Category Archives: News and events in Kenya real estate sector

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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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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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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Look to the future when buying your Home

With today’s interest rates at near record lows, many people are recognizing that a mortgage payment on a house can actually be comparable to what they would spend on renting an apartment or home.  Perhaps you’re one of them and … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Owning Your Own Home

Immediate surroundings Control You can change things and decorate to your tastes, and not be limited by the standards of a landlord. You do not have to seek someone else’s approval if you decide to remodel or alter the landscaping. … Continue reading

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Duties of a Property Manager

A property manager is a person or firm charged with operating a real estate property for a fee, when the owner is unable to personally attend to such details, or is not interested in doing so. The property may be … Continue reading

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Things to Consider when Designing Your Own House

When designing your own home, you should bear in mind that you are the person who is intended to live in there, you should not design to please the people who will live there after you. If you don’t plan … Continue reading

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