FULLY SERVICED ESTATES: THE MODERN DAY LIVING

September 7, 2020

  When you read an address, sometimes it reads as ‘street’ other times, it reads as ‘estate’. Houses on streets often times, would not have an association or share communal facilities. However, an estate would, most times, have an association, a recreational park, a gym facility, security, religious buildings, a grocery store among other features.…

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HOME HACKS : GENERATOR PLACEMENTS

August 31, 2020

HOME HACKS : GENERATOR PLACEMENTS In Nigeria, if you are not living in a fully serviced estate, you have at least one alternative source of electricity. In most cases, a generator, either petrol powered or diesel powered. Home Hacks: Generator placements Once there is a power outage, to avoid missing out on that important football…

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As offices empty out, home investment looks on with green eyes

May 25, 2020

The future for office commercial space looks increasingly uncertain, as more and more people work from home and some employers consider making it a permanent arrangement — even after the pandemic. Transactions for office leases or sales are already significantly lower this year compared to a similar period in 2019, according to data from real…

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A new way of living?

May 11, 2020

Going forward, property experts are considering whether there will be changes in consumer behavior as a result of the pandemic. The widespread implementation of working from home has made home even more important to lots of people, and there are questions as to whether there will be any longer-term changes. Coronavirus lockdowns in many parts…

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Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what to do

May 11, 2020

Months long battle with the coronavirus made it difficult for Aishat Bello* and her husband to pay their 450,000 naira rent. “I was so sick I could barely walk to the bathroom,” Aishat said. Her husband having been let go from his insurance job, was having a hard time meeting medical and feeding expenses for…

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Mastering the art of virtual listing presentations

May 8, 2020

Doesn’t it just feel like literally overnight that the real estate business as we knew it changed? The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the way we do business and forced real estate agents around the country to change and adapt new strategies. Not so surprising my however, real estate markets in some specific niches are still…

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It’s more than smart homes, now it’s smart mirrors

May 5, 2020

  Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest of them all? Yes it’s a battle of smarts now, not just who the fairest is. Smart mirrors are a relatively new trend that takes reflectivity in the bathroom to the next level. Designed with perfect illumination in mind, they add extra luxury to the bathroom.…

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So, no home Elon Musk?😳😳😳

May 5, 2020

While some people are trying to catch up to their home ownership dreams, and working hard at it, others are running right in the opposite direction. One of such folks being Elon Musk. Recently he came out to make quite a puzzling announcement to the effect that, he will own no home and is about…

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Money anxiety keeping you up at night? Here’s how you can ensure you get a good shut eye

May 5, 2020

  Who isn’t worried or anxious about money? Almost everyone at varying levels is. Bills, unemployment, economic woes,businesses crumbling, the recession, it’s a lot to grapple with. The general uncertainty and job and business loss are driving financial stress,” and the average family even has it seemingly worse, seeing that they have come into the…

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Strategies To Weather Economic Downturns in Lagos

May 5, 2020

  The streets of Lagos are now up and running for the most part, thanks to the ease of the lockdown that head held sway for over 3 weeks. Though it’s a far cry from a complete return to normal, certain businesses can now make a guarded, slow return to the market place, gradually building…

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On the move with baby in tow

On the move with baby in tow

Moving homes…Goh we know how incredibly stressful that is. It’s a nightmare for so many even though they are enthralled by the prospect of a new home, new environment and the rich prospect that the change brings. Add a baby to that moving equation and the plot thickens with stress, totally changes the whole dynamics.…

Networking: Why it’s king in the real estate business

Networking: Why it’s king in the real estate business

For a business that’s heavily dependent on relationships and referrals such as ours real estate, you either network, or you network. Now while understanding the quintessence of networking is one thing, being adept and really effective at it is another. It doesn’t matter the size of event, function, or gathering that you’re at, an all-state…

Skills of negotiation that ensure you stay winning in real estate

Skills of negotiation that ensure you stay winning in real estate

A huge bulk of negotiation stories that you hear frequently set negotiating parties at odd with each other, each party immovably standing their ground and being resolute in their stance, almost like players on opposing sports teams tugging at it relentlessly until the scoreboard declares a winner. Many new agents make the mistake of starting…

New House number? Here’s how to shake off the alien feels in a new neighbourhood

New House number? Here’s how to shake off the alien feels in a new neighbourhood

neighbourhood Home alone, on a lazy Saturday afternoon, you stand, looking out your window, wondering if you belong here, if you fit in here, and when you will. It feels all foreign and new and strange to you, and feeling like a fish out of water probably best describes it. We all know that foreigner…

Why hire a property manager for your real estate rental properties

Why hire a property manager for your real estate rental properties

You’ve been in the business of buying lands, building them into rental properties, and right now you’ve got several of these properties under your belt. Are you bucking under the pressure of running and managing all of your property investments at the same time, without leaving nothing to chance? Then you should be thinking of…

WeyAsk: Key things to bear in mind when getting a mortgage:

WeyAsk: Key things to bear in mind when getting a mortgage:

Good day WeyAsk team, I’m Ugochukwu from Abuja, and I’ve been considering taking up a mortgage for a home I want to invest in. What are the basics I need to know? Many thanks for your question Ugochukwu. Practically all banks in Nigeria have a mortgage arm with branch outlets all over the country. Some…

We love a hot real estate market. Hot home? Not so much

We love a hot real estate market. Hot home? Not so much

The real estate market should be hot, your baby can’t sleep, and it’s 1am in the morning. Too much exposure to air conditioning can give her breathing issues, clogged nostrils and a pneumonia, but her room is incredibly humid. Our Naija sun as we know it, can fry an egg, even at 10am in the…

Let’s find a home to hack

Let’s find a home to hack

Ever heard of a house hack? Okay so let me do the honours of walking you through it if you haven’t. You buy (or rent, depending on your agreements with the houseowner) a multi-family home (multiple separate housing units in one building, or flats) or even a home with ensuite rooms. You then live in…

Are smart homes really smart investments?

Are smart homes really smart investments?

Smart technology, especially devices for the home, have a predisposition to be fun and upbeat. However, some smart installations are really functional and practical, cutting energy costs, help secure your home, or make our homes more intelligent overall. Still, there is need for caution. The more connected your home is, and the more you know…

Where’s my best real estate investment spot?

Where’s my best real estate investment spot?

If you’re looking for hot beds when it comes to property investment, you need to keep your eyes out and check what the stats say in different areas as well as current and future development plans, so you can get the best returns for your investment. To do it right, here are some helpful tips:…

Apps That Keep Realtors H’Appy

Apps That Keep Realtors H’Appy

As a realtor, most likely, you’re definitely always on the move. The job demands it. Ensuring that you stay efficient and get things done while you’re constantly on the go can prove to be a challenge as you don’t do a sit-down 9-5. Thankfully, with a whole new world of apps brewing and hitting our…

I’m new to real estate, that’s why I can’t close a deal

I’m new to real estate, that’s why I can’t close a deal

I’m new to real estate, that’s why I can’t close a deal! New to the real estate business as a realtor or real estate agent? Feeling paralyzed and immobilized by the phobia of no deals closed yet. We feel you. It’s all too easy to think that as soon as you’ve done a bit of…

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