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LAND BUYING CHECKLIST-TAXES, ZONING, LOCATION

After doing due diligence to make sure the land satisfies all your needs and it is clean. You move to the next considerations of buying land. Zoning Zoning is a system of land use regulation in various municipalities which in practice designates permitted and “extent of uses” of land based on mapped zones which separate […]

CLEARING LAND

Clearing land has many benefits to the owner and land is cleared for different purposes like building a home, planting or grazing. Despite the reason, clearing land can look like a tedious job but with the right tools, plan and budget it becomes an easy task. Getting the Right ToolsThere are many tools that can […]

HOW TO SELL YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

Like any investment, there comes a time when it makes sense to sell a rental property. Perhaps your portfolio is too heavily invested in real estate and you need to rebalance your asset allocation to diversify your portfolio risk. Or maybe one of your rentals isn’t delivering the returns you’d hoped for. Or it could be a […]

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

Most rental property investors choose to hire a professional rental property management company. This makes their rental properties passive income, as they are not actively managing their investments. But if you want to take control of your rental property and manage it yourself as an active income enterprise, there are some things you need to keep in […]

IS BUYING A HOUSE WITH A FRIEND/RELATIVE A GOOD IDEA??

When you know what you’re doing and follow a proven strategy, investing in real estate offers an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth and set yourself up for a comfortable financial future. The problem is that most forms of real estate investing require a substantial amount of money. And this often makes it very difficult […]

HOW GRAFT MIGHT BE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE

According to a report by investment firm  last year titled Urban Land Rises as Kenya’s Gold Standard, land prices had increased by 535 per cent in Nairobi since 2007. In April this year, the firm released another report saying that land prices were most expensive in Upper Hill, where an acre was going  for an average […]

REAL ESTATE SECTOR TAXES POST MIXED PERFOMANCE

The Kenya Revenue Authority posted mixed fortunes in tax collections from the real estate sector in the first four months of this financial year from July. It surpassed the Sh150 million target in land rent by 34.67 per cent or Sh52 million for the period through October, the latest statistics shows, raking in Sh202 million. […]

REAL ESTATE’S A JOB, NOT A HOBBY

Mr Dennis Wanjala’s job as an investment manager typically requires him to sit down with his clients and discuss possible avenues through which they can invest their money. He says that in the recent past, most of his clients have been keen on putting their money in real estate rather than in other enterprises such […]

TO GO GREEN WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE MERITS

Despite repeated appeals to developers encouraging them to put up green buildings, experts are worried that only a handful seem to be heeding this call. During th­e 2016 Annual Green Building Conference held at the Strathmore Business School in August this year, many developers lamented about several issues that make construction tougher for those who […]

HOUSE PRICE UP AS APARTMENT SALES ACCOUNT FOR 60pc

House prices rose by 2.2 per cent in the three months to September with apartment sales the key driver, a survey by Kenya Bankers Association shows. Apartments accounted for nearly three-fifth of the sales during the quarter, at 58.5 per cent, which was attributed to demand by the rising middle class in the country. Maisonettes […]

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS THE AGM

Many people don’t know the importance of attending, Annual General Meetings, below are reasons why you should never miss the AGMAn annual general meeting (AGM) is a meeting of the general membership of an organization. An organization may conduct its business at the annual general meeting. The business may include electing a board of directors, […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

Compared with other types of investments, real estate investing involves a relatively favorable risk/reward profile, with relatively low liquidity (ease of entry and exit). Let’s see some of the most important factors to consider when investing in real estate. Location of the Property Why is it important? The age old punch line “Location, Location, Location” still rules and remains the most […]

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