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Buying your first home can be exciting and amazing, and scary. But knowing the common mistakes of first-time buyers will ensure you don’t make the same ones, and can help make the transition to “New Home Owner!” that much smoother. … 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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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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Nairobi County to spend Sh40bn in housing project

Nairobi County plans to allocate Sh40 billion to build 14,000 residential units in the first phase of a scheme that will see its old houses pulled down. Most of the homesteads are in the Eastland’s area and, according to County … 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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Nairobi’s hustling contractors

It is early Monday morning on Nairobi’s Moi Avenue where we meet casually dressed men in their 20s, 30s and 40s around Tembo Co-operative House and Rahimtula Trust Building. Some are standing in groups of three, five or eight, while … Continue reading

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The Growing & changing landscape of Nairobi’s Metropolis

Nearly all of the tallest buildings in Kenya are to be found in Nairobi. Except for maybe Bima towers in Mombasa no other building in Kenya can squeeze itself among the top 20 buildings in the country. Nairobi dominates in … Continue reading

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