Ms Caroline Waithera:
After buying a piece of land in Ruai, Nairobi County, last year, i discovered that the Sh3 million i had saved to build my dream home was insufficient.
I wanted a three-bedroom master en suite house. I had put aside Sh3 million to cater for the entire process. However, all the contractors I approached gave me quotations that were way above the amount I had estimated.
Discouraged, i thought of building without the help of a contractor but the budget still shot past my Sh3 million life savings.
It was just as she was on the verge of despair that I was introduced to Mr Farrowson Murithi, a real estate player who came to my rescue at the last minute. Mr Murithi is the managing director of Pacific Reality, a construction and project management firm based in Ruai in Kasarani.
He told me that I could get my three-bedroom master en suite house with a dining room and separate laundry room for Sh1.6 million. At first I did not believe it was possible, especially given the classy finishes I wanted. I was tempted to dismiss the firm as a sham and only committed myself after seeing several other projects it had carried out on a similar budget.
Mr Antony Githinji:
I am farmer who also sought help from the company. I was mulling over purchasing a house in Kasarani area for Sh3.5 million but Pacific Reality managed to build it for me for Sh1.9 million instead. They also took care of the perimeter wall and utilities like electricity, water and a septic system. Overall, I found the entire process extremely efficient.