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STEPS FOR A FOREIGNER TO BUY AN APARTMENT IN KENYA

Investing in real estate can be an exciting venture, especially in a diverse and vibrant market like Kenya. With its growing economy, beautiful landscapes, and burgeoning urban centers, Kenya offers a myriad of opportunities for foreign investors loo ...

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The Impact of Kenya's EV Tax Break on Real Estate

Kenya is taking a bold leap towards sustainability by eliminating taxes for 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs). This significant policy change promises to revolutionize not only the automotive sector but also the real estate market. Here's a detailed lo ...

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MICROSOFT UNVEILS PLAN FOR A $1 BILLION INVESTMENT IN KENYA

In a groundbreaking move, Microsoft Corporation, in collaboration with G42, an Emirati artificial intelligence (AI) development company, has unveiled plans for a $1 billion investment in Kenya’s digital ecosystem. This initiative, the largest p ...

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Governor Sakaja Lifts Suspension on Building Approvals in Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has officially lifted the suspension on the approval of architectural plans and excavations for new construction sites. This suspension had been in effect since April 29, 2024, following heavy rains and subsequent floo ...

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Navigating the Real Estate Landscape: Buying vs Renting

In the realm of real estate in Kenya, the enduring debate between buying and renting continues to captivate the attention of prospective homeowners and tenants alike. With rapid urbanization, evolving economic dynamics, and shifting societal trends i ...

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3 Strategies for Real Estate Investment in Africa

In the realm of African real estate investment, Dr. Stephen Akintayo, the Chairman and founder of Gtext Holdings, emerges as a guiding light for savvy investors with a deep understanding of the continent's economic trends and growth opportunities. He ...

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NAIROBI TAKES THE SPOTLIGHT

In a recent announcement that has sent ripples of excitement throughout the travel community, Nairobi has been crowned the best city to travel to in 2024 by the esteemed travel authority, Lonely Planet. Nairobi, the only African city on the list, cla ...

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DEMYSTIFYING THE LEGAL JARGON

Demystifying the Legal Jargon Investing in Real Estate in Kenya can be a lucrative venture, but the legal complexities often deter potential buyers or sellers from diving into the market. Understanding the legal jargon and processes involved in real ...

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Rising Waters, Rising Concerns: Climate Resilience in Kenyan Real Estate

As torrential rains lash Kenya, leaving a trail of destruction and despair in their wake, the nation faces one of its most challenging periods in recent memory. The devastating floods, which have submerged homes and infrastructure, highlight the crit ...

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How Technology is Revolutionizing Property Investment in Kenya

Kenya’s real estate sector is experiencing a profound transformation, thanks to the integration of advanced technologies. Innovations in blockchain, digital platforms, and construction-phase monitoring are redefining the property investment lan ...

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Residential Real Estate Emerges as Prime Wealth Generator

In Kenya, the allure of residential real estate as an investment avenue is steadily outstripping the traditional preference for commercial properties among the affluent population. According to the 2024 Wealth Report by Knight Frank, nearly a quarter ...

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Kenya's Stock Market Success

Kenya's remarkable transformation from the world's worst-performing stock market to the best-performing within a single year is not only a testament to its economic resilience but also an indicator of opportunity for the country's real estate sector. ...

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Nairobi's Population Boom: The City That Never Sleeps

In recent years, Nairobi has undergone a remarkable transformation fuelled by a surge in population growth. According to the United Nations – World Population Prospects data, the metropolitan population of Nairobi saw a steady rise over the yea ...

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Kenya Eyes a 6% Economic Growth in 2024

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) forecasts a 6 percent growth for Kenya's economy in 2024, propelled by increased agricultural output and expansion in the services sector. CBK Deputy Governor Dr. Susan Koech revealed that the bank anticipates a growth ...

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Kenya Leads Africa's Investment Landscape

According to the latest Africa Investment Report 2023 by UK-based research firm Briter Bridges, Kenya has emerged as the top investment destination on the continent. The report reveals that investors injected over Ksh131 billion (806 million USD) int ...

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Chinese Investors Launch Property Developers Association, Declare Kenya “Our Second Home”

Chinese investors have officially inaugurated the Chinese Property Developers Association(Kenya) in Nairobi, marking a significant development in the real estate sector. This newly formed association is poised to play a pivotal role in advancing prop ...

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The Enchantment of Kenya's Thriving Real Estate Market

Kenya's real estate sector has undergone remarkable growth, outpacing industries like manufacturing, services, and agriculture. Real estate has emerged as the preferred choice for investors, surpassing once-favored investments like equities. Recent ...

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Kenyan Diaspora's Growing Impact on Real Estate Investments: A Detailed Insight

In recent years, a significant trend has emerged among Kenyans living abroad who are opting to invest in the real estate market back home. This blog explores the various factors driving this trend, shedding light on the motivations, preferred investm ...

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The Pivotal Significance of Location in Real Estate Investment

In the realm of real estate, the adage "Location is everything" holds immense truth. The significance of a property's location cannot be emphasized enough, as it fundamentally influences property value, investment potential, and overall satisfaction. ...

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Understanding the MRI Tax on Residential Rental Income in Kenya

In recent years, Kenya has witnessed significant growth in the real estate sector, with a surge in residential properties available for rental purposes. Alongside this boom, the government has introduced measures to ensure that this income is appropr ...

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UNOPS Relocating its Office for Project Services to Nairobi

The United Nations (UN) is shifting its Africa projects management unit to Nairobi, signaling its commitment to focus on achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) in African nations. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will b ...

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The Paradox of Land Pricing in Nairobi

In the real estate market of Nairobi Metropolis, an intriguing trend emerges: smaller land parcels often fetch higher prices than their larger counterparts. Some Land Indexes reveal that specific areas in Nairobi witness greater investment in th ...

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UNLOCKING PROFIT POTENTIAL

Airbnb has established itself as a transformative force in Kenya's short-term rental market, reshaping the real estate landscape from urban hubs like Nairobi to serene getaways like Watamu, and even remote destinations like Maasai Mara. Born out of a ...

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Exploring the Surge in First-Time Home Buyers in 2023

Tagline: Research shows that 50% of home buyers in 2023 are first-time home buyers In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, 2023 has emerged as a pivotal year. According to recent research, a remarkable shift is underway, with first-time home ...

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Nairobi City's Path to Global Recognition

In the ever-evolving landscape of global cities, the concept of an ideal place to live is continually redefined by a multitude of factors. From economic opportunities and infrastructure development to cultural vibrancy and environmental sustainabilit ...

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Biwott Family Completes Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Yaya Center

In a private transaction of substantial value, the descendants of the late Kenyan business tycoon and philanthropist Nicholas Biwott have finalized the sale of Nairobi's iconic Yaya Center shopping complex. The transaction involved a consortium of pr ...

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Kenya is on the Verge of Transforming into the 'Singapore of Africa'

Among the nations within sub-Saharan Africa, one stands out as a beacon of promise: Kenya. A convergence of economic and political dynamics is positioning the seventh-largest country on the continent in a notably advantageous posi ...

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Kenya Surpasses South Africa as Top Destination for Expatriates to Reside

Kenya has emerged as the leading African nation of choice for expatriates to initiate their settlement journey, attributed to factors such as language accessibility, housing availability, and affordability. This distinct advantage positions the East ...

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KILIMANI 'THE NEW CENTER'

KILIMANI has seen significant growth in the average residential unit price over the last 5 years. This is due to multiple factors including the expansion and creation of new roads making it one of the most easily accessible areas in Nairobi. This has ...

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