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Things to Know About Home Finance and Real Estate Investing
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Few Ideas for Customized Office Fit-Outs
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Why Coworking Space are the Next Best Thing For Entrepreneurs In Lagos
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Plan Floating Floors for Your Home to Get Unique Look
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Creative Uses for Concrete in Exterior Design
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How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Renting an Apartment in Lagos
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Five Thing to Look Out for in a Rent Agreement
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Ryban Court – Luxury Terraces in Ibeju-Lekki
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Law Against Land Touts Most Welcome
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National Assembly Moves Against Land Use Act

Things to Know About Home Finance and Real Estate Investing

Home loans are the top home financing options for enabling people to fulfill the dream of owning a home. While financial institutions are willing to lend, you need to be aware of how this type of home finance works to avoid disappointment. Familiarizing yourself with a financial product is essential before committing to a transaction or signing a legally binding document. The following are basic things you need to put in mind before applying for a mortgage:

Loan Eligibility

It is important to find out what the specific lending criteria is. Factors that affect your eligibility generally depend on the terms and conditions of particular lenders. Some lenders are more stringent than others and factors range from existing liabilities to your financial capability. Read More

Few Ideas for Customized Office Fit-Outs

Your office needs to be designed and decorated in such a manner that all your requirements are served. It is not just about beautification when decorating the interior of your office, but at the same time you also need to make sure that maximum utility is derived. That is the reason why it is important to plan the design properly before you implement it. Talking about designing the interior of the office, it is very important to take the fit-outs into consideration. The office fit-outs are the most essential elements when it comes to decorating the office. Read More

Why Coworking Space are the Next Best Thing For Entrepreneurs In Lagos

The journey of an entrepreneur is a daunting process and funding can be very difficult especially in a developing country like Nigeria. Ever since the increase of Internet users in Lagos and Nigeria as whole, more and more online businesses have sprung up with a lot of entrepreneurs exploring the digital space to solve hands-on problems. Most of these online businesses would need basic infrastructure to stay alive, even if they are cash-flow positive from day one.

An office space is a basic need for every entrepreneur, either you are working from home, a shared office space, or your own office. When you’re bootstrapping everything from the ground up by yourself with just little cash in the bank, the best would be to opt for a co-working space. Read More

Plan Floating Floors for Your Home to Get Unique Look

Many homeowners think that concrete floor is the only flooring option that is available for their homes. However, they can have floating floors for home if they want to have a unique design in their homes. Apart from glue-down floors, these floating floors have grown quite popular in the recent years, as these improve the appearance of your home from ordinary to extraordinary. They are no doubt a beautiful addition to your living place. This will make you feel proud of your house.

What is a Floating Floor?

A floating floor is a type of floor that is not required to be glued or nailed to the subfloor. This is where it is different from the concrete floors that we see in traditional homes. It is basically used to refer an installation method through which you can get a new floor quickly. It will make your home cozy and appealing and provide more warmth to the whole décor. Read More

Creative Uses for Concrete in Exterior Design

What kind of images does the word “concrete” bring to mind? If all you can imagine is a drab, grey slab of rock, it’s time to get with the times! Concrete is capable of being molded, colored, stained and textured into an unbelievable array of designs, easily making it one of the most versatile building materials on the market. Add in the fact that concrete is super strong, can last a lifetime and affordable to boot, and it’s no wonder why concrete is a hot commodity in exterior design.

Here are just a few of the ways you can use concrete to achieve the architecture and landscaping of your dreams. Read More

How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Renting an Apartment in Lagos

 

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If you have ever lived in Lagos, you don’t need a crash course to know that  real estate  agents, landlords and omo-oniles defraud people of their hard-earned money every other day. With the demand for accommodation rising far more than supply, it’s no wonder that some people can be easy targets since they are in desperate need of the properties at the time.

Sometimes, real estate agents also perpetuate this kind of scam by renting out an apartment  that is currently occupied to unsuspecting tenement seekers. Another scam agents perpetuate, is to rent houses that are for sale to people. Unsuspecting are then swindled of their hard earned money. Sometimes, it may not even be the agents, perpetuating the fraud, it may be  the landlord, his son, or even a ‘sharp guy’ who stays around. Read More

Five Thing to Look Out for in a Rent Agreement

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Finding an affordable property to rent/lease can be a real nightmare. Sometimes the stress of checking one property after another, perhaps for months, begins to culminate in a desperation—an eagerness to grab the first one that meets our criteria.

When eventually, we find a suitable one, we are often in such a hurry to move in that we do not take time to read and fully understand the terms and conditions contained therein or even insist long enough to have clauses that will favour us inserted into the agreement for fear of losing to other ‘faster’ bidders.

This negligence of the part of tenants can often end up leaving enough room for minor mistakes that can sometimes become so costly we’d wish we never leased/ rented a piece of real estate in the first place. Read More

Ryban Court – Luxury Terraces in Ibeju-Lekki

Investment in property along the Lekki-Ajah corridor continues to yield a great return for investors year-on-year. Lekki is the hotbed of real estate development in Nigeria at the moment and it is going to be so for the foreseeable future. Indeed, it is said to be the future of Lagos, hence it’s been dubbed the “New Lagos”.

Investing in property now in the Lekki-Ajah axis is one of the smartest moves any investor can make. However, finding a good developer who will not compromise quality but will deliver great results on time is key when it comes to buying property along that axis. Read More

Law Against Land Touts Most Welcome

Recently, the Lagos State House of Assembly passed a Bill which criminalises the activities of land touts and grabbers popularly known as “Omo Onile’s” or “Ajagungbale’s”, an action which has understandably been hailed in many quarters. The reason for this is not far-fetched. These hoodlums have been making life hell for landowners and property developers in Lagos State.

Over the years, these notorious touts have earned their notoriety through such criminal actions such as forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent extortion of property developers, selling a piece of land to two or more, different, individuals leading to clashes and litigations among the buyers, amidst  other acts of land touting.

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National Assembly Moves Against Land Use Act

A constitutional amendment is in the works at the National Assembly to repeal the 1978 Land Use Act in order to remove contentious areas. It is taking this step to make land easily accessible to Nigerians, according to Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Disclosing this on the 19th of July 2016, while opening the Abuja Housing Show, he said the Senate was awaiting a committee report on the Land Use Act, which may be ready before the end of September 2016. Read More

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