meQasa Celebrates 3 Years in Business

meQasa Celebrates 3 Years in Business

In a country where the process of finding property has historically been more a pain than pleasure, the birth of meQasa three years ago was a welcome relief. Founded by three Ghanaian graduates from Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), the startup’s product – meQasa.com – currently features over 23,000 residential and commercial properties from across the […]

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meQasa Releases Accra Housing Guide

meQasa Releases Accra Housing Guide

Ghana’s leading online real estate marketplace, meQasa, has published the first edition of its Ghana Housing Guides – an invaluable resource series that seeks to provide insight and direction on the housing landscape in Ghana. The premiere issue, the Accra Housing Guide, offers an in-depth look into everything one would need to know if they […]

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The New Electricity Tariffs: All You Want To Know

The New Electricity Tariffs: All You Want To Know

After what seemed like life in the never-ending hole of Dumsor, Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) approved new Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) tariffs (i.e. prices that will be paid by the consumer for power used) on 14th December, 2015, ending the year on an unhappy note for many. The higher electricity tariffs have steeply […]

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Akosombo Primary School Receives Makeover Courtesy meQasa

Akosombo Primary School Receives Makeover Courtesy meQasa

Starting the new year off with a bang, leading online real estate search marketplace meQasa, spent a weekend in Akosombo for a company retreat, during which staff offered their time, muscle and materials to paint a school as community service.  Akosombo Roman Catholic primary school was built in September 1977 under the auspices of the […]

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Electricity to go up by 59.2%, water 67.2%

Electricity to go up by 59.2%, water 67.2% – PURC

Source: Myjoyonline.com Date: 07-12-2015 Time: 12:12:25:pm The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has increased electricity tariff by 59.2 % and water tariff by 67.2% for residential consumers. The commission announced that changes are expected to take effective from December 14, 2015. A statement signed by Nana Yaa Jantuah Director of Public Relations at the PURC noted, […]

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Ghana’s MeQasa.com Raises $500,000 Investment To Become Zillow Of Africa

MeQasa.com, one of Ghana’s leading online real estate classifieds businesses, has secured a $500,000 investment from Frontier Digital Ventures, a global VC firm headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Frontier Digital Ventures’ portfolio includes companies in five key frontier regions including Central America, Middle East & North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and South Asia. MeQasa […]

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GRA Starts 5% Home Tax Collection

GRA Starts 5% Home Tax Collection

Source: myjoyonline.com Prospective home owners will now have to pay more for decent accommodation following authorization by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for real estate developers to start charging a flat rate of 5 percent Value Added Tax on all housing units sold from October 01, 2015. “We hereby write to inform you that, as […]

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GREPA advocates enforcement of Rent Act

GREPA advocates enforcement of Rent Act

Source: Graphic Online Real Estate brokerage firms are losing out on their commissions as landlords fail to adhere to the Rent Act which requires rent advance payment of six months and not two years. Currently, most landlords in the country are taking two years rent advance from tenants, something the brokers explain inure to their loss […]

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Government to Streamline Real Estate Sector Operations

Government to Streamline Real Estate Sector Operations

Source: Government of Ghana Official Portal Government will soon come out with a bill to streamline the operations of the Real Estate sector, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, has disclosed. The objective of the bill, Alhaji Dauda said, was to regulate Real Estate brokerage practitioners and brokerage practice, the training and […]

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