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To buy a car or land?

First published on June 15, 2011 To buy a car or land? Budget: Kshs. 1 000 000 Car: cost of purchase + Insurance +  Registration + other charges = 1 000 000 Net annual income( assume a car rental deal with a car hire company) INCOME                                                                   DEPRECIATION Year 1                                                                        […]

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Ways in which to achieve affordable housing in Kenya

Affordable housing in Kenya is a reality This surprises even me, for I have often thought that owning a house is for the “other” class. Truth is, with a little homework, you too will discover that affordable housing in Kenya is real and within reach. Use of eco-blocks This technology[…]

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Advantages of buying a ready built house

You as the potential buyer are able to explore a range of options before settling on your house. Shopping around allows you to see the different designs, quality of finishing and so on before settling on a house to buy. You also don’t have the challenges encountered in getting approvals[…]

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Building Green Homes

In this day and age, building green homes should be the only way to build our homes. This involves taking advantage of sustainable design to using green materials and even fixtures. As you embark on building your home consider the following: A few considerations in building green homes Size matters[…]

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Another way your land can be “stolen”

There is this tycoon that had bought land along Kangundo road. The reason I call him a tycoon is because apart from the 5 acres that we are talking about, he had many other parcels of land scattered across the country. Let’s just say he was a typical Kikuyu man[…]

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This is how land is “stolen”.

Two weeks ago, a guy came to our office. He looked like he is in his late 20s and asked the receptionist how much it would cost to do a valuation and to do a search separately. This was strange since a search is normally part of valuation so we[…]

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When the deal is too good.

The other day, my friend called me. He sounded very excited. After a minute of catching up, he told me that he needed my opinion. He had finally found land that he could afford. He told me that he had found some land in a County not far from Nairobi[…]

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Beware of false advertisements.

This morning in a local fm station, the presenter talked about a certain “investment of a lifetime”. Am not really a fun of listening to him but due to unavoidable circumstances, am compelled to listen in as I go to work. This is not the first time he has used[…]

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