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How To Fix Your 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


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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How To Access A Mortgage


What is a Mortgage? A mortgage is a lien on a property/house that secures a loan and is paid (interest and principal) in installments over an agreed period of time. The mortgage secures your promise that you’ll repay the money you’ve borrowed to buy your home. Mortgages come in many different shapes and sizes, each with its own advantages and ...

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Land use administration

Land use administration in developed countries is carried out with ease and this is due to their adoption of E-government. However the situation is not the same in some developing countries and Nigeria is no exception. This article addresses concept of ICT model in Land use administration. Land remains pivotal to any meaningful development of man and his society. The ...

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The New Lagos Traffic Law Of Gains And Pains

New lagos traffic law

This article sheds more light on the implications of the new Lagos traffic law. What are the gains and the pains of the new Lagos traffic law to Lagosians and Lagos at large. Find out in this article. It seems the end of the road has come for lawless motorists especially drivers of commercial buses popularly called danfo, with the ...

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Is Dry Construction The Solution To Housing Deficit?

Housing deficit

The mass housing sector in Nigeria presently suffers from a housing deficit of over 17 million units and the numbers seem not to be heading for a decline anytime soon. This article is a sequel to last week’s article on “The emergence of dry construction in Nigeria“. Did you know that the real traditional African construction is dry? In the ...

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