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Here’s how to build a house in six months

For a long time the country’s construction sector has  been stuck to the brick-and-mortar method of building, but the acute housing shortage, coupled with the rising cost of construction, is… Read more »

Developer targets low-end market with Sh2.5bn Mlolongo housing project

Real-estate developer Diamond Property Merchants is putting up Sh2.5 billion low-cost residential units in Mlolongo. The project, which is mostly financed by five banks including Family Bank and comprises two-bedroom… Read more »

Kenya Landlords scramble to comply with KRA’s tax amnesty

The number of real estate and rental tax income evaders looking to seize the opportunity to be pardoned during the amnesty period is on the rise. They are eager to… Read more »

US prefab maker partners with K-Rep group and Housing Finance to build affordable homes

Kenya New low-cost housing initiative Home kit maker, International Green Structures Kenya Limited (IGS Kenya) and K-Rep Development Agency have announced a partnership to provide finance for construction of affordable… Read more »

How to acquire and multiply property in Kenya

One important thing people need to understand is that the property market is always appreciating. INVESTING IN PROPERTY now should be on top of the list for any young person…. Read more »

How groups of coffee farmers in Kenya overcame cartel

There is no reason on earth — other than to protect a cartel of profiteers — for the Coffee Directorate to deny small farmers and their cooperatives licences to mill,… Read more »

How Nairobi home owners are minting money with Airbnb listings

On paper, Ms Emily Johnson is among thousands of freelance journalists who get paid for a story filed. She has no salary, benefits, job security or other benefits. But the… Read more »

Unilever East Africa eyes Tatu City land in Sh17bn plan

Consumer goods manufacturer Unilever East Africa is set to acquire a 70-acre piece of land in Kiambu’s Tatu City, setting the stage for its Sh17 billion expansion plans. The producer… Read more »

Mortgage market will not grow if interest rates remain high

The uptake of mortgage is unlikely to rise in the country in the near future if the high interest rates persist. The country’s benchmark interest rate currently stands at 10… Read more »

Relief for mortgage holders as NHC decides against hike

Mortgage holders with the National Housing Corporation will sigh with relief after the State agency announced on Wednesday it would maintain its 13 per cent interest rate despite the prevailing… Read more »

From grass to grace, how Kamuthi Housing Co-operative Society recovered

It started like any other farmers co-operative society with just 152 members who worked as casual labourers in a farm located in Githurai and Kamiti in Kiambu County with aim… Read more »

Ex teacher makes millions from fish leather

Newton Owino has set up a Sh9 million factory to turn fish waste into green products and records a Sh13.4 million turn over When Newton Owino was growing up the… Read more »

Nairobi luxury home prices second fastest growing in Africa

Prices of prime residential properties in Nairobi recorded the second fastest growth in Africa amidst harsh economic conditions and widely reported corruption. The Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index for… Read more »

Looking for house in Makongeni? Let’s have sex first!

If you are moving houses to Nairobi’s Makongeni estate, then brace yourself for tough conditions. Besides being duped into paying for non-existent houses, those hunting for houses, particularly women, are… Read more »

Diaspora’s joy as Reit money plans unveiled

The launch of the first Real Estate Investment Trusts has come as a reprieve to Kenyans abroad who have, for years, been swindled. Diaspora Services Ltd, a firm that promotes… Read more »