Not sure about you, but we’re so over 2017. From its unending political stalemates to its overhyped eclipse (sorry, not sorry), everything about it feels so…… Which is why we’re ready to usher in 2018 ASAP. Here are five things to look forward to come January.
1. The Return of the Real Estate Industry.
The real estate sector is poised for a comeback after the conclusion of the General Election. Industry figures for the first five months of the year indicate there was a marginal slowdown in the industry as a result of election uncertainties. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the value of building plans approved by Nairobi City County between January and May this year went down to Sh105.6 billion from Sh126.3 billion in a similar period last year. it is, however expected that the pace will pick up once election related activities are over.
The expected rebound of the industry means investors should watch over housing prices, falling of building material prices, employment opportunities and more importantly, county governments who will be looking forward to fulfilling their election pledges.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001252414/six-things-to-look-out-for-in-property-after-polls
2. We Are Going to Have Another Royal Wedding.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally engaged and have already set a date for next year. During a special briefing at Buckingham Palace , officials revealed that the wedding will take place in May of next year. (The exact date has not yet been announced.) Notably, Prince Harry’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, is due to welcome her third child with Prince William just one month before. William and Kate’s own wedding date was also in the spring: April 29, 2011.
3. 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. This will be the first World Cup held in Europe since 2006.
4. HOMES KENYA MAGAZINE ISSUE 72.
Homes Kenya Magazine, is the premier and most comprehensive real estate, property development and homes publication in the country. The glossy, high-quality magazine is the only one of its kind in the region and continues to set the pace in home living standards, while informing home owners, potential home buyers and living connoisseurs on the latest trends in the market. Currently produced once every two months, the magazine has undertaken to provide property and real estate intelligence focused on this region, in an attempt to fill the information gap created by Kenya’s fast growing real estate and property development sector.
5. The 26TH Kenya Homes & Auto Expo.
It will be held on the 12th to the 15th of April 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
East & Central Africa’s authoritative voice of the real estate market. Occupying 3 amazing floors with exhibitors ranging from land owners, realtors, contractors, landscape artists, to interior design companies and insurers and bankers, we successfully deliver eye opening and innovative shows for the real estate industry.
Also premiering an exclusive motoring section dubbed “The Auto Pavilion“, designed to showcase vehicles for commercial and leisure activities.