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‘CofO Procedures Contribute to High Cost of Mortgage’

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In an interview with Vanguard, Managing Director of Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc, Mr Olabanjo Obaleye, disclosed that the high cost of obtaining mortgages in Nigeria has been attributed majorly to the cumbersome procedures and cost of obtaining Certificate of Occupancy from State governments. Speaking on the difficulties mortgage banks encounter when dealing with state governments, especially in obtaining documentation ...

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5 Ways We Can Prevent Accidents In Homes

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We often think of our homes as our safe havens, but that’s not always the case. Hundreds of thousands of accidents in and around the home occur each year, with close to half of all injuries and deaths happening right under someone’s roof. This article talks about what we can do to prevent accidents in our homes. There’s no need ...

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Adele Acquires Mansion In LA for $9.5m

Adele Acquires Mansion In LA for $9.5m

The singer has reportedly splashed out on a new property in LA Adele who is presently on tour has splashed $9.5million on an exclusive four-bedroom property located in a gated neighbourhood of LA County.  She is yet to move in because of work commitments but her neighbours include Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence. The 28-year-old is set to sign a ...

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Jennifer Lopez Acquires $28million Luxury Mansion in LA

Jennifer Lopez Acquires $28million Luxury Mansion in LA

According to TMZ, Jennifer Lopez has sealed the deal on one of the best houses in all of Los Angeles. “Our real estate spies tell us, J Lo closed on an 8-acre Bel-Air estate and got a deal. The prior owner, Sela Ward, who is repped by Williams & Williams, was asking $40 mil and we’re told Jennifer snagged it ...

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Ambode Says Housing, Health, Education Sectors to Receive Greater Attention in Lagos

Ambode Says Housing, Health, Education Sectors to Receive Greater Attention in Lagos

Governor Ambode in his Democracy Day Broadcast Message to Lagosians, which he titled, “Daring to Dream and Ready to Actualise”, in commemoration of his  first year anniversary, said that despite the fact that the global economy is in turmoil and the Nigerian economy is facing huge challenges, Lagos has continued to march on with confidence and a clear vision. Highlighting ...

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Ogun Ready to Distribute 1,000 Certificates of Occupancy

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The Ogun State Government has announced that it is ready to present Certificates of Occupancy and other title documents to another batch of beneficiaries under the Homeowners’ Charter. A statement by the state government quoted the Director-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr. Biyi Ismail, as saying that 1,000 beneficiaries would be given their documents on Tuesday. The DG said ...

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Steve Harvey Opens Up About Overcoming Homelessness

Steve Harvey Opens Up About Overcoming Homelessness

Comedian, actor, talk show host and best selling author, Steve Harvey, is opening up about being homeless at the beginning of his career. His rags-to-riches tale is one of integrity, ingenuity and success. For an interview with People, Harvey revealed that while he’s now amassed an empire estimated to be worth $100 million, he was once homeless and living out of ...

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‘Surveyors Not Responsible For The Huge Housing & High Rent’

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The Lagos Branch Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Mr. Offiong Ukpong has said that Surveyors and Valuers are not responsible for the huge housing deficit and high rent. He was reacting to the claim of Works, Power and Housing Minister Mr. Babatunde Fashola’s that surveyors and valuers should be blamed for those problems. Ukpong, who ...

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