Real Estate

What Covid-19 means for real estate sector in Kenya

Covid-19 came just when the real estate sector was beginning picking up after a 2-year slump. It has brought with it a change in a lot of dynamics of how people conduct businesses. The coronavirus has brought with it many changes, and every other day could alter our outlook. Many businesses are now transacting online as people turn to the internet for their purchases. What does Covid-19 mean for the...

Investment opportunities in Mombasa

7 ways to invest in Real Estate in Mombasa

Investors and real estate developers are going down to Mombasa and its environs to buy and construct houses. This has sparked the development of homes targeted at the middle-class. One reason investors are showing interest in Mombasa could be the lower cost of land, compared to Nairobi prices in comparative neighborhoods. Another explanation is the availability of raw construction...

Questions to Ask Before Renting a Home or Apartment

When you are considering a place to rent, it is wonderful to get an ideal space that you can turn an apartment for rent to a home in the medium to long term. Choosing which house or apartment to rent is an emotional decision that you should not compromise on.  You can only relax if you have found the perfect home for you. It’s a safe house for you and your family.   Here are some factors you...

How to Invest in Real Estate

So you finally decided to invest in real estate, but you are unsure how to go about it? Keep reading. While investing in real estate is both satisfying and profitable, the level of success in such ventures pegs on different factors. Such factors comprise your level of expertise, the time you will dedicate to the business and your risk tolerance levels: calculated risk tolerance attracts...

Increase bookings in vacation rentals

How to increase bookings in your vacation rental

Are you a new vacation rental owner? Or you may be an existing owner, but are not getting a steady trickle of reservations. Vacation rental business is very competitive. To stand out, you need to do more than just acquiring an apartment or house, furnishing it, uploading on one or two listings sites, and waiting for the inquiries to flood in. Here are some tips to increase your bookings and...

How to Raise a deposit for your first home

How to raise money for deposit on your first house

For many of us, owning a home would be a dream come true. It is mostly a dream because the costs of buying a house are huge, especially buying one in a "good neighbourhood".  Despite those challenges, it is very possible to get the process going and achieving your dreams of owning your own home. After you have identified the house or home you want to buy, you need to look at how to raise a deposit,...

To buy a car or land

Should I buy a piece of Land or a Car? The Urban Dwellers Enigma

The question of owning a car vs owning land is a constant problem that every urban dweller has to haggle about at some point in his/ her life. If you are having a hard time worrying over whether to buy a car that will get you to work and probably elevate your status, or whether to invest in a piece of land for future’s sake, then this article is for you. We take an in-depth look at how you can consider...

Land for Sale in Kenya

Avoid Being Conned: 9 Easy Steps to Verify Land in Kenya

In Kenya, there are three significant steps involved in purchasing land.  In the news, you hear or read about stories where some Kenyans have lost a lot to conmen and con-women in the process of acquiring land. The sad side of the story is that these Kenyans lose their hard earned money just because of ignorance regarding land transacting matter.   As you put plans to oblige your money on...

Investing in Land

Choosing between Investing in Land and Housing in Kenya

Which one is More Lucrative? As times change and priorities change in the course of time, the question of owning a real estate property is seemingly becoming harder to answer. Land has been the prime commodity in real estate investment for a long time. However, focus is slowly shifting in the real estate spectrum and Kenyans are looking into investing in housing rather than on land. This move, which is...

Home Insurance in Kenya

Home Insurance in Kenya

Have you bought a home? Or maybe you are renting one. Either way, you are may have acquired a lot of household goods over the years. All these can be lost in one fire, burglary, disaster, etc. This is what is called risk. You may not always be able to prevent an unfortunate incident, but you can control how far back you will be offset by it. Through buying a home insurance policy, you can recover...

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