How Mortgages Are Affecting Buying Real Estate

According to a survey conducted by the Central Bank of Kenya and the World Bank, more than 80% of buyers financed their home purchase, with an annual average growth of 34%. If you fall into this category, keep reading as we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of paying for your home with a mortgage. It’s […]

5 awesome Things to do in Westlands

For most people, their first impression of Nairobi is that it is way too hectic, huge, and intimidating. There is this chap I know who spent quite some time living in Livingstone in Zambia, then moved to Arusha in Tanzania, which is a relatively quiet town. So when he arrived in Nairobi, he was like […]

Rental Scams: How to Identify and Avoid Them

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Today, online fraudsters have devised ways to make fraudulent rental listings appear completely real such that even the most cautious person can fall prey and get scammed. Hence, while the internet provides broad, unrestrained access to rental listings, you must remain alert to identify legitimate rentals from fake ones. We have listed popular rental scams […]

Relocate or Remodel: Which should you opt for?

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If you have lived in a place for a while, the chances are that at some point, you would find yourself contemplating whether to relocate to a new home or give your current home a new look and feel by remodelling.   Needs change as families evolve. As you welcome more kids, acquire more properties […]

Buying Real Estate Now or Later: Is there a Right Time?

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.  – Chinese Proverb   There’s no perfect time or age to purchase a home. Before deciding to invest in a new home, it is smart to evaluate your present position in life and whether you are ready to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Property Management

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Suppose you decide to purchase real estate to rent it out and generate passive income, then you need proper guidance to make the most of your investment. If you don’t have the time or capacity to manage your rental property yourself, then consider outsourcing this task to a property manager. In either case, you need […]

Making the Most of a Luxury Home Purchase

The demand for luxury homes in Africa is slowly gathering pace as high net worth investors now seek to maximize the apparent potential in luxurious real estate investment. This, coupled with the desire to live in safe, upscale, and modern neighborhoods, has made the idea of luxurious home purchase quite enticing. Numerous features are present […]

How Kenya Real Estate Realities Are Shaping Investment Efforts

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With the Kenyan real estate market previously experiencing a slow surge, recent discoveries have shown a massive growth pattern in the industry. This is highlighted by the sector’s increased contribution to the nation’s GDP, which rose from 10.5% in 2000 to 12.6% in 2012 and 13.8% in 2016. Several trends, including increased urbanization and population […]

8 Popular Pitfalls to Avoid as a New Homebuyer

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The idea of buying a new home may seem exciting, especially if it is your first home. However, homebuying is a delicate process, and if you are not properly prepared, you may end up making a poor purchasing decision. As you prepare to embark on your homebuying journey, here are some common mistakes you must […]

Renting Out a Property: Tips For New Home Landlords

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Owning an investment property is a huge achievement. However, while the idea of renting out your property as a new landlord can be both exciting and daunting, you need to set yourself properly to guarantee great returns on your investment. Suppose you are new to the property rental scene. In that case, there are several […]