Real Estate 101

Property hunting tips, moving tips and guides, and real estate must-reads

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9 Steps to Choosing the Right Mover
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Things to Watch-Out for During Inspection
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving
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Your Checklist Before Moving a Home
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What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?
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Real Estate Investments And Your Emotions
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Tips When Moving Your Treasured Valuables
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A Guide to Certificate of Occupancy in Nigeria

9 Steps to Choosing the Right Mover

Moving is not fun; the process leading from moving from one place to another cannot be done alone. You will need help especially from moving professionals to help you make it right and free of hassle as it can get.

However, while the right moving company can make for a smooth move, choosing the wrong mover can make your relocation a nightmare. Read More

Things to Watch-Out for During Inspection

One of the most important steps when buying or renting a house or an apartment is the inspection process. This is the stage that gives you an idea of the true condition of the property and helps you towards making your final decision.

It is also the process you have to be most weary of. You may get caught up in the moment and end up making hasty decisions you might regret in the future; no one wants to regret buying their dream home or renting a property only to find out the house is far from what you were made to think of. Once you sign the contract with the agent, getting your cash back may be difficult if not impossible. Read More

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

Moving can be a tedious undertaking, especially if it is not well planned. To help lightens your burden and help make your move a lot smoother, we offer these 10 moving tips. The list is not exhaustive but if you adhere to these tips, you are assured a better moving experience.

1. The do-it-yourself approach

Under the guise of saving some cash, some may want to opt for the do-it-yourself route. While DIY can be a good option and save you a lot of money, however, in regards to moving, it should never be an option. The time, the stress, the dangerous job. Paying someone to do the dirty job (pun intended) of packing, moving and heavy lifting can save you a lot of stress and frustration. Read More

Your Checklist Before Moving a Home

What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?

Sometimes we ignore the little things that matter in making our home right. The deal doesn’t just end at buying/renting a house. If you are human, you would care about what the inside of your home looks like and how it makes you feel. Questions like Is it welcoming? Is it comfortable? What mood does it portray? Would someone walk into your house and feel depressed by the colour setting? Or do you want someone to walk in and feel a sudden lifting in their spirits?

Perhaps you might be thinking that none of these is important, you might be thinking it does not matter but guess what? it does. Interior decoration is more important than we think. In fact, it is in a way, therapeutic. Read More

Real Estate Investments And Your Emotions

Many investors have lost money as a result of the interference of their emotions, many have also lost out on good deals because of these same emotions. For example, an investor might think that by buying a foreclosed property, he is putting someone out of their home. This is not necessarily so because in truth, by the time foreclosed properties/houses are sold, the occupant is long gone and possibly settled elsewhere.

Here’s a simple advice for investors, real estate investment like any other business must be done with a clear head devoid of emotions of any kind. Investors should be wary of property deals that look too good to be true because in cases like that, they usually are. If you invest in a too-good-to-be-true deal out of excitement, you might end up losing money. Read More

Tips When Moving Your Treasured Valuables

Everybody has to move/relocate at different points in their life. For some, this happens as much as twice in a year. We move into new homes, new offices etc and in all our moves there are things that we consider valuables Our priced possessions”  the things we hold in high esteem. It is important for us to keep track of these things when moving. To ensure that these items, whether of personal or sentimental value, make it to their destination unscathed. Read More

A Guide to Certificate of Occupancy in Nigeria

The Nigerian Constitution and the Land Use Act vest power in the government of a state to grant a statutory right of occupancy to any person who wishes to purchase any land. The grant of a right of occupancy is evidenced in the certificate of occupancy issued.

A certificate of occupancy, therefore, is a document that acknowledges the right to possession of a certain property. It shows that the governor of the state has given his consent and is aware that the property is in your possession. The document shows that a certain property has been allocated to you for a certain period of time. It confers exclusive right of possession on the purchaser.

The mistake most landlords and property owners make is that they are unaware of the importance of the C of O until the question of title comes in. Read More

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