Why You Should Never Pay Off Your House

Building Types and Styles of Kenya

As the construction industry embraces modern architecture and builders experiment with new styles and plans, there is a growing difference between building types and styles used today than those built even a few decades ago. Certain styles of buildings are widespread in Kenya and seen as the de facto standard. As a result, most buildings have similar designs and forms that contribute to building limitations in terms of flexibility and ease of use.

How to Search for Real Estate in Kenya

With an increasing housing deficit of more than 156,000 units annually and an estimated shortage of two million units overall, the property market in Kenya holds great potential and great risk: while the significant housing deficit provides an ideal investment opportunity, there’s the threat of rampant fraud and fleecing. Researching and counter-checking the available ways of searching for housing in Kenya can significantly reduce the risk of falling prey to fraudsters and swindlers who are eager to capitalize on the mushrooming Kenyan property market. Registered Estate Agents The majority of properties are under the management…

Professionals in Kenyan Real Estate

With a rapidly growing real-estate sector, Kenya has attracted a large pool of real-estate professionals who not only provide much needed expertise but who are also ready to take advantage of the emerging property-investment opportunities in the country. Developing a sustainable and lucrative property market in Kenya is reliant on having real-estate professionals who adhere to professional code of ethics, are academically and professionally qualified and who adhere to Kenyan laws on issues relating to property from ownership and purchase to property development. Who makes up the real-estate directory?

Building Types and Styles in Singapore

Traditional architecture in Singapore includes the Malay houses, shophouses, black and white bungalows and religious places of worship. The architectural construction and design bespeaks of a style suited to the environmental conditions and aesthetic aspirations of the population. General issues with housing in Singapore – When talking about traditional architecture in Singapore, certain considerations must be kept in mind.

Zillow and the Essential Truth of What Your Home is Worth

In a recent Sunday Los Angeles Times, the discussion regarding the Zillow Zestimate of home values continued, as it does on Facebook and other social media. And almost every conversation includes the question “What is my home worth?”

Bringing Urban Setting to Your City Home

Each one of us have different home settings. Some of us live in the busy jungles of the city because it is where our jobs are. At times, the fast-paced life that the city brings exhaust our physical and inner selves making us crave for a more relaxed atmosphere when we get home.

Are You Ready for an Ultra Tiny Home?

Trends show that people are building and purchasing smaller homes. If you’re interested in very small homes, this article will explain the differences between “small homes” and “ultra small homes.”

How To Determine If You Are Ready To Own A Home

Are you ready for home ownership? Here are questions you need to answer to determine your readiness.

Top Reasons Why Home Values Continue To Soar

The past year has taken the real estate industry into somehow confusing scenes with the first few months that likely took home prices to lows and with the last quarter directed towards the highs. Taking cue from what transpired inQ4 of 2014, it is predicted that 2015 will be more fruitful to the industry. Home values will continue to rise.

What Is BPO in Real Estate?

The literal definition of this is that a broker price option (BPO) is a real estate tool. This tool is used by lenders and banks that hold mortgages to determine the value of a specific property in the current market of the real estate industry. One of the primary uses for a BPO is during the refinancing process of a current mortgage. A BPO can also function as the process by a realtor to estimate the selling price of a property. Sometimes this method is chosen over an appraisal if time is an important factor; as an appraisal will typically take longer.

The Unwritten Rules of Flipping Houses

If you are new to the world of flipping houses there are a few unwritten rules you will undoubtedly want to know about. We will discuss some of them in this article. Our hope is to provide you with some information that you can use as a pathway to your successful home flipping career.

The Blowoff Top in Canadian Real Estate

There’s a term used by investors called a Blow off top. It refers to the one last surge a market makes before coming crashing down to reality. It’s usually an impressive event, adding double digit gains in mere weeks or months to investor’s portfolios. It leaves everyone feeling downright exuberant, jubilant even. But to the pro investor, it’s the signal to sneak out the back door while the drunkards are still swinging from the chandeliers.

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