When deciding to buy property, there several options for you consider from. One of the less known options is buying off plan. It is one of the growing investment opportunities for many homeowners. We have compiled 6 advantages of buying off plan


1) First Pick – Greater Choice

When buying off the plan, you get to pick your apartment first. This means you get the chance to decide on which is the best apartment from your perspective. It gives you a greater advantage in picking the property most suitable to you.


2) Time

Buying property off plan means you get to make your payment at a later date. You are able to save up for a bigger deposit on the property because groundbreaking is usually a few years away.


3) Lock in a Price

When you buy off plan, you lock in your price and if the property market grows in value, and your property goes up in value, you don’t have to pay any more.  Property value is almost always guaranteed to increase with time. An empty piece of land may find itself surrounded by a booming business district or major highway around it in the time it takes for the groundbreaking to kick off increasing the property value exponentially.


4) Colour Choices

You may get to choose which colors go where and not settle for the boring colors picked. Depending on your preference, your input could sway the color options for a whole development if you buy early enough..


5) It’s New!

As the first home buyer, you will be moving into something brand new while for investors, you will maximize your rental return as many tenants will pay more to live in a new apartment. Brand new property always fetches high interest as well as a higher price


6)Low initial buying price

Developers mostly require a 10 per cent deposit to secure the property. The full payment is made when the property has been built. This guarantees you become the owner of a property at a much lower buying price as compared to buying when it is built.


Learn more about buying property off the plan at the biggest Homes Expo this October at the Blue Triangle Cement 27th Kenya Homes Expo

Interior Decor

Return on Investment for Interior Decor Firms at the 27th Kenya Homes Expo

The Kenya Homes Expo, a platform that converges real estate stakeholders and potential and existing homeowners under one roof to explore real estate deals, interior decor, gain insights and pursue worthy investments.

It hosts exhibitors in major industries, from construction, property insurance, energy, architects, developers just to name a few. One of the exhibitors who has been present from the first Kenya Homes Expo is Interior decor firms because the expo has always been a great platform for them to showcase all the new trends in the real estate industry.

  • Get hundreds of qualified leads each day.

The expo is an excellent place to do direct marketing to the visitors. Companies are able to get leads on people who are actively looking for specific products.

  • Gain direct face-to-face contact with decision-makers

Most of the people who visit the Kenya Homes Expo come as a family. This gives you the opportunity to pitch your company to the decision makers of the family.

  • Generate new consumers immediately.

For the curious visitors who may not have to know about your services or product, you are able to generate new interest and convert them into buyers.

  • Brand your business

The marketing that is done by the Kenya homes expo is a sure way to get your brand noticed and to solidify its credibility in the market.

  • Direct access to your target market

The Expo gives you the opportunity to speak to relevant clients who are looking for the latest trends in interior design to change up there homes.

  • Introduce new products and services.

Product testing and a response are always vital when undertaking a new service or product. The Kenya Homes Expo offers the opportunity to get instant feedback on all new products you have.

  • Live product and service demonstrations

Nothing helps acquire new clients and convince your current clients better than a demonstration.  Live presentations give that extra push that you need to make that sale.

  • Distribute product samples

Handing out free samples especially branded merchandise ensures the clients carry a little bit of your business with them. This offers invaluable marketing for your business.

If you’re looking to take your interior decor business to the next level this is the time, book your space for 27th Kenya Homes Expo taking place from the 11th to 14th Of October 2018

Why should you be part of the Kenya Homes Expo Event Sponsors in 2018?

No other industry event in Kenya commands an exhibitor profile of over 250 brands and companies under one roof like the Kenya Homes Expo.

We provide unmatched value to our exhibitors by ensuring over 40,000 interested visitors patronise the event. Every year the numbers visitors get bigger and the exhibitors get more creative and increase in number. This year we aim to outdo all other expos so it is the best time to consider being a sponsor for the 27th Kenya homes expo

Brand Visibility (Marketing)

Kenya homes Expo has an excess of over 40,000 visitors to the event as well as millions reached through our various channels of marketing and advertising. All this comes together from our skilled marketing team that ensures maximum customer engagement.


The Expo takes full advantage of television advertising from the top leading stations in Kenya namely NTV and Citizen TV. They have a viewership of over 3,000,000.


At the 26th Kenya homes Expo we had live coverage from Capital FM on the ground covering all the activates going on as well as highlighting the sponsors of the expo. This is sent out to its over 20 million listeners
Classic Fm is also another platform that we take full advantage of with there morning announcements. They have a very large audience base that is professionals, homeowners, home buyers and investors and bankers.


Kenya Homes expo has invested substantially to have our billboards placed in the prime area for maximum exposure in Nairobi. We can boast having our billboards placed in Kilimani, Lavington, and Langata road just to name a few.


Every week Kenya homes Expo advertises the Expo in the most distributed newspaper in the Country, Daily Nation. We ensure considerable coverage that showcases the upcoming event as well as the sponsors of the event.

Websites: Kenya homes expo

We have a responsive website that allows for amazing user experience on any device, this combined with our Exceptional SEO ensures that traffic to our website and google ranking is always high. We have a well-branded website that is always updated to the latest trends and technologies to give us the competitive advantage

Social Media.

Kenya Himes Expo takes full advantage of our social platforms that is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Our content is engaging and relevant that guarantees continue engagement with thousands of users across all platforms.

Newsletters email numbers.

Our email campaigns are one of our key strategies. We have an extensive and inclusive subscriber list to our newsletter who are always looking to get more information from us about our exhibitors and sponsors

Magazine Homes Kenya

Every sponsor of the Kenya homes Expo is given extensive exposure in the Homes Kenya Magazine. This issue is distributed digitally to millions of our readers as well as physical publications that can be found in all the leading supermarkets.

KICC platforms-Events Page

We hold The Kenya Homes Expo at the KICC every year. The area is amazing in terms of location and facilities. Its added advantage is that our event is highlighted on the KICC Events page which is country-wide to all people and businesses.

This Octobers Expo is focused on #HomesWithinReach but our goal is to reach even further. The 27th Kenya Homes Expo will be our biggest expo yet and if there was a time to become a sponsor it is now!!

5 Strategies To Market Your Real Estate Property In Kenya

The real estate industry in Kenya has evolved beyond the levels where the brand alone or the founder’s reputation used to sell real estate properties in Kenya. Currently, there have been so many new entrants that are competing for the tightening expendable income in the Kenyan economy. In 2018, it is all about getting innovative and finding better ways to reach a larger and targeted audience.  In this article, we will review some of the key strategies you can use to market your real estate property in Kenya.


Property listing

In this digital era, most consumers turn to online sources for information. Currently, however, the online clutter has become a major block on consumers during the decision making process. Consumers do not know who to trust especially at a time when so many scam developers and agents are cropping up. To market your property stand out, look for credible listing agents and have your property listed. This will increase the chances of you selling out your property.

Email Marketing

Capture the email addresses of new leads and current customers and develop a real estate marketing email newsletter. Online email marketing providers can help you produce professional looking newsletters and track who opened the emails, what they clicked on, and if they unsubscribed. Make sure to send useful information that is not only self-promoting. People receive a lot of junk mail in a day and you don’t want to be that type of email marketing sender. As long as you have an opt-in list to send to, you can include listing updates, industry trends, tips to find houses and even funny news of current events happening around Nairobi.


Bill Boards

Placing an ad on a billboard that includes a company name and a memorable image of a product or service stays visible 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Most Kenyans, especially in Nairobi and its environs, spend on average one hour on the road commuting. These mobile consumers see billboards every day while travelling for business or pleasure. Within your market, you can find out how many people pass by certain intersections or on certain thoroughfares to determine roughly where ad-space hot spots exist.

Social Media Marketing

There is a saying that goes that Facebook is the second biggest country in the world. Most people above 15 years in Kenya can be easily found on Facebook. All you need to do is create a corporate account well branded. Take advantage of the Facebook marketing campaign to target and communicate to your audience. Share offers to create attention then follow up to close sales.

Kenya Homes Expo in KICC

Another key platform that has grown to a culture is the Kenya Homes Expo held at the KICC. The Kenya Homes Expo, a platform that converges real estate stakeholders and potential and existing homeowners under one roof to explore real estate deals, gain insights and pursue worthy investments. The Kenya Homes Expo is the region’s biggest homes show, bringing a wealth of expertise harnessed for over 13 years. Targeting the entire African region with a major focus on East & Central Africa, the Kenya Homes Expo is an experiential platform that creates a level ground for real estate players to converge with a ready market for land, homes, financial advice and general real estate information. Take advantage of the next 27th Kenya Homes Expo by booking a space today


If you get to implement this 5 strategies you will be ahead of your competitors and you should be guaranteed to create the much-needed awareness and market education in regard to your properties. Many have followed these key strategies to turn around their sales chart, why shouldn’t you?



This last year has been filled with interesting design trends, from intricate wall décor and wallpaper designs to contemporary building architectural designs inspired by the changing real estate trends.

2016 has come knocking and only exciting trends are in store for the home.  Our team of experts take you through home innovations to look out for this year.  These are hues you will definitely want in your home. You can also learn more by buying the current copy of the Homes Kenya Digital Magazine (Click to purchase)


2017 was ruled by wallpaper in intricate designs.  The good thing with wallpaper is that it can be in specific areas of a wall and create different moods in every space.  2018 is set to be ruled by bold colours and hues.  Purple and lilac are colour trends that will take center stage in homes this year.  Most people assume these colours are very girlie and childlike, but when combined cleverly, these colours will instantly bring charm, elegance and warmth to any room, especially the living and dining areas that have a view of the outdoors.  These are calming colours and encourage intimacy.


Yes, chandeliers are still a must have in your home, but 2018 will be dominated by simple and elegant pendants.  These are probably one of the easiest ways to bring simple elegance to any room.  An elegant way to illuminate your home, pendants vary from sleek to ornate, small to large and bring beauty and boldness to any room, while giving a designer look.


Most people today have embraced working from home.  Heck, some corporates have even gone ahead to allow their employees to work away from the office, as long as they get the job done.  Well, if you are one of these people you need to know that you cannot sit in your warm blankets with your laptop on your laps.  Apart from limiting your productivity, you are doing more harm to your back.  The study desk is back on trend this year, and you best get yourself one.  There are numerous new styles of the once humble study desk and is now a design statement.  Let’s keep the bedroom for what the bedroom was designed for.


This will be the year to pull all stops with metal and bling.  If you are the homeowner who wants to stand out from the rest and you want your home to make a bold statement that’s out of the ordinary, then bling and metal is the way to go.  Adding a metallic accent shows edginess while still maintaining class.  Incorporate this with metallic wallpaper on a single wall, metallic accessories like soap dispensers and dishes, accent low coffee tables and the like.  This will bring instant timeless elegance.


There is no better time to be African than now.  With African fabric taking center stage in fashion, you can take this further by incorporating kitenge and Ankara fabric into your interior décor and furnishing.  Re-upholster your dining seats or lounge set with Ankara fabric to bring African warmth to your home.  Change your cushion covers and have a kitenge fabric stitched to fit.  I can assure you, your home will become the talk of town with unique African designer statements.  Show your personality with this fabric.

Get more Interior décor ideas by getting hold of the Digital copy of the Homes Kenya Magazine.



Gatina Primary School In Kawangware Gets A Facelift From The Kenya Homes Expo

Gatina Primary School, the largest public primary school in Dagoretti North Constituency recently got a facelift when the Kenya Homes Expo in partnership with the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, refurbished classrooms as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts.

The primary school, which is funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), educates children from Kawangware and Kangemi areas which are largely informal settlement areas.  The Kenya Homes Expo, which is organized by HomesKenya Limited, partnered with the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), to renovate and refurbish the primary school which had debilitated classrooms that didn’t provide a conducive environment for the children to learn.

The two corporates embarked on a CSR initiative that would impact the operations of the entities, their partnerships, the wider real estate industry and more so the community. While handing over the refurbished classrooms to the School Principal, Mr. Wallace Gitau, Ms. Maureen Ojijo acknowledged that this was a great initiative indeed. She posed the question, “who better to help than children? To see the gratification on the children’s faces is truly fulfilling, we are changing the lives of children one classroom at a time”.  She continued to add that “Real Estate events and publications is the core business of Homes Kenya Limited, and construction is the heartbeat of most of our operations, so as a team, we decided to pursue rehabilitation of the school via this channel.

At the opening ceremony of the 25th Kenya Homes Expo in April this year, Ms.  Nana Gecaga, Managing Director of KICC, who has a heart for the less fortunate, spoke of this most beneficial partnership that would be seen as a social responsibility that would help uplift the lives of the less fortunate in society.

In January 2003, Free Primary Education was rolled out by the government.  With this positive action, the program has seen increased numbers in the enrollment of children.  According to the Economic Survey of 2005, enrollment rose from 5.9 Million children to 8.8 Million children in 2011.  The FPE policy abolished school fees and other levies that posed hindrance to children gaining access to education.  With lack of funds, public schools have struggled to stay afloat, and ultimately it is the children who are suffering. Maintenance of schools has been left to the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and well- wishers to assist uplift the schools, and this is the story of Gatina Primary School.

HomesKenya Limited organizes the Kenya Homes Expo, the biggest homes and auto show in East & Central Africa.  The next expo will be holding a successful 26th run is scheduled to be held next year from 12 – 15 April, 2018 at the KICC.

Affordable Living Within Reach At The 26th Kenya Homes Expo

This April from 12th to 15th, the Kenyatta International Convention Centre will play host to the Blue Triangle Cement 26th Kenya Homes Expo.  East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show themed “Affordable Living”, promises to be bigger and will offer a more innovative, vibrant and revolutionary amalgam of exhibitors/services.

The 26th Expo is sponsored by East African Portland Cement Company, the manufacturers of the “Blue Triangle Cement”, with over 84 years of cement manufacturing experience and producing the most reliable, durable and brightest brand of cement that is suitably strong for all forms of construction.   The expo is also being held in partnership with KICC, who are the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners of the Kenya Homes Expo and are working hand in hand with the organizer to deliver solutions that better the livelihoods of all Kenyans.

Fueled by the confidence that return on investment is guaranteed, the Kenya Homes Expo is now in its 14th year, holding a successful 26th run.  Being the longest standing real estate exhibition in East & Central Africa, the Kenya Homes Expo has gained repute as the leading homes expo in the region. Kenya is the gateway for the East African Community of approx.140 million people, and Nairobi has been identified as the investment destination.

When the Kenya Homes Expo was founded 14 years ago, the vision of the organizer was to create and provide a platform for Kenyans to gain access to opportunities for investment in real estate because a majority of the population was not sufficiently equipped with knowledge or tools to invest wisely, or aid in making the right decisions in real estate investments.  The myths surrounding real estate needed to be demystified and thus the birth of the Kenya Homes Expo, “a one stop shop” where people could have direct contact with the industry players under one roof i.e, land sellers, realtors, construction professionals, suppliers, consultants, financiers e.t.c, proved a worthy investment as there was now a credible platform that opened up the industry to all.

As is with every event, the Kenya Homes Expo takes into consideration the market needs and puts together a show that will meet the needs of its visitors and clientele. According to Mr. Daniel Ojijo, the founder and Executive Chairman of Homes Universal, the expo has exceeded client expectations as there is no other platform where you get relevant players and one that brings over 1,000 buyers who seal concrete deals almost immediately. He opines that the expo attracts the international market (that sees Kenya as investment hub), addresses the acute housing shortage, supports the growth of the housing industry and creates synergy between industry players. Mr. Ojijo continues to add that the Kenya Homes Expo, being held in line with one of the governments Big 4 agendas, i.e., affordable housing for all, is the very platform for Kenyans of all walks of life to seek opportunities for investment, buy affordable land/properties, and actually own a home notwithstanding their economic status.

Current indicators show that by 2025, Africa will portend business opportunities worth $5.6 Trillion.  There isn’t a better time for the Kenya Homes Expo to be held.  The Kenya Homes Expo acknowledges that there is a rising tide across Africa that brings with it new infrastructures, a better educated labor force and a youthful dynamic population.  The Marketing Director of the expo, Mrs. Maureen Ojijo affirms that Africa’s returns on investment are some of the highest in the world and that is why the expo continues to attract even more investors because Africa is the new frontier for trade and investment with the real estate industry standing to greatly benefit from this attention.

26th Homes Expo 12th - 15th April

All Geared Up for the 26th Kenya Homes Expo This April

One thing that keeps ringing true for many Kenyans today is the need and desire to own homes, acquire land, and secure investments for the future generations. While the dream seems achievable, the biggest challenge remains making home ownership affordable and as accessible to as many Kenyans as possible. This April, the Kenya Homes Expo will afford Kenyans the opportunity to seek opportunities for investment in real estate.

When the Kenya Homes Expo was founded close to 14 years ago, the vision of the organiser was to create and provide a platform for Kenyans to gain access to opportunities for investment in real estate. Real estate had just started becoming the talk of town and people didn’t have the knowledge or tools to invest wisely and make the right decisions in real estate. The myths surrounding real estate needed to be demystified and thus the birth of the Kenya Homes Expo. A platform where people could have direct contact with land sellers, realtors, construction professionals and financiers proved a worthy investment as now there was and is a credible platform that has opened up the industry to Kenyans and the world in general.

Aerial view of the Kenya Homes Expo

This April from 12th to 15th, the Kenya Homes Expo marks its 26th successful run and has been themed “Affordable Living”. As with every event, the expo takes into consideration the market needs and puts together a show that will meet the needs of its visitors and clientele. By 2025, current indicators show that Africa will portend business opportunites worth $5.6 Trillion. There isn’t a better time for the Kenya Homes Expo to be held. The Kenya Homes Expo acknowledges that there is a rising tide across Africa that brings with it new infrastructures, a better educated labour force and a youthful dynamic population. The team leader of the expo, Ms. Maureen Ojijo, further states that Africa’s returns on investment are some of the highest in the world and that’s why the expo continues to attract even more investors because Africa is the new frontier for trade and investment with real estate standing to benefit the most from this attention.

External view of the Kenya Homes Expo at KICC

Minister of Transport, Hon. James Macharia at the MInistry of Housing booth.

The expo is once again sponsored by East African Portland Cement Company, manufacturer of Blue Triangle Cement, who have secured the rights to a Platinum Sponsorship. EAPCC has been a natural partner for the Homes Kenya because you cannot talk about strong structures without mentioning Blue Triangle Cement. With over 84 years of cement manufacturing experience, East African Portland Cement Company has made the greatest contribution in the physical foundation of our nation, producing the most durable, brightest brand of cement that is suitably strong for all forms of construction.

An exhibitor booth at a previous Kenya Homes Expo held at the KICC

The Kenyan government has taken this segment of the economy very seriously and is championing housing for low income earners and the Kenya Homes Expo has become a platform for Kenyans of whichever class to seek opportunities for investment, dream about getting their homes, and actually own a home no matter your income or economic status.

To know more about the 26th Kenya Homes Expo or book your booth at East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show, call the team on 020 230 9074 or visit our website.


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5 Things to Look Forward in 2018.

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.
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Duchess Park – Hatheru, Laington

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.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle


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.

Germany celebrating after their win against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final


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.

Homes Kenya Magazine Issue 71

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.


The Blue Triangle 26th Kenya Homes Expo