Constructing? Team up with qualified partners

Every few months, we read about a building that has collapsed, leading to death and injury. When building inspectors are called to the scene, the verdict is almost always the same – the constructor had not complied with the standard…

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Westlands has best rates for property investors

Westlands has the highest real estate returns in Nairobi while Kasarani has the lowest, a new report indicates. The Cytonn Investments’ Business and Market Outlook report launched on Monday projects the country’s real estate sector will grow at a robust…

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Factors that will drive property sector in 2016

As per the latest data released by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the real estate sector’s year-on-year growth as at end of third quarter 2015 was 5.4 per cent and with the overall sector contribution to Gross Domestic Product remaining…

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How to: Include property in your retirement plans

Are you planning your retirement nest egg? If so, investing in property can be a profitable strategy. Discover how you can include property in your retirement plans, and what things to consider before you buy. Many investors are looking to property to…

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Pros & cons: Investing in commercial property

Thinking of investing in commercial property? Read this first. Like many hot button issues in real estate investing, the debate on whether it’s better to invest in residential over commercial continues to divide investors. Proponents of investing in residential say…

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Insurers to benefit from growth of construction sector

EXPANSION of the construction sector in Kenya will uplift the insurance industry which is expected to benefit from higher demand for property insurance. This is according to a report by a global online data analysis and advisory services firm Timetric….

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Real estate is where wealth will grow in 2016, says firm in report

Real estate is the best investment option this year even though politics will play a major role in determining returns from other key sectors. Cytonn Investments 2016 Outlook Report released in Nairobi on Monday says local and foreign investors will…

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Kenya Real Estate: Buying – Selling Laws & Procedures

A process that should be straightforward as it is guided by comprehensive property and land laws, buying and selling real estate in Kenya is far from straightforward, however. Instead, buyers have to deal with slow documentation processes that are marred…

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5 tips for first time property investors

1. Read up Books and magazines are also a good way to educate and familiarise yourself with property investment. They contain articles and features on investment basics, tips and advice from industry professionals and property investors and they often contain…

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