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Having the Light Perspective

Lighting has evolved beyond its practical purpose of providing illumination to become a significant part of home décor. It can be used to create a particular ambience, highlight a building’s specific features, as well as for security reasons, among other…

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How to build without money

A friend tells me how he developed his rental apartment in Jamhuri estate and from which he now collects quite a chunk of revenue, without borrowing a dime. “A brick a day, literally,” he says. All you need is the…

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10 Most Powerful African Passports

As the world becomes more interconnected and the need for travel increases, passport holders of some countries have it easier than others when it comes to visa-free travel. Here are some of the top respected passports in Africa, according to…

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Worst roommate I’ve ever had

For some people, our college roommates become our lifelong friends. They’re the ones we vent about life with, the ones who get to see our ugliest faces on Snapchat, and the ones we’ll be having wheelchair races with 60 years from now. For…

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Why serviced apartment is the next big thing in real estate

When planning leisure, conference or business tourism, local and international tourists give special consideration to accommodation, and for a long time, hotels were the common choice. This is changing as more and more tourists are opting for serviced apartments. “Hotel…

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This is the next big thing in real estate

Reports indicate that the best days for residential, retail and office segments might be behind us; for developers that is. What with analysts touting oversupply and prices that have stagnated? One segment, however, has received less attention than the rest…

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What elections have done to the real estate industry

The construction industry accounts for about five per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), so a booming industry is an indication of a healthy economy. This is an election year and with a political showdown between the ruling…

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