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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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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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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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…


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…


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…


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,…


Vote of thanks/appreciation

Appreciation post: At such a time as this in the history of our great country Nigeria, in this time of uncertainty, plague and ill, we deem it important to show gratitude to t sohose on the frontlines of keeping the COVID19 virus at bay, who work tirelessly day and night to ensure that the numbers…

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Safeguard your Finances, Investment and Health: Check your paperwork

The intention of the foregoing is not to induce panic, but to enhance and reaffirm the need for preparedness, not just for you, but also for your loved ones. Remember how everytime we talk about a secure real estate investment, we highly re-iterate the importance of carrying out due diligence to see that you’ve got…

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Investing in Rental property in Real Estate: Your Complete Guide

Purchasing rental property can be a great way to get income while owning property and building equity. However, just like in any investment deal, buying a rental house does not automatically mean getting a great return. To make a rental house a great investment, you need to find the right piece of property in the…


The silver lining for real estate investors in COVID19

Truth be told, as the fear of COVID19 strengthens its hold, and uncertainty grips markets, there are threats, but let’s not overlook the glaring opportunities on the horizon. Firstly, for some residential property, rental income is a sure steady cashflow earner. Previous cycles have shown that when the equity markets become unstable, much of the…


Home Design impacted and re-imagined?

Funny how it took a wide sweeping virus to get us to actionably and extra critically take a good look at our personal hygiene as well as those of our spaces right? No not funny. As a collective society, we’ve all become more cognizant of germs and how illness spreads. So for the future, germ…


Coronavirus and our novel ways of transacting real estate business

It is no news that in the onslaught and wake of the COVID19 spread, everyone is taking great caution and precaution, as well as co-operating with government and relevant health institutions to curb the spread of the virus. An indispensable action step in ensuring that spread of this virus is limited is in limiting physical…

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