Living With A Roommate: 3 Tips for Keeping the Peace

“If you want to stay friends (with friends), then roommate with strangers”, advises Sylvia Bergthold, author of “Sorry, the Boa Has Gotta Go: A Roomate Survival Guide“. We’ve all heard statements such as this when advised about looking for and finding a roommate. The cost of living keeps getting higher and higher and having a roommate [...]

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12 Absolutely Amazing Modern Bathrooms

Bathrooms today have become more than just your basic bathtub and toilet. These 12 incredible bathrooms prove just that. Which one is your favorite?                      

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Spotlight: Bhairav Dubal, Monarch Properties Limited

  Bhairav Dubal, the general manager of Monarch Properties Limited, talked to buyrentkenya.com about the companies’ upcoming projects and the real estate market in Kenya: Can you tell me more about Monarch Properties limited? How long has the company been around? Monarch Properties was setup in 2008, initially it was run by somebody else and [...]

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Going White…

The following is a guest post from Anne Samba   Nobody wants a dull room and of course, with the rainy season a few weeks away, everyone is thinking of color for their walls. We are used to the reds, orange, yellow and we can’t forget my favorite, luminous green. However, with pastel colors trending [...]

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CBK Lending Rate Remains Constant

  The country’s lending rate will remain at 8.5% due to stable inflation and exchange rate according to the Central Bank of Kenya. The inflation rate in January stood at 7.21% and dropped to 6.86% in February. CBK Governor and chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee Njuguna Ndung’u stated “this is an indication that the [...]

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Naomba Serikali…VAT Slapped on Sale of Commercial Property

By Sam Manjau, director, Abec Real Estate I begin by joining my fellow countrymen in our new-found national pastime of whingeing by lamenting at the rising cost of living in view of the VAT Act 2013 recently slapped on sale of commercial property. This cost inevitably will be passed on to purchasers. The 16 per cent [...]

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Spotlight: Wagane Diouf, Urbanis Africa

“Home ownership is a ladder. You start by buying a Kshs. 1.5 million house and as your income increases and as the value of your house appreciates, you move on to the next thing. I spent most of my youth in America; when I finished college in Seattle, the first thing I bought was a [...]

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