Being a tenant, renting a dwelling place, has never been anyone’s wish; yet almost all people in the journey of their lives usually do rent. Every tenant always dreams of owning a house, dreams that remain unattainable to many, forcing them to endure the life-time burden.
Having noticed such a nightmare of house tenancy in Kigali, Remote Estates has started a ‘Be Your Own Landlord’ campaign that will avail 282 affordable housing units by 2019.
Units’ buyers are allowed to pay in five installments starting from groundbreaking to completion, according to Remote Estates, a subsidiary of Remote Group of companies which is widely known as an engineering, construction and project management firm.
The company has started with dwelling units adjacent to Masaka Hospital in Kicukiro District which include modern apartments, townhouses and single-family homes, all designed to provide a comfortable, green and affordable lifestyle.
Speaking to IGIHE, Claudette Rubangura, the Corporate Relations and Marketing Officer at Remote Estates, said the firm is committed to providing decent housing at affordable prices.
“Our vision is to pioneer a model of privately developed affordable housing adapted to Rwanda housing market, using cost effective building technology, ecologically driven urban design, and cultural responsive housing designs,” she said.
Rubangura said the units include 162 apartments, 54 attached townhouses, 24 semi-detached units, seven detached units as well as 34 units for shops or offices. The five-hectare site also offers 219 parking spaces and nice green space that covers 29% of the site.
Registration of buyers gets underway
Remote Estates has opened registration of units’ buyers and a number of clients have already got on the list.
“Many people have turned to us to ask about the requirements to own one among the upcoming houses in Masaka. We are now registering them,” she said.
She said that a client pays an advance of $100 for reservation of a unit of their choice while the unit’s cost will be paid in five installments with the first installment due at the beginning of construction works.
“Considering the quality of our units and the facilitation of paying in installments, the units are undoubtedly affordable. For example, the cost of a three-bedroom apartment with its facilities starts $35,000 (around Rwf30 million) and the apartment is incremental to allow the owner to customize the inside walling the way they want,”
‘Be Your Own Landlord’ campaign ongoing
Remote Estates has started a campaign dubbed “Be Your Own Landlord” that calls Rwandans to strive for owning houses and get rid of renting pressures.
Through the campaign, Remote Estates educates people on the possibilities of having their own houses.
Interested clients can find further information on www.remoteestate.com and by visiting Remote Estates’ offices at Bodifa Mercy House, 2nd floor, opposite the Ministry of Justice (MINIJUST). You can also email them via [email protected] or phone +250 788 316 777
By Mugabo Jean d’Amour