Factors to consider before you buy that land you’re eyeing

Like most Kenyans, Millicent Kaari dreamt of owning her own home, so when the opportunity to buy a piece of land presented itself in 2006, she snapped it up. She bought a piece of land in Ruai, off Kangundo Road, for Sh60,000, viewing it as a first step towards saying goodbye to landlords and their…

Finding your niche in real estate sector

Investing right in the property business is a skill that takes time to learn but which, if mastered, can guarantee you a comfortable life because you will be able to successfully manipulate your assets to get maximum profits. However, a common problem many first-timers have is deciding on the type of real estate they should…

Sprucing up your property for sale

Whether it is the house you have lived in for two decades or the parcel of land that is currently a coffee plantation, the road to selling your property can be long and dreary. At times what you initially thought would sell like hot cakes fails to attract buyers, forcing you to sell your property…

Ten tips to get you started on real estate investment

Earth is the best investment on earth.” That is a statement by Mr Gilbert Kibire, the CEO of Icon Valuers Ltd, a real estate firm based in Nairobi, a statement echoed by his colleague, Mr Martin Cheboror. “Land is the only asset you can invest in, where its value will almost always appreciate,” Mr Kibire…

Nairobi’s rental values set to rise from 2015 slowdown

PROPERTY prices in Nairobi are set to start rising again this year after posting a near-flat growth last year as the high-end apartments left vacant by largely oil industry expatriates get reabsorbed into the market. Knight Frank, the globally-renown property consultancy, says Nairobi was mainly hit hard by decline in global crude prices that resulted…

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