Residential rental price crash continues

After inflation, the picture looks particularly dire. Rental price growth hit a fresh all-time low for the second consecutive quarter in Q3, according to the PayProp Rental Index. Growth between July and September measured just 1.5% year on year, compared to 1.6% in Q2 – the lowest since the index was launched in 2012. It […]

The unchanged repo rate – property industry responds

The Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to hold the repo rate steady yet again, at 3.5%, should be seen as a reminder from the South African Reserve Bank to make the most of the favourable lending rate while it is in single digits. However, Samuel Seff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, says the decision by […]

Secrets to successful property investment

Once again, diversity is key. With the interest rate at an all-time low and the market geared to favour buyers, now is a great time to consider building on your property portfolio. Property is simply an investment vehicle where the growth is determined by the investor’s commitment, patience and expectations.  Patience is key when it […]

Jan De Villiers continues his Flat Fee Homes story

Jan De Villiers continues his Flat Fee Homes story

Jan De Villiers, CEO and Founder, continues his Flat Fee Homes story…. Flat Fee Homes became a real estate reality. The process started unfolding carefully. Now to combine the proposed flat fee with a superior service model. In late April 2018 I floated my idea with an old friend, a management consultant with many years of cross-industry […]

Flat Fee Homes, how it all started…

Flat Fee Homes, how it all started...

Jan De Villiers, CEO and Founder of real estate business, Flat Fee Homes I have been in the real estate business for over 14 years. During this time, I gained extensive experience in the industry. It progressively started to bother me that commissions being charged by the industry were not justified. Yes, there were times when […]