Nigerian Housing Crisis: Building Low Cost Real Estate Units: Funding and Regulatory Albatross

Next only to food, the need for shelter is so important that it has been argued that adequate housing should be included as a basic human right by the United Nations. The definition of adequate housing by the UN goes thus: “Under international law, to be adequately housed means having secure tenure—not having to worry […]

A Call for Investors and Partners for Real Estate Development Projects: This is the Best Deal Yet: Let’s Do This Together

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen It goes without saying that keeping a large cache of cash (no pun intended) in the bank does not grow wealth enough to make the depositor wealthy. The banks also know this. […]

Real Estate Negotiation and Pricing: How to Tell When You Have A Good Deal and Should Close!

“Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever-increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.” -Russell Sage A deal is simply an agreement, usually commercial, entered into by two or more persons for the benefits of all […]

Real Estate Investment in Nigeria: Nigerians in the Diaspora, Nostalgia and the Dilemma of Trust: One Way Forward!

“Odo to ba gbagbe orisun re ma gbe” Yoruba Proverb The meaning of the above saying is that a river that “forgets” its source is bound to dry up. For a large percentage of Nigerians in the diaspora, although they are physically abroad, they are yet to find a practical and effective way to untie […]

What is Your Real Estate Goal? Financial Freedom? Passive Income? Capital Growth? Why Everyone Needs to Have One!

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”  Warren Buffett Maslow was an American Psychologist of Jewish origin. His parents were poor and had barely escaped from Czarist persecution from Kiev, which was historically part of the Russian Empire but now under Ukraine. Life was […]

Off-Plan Sales: The Advantages of Paying Per Development Milestones: You Only Pay For What You See!

In The Flip Wilson Show which aired between 1970- 1974 in the United States, Flip Wilson, a comedian, playing the character of Geraldine Jones first uttered the now very common phrase “What you see is what you get”. This phrase has been a common quote and has been frequently used in several contexts. It can […]