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Mixed-Use: The New Real Estate Development Buzzword

Mixed-Use: The New Real Estate Development Buzzword

According to the World Health Organization, cities will hold 70 percent of the world’s population by 2050. About 96 percent of this growth will occur in developing countries, demanding quality urban spaces and services, and offering an extraordinary development opportunity for the global real estate industry. Does the mixed-use concept hold the key for fast growing [...]
Considerations Before Buying a Second Home

Considerations Before Buying a Second Home

(4 Bedroom Vacation Home in Watamu available for sale for KES 33,000,000) Buying your first home is like a rite of financial passage for many people. It means graduating from paying rent to someone else to building your own equity. But, what about buying a second home? Is it a good investment? Well, just like [...]
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ESTATE AGENT

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ESTATE AGENT

I was already awake when my alarm went off. I had a seven o’clock viewing, very inconvenient on  a Monday morning as my work hours are actually from 8;30. However my client was far too busy to meet at any other time. This particular client had already cancelled, or changed the appointment at the last […]

THE KENYA PIPELINE COMPANY RETIREMENT BENEFIT SCHEME.

THE KENYA PIPELINE COMPANY RETIREMENT BENEFIT SCHEME.

The Kenya Pipeline Company Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme (KPCRBS) comprises of two Schemes. Defined Benefits (DB) Scheme, ‘old scheme’ and Defined Contributions (DC) Scheme, ‘new scheme’. The main purpose of the Schemes is to provide cash benefit and pensions for permanent and pensionable employees of the Kenya Pipeline Company upon retirement or withdrawal from employment […]

REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION

REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO DIVERSIFICATION

“Do not put all your eggs in one basket,” is a common saying. The saying has formed the basis of the current trend, real estate portfolio diversification. On definition, real estate portfolio diversification is simply a concept that varies investment possibilities in the real estate industry, aimed at minimizing the encompassed risks and maximizing the […]

TIPS  ON  CREATING  A HOME  OFFICE

TIPS ON CREATING A HOME OFFICE

A home office does not have to be a separate room. Create a separate area by defining your home study or office space. Choose a corner of a room that can be defined by a study table or book shelf. Place a table against the wall of a living room. Add a chair and place […]