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Housing Boom Lifts Kenya to League of Mid Income Nations

The real estate sector in Kenya has over the past few years expanded to become the fourth biggest contributor to the country’s wealth. This is according to a review of national data that is expected to propel the East Africa’s biggest economy to middle-income status shows. The national accounts shows that real estate has become one of the biggest contributor to the countrys gross domestic product ( GDP) which has more than doubled to 10.6% from 4.9%.

Demands for Godowns High in Nairobi and Mombasa

Godowns is gradually taking its share in the Kenyan real estate market commonly used as a warehouse, store room, stock room, production, manufacturing among other usage. Nairobi environs as well as the port of Mombasa has recorded the highest demand ever in space for go-downs and warehouses.The ideal construction space, buy out and rental godown spaces has increased in demand with many developers embarking on exploring the opportunities that comes with the demand. Godowns are cost effective in construction and offer a good return of investment. The investment is lucrative since it provides a bigger space for industrial activities ...

The Cost Benefits of Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments are becoming popular in the Kenyan real estate market and in the business world at large. Leisure travelers and guests are catching on to the advantages of short-term serviced accommodation too. For many years, hotels and lodges has been seen as the only option for the short stays but currently serviced and furnished apartments has provided an alternative. Furnished and Serviced apartments have provided a solution for expat families needing temporary accommodation.

Purchasing your own home in Kenya

A home is a shelter and a sanctuary and one of the few places where you can put a personal stamp on your surroundings. Too often, especially with newcomers, people are left scratching their heads for inspiration on how to best decorate their apartment. Or, living in the same place for a while leaves you bored with your surroundings.

Buying a Home With a View

Homes with a pleasant view of the horizon often sell at a premium above similar homes without the view. However, if a view is important to you, buy it mostly for your own pleasure and not as an investment. Though you may place a considerable dollar value on the view, future buyers may not be so like-minded. It may take you longer to find a buyer when it comes time to resell the house. Or you may end up dropping your price to more nearly match other sales prices in the neighborhood.