Whether you are a homeowner, investor or tenant, HomeTimes will provide you with unbiased and independent knowledge, advice and guidance on all facets of your home.

HomeTimes is led by experienced property editors and draws on the contributions of recognised experts in all areas that affect the home and the lives of those who live in it.

From owning, letting and financing, to insuring, securing and beautifying your home, HomeTimes provides in-depth, independent, original and honest information to its readers as well as to the residential industry at large.

HomeTimes recognises the importance of social media in spreading this much needed guidance, especially to the millennial generation which is entering the housing market for the first time as tenants and owners.

HomeTimes continues to build a community of people and businesses involved and invested in residential property through its Facebook community. And it seems to have worked: in just 18 months HomeTimes’ Facebook community surpassed Property24 and Private Property to become South African Facebook’s LARGEST residential property educator. It is you, our community, who we hope will share this invaluable content with your friends.

HomeTimes is a free service to the public and is independent of its advertisers. 

David A SteynbergAbout David A Steynberg

David A Steynberg, director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines.

He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Contact information:

David A Steynberg: david@hometimes.co.za

About Mariette SteynbergMariette Steynberg HT

Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart.

Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

In 2017, Mariette walked away with a Special Recognition Award by the South African Property Owners Association for her feature on how the “No pets allowed” policy in many sectional title schemes is contributing to the filling up of our animal shelters.

Contact information:

Mariette Steynberg: mariette@hometimes.co.za

About Lea JacobsLea-Jacobs

Lea is a freelance property writer whose articles appear in a number of publications, both print and online. While it may not be entirely accurate to say she is ‘passionate’ about property, she has a deep interest in the industry and keeps a close eye on the latest news and trends, both locally and internationally. Not afraid to tackle hard-core issues in her articles, she also enjoys taking a lighter look at life from a property perspective.

Contact information:

Lea Jacobs: propjourno@gmail.com