Why you should buy a house in Kilimani Nairobi today
Owning a house is one of the biggest financial decisions one can ever make. For many Kenyans, Kilimani is one of the areas they yearn to call home. Set less than 20 minutes away from the Central Business District (CBD), this residential and commercial hub is ideal for all sorts of investments. Anyone buying a house in Nairobi will find Kilimani area to be one of the most fitting choices for many reasons that are not usually highlighted.
First of all, the area offers some of the best properties for sale and rent in Nairobi. Be it houses, apartments or office space, this neighborhood delivers on some of the best deals in Kenya. Secondly, the multiple lanes bypasses under construction in Kilimani has greatly improved the road network and made the suburb easily accessible to and from the CBD.
The presence of two police stations i.e Kileleshwa and Kilimani police stations and good street lighting gives the neighborhood a secure ambiance. There are plenty of social amenities also available and at close proximity to the estates. These include schools, shopping centers, banks and hospitals, which are accessible on foot, and by public or private means.Other neighborhoods worth considering include Lavington, Karen & Runda.
Points to Keep in Mind when buying a house in Kilimani
One of the things that need to be considered when selecting a house for sale in Kilimani is what type of house would fit your needs. Will it be a multi-storey house, a townhouse or a bungalow? Additionally, do luxury homes appeal more to you or is affordable housing your priority? All these options are available in the Kilimani area. Each of them catering to a unique street appeal, which in turn boosts the vibrancy of the real estate sector of the suburbia.
The cost of buying a house in this neighborhood starts from about KSh 15 million to as much as 150 million. The prices vary according to location, a design of the home, proximity to social amenities and services offered. Owning a home not only offers pride but also provides more privacy compared to buying an apartment. It also builds a sense of stability and security.
Unlike rented property where a lease may limit freedoms such as redecorating or renovating, with an owned house one is free to design and do to the property as they please. Additionally, if you happen to acquire the property through mortgage, the interest rate and real estate taxes are usually tax deductible.
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