Indoor Date Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day. It’s such a fun time, right? Searching for gift ideas, trying to find the perfect place to take babe on a date, trying to figure out what to wear, the best time to go out and come back so you can somehow escape the traffic that’s bound to be abundant that day. Whew.…

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Cheap, Fun Places to Hangout In Lagos

January 22, 2021

  January is almost over! I don’t know if it’s just me, but this January is not January-ing like other Januaries Januaried. And I don’t know which should worry me more – if you understood that, or if you didn’t.   Anywayyyy! It’s a Friday, and there’s only one Friday left till January is over.…

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FIVE (5) THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT LAGOS IN 2020

October 15, 2020

Continuing from where we stopped, Lagos is a stage and you just might be an extra in another person’s drama. You might not have gotten a script but it is certain you have been either an extra, supporting act or the main act in a show. The title of your movie could be “Getting your…

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FIVE (5) THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT LAGOS

October 13, 2020

What’s not to love about Lagos? Yellow buses and constant movement, busy markets and quiet beaches, there are so many things to love about Lagos but let’s talk about five. There’s food at every corner. Street food or fine dining, there’s always food on the streets of Lagos. There’s a mashai kiosk waiting to serve…

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Where Is The Best Place To Live In Lagos

October 13, 2020

Lagos, for many years, has been widely known as the capital of Nigeria before it was moved to Abuja. However, despite the change, lagos has retained its importance as the business and entertainment capital of Nigeria. Therefore, for pleasure and business, Lagos is always alive with activities and teeming with people. Making decisions on the…

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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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Take it to the boxing ring: New Construction vs Older Homes

Take it to the boxing ring: New Construction vs Older Homes

It’s getting really tense and charged in this boxing ring. Droplets of cascading sweat, gorging muscles of roaring fighters flexing, chants and cheers on either side of the contenders. The challengers? Buy-a-home (Challenger 1) vs Build-a-home (Challenger 2) Who takes home the WWE golden belt of ultimate investment? It’s a shared, universal notion and sentiment…

Man vs Machine: Real Estate vs Machine

Man vs Machine: Real Estate vs Machine

Okay, so refute it all you want, it’s looking like tech advancements is here to stay, regardless. AI (in its various medium and formats), Tech usable, they’re permeating almost all field of human endeavour, and the real estate space and hub is no exception. Here is a list of popular gadgets impacting the real estate…

The Dumb Case of Phony Real Estate Offers: Now that’s Real-diculous

The Dumb Case of Phony Real Estate Offers: Now that’s Real-diculous

If it walks like a duck, quacks like duck? Oh yes it’s most definitely a duck. So, we understand your enthusiasm with wanting to invest in real estate. I mean, who wouldn’t want to jump right in and go for gold? However, be careful how high, how quick, or whether you jump at all, lest…

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…

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