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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Self-care: Create a You-Booster haven/sanctuary in your home

April 22, 2020

With each week that goes by, things are drastically changing as we try to flatten the curve of the coronavirus. Most people are working from home, businesses are creating new ways to provide for their customers, and mostly staying at home. As you’re hunkered down in your home, practicing self-care is a great way to…

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Buy a home Virtually- Tech is not the enemy

April 21, 2020

These are the times upon us right now. The times where most essential and even dispensable transactions are carried out virtually. Now more than ever before, a whole new world has opened up to us, thanks to virtual processes: business and informal correspondence, learning tools and sessions, social media engagement, most key aspects of human…

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Should You Delay Your Real Estate Investment During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

April 13, 2020

The facts of the case point to one truth: Those with secure financial options who have funds stashed away and the confidence to find a home site unseen using the right virtual tools can still find the right home for them. The adage, “where there is a will, there is a way,” certainly holds true…

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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…

Chronicles of real estate investors: Crunch Time

Chronicles of real estate investors: Crunch Time

She sat across from me, with the most intent gaze an eye could hold. I felt the intensity and burn of her gaze on my skin, as I was head bent downwards, couldn’t bring myself to look at her. The elephant in the room was so large it could fill the entire room. Deafening silence…

Real estate scams and hacks: The move from land-grabbers to cyber space

Real estate scams and hacks: The move from land-grabbers to cyber space

You’d be shocked what businesses hackers are targeting lately. Not just individuals, or retailers. With strategies that can re-direct wire transfers and hold computer systems in the gut, hackers can easily target any industry, especially for those lagging behind in cybersecurity. Same goes for real estate. Consequently, we find that real estate businesses run on…

Design – What’s in, 2019? Let’s let you in on it!

Design – What’s in, 2019? Let’s let you in on it!

Designing your home? Even though you don’t want your home thoroughly steeped in current trends only for it to become dated after these trends blow over, it’s still useful knowledge to be aware of what’s in right now, to know where design is headed in 2019. That way you can sparingly include some of these in…

When you’re not buying, but selling your home

When you’re not buying, but selling your home

Oh, how the tables turn! It’s in the little things. Even when the time comes when you say: It’s time to sell my home. Maybe you’re moving elsewhere, out of state or country. When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? There’s prepping…

Chronicles of real estate investors: When a life ends-Part 2

Chronicles of real estate investors: When a life ends-Part 2

Emeka continued driving furiously, like a mad man on the loose. I held on to the edge of my seat, double checked to see if my seatbelt was on, and then I just kept on saying a frantic prayer in my heart, as tears fell freely down my cheeks. Hot tears, in torrents. Thoughts and…

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