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Top Five Things To Think About Before You Buy

Jan 20th, 2017

Buying a home is generally an exciting adventure – the thrill of finding a home that you and your family can enjoy, where you will raise your children, make friends – all the good things that home ownership. But there are several things that you should consider before setting down your hard earned money on a home purchase.

How To Retire Early Investing In Apartment Buildings

Jan 13th, 2017

We all work hard at our J.O.B., don’t we? We work hard each day and hope to retire when we’re 60, that’s the Kenyan dream, right? Many of us are looking for something better, maybe a scenario where we can retire earlier or perhaps enter a state of semi-retirement. The answer: investing in apartment buildings.

Imagine working really hard to find a good building at a fair price, putting the financing together, and hiring a property manager to run the whole thing. Was that a lot of work? Of course. But don’t you work hard anyway?  Here’s the difference....

10 Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

Dec 13th, 2016

Real estate has long been regarded as a sound investment. Wholesaling and property management of commercial and residential property are just a few of the ways investors can profit from real estate, but it takes a little savvy to become successful in this competitive arena. While certain universities do offer coursework and programs that specifically benefit real estate investors, a degree is not necessarily a prerequisite to profitable real estate investing. Whether an investor has a degree or not, there are certain characteristics that top real estate investors commonly possess.

6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Apartments

Dec 07th, 2016

Since success of an apartment investment is based on its current and future income stream, you must avoid the 6 biggest and most costly mistakes when buying a real estae apartment investment (and other types of investment property) that dramatically impacts the income of an investment.

Why No Real Estate Investor Can Live Without an Assistant

Dec 07th, 2016

Having an assistant is one of the best investments you’ll make as a real estate entrepreneur. Like all parts of your business (and yes, buying, leasing, and selling houses is a business), they require an investment of your money and also your time. You’ll need to invest a little money in order to hire, train, and compensate them for their services. And, you’ll need to invest some time to help them get the job done right — more in the beginning and much less as time goes on.

Role of property management in real estate growth

Oct 24th, 2016

In the past decade the skylines of Kenya’s cities and towns have been filled with magnificent skyscrapers.

They are statements of purpose, commercial success and faith in the future. Every day we see new ones and that counts for something in the form of income generation and employment for more than 70 per cent unemployed youth. What is not so visible is the upkeep of these structures over the short and long term. Property management is meant to capture both the value of the structure in terms of longevity of its technical life, as well as a reliable regular revenue stream.

4 Reasons You Should Consider A 15-Year Mortgage Right Now

Oct 06th, 2016

 

Pop quiz: Would you like to make half as many mortgage payments and owe thousands less in interest over the life of a loan, all while paying a lower interest rate? If you answered “yes” to any part of that question, 15-year mortgages are worth considering. We agree! A 15-year mortgage can make good sense for your situation — and they’re more affordable than ever. If you’re looking at real estate anywhere from Upper Hill, CBD, to homes for sale in , any Nairobi suburb, here’s why you should consider this type of mortgage with a shorter payment term.

Brexit’s effects on Kenya's property market

Sep 20th, 2016

 

On June 23, 2016, the history of Europe, and the world, changed drastically, marking the beginning of a new era following the UK referendum, which saw the country’s citizens vote to withdraw from the European Union (EU). Their decision will see the creation a whole new economic environment, not just for the UK, but for the Eurozone as well as other markets around the world.

10 Tips For Investing In Commercial Real Estate

Sep 16th, 2016

Most real estate investors get started buying single-family houses, probably because it's what we're the most familiar with. But whether you're going straight to the big time or are ready to advance from houses to larger (and more profitable) deals, here are 10 time-tested guidelines to follow that will help you have more success.

How to make a better decision about the home you're considering buying

Sep 10th, 2016

When you’re home hunting, information is power. The more you know before you make an offer, the better. Usually when two homes are equally appealing, looking into the details can make a difference. Here’s a list of “bonus information” that most buyers overlook or forget to ask about while they’re shopping for a house: