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A Seller’s Worst Pricing Mistakes

Pricing

Many people who put up their homes or properties for sale are usually confused as to the best price to tag their property and often times they make pricing mistakes. This article delves into the worst pricing mistakes a seller can make. If a house that has been put up for sale doesn’t leave the market for a long while, ...

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Nigerian Real Estate Sector And Government Control

real estate sector

Since we became a republic, the real estate sector in Nigeria has been fighting for survival. Its stunted growth, development and dwindling fortunes over the years remain a major source of worry. This article aims to address the problems that arise from the role of government in the real estate sector. Real estate has continued to play a significant role ...

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How To Do Fixer-Upper Calculations If You Must

Calculations

Thinking of renovating your property before selling it? You may have to think twice. In fact don’t renovate yet if you’ve not done your calculations; a rough estimate of what your fixer-upper will cost you. In real estate slang, a fixer-upper is a property that will require maintenance work (redecoration, reconstruction or redesign), though it usually can be lived in as it ...

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Did Buhari Win Elections Because Of The N5000 Stipend?

N5000 stipend

Did Buhari win elections because of N5000 stipend promised? Why is there so much fuss about a 5000 naira stipend promised to the unemployed graduates in Nigeria that should never have been? Find out in this article. When Buhari made the campaign promise of N5000 stipend to unemployed Nigerians, to me it sounded like child’s play. In fact it was ...

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How To Fix Your Fixer-Upper

Fixer-upper

Taking on a fixer-upper as your real estate investment opportunity entails a series of steps that must be taken to bring the value of the property up. This article focuses on how best to fix your fixer-upper to increase the worth of your property. With so much in any property that could use some work, the process of enhancing a ...

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FUGGEREI: The Village Where Rent Has Never Increased Since 1520

Fuggerei

Unbelievable but true! The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. In this truly magical place, rent hasn’t been raised since the year 1520. After minting coins for the Vatican and making a name for himself as one of Europe’s greatest early entrepreneurs, Jakob Fugger (aka “Jakob the Rich”) turned his eye toward those in need. What emerged from this vision ...

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Commercial Property Vs Residential Property

Residential property

Before we weigh the pros and cons between a residential property and a commercial property, let’s define the two real estate terminologies. A residential property is any property that derives all or nearly all of its income from dwelling units. Single-family homes, multi-families, apartment buildings, condos, co-ops are all residential. For commercial property, we’ll use a typical layman’s definition: property ...

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How To Access An Estate Developer’s loan

Estate Developer's loan

This article tells you what you should know and subsequently do to access an estate developer’s loan in Nigeria. It is a long process in gaining access to funds for that estate development project.  Estate developers in Nigeria have one major constraint and that is the cost of acquiring land which is the first stage on a somewhat tumultuous path ...

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Top 5 Attributes Of A Bad Landlord

Bad landlord

Finding a bad landlord isn’t hard at all especially in Lagos. Bad landlords have a reputation that shapes the face of their entire neighbourhood. This article reveals signs that tell your landlord is a bad person. Dealing with a terrible landlord is worse than having a boss you will never be able to please. There are so many bad landlords ...

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