Namibia's own property & home magazine
Since 2006 HouseFinder magazine has gone through some variations and changes and subsequently rebranded itself. The magazine has grown exponentially in this period, with its glamorous face presenting a sophisticated feel. 100% Namibian in content, the magazine now includes the following sections: Windhoek- and Coastal Properties, DIY & Recipes, Garden & Pool tips, Market Reviews, Shop Windows as well as Classifieds, offering a complete package for the home owner in Namibia.
is a practical guide that makes life easier for those wanting to buy or rent a home, build or make alterations, or even try their hand at gardening and decorating.
is a focused advertising medium for real estate agents, developers as well as companies with property-related products and services. Everything needed in and around the house, garden, garage and swimming pool will appeal to our readers. With the Shop Windows and Classifieds companies and individuals have the option to advertise.
With four of the 11 issues HouseFinder
Magazine brings you focused bumper issues during the year (The bumper issues are printed on high gloss paper and is perfect bound):
- March Easter edition
- June Winter/Home edition. THEME: Biophilia
- September Spring/Garden edition. THEME: Sustainability
- December Summer/Holiday edition. THEME: Living Coral, Pantone colour of the Year 2019
LOOK AND FEEL
is printed on the highest quality gloss paper to ensure the longest shelf life. The design/layout is done professionally and the glamorous look makes it one of Namibia’s top quality reads.
DISTRIBUTION AND PRINT
Available to the public free of charge, in wooden HouseFinder
Print run: 6 000 per month, 11 months per year.
Distribution is done at least 3 times during each month in more than 100 targeted outlets in Windhoek and the Coast, including (but not limited
to) architectural firms, restaurants, coffee shops, nurseries, retail outlets, selected consulting rooms, financial institutions and real-estate
After a market survey done in 2008 the following was observed:
The readers of HouseFinder
consist of 40% male and 60% female;
has a diverse age group and the majority is 30+;
The average HouseFinder
reader is either a person interested in buying, renting or selling their property or the home owner with a vision to design or create a better lifestyle and wanting to stay up to speed with the market, ideas and trends.
There is also the individual sitting/waiting in the coffee shop accidently stumbling on a magazine;
Our readers’ diverse income ranges from N$8 000 to N$100 000 pm;
Our readers’ LSM (living standard measurement) is 6 to 10.
55% of readers read the whole magazine.
55% of readers collect HouseFinder at retail stores.
More than 40% of readers enquired about a property or recommended a property seen in HouseFinder.
HOUSE FINDER ONLINE
Ezine: On the website, for easy reference.
The ezine enables people outside of the distribution areas to read the magazine.
In addition, the Ezine is hosted on issuu.com since 2018.
Facebook: The company invests extra capital into the Facebook page to make it more reachable.
Website: The first HouseFinder website was launched on 7 February 2007.
In August 2014 a new searchable database for agents as well as companies was added - the property finder.
The live website was launched on 1 September 2019, depicting the new logo and upmarket property search option.Website Statistics
- 2007 - 63 400 visitors
- 2008 - 49 866 visitors
- 2009 - 163 373 visitors
- 2010 - 173 099 visitors
- 2011 - 158 834 visitors
- Creative advertisements
- Quality distribution
- Effective results
- Exceptional customer service