Kenya Homes Guide http://www.kenyahomesguide.com Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:24:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 16405770 UK fund Helios, Acorn to build 3,800 student hostels in Nairobi http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1789/helios-acorn-hostels-nairobi/ http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1789/helios-acorn-hostels-nairobi/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:24:40 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1789 The post UK fund Helios, Acorn to build 3,800 student hostels in Nairobi appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

UK-based private equity fund Helios has signed a Sh7.4 billion deal with property firm Acorn Group to build 3,800 hostels in Nairobi, in a development that seeks to bridge the current student housing gap. The two entities have formed a new company, on a 50-50 ownership basis, which will undertake the project that will be…

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How Kenyan builders are losing millions of shillings to conmen http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1783/conmen-tricks-in-kenya/ http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1783/conmen-tricks-in-kenya/#respond Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:57:56 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1783 The post How Kenyan builders are losing millions of shillings to conmen appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

Hundreds of Kenyans are losing millions of shillings to a syndicate of conmen passing themselves as suppliers of building materials, mainly stones, bricks, and sand. Investigations by the Kenya Homes Guide have exposed how the con artists, through carefully planned tricks, are exploiting Kenyan’s desire to save money when building homes. John Maina’s story is…

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House price growth slows in Kenya, will likely keep slowing http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1780/house-price-slows-kenya/ http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1780/house-price-slows-kenya/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:20 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1780 The post House price growth slows in Kenya, will likely keep slowing appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

Growth in Kenya house prices slowed down in the second quarter of the year on the back of gloomy economic performance, a situation likely to persist in the foreseeable future. The latest Kenya Bankers Association-Housing Price Index shows that house prices rose 0.98 per cent between April and June – the slowest price growth since…

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How to pick the right window curtains for your home http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1778/choose-window-curtains/ http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1778/choose-window-curtains/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:45:55 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1778 The post How to pick the right window curtains for your home appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

Curtains, also known as drapes, usually offer a lot more than simply serving as a window treatment in an interior. The accessories go a long way in improving the aesthetics of a room. With the correct colour, size, texture and weight you can create the perfect balance between function and style – giving your home…

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Why scientists now want you to trade your home for a mud house http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1765/mud-house-construction-kenya/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:44:03 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1765 The post Why scientists now want you to trade your home for a mud house appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

As the world goes green in a bid to conserve the environment, there is growing need for an ideal building material which should be biodegradable and easily obtainable with minimal or no destruction to the environment. Basic mud bricks, formed by combining clay, water, sand and a binding material such as straw, are the closest…

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Chinese firm targets rural Kenya with new solar kits http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1763/chinese-kenya-new-solar-kits/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:47:22 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1763 The post Chinese firm targets rural Kenya with new solar kits appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

Shenzhen Power Solution Industries Co, a Chinese maker of solar lighting products, hopes to penetrate and control a significant share of the African market. The firm has been participating in trade fairs in Kenya and other African countries over the past three years in an effort to showcase its products. Through the fairs, the company…

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Britam Holdings is making bold bets on Kenya’s real estate http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1760/britam-real-estate-projects/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:48:10 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1760 The post Britam Holdings is making bold bets on Kenya’s real estate appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

The local financial markets are increasingly churning and this is getting scary for everyone. From the man in the streets to the sophisticated fund manager, the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is particularly one investment class that has posted depressing returns over the past couple of years. Fretting over the volatility of the stocks market, Britam…

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EDITORIAL: Shortage of artisans is holding back real estate growth http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/1759/shortage-skilled-artisans-kenya/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:24:21 +0000 http://www.kenyahomesguide.com/?p=1759 The post EDITORIAL: Shortage of artisans is holding back real estate growth appeared first on Kenya Homes Guide.

Over the past few years, players in the Kenyan construction industry have decried the shortage of skilled artisans in the industry. This is especially so, considering that the country’s top universities are churning out more architects and engineers than the number of certificate and diploma holders graduating in tertiary institutions. This is mainly due to…

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