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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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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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Why go through the Hustle?

Owning a home is a great experience for many Kenyans but it is also an extremely taxing event in your life and you need to be prepared for what lies ahead. The decision to build or buy is not an … 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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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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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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When Your Dream Home Turns into a Nightmare

Since Jane Wangui and her husband purchased  their home in Lower Kabete, Nairobi, it has been a cat-and-mouse game with the seller. For seven years, they have pursed the developer to hand over the land titles, to no avail. They … Continue reading

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