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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Strategies To Weather Economic Downturns in Lagos

Strategies To Weather Economic Downturns in Lagos

  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…

Great investment advice Vs perfect Investment advice

Great investment advice Vs perfect Investment advice

Uncertainty-  that’s a word that’s no news to us especially in the times we live in. If you’re thinking about buying or a home today, the need for accurate information is very real. But, because it’s such a big step in our lives, that desire for clear information is even greater in the home buying…

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Real estate lessons from COVID19

Seasons come and go, but it is unmistakable is the fact that in every season that has a downside, there is also a blessing and a lesson. So what are some real estate major take-homes from this pandemic season? Feel free to add to this list:   1)Real Estate Properties Are the Best Investment Strategy…

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

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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Home virtual touring: the questions you should be asking as a home buyer

So everyone’s taking about touring and investing in homes and real estate virtually, but you know more than ever before that now it is imperative that you ask the right questions so you can have all the facts and make an informed decision from this buying process that is new to many. As we see…

Buy a home Virtually- Tech is not the enemy

Buy a home Virtually- Tech is not the enemy

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…

right time to buy an investment property

Is it a right time to buy an investment property?

With all the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, some think that now isn’t the best time to buy any type of real estate, much less an investment property or second home. But here are reasons to have a major re-think.   With lower asking prices, and structured payment plans, now is a good time…

Should You Delay Your Real Estate Investment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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…

Increase your productivity while working from home

Increase your productivity while working from home

For weeks now, most of us have been working from home thanks to the lockdown in order to avoid further spread of the Coronavirus. With all the unanswered questions around COVID-19, it might be a while before “things get back to normal” (if ever there will be such a thing). As such, in order to…

Breaking down the concept of market value in real estate investment

Breaking down the concept of market value in real estate investment

Market Value or better put, Fair Market Value is a term that is not an absolutely abstract term for anyone in the business of real estate. A property’s fair market value or FMV  is the price that property a would sell for on the open market. Thus, FMV is significant to those who intend to…

You've put in so much financially by taking the huge leap to invest in a home, now how do you protect your investment?

The next key steps after you have invested in your first home

You’ve put in so much financially by taking the huge leap to invest in a home, now how do you protect your investment? Despite the relief of finally braving it, after all the work of finding and buying the property, the financial planning and budgeting don’t stop once you collect the keys to your new…

How to manage loneliness in a time of social distancing

How to manage loneliness in a time of social distancing

Believe it or not, loneliness can hit real hard for some this pandemic season. With the social distancing restrictions, and the stay at home shutdown, people are seeing less of each other. This “social recession,” aimed at controlling the outbreak of COVID-19, also is heightening a sense of loneliness. Researchers have long understood the toll…

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