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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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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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…

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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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Healthy food-fuel for your tummy while you work from home

You might not realise it, but you’re exerting and expending brain cells at this time while working away vigorously on your phone or tablet from home. It is essential that you replenish and feed on healthy snacks while you work for optimum performance, alertness and brain vitality and re-invigoration. Thankfully we have a few pointers…

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Is your LandLord going to grant you a reprieve this Pandemic Season?

The residents of New Jersey must be heaving a heavy sigh of relief now. Imagine the temporary respite they must feel upon hearing that homeowners whose finances have been affected by the novel coronavirus will get a 90-day reprieve on their mortgage payments. Lenders will also waive late fees and other expenses that borrowers would…

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4 Easy Steps to Spending less during COVID19 Pandemic

I know that you, like many others, made financial resolutions at the beginning of the year when it comes to your finances and sending habits, resolutions that you probably forgot say 3 days into the new year when your old habits came calling because they die hard.   However, the times we’re in right now…

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Your teens are home: teach them about investment

Educating kids on how to save is a valuable first step toward learning how to manage money. But it shouldn’t stop there. While savings accounts are a safe bet and an easy concept to grasp, the real earning power comes from investing their hard-earned cash.   But why is this so important you might ask,…

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