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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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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Flaming, must-see spots in Lagos?

Flaming, must-see spots in Lagos?

When you hear Lagos, what words come to mind? The heartbeat, life wire, the mainstay, the IT-city, the place where dreams are made of, the New York of Africa. Regardless of the fact that it might seem to be the smallest state in Nigeria, it is the most populous state in Nigeria, the emancipator of…

Home, Land Ownership – No, Thank You, or Yes, Please?

Home, Land Ownership – No, Thank You, or Yes, Please?

Ever taste a slice of citrus, and your taste buds get hit with that bitter-sweet sensation? Is it more sweet than sour or more sour than sweet? Well such is the case with owning a home in our current Nigerian real estate climate. Inspite of the strong cases being made for the many gains that…

Mortgage: How to access NHF Loan From Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria

Mortgage: How to access NHF Loan From Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING NATIONAL HOUSING FUNDS LOANS (NHF)   WHO CAN APPLY Any Nigerian above the age of 18 Applicant must be a contributor to the National Housing Fund for a minimum period of six months. Applicant must have satisfactory evidence of regular flow of income to guarantee loan repayment. PURPOSE The loan…

Understanding what a Governor’s Consent is? Under what condition might you need it? The buyer’s Guide

Understanding what a Governor’s Consent is? Under what condition might you need it? The buyer’s Guide

Property acquisition in big cities like Lagos can be a very daunting experience. Many over the years have had harrowing encounters with so-called omoniles that leave very little to be desired. Countless scams have been perpetrated all in the name of selling landed properties in the metropolis and beyond. This article and some before it…

4 land investment myths debunked

4 land investment myths debunked

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana:  There are countless ways to invest and many investment products to consider before deciding where to put your money. Although investing in land has been profitable for individuals and corporations around the globe, it is a system that is often misunderstood and under-appreciated by the average…

Omonile (Land Grabbing) and the Lagos State Government

Omonile (Land Grabbing) and the Lagos State Government

Where water is the boss, there the land must obey:  The purpose of this article is to bring to the knowledge of the citizenry on the fate of land grabbers popularly known as “Omonile” within Lagos-State as it relates to the Property Protection Bill, 2016 recently signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode which many…

4 Documents To Prove Land Ownership

4 Documents To Prove Land Ownership

Ever wonder why the value of Naira continues to depreciate and some would consider the uncertainty of the stock market, many people have come to the realization that the oldest form of investment of owning land is considered as the surest guard against inflation. There’s an old wisdom that still remains valid. Many people are…

Guides To Get Building Plans Approval In Lagos

Guides To Get Building Plans Approval In Lagos

When you say or hear about a building plan what comes to mind?  Relatively few have a plan or an idea on what they intend to carry out on their property. First and foremost what is a building plan?  A building plan is a graphical representation of what a building will look like after construction,…

Legal Guide to Buying Property in Nigeria

Legal Guide to Buying Property in Nigeria

Buying land property is one of the dreams of every Nigerian. It is very exciting but hey! It can be a very scary and daunting process at the same time due to the various hurdles and detailing that need to be done.  Also the account of scam from victims of past fraudulent transactions make it…

Why You Should Not Buy Land From Omonile

Why You Should Not Buy Land From Omonile

When you are ready to buy a land, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make that will affect your investment is WHO do I buy from?  Do you buy from an Omonile land or do you buy an Estate land? These are the risk with buying a land from Omonile There are…

Land Titles in Nigeria and What They Mean

Land Titles in Nigeria and What They Mean

How informed are you when it comes to the various land title documents used in the real estate transactions? Property title are legal documents that shows or serves as evidence for ownership for landed property. Checking the land title of a property is an important step to take before you invest in a property and…

Why You Should Invest In an Off-Plan Property

Why You Should Invest In an Off-Plan Property

Off-Plan Property is a real estate Project that has to do with selling or investment before the property is built and it is carried out with a scheduled work and time frame. Subscribes or off takers usually get involved in the project before the property or structure is completed and payment is done in installments.…

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