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New proptech startup reOS aims to disrupt professional rental management

In line with global trends, the number of South African renters is likely to spike over the next decade, and with this the workload of residential rental management professionals...

17 Sep 2020

How digital tech is transforming the commercial real estate sector

From work-from-home policies to virtual events and scaling of IT support infrastructure, digital transformation within companies is taking place at every level due to Covid-19...

4 Sep 2020

New proptech startup Averly takes rental applications online

Zabeth Venter and her team at Averly, a new South African startup aimed at positively impacting the rental space, was just about ready to launch when the national lockdown was announced...

25 Aug 2020

Despite rising use of tech during lockdown, property sees minimal disruption

The estate agent versus proptech disruption debate was recently explored during a Let's Talk Property webinar hosted by Real Estate Investor and eLan Property Group...

24 Aug 2020

South Africa's first eco home loan

One of the key residential market trends in South Africa has been the move away from freehold homes into estate or complex living, largely because they offer increased security, and a sense of community...

By Kerry Dimmer, Issued by Private Property South Africa 21 Aug 2020

Why next-level trust fund separation is vital in rental property management

No estate agent or property manager needs to be reminded of the legal specification that trust funds must be held separate from business funds. The reason for it is well known too...

By Jan Davel 29 Jul 2020

The new architectural frontier: buildings and their microbiomes

As we grow to better understand the microorganisms in built environments - and what dynamics support their survival - we will be able to design and engineer buildings for better health...

By Jako Nice 15 Jun 2020

Bidstream notes increased usage by estate agents during lockdown

Having launched in February this year, Bidstream has four auctions under its belt, with a collective 31 properties going under the hammer...

22 May 2020

Only 37% of residential tenants can afford to pay rent in full - survey

According to the inaugural FlowFindings Rental Survey, only 37% of South African tenants can currently afford to pay their rent in full, while 22% cannot pay their rent at all...

21 May 2020

5 predictions for the future of residential property rental

The global upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has seen a spike in the adoption of technology by the mass market...

By Gil Sperling 14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: DigsConnect evolves during lockdown

DigsConnect is a seasonal business, with the busy period being between September and February. However, the student accommodation platform has taken the lockdown period to evolve their product offering...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 May 2020

Proptech is disrupting the property industry - here's why it's a good thing

While it's too soon to make accurate predictions on what the impact of the national lockdown and the global Covid-19 pandemic will have on the property market, it is sure to disrupt the industry...

By Carl Coetzee 22 Apr 2020

Up to 35% engagement increase for property sector online during lockdown

The practice of physical distancing is not an easy feat for an industry that mainly relies on personal engagement...

20 Apr 2020

Flow adds behavioural search functionality to proptech platform

A year since launch, with over 80,000 users, Flow has made some unique additions to the proptech platform...

By Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2020

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