In Kenya, owning land and becoming a homeowner are significant achievements in one’s life. The experience of being a homeowner is one of liberation and satisfaction.
Before you can go out and celebrate your achievement. Let’s discuss the process of making that decision count in the future.
Available in the market are both gated community houses and independent houses. Each type of house will suit your different type of needs.
Let us stroll and take a look at the pros and cons associated with each of the houses/homes mentioned.
Pros associated with Gated Community Homes
Level of security
Security features associated with gated community homes are the number one selling point. Nothing is satisfying like knowing you live in an area that is secure round the clock.
Level of privacy and human traffic
The 21st-century homeowner yearns for privacy and less human traffic interaction.
Urban activities can be both a curse and a blessing. In gated community homes the privilege to zone out of the urban hustle.
Sense of Community
You have a chance to build neighborhood relationships with people you trust. The fact is that not all your neighbors will share your sense of humor or thought process.
Appreciate the company of your neighbors even better in a secure environment.
Better Home Value
These homes are built in areas that project an increase in value development in the future. This is a good investment option that carries a good return on investment in the future.
The real estate industry in Kenya has seen an upward trajectory shown of about 10 to 15 percent. A positive sign for the industry’s future progress.
Accord quality Spaces
Gated homes are built to offer a modern living experience. The cherry on top of gated communities is the lifestyle amenities they provide.
You can enjoy gym spaces, swimming pools, recreational areas, and well-manicured gardens.
Cons to Gated Community Homes
Higher cost of living
The cost of buying or renting in gated communities is always high. Influenced by prime locations, amenities, and ambiance.
Ongoing maintenance expense
After making your buy you are looking to relax and enjoy your space this is not the case living in a gated community.
Costs such as property taxes, security, amenity, and infrastructure beckon.
Pros of Independent Housing
Freedom to Design
Here we roll like KINGS and QUEENS. We have the freedom to the architectural design the home we want.
You are at liberty to renovate your home when you want without any hustle about regulations.
Good Investment Opportunity
Purchasing land and building your home is a good long-term investment.
Owning a pet for many is a hustle when the pet has to fit in small spaces shared with humans and strangers.
In an independent home, this is not the case. You can rear your pet with freedom and both enjoy the space and tranquility large spaces offer.
Greater sense of Privacy
Owning an Independent home gives one a true sense of privacy. There is no trespassing by strangers or random activities.
Cons to Independent Homes
The cost of maintaining a home should not be taken lightly. Ensure good financial freedom to have everything in order when required.
The building process can become tedious and frustrating at times. Negative on your health and mental stability.
Too much privacy can lead to social alienation. Independent homeowners have a higher chance of experiencing social alienation.
Be careful not to fall into this alienation trap syndrome.
Now you are well informed to make that decision about the type of home you want for yourself and your family.
Remember we all attract different needs and wants. Choose what makes you happy and better still allows you to thrive best.