Types of Title Deeds in Kenya and how they are acquired

A title deed is a signed agreement that proves ownership of land and legal rights to it. There exists different types of title deeds as per the various types of Land Acts that have been in existence. They include; Indenture Title: This was a title under the Government Lands Act Cap 280. It has since…Read More→

Factors affecting Land Value

Physical attributes: These include quality of location, topography, climate, availability of water, sewer lines, etc. Accessibility to economic activities: The more easily there is accessibility to economic activity, the more is the value of the land. For example, most of the metropolitan cities have the maximum land values at the center, or at the central…Read More→

Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Estate Agent

They have loads of expertise Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and your Agent is trained to speak that language fluently. Plus, buying or selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. Agents have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal while avoiding…Read More→

The Legal Benefits of Using a Licensed Real Estate Agent

Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s a good idea to have a pro on your side. Are there legal benefits to using a licensed real estate agent? The short answer is yes. Licensed real estate agents have legal obligations formally called “fiduciary duties” to their clients that are commonly referred to by the acronym OLDCAR….Read More→

Tips to Pick the Perfect Plot

There’s something thrilling about the idea of buying your own piece of land-raw, untouched property on which you can build your dream home from the ground up. But picking the perfect parcel can prove a bit more complex than you’d expect. So know what’s involved before you dig in! We’re here to help you navigate…Read More→

Reasons Why You Should Be Investing In Land

1) With Vacant Land, You Don’t Need to “do” Anything to the Property. Forget construction! Forget renovations! You don’t need to be an expert or know anything about how to rehab a property yourself. In most cases, you really only need to know one thing: “Is the property suitable for building?” As long as someone…Read More→

How to Negotiate The Purchase Price

You’ve found the perfect property, but can you get your perfect price? Here are six tips for negotiating a purchase price. Know that negotiation is a process Acknowledging the reality that negotiation is a two-way street can help make the process less daunting. Each party – the buyer and the seller – need to gain something…Read More→

Tips To Start Investing In Properties

Admit it, you’ve been thinking about investing in property. You’ve read the books, magazines and reports. You’ve been religiously checking for properties. You are not alone. In fact most Kenyans do not own an investment property It’s not surprising. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the process and quit before they even begin. But…Read More→

10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

Increasing the value of your home is easier than you think. Follow these tips, and your home will be worth more before you know it. 1. Plan your remodel. Whether you just bought a house or you have lived there for a while, the fastest way to increase your home’s value is by making a…Read More→

Ten Tips for Tenants

Know your rights when you rent a house or apartment. Bring your paperwork. The best way to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the landlord: a completed rental application; written references from landlords, employers, and colleagues; and a…Read More→