A home is one of the largest purchases you’ll make and a lifetime commitment.
Whether you’re buying to invest or live in your new home, get smarter about the home-buying process in Kenya with our useful guide
- Study the location that you want to move into. The choice of location depends on your goals. Are you a homebuyer or an investor?
- If you’re an investor, contact us to identify which areas have the best rental yields and value for money
- If you’re buying to live in your new home, contact us to identify which areas are most affordable for your budget
- Know the neighbourhood and available amenities- schools, shopping centers, hospitals and recreational areas
- Compare the developer’s offerings with past construction projects
- Look for institutional developers. They are mandated by their established brands to deliver as promised and are more subject to stringent rules and regulations
- For a purchase as large as a home, knowing how much to spend is half the battle. Look out for:
- Opportunities to earn more interest on your savings. The more you can put down for a deposit, the less you need to borrow on a mortgage or finance with a payment plan
- Payment plans that give you added flexibility
- Speak to our advisors about how our investment solutions can help you meet your needs. We want to be part of the conversation
- Reserve early (off plan) to lock in a low price
- What works best for your family depends on your situation and future needs
- If you like to entertain guests for example, you need a larger home
- It is wise to engage your independent counsel to review the legal agreements associated with buying your home
- Perform title due diligence to confirm that the seller owns the home you want to buy
- If your purchase is within the Defects Liability Period; engage an inspector to ensure that your home is in the condition promised by the developer
As you wait to move into your new home:
- Check back with the developer often for updates on construction progress
- If you are purchasing with a mortgage, check with your relationship banker and lawyer frequently to keep up with the mortgage issuance process
- Pack up and move into your new home.
- Engage a moving company to take the stress out of moving house
- Call your internet and TV service providers about moving your service to a new home. Most developers will have the necessary infrastructure in place