Open-plan living gaining popularity in Kenya thanks to changing lifestyles

The traditional home design where the kitchen, living and dining rooms, were separate is slowly giving way to the open plan, which incorporates the three areas. “Compartmentalised rooms were traditionally… Read more »

10 tips for success in real estate

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… Read more »

Your landlord shouldn’t just raise the rent at will

After graduating from the university last year and getting a job on the outskirts of Nairobi, Judy Wangui, 24, decided it was time to be independent since she had spent… Read more »

Value of luxury homes in Nairobi dips slightly

Although the value of luxury homes in Nairobi has risen by 40 per cent in the last five years as wealthy individuals invested more in real estate, a report by… Read more »

Six killed, 43 injured after 13-storey building collapses in Kisii Town

Six people were killed after a 10-story residential building that was under construction collapsed in Kisii town on Thursday morning. Two were killed when the incident occurred at about 11am… Read more »

MARSABIT Once sleepy is now easily accessible and crying for real estate investors

Marsabit County, once shunned by investors because of constant inter-ethnic conflicts and insecurity, is quickly becoming the economic hub. With the construction of the Merille-Marsabit-Moyale Road almost complete, there is… Read more »

Centum plans to construct exclusive digital city in Kilifi County, Kenya

A planned state-of-the-art digital city is set to transform Kilifi county. Centum Investment Limited, which is behind the project in Vipingo area, will use part of the 10,000 acres land… Read more »

Massive developments fuel Meru’s growth

Just ten years ago, Meru Town was characterised by shacks serving as shops, nondescript stone buildings that acted as offices, and dusty streets. In the 1990s, there were only five… Read more »

Bypass opens up large parts of Embakasi

The Eastern Bypass has eased communication between Nairobi and Thika and has led to the growth of areas that were once considered remote. With more and more people moving to… Read more »

Kiambu County in zoning plan to protect agriculture

Lack of policies to control change of land use approvals has seen massive real estate developments, to the detriment of coffee cultivation The Kiambu County Government has embarked on a… Read more »

How to tell if a land deal is real in kenya

Like most Kenyans, Gladys Macharia, a secondary school teacher in Kiambu County, wanted to own a home where she could enjoy her retirement.  And she believed buying a parcel of… Read more »

It is time to get innovative

On the face of it, the recent rates cap legislation is good news for borrowers because reduced interest rates will result in lower repayment instalments for loans. The good news… Read more »

Cashing in on interlocking blocks technology in Kenya

Nassim Kassim and Joseph Ngotho picked the Interlocking Blocks system from Dubai    What is Interlocking Block technology all about? The technology, which we borrowed from Dubai, involves specialised blocks developed on site… Read more »

What’s behind the allure of Upper Hill

The scramble for space in Upper Hill is likely to continue as Nairobi becomes increasingly attractive to foreign investors. This has increased demand for office space and social amenities. The… Read more »

At home in a luxury container

Well-designed shoebox living spaces are a growing trend globally. In Kenya, developers and architects are turning containers into small luxury residences, which can be repurposed into magical pool houses, offices… Read more »