Category Archives: Home Ownership in Kenya

Make The Move, Now!

If you’re considering buying a home, the time is now given outside factors. But is it a good time for you? Do you have the savings for a down payment? Do you have an emergency fund that can cover any … Continue reading

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Nairobi attracts bulk of foreign real estate cash.

Nairobi leads a list of 10 African cities in attracting foreign cash inflows especially in the real estate development. The just released study by real estate firm, JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), says that Nairobi is favoured as the gateway to … Continue reading

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Regulatory gaps to blame for buildings collapse – NCA

THE National Construction Authority, the agency charged with regulation and coordination of the construction sector, has blamed the rampant collapse of buildings on little coordination among regulatory bodies overseeing different segments of the sector. Executive director Daniel Manduku said there … Continue reading

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Real estate prices remain static.

House prices within the last three months have remained constant, according to a survey that was released recently by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA). The Housing Price Index form KBA indicates that there was only an increase of 0.2 per … Continue reading

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Developers told to allocate space for landscaping.

DEVELOPERS have been urged to allocate enough space for trees and flowers during construction to make real estate projects more appealing.According to the Chinese contractor of Jacaranda Gardens Estate along Thika Road – Sichuan International Corporation – many developers are … Continue reading

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Oversupply, insecurity drives down luxury home prices by 1pc.

Oversupply of houses, insecurity and the reintroduction of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has driven luxury house prices in Nairobi down by 1 per cent in the first three months of 2015.According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index, developers … Continue reading

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Price of land in Loresho jumps as upmarket cools off

Plots at Ridgeways and Loresho areas have appreciated as other city suburbs showed signs of calming off. The Nairobi Land Index by Hass Consult and Stanlib Investments display between March 2013 and March 2014 the average price of land in … Continue reading

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Principles that counties should follow in planning for land

As part of devolution, and a requirement of the Constitution, all counties are expected to flair 10-year Integrated County Development Plans. These plans are released on their respective visions, centered on the dreams they have hitherto yearned for but never … Continue reading

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Land grabbing is a disease, but it’s treatable if you detect it early

The recent #OccupyPlayground saga, where an unknown/unnamed/unidentified /mysterious land grabber drew the wrath of Lang’ata Road Primary School child-activists has drawn attention to the impunity of land grabbing cartels. The tragic episode that saw the young activists teargassed, was a … Continue reading

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How the highs and lows of real estate in 2014 shaped sector

Stakeholders in the real estate industry agree on one thing; that the year 2014 has been quite fruitful for the industry. The market is yet to mature, the spring is yet to really dominate its steps, but its future looks … Continue reading

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