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Why housing levy may be far from being a 'sweetheart deal'

The argument that the fund will enable more Kenyans own homes seems to be the selling point for this levy even for those experts who also express reservations.
By Graham Kajilwa Jun. 1, 2023
The shortage of adequate housing in cities is an issue around the globe, particularly among developing countries that are rapidly urbanising.
By The Conversation Jun. 1, 2023
The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is worried about the proliferation of real estate lobbies purporting to regulate the sector.
By Peter Theuri Jun. 1, 2023
Absa Bank Kenya chief executive Abdi Mohamed has called for tailored solutions in the financial sector to solve the housing shortage in the region.
By Graham Kajilwa Jun. 1, 2023
As road networks improve, high-rise residential and commercial buildings are also cropping up also leading to rising property prices.
By Ben Ahenda May. 25, 2023
There has been an unexplained delay in the processing of the title deeds in the land registries with some taking more than six months to complete the process.
By Boniface Gikandi May. 25, 2023
More Kenyans are being locked out of homeownership as their incomes shrink despite data from banks showing an increase in mortgage loans issued last year.
By Graham Kajilwa May. 25, 2023
We need policies that discourage speculation in land, and encourage productive investment in factories that can process raw materials and provide jobs.
By The Conversation May. 25, 2023
While a 15-year or 20-year term may initially seem like a long commitment, it is essential to note that it doesn’t mean you must keep the loan for the entire duration.
By Peter Theuri May. 18, 2023
D-Reits are used by developers to source money for new projects, while I-Reits help in managing an already developed property for the purposes of getting an income.
By Graham Kajilwa May. 18, 2023
Kenya’s economy experienced a slower growth rate of 4.8 per cent in 2022 compared to 7.6 per cent the previous year, according to official statistics.
By Boniface Gikandi May. 18, 2023
Nairobi County is planning to do an audit of the city’s buildings to identify those built without proper approvals and demolition them if need be.
By Ben Ahenda May. 18, 2023