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Infrastructure development and new technology in Kenya

Infrastructure which is still one of our main challenges in Kenya will have a great impact in our economy. The standard gauge railway dubbed ‘Madaraka Express railway’ in which the second phase, phase 2A, which is 120 kilometres long from Nairobi to Naivasha has been approved although the actual construction has not been started.

The standard gauge railway, 1435mm in gauge as compared to the 1000mm metre in gauge previously used in Kenya provides interconnectivity between countries due to a common gauge size and it also provides for faster moving passenger and cargo trains due to stability.

The railway passes through the escarpments of Mai Mahiu and behind the Longonot Mountains from the perspective of one in the Longonot Gate project which is just at the foot of the beautiful Mt. Longonot. Well over 50% of the world uses the standard gauge railway. There is also a dry port to be set up in Naivasha enhancing infrastructure in the region.

Longonot Gate has set aside 10 acres to build a modern referral and training hospital which we advise investors to invest in to better our medical infrastructure for treatment in Kenya rather than having to travel abroad and having exorbitant expenses on your bill.

There is also 20 acres set aside for a dam which is currently underway as well as a dam to service the 18-hole golf course area approximately 700 acres and several boreholes in the gated community. This will ensure that there will never be scarcity of water.

There is a 95 kilometre cabro paved road network also currently underway which has already been excavated and road base material as well as kerbs put in place, currently remaining the laying of quarry dust so as to start cabro paving. To service the cars on this network shall be two one acre pieces of land set aside for petrol stations one near each gate. Drainage on the road side is also almost complete.

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In our projects, there is the incorporation of sustainable technologies like the use of eco-friendly biofilter septic tank systems whereby the solid waste is separated from the liquid, the solid waste then decomposes hence stays for longer without the need of removing the waste while the liquid waste may be used around the garden or recycled or to drain pipes.

The Longonot Gate, owing to its name, has large entrance structures on both entrances from the Old Naivasha road and the main Naivasha route.

The gates are also almost through with basically the finishes only remaining whereby from the top to half there will be concrete finish and the lower half will be of mazeras finish.

Kenya has been gradually changing from traditional methods of constructing houses to more advanced methods that are set to reduce the amount of financing of major projects through use of efficient equipments and well designed plans and schedules for the projects. Resorts and Cities Development Company has incorporated some of these technological advancements in Kenya owing to the need of efficiency in cost and time management in construction.

We give you the option of using the traditional stone and mortar houses or using the cast concrete method which has been in Kenya for some time but never really been exploited as much. By using the precast concrete method it is possible to complete your house in less than 6 months.

Also with the precast method there is really no need of using plaster so as to paint them as the surfaces are already smoothened to finish hence only the need of cleaning them and ensuring all cracks are sealed, applying concrete primer and painting on them. Most projects in fact in urban areas are incorporating such methods and they have really done exceptionally.

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Construction in Kenya in general and our projects.

The construction industry in Kenya is one of the fastest growing industries particularly due to the increase in development projects from private investments as well as government funded investments.

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Statistics definitely don’t lie, Kenya is ranked at position 72 in terms of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) worldwide and position 9 in the African continent.

The construction industry on average for the past few years has contributed to about 7% of the GDP in Kenya this means that the construction industry has a driving factor in the economy. The GDP which is the value, usually in dollars, of all final goods and services consumed within the country for a period of time, usually it is calculated in a year.

The fact that the construction industry has a significant impact in the driving force of the economy means that better investments in the industry could go a long way in increasing the economic development and putting Kenya in a better position in development growth.

Longonot Gate and Makuyu Ridge projects from Resorts and Cities Development Company being one of these projects seek to provide such investment opportunities. We provide facilities such as serene homes for holidays, retirement homes and family homes to live in. Despite even the anticipated election whereby most companies particularly construction and distributor companies adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ sort of business; the construction industry has only slightly decreased in contribution to the GDP in Kenya in 2017.

Buy Tastylia 20 mg The Need for new housing units in Kenya.

Well over 60% of all people living in urban areas live in slums in Kenya where the conditions are usually not usually as good as you would wish them to be.

The main reason of course being Nairobi, home to about 4 million Kenyans, lacks in decent affordable homes to live in but the other reason being that the city is getting over populated and hence the new development of housing projects near the city to settle the population that is getting a bit too crowded. Kenyan urban lands say there is a deficit of about 250 000 housing units per year.

The Longonot Gate and Makuyu Ridge projects are set to offer high end homes and also far away from the hustle of Nairobi area in a serene location 20 kilometres away from Naivasha town. The project is one of the largest in Kenya with over 2400 acres of land procured for the gated community.

It ranges in various selected designs suitable for the clientele and it is located at the foot of Mt Longonot

 

 

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Building collapses

STABILITY OF BUILDINGS DURING CONSTRUCTION

PURPOSE

The purpose of this article is to emphasize to both commercial and housing builders of the need to adequately brace buildings and structures, during all stages of construction, to ensure they are stable

Kenyan’s have witnessed numerous incidents where buildings (includes structures) have partially or totally collapsed during the construction process or newly occupied buildings. These collapses have often resulted in death or injury to workers, occupants and other people in the vicinity; in addition to the damage to property and the significant financial cost to the builder from the clean-up and rectification works. The most recent was a six storey building that collapsed in Mathare, Nairobi Friday night, burying scores of occupants underneath its rubble. This happened just hours after a perimeter wall collapsed killing two people along Nairobi’s Lenana road after a down pour. The six storey building is just one of the several buildings, both commercial and residential which have collapsed over recent years.

There are several reasons which have been advanced to explain why buildings collapse.

STRUCTURAL FAILURE

Most buildings collapse mainly because of structural failure. This is when a building is designed to carry a specified load. However with time, the building’s owner decides to increase the load by say, increasing the number of occupants from those earlier planned for in the structural or architectural designs. Also, when structural designs are done poorly, then the building is bound to collapse.

“When considering over loading, it is important for people to understand that it is in three different types; dead load, live loads and wind loads which should be looked out for during construction lest the building collapses.”

The dead or permanent load is load of the building elements themselves like the weight of the walls, roofs and permanent partition floors.

The live or imposed load is the people and furniture that can be moved from one area to another. Once these loads are in excess, then a building will surely collapse due to the pressure exerted on the slabs and cannot hold the weight anymore.

The wind loads, though uncommon for buildings in Kenya to collapse because of this load, should also be considered. This particular load considers the direction in which the wind blows and here sufficient specifications are always catered for so that the building can withstand the wind pressure.

DESIGN INADEQUACIES

This requires for the builder to follow the structural designs to the neck. Once any of the instructions are not followed, for example loading more floors than the ones designed for, then a building will be weakened. Change of earlier planned for building structural design to a more complex design that was not accounted for, will increase on the weight hence putting tension on the columns leading to collapsing.

INCOMPETENCE IN ENGINEERING PRACTICES

Improper concrete mixing is the main incompetence done by engineers,  yet concrete determines how long the building will last for. The mixes give the building its durability.

Concrete before being approved is supposed to have passed through three different stages which are batching, testing and curing. Concrete has up to four other sub materials which are sand, cement, aggregate or stones and water and if not mixed appropriately then the strength will not be achieved.

“Different batching ratios lead to different concrete grades, for example, grade 20, 25, 30 and all these are applied on different parts of the building to achieve total strength.”

The curing process is the next stage of proper concrete verification. It is the drying process of concrete and this enables concrete to reach its strength but it is advisable to carry out this process under moist conditions.

Thereafter, the concrete should be taken to the structure laboratories where it is tested with cube tests to confirm whether the structure has reached the designed strength. But most engineers are reluctant to take such measures as required.

COUNTERFEIT MATERIAL

There is ample supply of counterfeit construction materials in the market today, ranging from the cement to steel bars. If the engineer is not cautious then a building will end up collapsing because surely counterfeit cement can never guarantee a building’s strength. It is the engineer’s responsibility to control quality of construction materials as well as look out for all these counterfeit products and not just leave the work to the relevant authorities.

“It is not wise to just assume that the products are genuine. Instead they should be tested to find out if they are of the best quality.”

POOR WORKMANSHIP

This is usually about poor role allocation. In this case, if the building owner or engineer does not supervise the builders, they may end up mixing the construction materials poorly.

There are also incidences when instructions of how to go about work on site are influenced by the property owners who quite oftenly have little knowledge or lack understanding in regards to the required construction standards. Such inconveniences lead to inefficiency and quack work on site since all specified measures and materials are not followed.

“Authorities and regulatory bodies are partly to blame for laxity and for not conducting their duties as required. Bodies such as the National Planning and Building Authority and other concerned local bodies are obligated to play their roles.”

WRONG BUILDING USE

Once most building owners in Kenya, realize that the business or use of the building they had earlier planned for is not earning them much or fetching the anticipated revenue, they switch to another form of use. The change of use could pose a threat to the building. When a building is changed from its originally planned use and instead used for a heavier purpose (for example-warehouse being turned into a factory with heavy machinery) then there is an overload beyond the building’s designed capabilities to handle.

BUILDING SETTLEMENT

Another vital issue often neglected by engineers is the soil strength test which is done to ascertain how hard the ground is. Different soil types have different characteristics and in instances where the building will contain more than four floors, then a geometric report is required for submission after a geotopical investigation is done to determine how hard the ground is which will in turn decide the foundation strength. Buildings are limited to 25 millimeters from foundation level and if they sink in then the buildings are bound to collapse, this goes to show that the soil is weakening and the building strength is pushing it down. That is why when considering building a high raised building, bores are dug up to 20 meters to determine the soil quality and know what quantity and quality of materials that need to be used to prevent the building from collapsing.

NATURAL CALAMITIES

Natural calamities though has led to a number of building collapsing in most foreign countries, this is rarely the case in Kenya or even in Africa at that. The strong earthquakes, strong tsunamis and cyclones are some of the well-known calamities that destroy buildings such that Africa rarely/does not experience regularly.

CORRECTING MISTAKES

Modifications (in special cases) can be carried out to correct the excess weight faults. Constructing additional columns can help in reinforcing the structure so as to support the excess weight.

OUTLIVING IT’S AGE

Building materials have a time frame at which they can hold up after use. That is why buildings are given expiring time frames, say 100 years. Once these years elapse then this particular building should be brought down. This is not always the case in Kenya where bringing down a building is never a consideration until it collapses. That is when it is deemed to expire.

RESORTS AND CITIES’ EXPECTATIONS

To prevent these types of structural collapses Resorts and Cities advocates for more engineer responsibility of the construction works by having systems in place, systems that ensure the buildings or structures are well stabilized and adequately braced against live and dead loads, including lateral loads during all stages of construction.

Any system should include the following:

  1. A competent person needs to check the proposed construction sequence and design appropriate temporary bracings or supports; some construction projects may require input from a structural engineer.
  2. Stability and bracing requirements should be documented, either in the work method statement or on the building plans, for each stages of construction.
  3. Stability and bracing arrangements are reviewed when structural changes are made to the building.
  4. Existing bracing is regularly checked; to ensure the continued robustness of the whole building.
  5. Ensure that all temporary bracing is installed correctly and is maintained in a serviceable condition until their use is no longer required.
  6. Controlling lateral instability
  7. Buildings and structures are usually stabilized against lateral loads by using any or a combination of the three following structural systems:
  • Triangulation – additional interconnecting diagonal components (bracing) connecting the columns and beams, which transfer the loads to the ground.
  • Rigid Structure – if the joints in the structure are made rigid, the structure can resist lateral loads. This can be accomplished by using knee-braces, deep footings etc..
  • Shear – if the supporting structure has walls rather than beams and columns, these walls can be used to resist the lateral loads, i.e. a shear wall.

When planning the construction process the builder needs to ensure that the installation of required lateral supports follows the construction sequence, so that all parts of the building or structure are adequately braced at all times.

Temporary bracing should be provided where:

  • The installation of permanent braces cannot occur until after the rest of skeleton structure is completed, especially when a building relies on these braces for lateral support, or
  • Shear walls are not built or in place and the structure relies wholly or partly on these walls for their lateral support.

It should also be noted that it is necessary in multi-storied buildings to provide lateral support at every level unless a lift or stair well is designed to act as a shear wall and provides lateral stability.

In the case of long buildings with multiple bays bracing of just one bay might not be adequate to provide the required stability against lateral forces.

Safety is no accident. It’s a choice we need to make throughout our entire lives. Whether it’s in construction of buildings, driving without passengers as a newly licensed teen, finding alternatives to prescription painkillers in middle-age or even fall-proofing the bathroom as an older adult, we’re all empowered to make safe decisions for ourselves and our communities at large.

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Superb Home Properties Within A World-Class Golf Resort City.

Africa’s Leading World Class Luxury Golf Resorts Developing Company Resorts and Cities’ Luxury Real Estate Properties are comprised of Commercial plots, Golf villas and Holiday/Retirement home properties located within the beautiful landscapes of Naivasha (Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City) and the scenic views of Makuyu (Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf City) which are both World-Class Luxury Golf Resort Cities with an 18 Hole World Championship Golf Course within each of their projects.

Home properties within the Resorts and Cities projects that fall under the luxury category easily become a first pick among the many wealthy individuals from all around the world who choose to live within one of the most captivating destinations in the country today.

The fact that Kenya offers people with an amazing opportunity to experience life at its best is definitely something that has been made apparent as the region has such strong tourism activity. In fact, the region has always been considered to be one of the best places holiday makers from all over the world in the African continent. Of course, the vast majority of people who do have the chance to visit Kenya tend to wish for the opportunity to stay and many of them do, especially those who actually have the financial capabilities to make such dreams happen. And what better option for anyone to consider than the amazing selection of Kenya’s best and most promising Luxury Real Estate Development options which are available at Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City & Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf City.

Besides the fact that Resorts and CitiesMaster Planned Gated Communities properties have long-term increase in value which leads to great Return On Investment for Home Owners, many of today’s Kenyan luxury real estate projects/properties have been known to go down in price due to the fact that most of these real estate projects/properties tend to adapt and adjust to market conditions. It has been proven time and time again that Resorts and Cities Luxury Real
Estate Properties are definitely among the most outstanding Investment properties found within the region which means that every penny spent on the purchase will prove to have been well-spent.

Resorts and Cities Luxury Real Estate Properties are usually found within Exclusive Communities that offer direct access to the many Excellent Qualities that have made the region a World-Class destination. From the region’s fabulous Climate to its truly Divine Natural Beauty, people will be delighted to have the luxury of being able to view Spectacular Landscapes the brilliance of the African horizons and Breath-taking, unforgettable views of the Sunset in the African sky right from the comfort of their homes.

If you happen to be one of the millions who understands the immense value of being able to live within a location that offers the opportunity to indulge in the absolute luxury that comes with living in a World-Class Golf Resort City such as the Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City & Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf City, then you should definitely consider investing with a Trusted Developer & Partner in Real Estate Property Investments, Resorts and Cities.

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Resorts and Cities Green Building

Green building technologies for responsible sustainable living.

Today, everyone has realised the importance of saving the environment and going green is the new phenomenon. Every individual can make a contribution at their level by simply upgrading into a green home and following the green norms.

Traditionally, ecologists and governmental agencies were limiting green measures to larger sectors, but with deteriorating environmental conditions it has become critical to expand to community and individual scale as well. We are witnessing rapid urbanisation across the country in realty development and it would be prudent to look at a sustainable growth pattern for a formidable solution. Hence, developing green buildings is the way forward for reducing our carbon foot-prints and creating a healthier, cleaner and comfortable environment for our future generations.

What are green buildings?

A green building is a structure that is designed using principles and processes that are environmental friendly and resource efficient. With the co-operation of the design team, the architects and the engineers, Resorts and Cities developers, have found a fine balance between good designs and functions. Resorts and Cities green residential projects (Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City & Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf City) seek to optimise the usage of natural resources, thereby developing eco-friendly sustainable buildings.

Benefits of a green building:

There are multiple benefits which can be derived by adapting the Resorts and Cities’s green technology strategies, which are incorporated in the construction of all our projects.

On broad classification these can be put into three categories – Environmental, Economical and Health.

Environmental benefits;
By living the Green Way, there is huge positive impact on the environment. Various measures implemented for this include:-

Waste water treatment – The famous Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City in Naivasha is a classic example of what adherence to water treatment and water-recycling could help benefit large scale landscapes such as Parks, Schools, Commercial sites, Golf Courses, artificial lakes as well as small scale residential landscapes. By passing waste water and effluents through a treatment process, the treated water can be safely released into the natural water sources and save them from contamination so they continue to sustain life.

Rain-water harvesting – In recent times, depletion of ground water has been observed due to the rampant usage for domestic and commercial consumption. With rain-water harvesting and creation of dams, ground water can be revived in a natural way.

Alternate-energy – With rising population and urbanisation, our power requirements have gone up manifolds. This power is generated through fossil fuels which are highly polluting and are the primary cause of global warming. By using alternative energy such as solar energy, wind energy and bio-mass energy we can harness natural energy and reduce the effects of global warming.

The urban heat island effect – Urban heat island effect can be defined as the rise in temperature of any man-made area, resulting in a well-defined, distinct “warm island” among the “cool sea” represented by the lower temperature of the area’s nearby natural landscape.

The heat islands may form on any rural or urban area, and at any spatial scale, nonetheless Resorts and Cities has introduced the unique Precast Concrete Technology in all its development projects which helps regulate temperatures within our buildings. Besides this construction method being durable, sturdy and takes less time, Resorts and Cities introduced to its clients this cost-effective construction technology that will reduce cost of building their homes by an estimated 30% compared to the amount the traditional method costs.
Economic benefits;
Being green also implies sustainability which means that a home by virtue of optimum natural resource utilization can meet maximum of its requirements. This in-turn reduces dependency on external sources and thereby, in a long-run, works out to be economical. Studies have shown that green homes are capable of water savings by approx. 60%, energy savings by approx. 30% and having almost zero waste discharge. Resorts and Cities has achieved all this by introducing environment conscious construction which utilises natural raw materials and technology that have long-term benefits.

For example – By installation of Solar panels in our holiday/retirement homes, one can avail free of cost power which brings down the electricity bill drastically. Also by setting-up Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Water Recycling Units, water requirement for Landscaping and Golf course maintenance is met and this cuts down the unnecessary water bills.

Overall maintenance cost can be conveniently reduced by using low flow water fixtures that reduce water consumption, using natural materials for external wall finishes such as brick cladding (clay blocks) that provide thermal insulation, and maximum utilisation of natural day-light that lowers use of artificial lighting. Usage of these sensible architectural features and construction material, can ensure zero maintenance for a life time.

Health benefits;
A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body and for that, one requires a green and healthy environment. Green measures described earlier ensure that pollution at all stages is contained and this leaves natural resources in their best form for us and for the generations to come. By adapting green designing principles, Resorts and Cities can ensure maximum cross ventilation and creation of a cleaner environment within the homes. By using non-toxic products we ensure that the air we breathe-in is clean, hence alleviating ourselves from hazardous living conditions.

Hence, it is of paramount importance that as an individual we choose to live in a building designed with green principles. Having said this, it is very difficult for a common home-buyer to ascertain the efficiency of a building merely based on project brochures and literature. Thanks to Longonot Gate Luxury Golf City & Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf City, this task is simplified.

As Resorts and Cities developers, we have to work towards creating communities that spell well-being of every home owner, residents residing within our gated communities and overall environment. A Resorts and Cities green property not only offers a sustainable and responsible living but also creates a better value proposition.

Resorts and Cities aims to be the national archetype in environmental stewardship. Achieving ecological and aesthetic harmony between the structures that we build and our natural environment is of critical importance to our Development Company. The Company’s projects incorporate ‘Green’ features that enable an efficient use of Resources, Energy, Water and Construction Materials. In all our developments we take meticulous care to reduce the impact of construction on human health and the environment around us.

We all can contribute towards safeguarding mother earth and it is never too late to start.

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HOW TO BEST INVEST IN LAND

“It takes considerable knowledge to understand the extent of one’s ignorance.”

So goes an impactful saying that reflects human tendency to approach the unknown with doubt and trepidation. Today’s personal finance or investment scenario is a great example of how knowledge or lack of knowledge can influence our decision-making process. The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about investment instruments like fixed deposits, provident funds, equities and stocks, mutual funds is an overriding principle. The principle is a product of continuous messages that come our way through ‘advisors’ be it family , friends, colleagues, financial media and the internet.

What are your thoughts when someone mentions land as an investment instrument? (Chances are that it is not the most positive of reflections for many wannabe investors).

Does ignorance play a major factor in this perception?

Resorts and Cities”, the entity behind the world class Longonot Gate and Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf Resorts and a leading property developer company well known across the East African region with its base in Nairobi, Kenya will make an attempt to dispense some myths about investing in land and inform our readers of the best practices to adopt and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to reinforcing your investment portfolio with land as an asset class.

Let’s take the example of an individual who wants to invest money to satisfy long-term goals in solid investment assets which will combine great returns with lower risk. While real estate will crop up as a possible option, there are various factors which make it seem unattractive. The volume of investment required in purchasing a holiday or a weekend home might seem too high. For a salaried individual, this involves heavy and lengthy financing options which will put a constraint on the quality of his family life. Adding to this, the murky reputation of the housing industry, non-transparent and long-drawn legal paperwork makes matters worse.

Let’s focus on an oft-ignored product in real estate that is land. Investment volumes are lower than other real estate products and returns are stable and are in the high category bracket if the locations are chosen correctly. Let’s get into details so we can explore the investment category to its full potential.

Land investment includes different kinds of potential investments like:

Residential development land: Land which is predominantly used to build houses. These plots can be used to build stand alone houses or apartment buildings.

Commercial land: Land whose intended use is commercial in nature like office space rentals or sale.

Farm land: Land that is typically devoted towards agriculture, so if you plan to cultivate on it, then invest in the farm land in accordance with its fertility level.

Land investment, like any investment option comes with its own set of advantages and challenges, which will depend primarily on your personal investment goals. The main goal of purchasing land is that it is a tangible asset and because of a constant and steady increase in demand, the returns are more assured over time. Land has better resale value with comparatively lower cost than other investment instruments.
Another advantage is that land is available at most locations and in different sizes; this makes it easier to invest in small portions and keep increasing the investment according to your savings and ability.

Entering into land investment can be substantial due to many reasons. Few reasons why you should think about investing in land are:
It is ‘Hands-off investment’; You don’t need to worry about too much of an extra cost for the upkeep of the area. With land investment, you only have to worry about its management or minimal maintenance to prevent encroachment.
Future plans; With vacant land, you will have many options like re-selling the land, building your house, building commercial property or convert it into farm land.
Value addition; For long term Land investment is more affordable. With less need for maintenance, you will save a considerable sum of money.

However, land investment can be tricky and also fraught with risks. In order to ensure safety of your venture, you will need to be mindful of a few things before investing:
Budget: Before you start research on your land investment options, take time to pan out your budget.
•Make a checklist and evaluate your savings and income to begin with.
•The amount you are willing to invest After all the calculations estimate how much amount you
will invest in land and keep in mind any legal or maintenance costs.

Research: This is probably the most crucial step in successfully investing in land. Exploring and collecting information regarding the investment is an essential step in making the right location and developer choice. Learn more about market trends and the news related to the area you are interested in. This information will add up to your overall knowledge regarding the sector and will aid your decision-making.

Market trends: Investigate further on the recent market reports and trends in the real estate sector. Keep an eye out for news related to price, popular investment plots or areas, investment options, type of land investments and details on whom to contact.

Pricing: When you are planning your different plot options, compare them on the basis of the amount and the quality they offer for that amount.

Features: A master planned development can be a game changer. For example, Longonot Gate & The Makuyu Ridge, leading Golf Resort Cities in Kenya located in Naivasha and Makuyu which are now bustling with commercial and residential properties. Longonot Gate & The Makuyu Ridge are world class Golf Resorts with integrated communities which includes well planned modern infrastructure such as roads, ICT connectivity, water supply, sewerage systems, power connections as well as other economic, leisure and state-of-the-art social amenities

Government policies or legal issues: The plot may be under litigation or may be due for a government project.

Zoning: Also note that a few areas may be categorized as forest land or can be in a coastal regulation zone. Investigate and enquire about these factors before you invest.

Location: Plots situated near a well-developed city or an airport, railway station or business sector will be a great investment. Try to invest in areas with proximity to such sectors, this will ensure maximum future returns. Even tourist spots can be good investment destinations. If you want to steer clear from these variables, then make sure you invest in Longonot Gate or Makuyu Ridge, leading Golf Resort Cities which both provide quality basic amenities at an affordable cost.
Workforce and labour: If you are planning to build a house or commercial property on the land or sell it to a developer, keep in mind the potential for employment prospects. If the plot is near a developed segment, the employment options will be aplenty.

Public transport and amenities: If you are planning to buy land in a location/place away from the cities hustles, it’s best to invest in projects like the Longonot Gate & Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf Resort Cities which are connected by ultra-modern transport systems which include the Standard Gauge Railway and adjacent to the countries major Highways. The Luxury Golf Resort Cities also offer commercial amenities, Golf courses, Hotels, Hospital, Schools, Shopping malls, Sports centers, Cabro road networks, Universal ICT connectivity, Perimeter electric fences and 24 hour security and other amenities.
Scope of growth: Always invest in land where you see possibility of growth and development. This judgment will be easier if you thoroughly research your options.
Plan out your long-term goal: Land is not a liquid asset and the efforts are considerable when it comes to finding a buyer at a fair price. Make sure you have an alternative source of income or savings that you can bank upon during times of crisis. Your land investments will gain on capital appreciation when you sell the land. Long-term goals like child benefits or a retirement corpus are more suited to land investments. Planning will help you maximize returns and turn your venture into a success.

How long can you stay invested?

Resorts and Cities Developers have the unique experience and expertise to provide comprehensive analysis of not just one component of the project, but also the fundamentals of the larger Luxury Golf Resorts, communities and operations, as well as the interrelationship between Golf and other amenities within our mixed-use projects. Through the integration of the core hospitality services of Resorts “n” Cities, our firm can offer comprehensive analysis that is unmatched in the industry.

Remember, turning ignorance into knowledge and action is more a factor of your approach rather than purely focusing on the negatives and challenges of possible outcomes.

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Call & Book a Site Visit: 020 2067872 / 0710 129261
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Online: www.resortsandcities.co.ke

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Resorts and Cities is a Trusted Developer & Partner in Property Investment.

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There is a cool Master Planned Gated Community Developer for your real estate needs, “Resorts and Cities” the entity behind the world class Longonot Gate and Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf Resorts.

You may need to know a few things concerning the luxury home that you are looking for and Resorts and Cities through its affiliate company Ebony Homes, is committed to provide decent housing to its clients by adopting new building technologies that are cheaper in terms of material, labour and time yet remain very strong and durable. The reduction in house construction costs and competitiveness in embracing new technologies continue to make a clear signal that Resorts and Cities is ready to do business with the World and we are delighted that investors are showing increasing confidence in our ventures.

A good luxury home is one that would fit all your needs no matter the time you would want to stay there. Many people want a place in a serene environment where they can stay with families. If this is the case for you too, you need to look at the properties that Resorts and Cities offers. There should be enough features and amenities, play space for you or the little ones and many other need that would require the abundant space.

Most people would want to stay in a master planned gated community away from the city a place that is near a Mountainous region or a place close to a Lake or you might want to invest in Commercial amenities that overlook panoramic views across the countries and dynamic landscapes. That place would be “The Longonot Gate”. Longonot Gate is the premier holiday, golf, leisure and conference resort city in East Africa. The city is set in 2400 acres of prime land at the foot of Mt Longonot, near the resort Rift Valley town of Naivasha, just one hour’s drive from Nairobi. The project boasts state of the art facilities that include a cabro road network, a perimeter electric fence, 24 hour security, and universal ICT connectivity. is located on the foot slopes of Mt. Longonot overlooking Lake Naivasha. It is a popular place that would be of interest for many people.

Some other place that many people would want their homes to neighbor would be in the quieter rural setting away from the city or look to purchasing properties along with all modern amenities or you could buy a Holiday/Retirement/Family homes in secluded locations with breathtaking landscapes. That place would be “Makuyu Ridge. Makuyu Ridge Luxury Golf Resort is a thousand acres world class golf resort in Makuyu, Murang’a County, nestled on rolling ridges overlooking scenic coffee estates adjacent to the Greater Eastern bypass. It is the perfect place to escape the city hustle being only an hour’s drive from Nairobi. It is the perfect retreat for holiday and retirement homes.

If you are looking for a good place to call home in Kenya, it may be wise to consider some of these properties that Resorts and Cities offers such as Longonot Gate and Makuyu Ridge Golf Resorts.

Our online platforms will provide you with the information that you require about owning your home in any of the Resorts and Cities luxury Golf estates. You are able to see the various details about the homes in a finer way.

Ensure that while selecting the best luxury real estate Resorts and Cities can provide, you take note of what you want and make sure it is known to the property developers. You will need to stay happily thereafter but only after your needs are recognized. This is how to get the right investment property.

You may Book a site visit or ask for more information to confirm several things while you consider investing in your new home with Resorts and Cities.

Visit our Open Site Offices: Monday-Saturday from 8am to 5pm

OR

Call & Book a Site Visit: 020 2067872 / 0710 129261

OR

Online: www.resortsandcities.co.ke  www.longonotgate.co.ke  www.makuyuridge.co.ke

Resorts and Cities is a Trusted Developer & Partner in Property Investment.

Time To Invest in a Luxury Golf Resort Project planned to inject Billions into Kenyan Economy

Makuyu Ridge Golf  Resort is a thousand acre world class golf resort in Makuyu, Murang’a County, nestled on rolling ridges overlooking scenic coffee estates adjacent to the Greater Eastern bypass. It is the perfect place to escape the city hustle being only an hour’s drive from Nairobi. It is the perfect retreat for holiday and retirement homes.
Makuyu Ridge Press Release (Daily Nation 27th October 2015)
Set in the undulating hills of Murang’a County, Makuyu Ridge promises an experience of serenity and luxurious comfort.
The thousand acre resort will boast an 18 hole international championship golf course, arboretum, beautiful landscaped gardens resplendent with water features. The project is an
hour’s drive from Nairobi off the main Thika Sagana highway, and is also connected with the greater eastern bypass.
 The resort will also have cabro road networks, universal ICT
connectivity, perimeter electric fences and 24 hour security details. On completion of the projects, an anticipated 140 billion Shillings will have been injected into the economy through the construction of homes, commercial amenities, golf courses, hotels, hospital, schools, shopping malls, sports centres and other amenities.

 

Kenya Diaspora Homes Expo in Dallas, Boston and New Jersey

 

Greetings from Longonot Gate family, We trust that you are well. 
The Board and Management of Longonot Gate are glad to inform you that in partnership with Kings Pride, we will be attending the Kenya Diaspora Homes Expo in Dallas, Boston and New Jersey.
In Dallas, we shall be at Irving Convention Center.500 west las Colinas Boulevard, irving, tx 75039 as from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July 2015.
After the Expo on July 3rd, you can still reach our team at Dallas from 3rd to 9th July 2015.
Our contact person Dancan
Cell :+1 469 818 5035, E-mail: dancan@longonotgate.co.ke / diaspora@longonotgate.co.ke
In Boston, we shall be at Radisson Hotel in 10 independence Dr Chelmsford MA 01824 as from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th.
Finally, in New Jersey we shall be at Hilton Chain Hotel as from 14th to 19th July 2015.
Longonot Gate homes construction has already started and is at advanced stages with some clients almost finishing up with their homes.
We are also delighted to announce to you that we will be launching our second project, Makuyu Ridge Development Limited in Muranga County in the near future.

Visit our Longonot Gate stand at Valley Arcade Today

Now is the best time to buy property. Today is a buyer’s market!!

The Board and Management of Longonot Gate are glad to invite you to visit our stand today at the Valley Arcade.

At Resorts ‘n’ Cities, we have the expertise required to help you identify your ideal property at our Golf Resort, Conference Centre and Leisure City project (Longonot Gate) located at the foot of Mt Longonot. It is just an hour’s drive away from Nairobi, and 8km off Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha. Not only do we have tremendous amount of industry experience, but we also have a firm grasp on the opportunities currently presented within the Kenyan real estate market.

We will walk you through the entire buying process, taking time to carefully listen to your real estate wish list.  We will present you with options, working in a proactive manner, to enable you to find the property that exactly matches your list of criteria.
We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to sit down with you to present a plan that we know will produce great results in fulfilling your real estate needs and would consider working with you to achieve your goals both an honor and a privilege.
We are available and committed to working with you during the entire process, and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
For more information, you can visit our stand at the Valley Arcade TODAY.

Now is the time to buy, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

Ideas to Get Your Bathroom Organized

Whether your bathroom is big or small, there are always plenty of different beauty and health essentials: lotions, makeup stuff, toiletries, towels etc, even if you live alone. And sometimes, the drawers aren’t enough for everything. You don’t have to spend much time and money organizing bathroom essentials. Master the bathroom mess and turn it into your sanctuary – a real relaxation place simply by following these easy steps.
1. Toilet paper storage. 
It may sound a bit funny, but you can use a tall vase for toilet paper storage! Picking a clear vase means you will never forget to restock the “TP”. It’s like the constant visible reminder to restock. Also, this is a smart way to make toilet supplies look more esthetically pleasing. You can leave The TP in plain sight, and your guests won’t have to search for a new roll.
2. Hanging baskets. 
This is a nice way to store towels or other supplies using minimum area of your bathroom. All you need is to buy inexpensive rectangular baskets in the local shop for home decor. The baskets should be lightweight, made from straw. Hang them using just a screwdriver. Ready! You can also opt for shelves for easy access to your towels and other toiletries.
3. Ladder.
Another project for your bathroom. Find an old ladder in your garage or buy a heap one from the hardware store. Wooden will work well, because you’ll be able to decorate it according to the design of your bathroom. Paint it in the color you want. Also, you can try for a vintage or Provence look – very stylish! Pick the best place for the ladder, and now you can use it to hang your fresh towels. Your guests will be amazed by this unique way to display your towels.


4. Organize your makeup items.
Almost every girl has this annoying problem: losing your lipsticks, blushes, brushes and other important makeup items all over the bathroom. Here is a really nice problem solver: use a magnetic makeup holder. It looks really stylish, makes a good display in your bathroom and holds all the precious beauty stuff in one place. If you don’t want to spend extra money on a magnetic holder, make it yourself using just a picture frame, metal list, glue and spray or acrylic paint or self-adhesive decorative covering. And don’t forget to attach mini magnets to each of your makeup items.
5. Pocket organizer.
Such a useful and easy way to get an extra storage space. Hang it behind cabinet doors and store any household items in your bathroom you want. Usually you can find such pockets in any home improvement store, there are plenty of different variations, designs and colors, including holders with labels on each pocket for a more accurate organizing.
 
6. Mason jars for small things.
Tired of endless makeup sponges, cotton balls, sticks and brushes all over the place? This organizing trick is for you. Mason jars are really adorable and they will fit almost any bathroom design. You can actually just store them on shelves, but for more interesting look try this craft project: attach jars to the wood using hose clamps and then attach it to the wall. You will save extra space and add more zest to your bathroom.
 
7. Organize bathroom drawers.
There is a great solution for organization of all the cosmetics, creams, lotions, toothpastes and other products in your drawers. You will need inexpensive plastic baskets that are available in many stores. Put them in drawers sorting by groups of products. Now you won’t need to get nervous looking for the certain lotion among a pile of stuff in the drawer.
8. Install an extra shelf above the door.
Simple but genius idea for getting more space for bathroom essentials. Store your less used things like extra towels, cleaning accessories etc. up there. Keep smaller items in boxes or bins. Make sure the shelf is well-supported. It is better to choose a wooden one and fix it with screws.
Well there you have it; our 8 ways to get your bathroom organized. You’ll be felling a lot better once things are in their right place.

 

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