header image […]

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March 16th, 2020 by HouseME Writer
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Property

V&A Waterfront becomes first major South African residential property owner to appoint a PropTech company

By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes   V&A Waterfront first major South African residential property owner to appoint a PropTech company   One of Africa’s most popular travel hotspots, Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, has recently appointed HouseME as the managing agent of its residential to let portfolio, The Breakwater and Ports Edge, comprising of a total […]

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September 19th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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Forbes Recognises HouseME as one of Africa’s Startups to Watch: 2019

By HouseME, view HouseME Rental Properties Here. Reading Time: 3 Minutes  Forbes recognises HouseME as one of the continent’s startups to watch in 2019 Forbes Africa announced on Monday 1st July that HouseME was one of the continent’s eight top African startups, contributing in a vital way to Africa’s growth. This announcement was done in collaboration with Accenture, which […]

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August 5th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
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Property
Tenants

How Do Rental Housing Amendment Act Changes Impact Landlords and Tenants?

By HouseME, Smart Property Rental for Landlords and Tenants.  Reading Time: 2 Minutes   The South African Government have indicated the Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 has been on the cards for some time, and once it is in place, landlords and tenants will have six months to comply with the new legislation. Currently, no date […]

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May 9th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
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Property

South Africa’s HouseME Lands “Multi-Million Rand” Investment

Latest News: HouseME Lands “Multi-Million Rand” Investment   By WeeTracker, December 19th, 2018 Reading Time: 2 Minutes   HouseME; a property-tech startup that is based in South Africa, has closed a “multi-million-rand” funding round led by undisclosed investors which include a financial services provider and a property development company.   Since becoming fully operational, HouseME has held […]

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January 14th, 2019 by HouseME Writer
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HouseME and Gumtree Collaborate To Reduce LandLord Risk

By MyBroadBand, 26 November, 2018    Gumtree announced it has teamed up with property technology company HouseME to offer improved house rental services on its online platform.   As a result of this collaboration, Gumtree is now able to verify prospective tenants through a rigorous vetting process and reduce the risk for property owners.   […]

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November 28th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
Musings
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Property

HouseME Discuss Seedstars Best Startup in Cape Town Win on Smile 90.4FM

HouseME’s CEO, Ben Shaw, was recently interviewed live on Smile 90.4FM with Benito Vergotine.   Listen to Ben talk about HouseME’s one-month deposit, rental guarantee and being named as the Best Startup in Cape Town by Seedstars.     Seedstars World, a seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has selected a winner of its Cape Town leg.   […]

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October 30th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
Landlords
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Property

Property Agents Brace For Cape Town Tourism Rush

By Property 360   HouseME CEO, Ben Shaw, was featured in a recent Property 360 article, discussing trends in rental prices as we move towards the holiday season.    Weak rand, relaxation of water curbs expected to give holiday season bookings new impetus Every cloud has a silver lining. And in the world of international tourism, […]

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September 18th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME Uses Technology To Improve Rental Collection Rates

By Real Estate Investor Magazine.   HouseME, a disruptive property technology company that launched in 2016 and quickly began reshaping the South African rental marketplace, has released their latest rental collection statistics showing that on-time rental collection are nearly 30% higher than the national average.   These are impressive statistics considering that credit bureau TPN recently published […]

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September 13th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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South African RealTech Startup HouseME Bags Another Round Of Funding

By Nayantara Jha, Article Originally Published on WeeTracker, JUNE 18, 2018.   Cape Town-based proptech startup HouseME has raised a follow-up round from its core shareholders. The exact amount of investment remains undisclosed, though it is believed to be in the range of ZAR 3 Mn to 5 Mn. The shareholders of the startup are both institutional and angel funds, […]

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June 18th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Property

SA’s HouseME secures follow-on funding for expansion

By Tom Jackson, Article Originally Published on Disrupt Africa.   South African rental management platform HouseME has secured a “multi-million rand” follow-on funding round from current shareholders to scale its property portfolio and expand into new markets.   Formed in 2015 and available to the public by the end of 2016, HouseME is a digital platform that connects prospective tenants […]

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June 18th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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SA-Based HouseME fighting legacy of Apartheid In Property Market

By Charity Mbaka, Article Originally Posted on Techmoran.com   HouseMe launched in 2016 to become South Africa’s first mobile application and web portal to allow landlords to receive bids on their rental properties from prospective tenants eager to secure their ideal accommodation. The application allows landlords to rest assured of the quality of tenants they are […]

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June 12th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Finweek: Online offers bring transparency to rental property market

By Glenneis Kriel, Article Originally Published on Finweek, June 4th, 2018.   As a young adult, Ben Shaw often struggled to find appropriate rental accommodation. He also had recollections of friends’ frustrations in finding credible tenants.   “HouseME fills gaps in the market; it creates a solution to a very real problem,” says Shaw, CEO and […]

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June 4th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME on Cape Talk

  Listen to HouseME’s CEO, Ben Shaw, talk on Nedbank’s Business Accelerator programme about what we’re doing for landlords and tenants across South Africa.

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May 14th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Property

SA Startup Lets You Bid For Your Dream Home

BY Nayantara Jha, Originally Published On Weetracker. MARCH 7, 2018.   The age-old relation between landlord and tenant has been an area of particular interest. They can’t live with each other, and they can’t live without each other! In earlier days, renting took place on a local level through references and in much lower volumes. However, […]

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March 7th, 2018 by HouseME Writer
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Property

10 start-ups expected to disrupt South Africa’s business landscape

Originally Published on Businesstech, 17 April 2018   Legal firm Webber Wentzel has announced a selection of 10 start-up businesses that will join its Ignite legal incubation programme.   Launched at the end of 2017, successful applicants receive tailored legal services, together with mentoring and training support, as well as targeted networking and profile-raising opportunities from the […]

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November 12th, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME on Radio 702: The Midday Report [Audio]

  HouseME Housing rental app allows tenants to bid what they’re willing to pay.   In this audio 702 spoke with HouseME CEO Ben Shaw, about the online portal designed to disrupt the rental property market.   Full Article available on 702’s website here: HouseME property bid platform bridging gap between tenants and landlords

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August 1st, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME goes nationwide with phenomenal growth

By TOM JACKSON,  Originally Published on Disrupt Africa, July 28, 2017.   South African digital rental management platform HouseME is seeing 30 per cent month-on-month growth as it expands from the Western Cape to other parts of the country.   Formed in 2015 and available to the public by the end of last year, HouseME connects prospective tenants […]

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July 28th, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME launches digital platform in Gauteng

By Media Update, Originally Published 25 July, 2017.   HouseME launched its digital property management platform, first launched in the Western Cape in September 2016, to residential property owners in Gauteng. It also introduced three property management packages where landlords can take advantage of rental management services in an on-demand pricing model, only paying for […]

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July 25th, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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HouseME leads industry shake-up

BizCommunity gets the lowdown on how a startup company dared go up against the traditional giants of industry, and come out on top. Originally Published, 24 APR 2017    Faced with the current economic instability in South Africa, SA’s property landlords are considering how they can maintain the earning potential of their assets. Cognisant of […]

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April 27th, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME Featured on Entrepreneur’s Corner [Audio]

  HouseME founder Ben Shaw is interviewed about Press and the disruption caused by HouseME in the rental property market.   Originally Published on 702’s Entrepreneur’s Corner here: Entrepreneurs Corner: HouseME property bid platform bridging gap between tenants and landlords

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April 26th, 2017 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME brings tenant bidding to personal finance

By IOL Property, 26 November 2016.   Revolutionary concept and growing adoption — HouseME allows tenants to bid on fair rental as the Cape Town startup brings world-class technology in South Africa.   Prospective tenants can now secure accommodation by submitting bids on their smartphones. And if they sign a lease, they will have to […]

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November 26th, 2016 by HouseME Writer
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Tenants

Have you tried The New Way To Rent?

By Your Neighbourhood, 10 Novmeber, 2016.   HouseME launches as SA’s first online bidding and tenant screening app for home rentals   HouseME, a new mobile application and web portal, is the first to launch in South Africa with an online auction mechanism where landlords receive bids on their rental properties from prospective tenants eager […]

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November 10th, 2016 by HouseME Writer
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Property

HouseME changes the SA rental market

By Graham van der Made: Ventureburn Editor on 12 October, 2016   HouseME brings fundamental change to the staid, archaic residential rental market of South Africa.   Real estate startup, HouseME wants to change the way property rentals are handled for landlords and prospective tenants in SA. The company has launched an app which it hopes will solve gaps in […]

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October 12th, 2016 by HouseME Writer