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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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