Author - Oluwakemi Adeyemo

Stop loosing money while investing in real estate

In the year 2012, I bought an insurance policy sold by one of the insurance company operating in Lagos, Nigeria.
Why did I buy the policy?
A better way to save ₦600,000 in 5 years and get some considerable interest than saving it in the bank. The end picture was so fantastic at the time.
After all its a noble idea to save some money right?
That was my good enough reason to buy the policy.
After 5 months, tragedy struck. I lost my […]


How to have adequate control on your real estate investment relationship with a developer

In recent times, real estate investment means that you will be in a business relationship with your real estate developer for many years to come.
Therefore, business relationship with an estate developer is such that should be taken seriously as if your breadth depends on it even before it begins. I bet you don’t want a frustrating journey for that long.

So you need to check well to know what is within your control before signing the dotted lines with especially the […]


2 Key words to pay attention to when investing in real estate

As a fresh, repeat or serial investor in real estate, you always need to pay attention to these two words;
1. Owner
2. Seller
There is a huge difference between the two words. Misappropriating these two words can cause you a huge loss. The owner of a property can also be the seller while a seller most times are not the owner.
A lot of people are buying properties from sources or people who are not the rightful or legal owners of […]


Mistakes to avoid before investing in real estate.


Avoid the mistake of not having an investment plan.

Real estate investment does not have to be your first kind of investment.
Many people lose money when their income, lifestyle and expenses will not permit for a real estate investment with a transferable title.

Avoid not having investment values with some flexibility.

I have heard people say this “any property without a C of O, I don’t buy”. For some people, it is a standard.
They prepare for all the cost and work associated […]


Paying for a property does not make you an owner of the property.

Yes, it does not.
I am certain that very few people will share this perspective.
In real estate, becoming an owner is way beyond parting with hard-earned cash to the perceived seller of a property.
Real estate investment, involves some attention if you don’t want to lose your hard-earned money.
In recent times, the fear of Omo-onile (indigenous landowners or settlers) became the beginning of wisdom in buying a landed property.
An average investor looking to invest in Nigerian real estate will prefer not […]


14 things you should consider before buying a residential property in a location.

1. Does living in the location add to or reduce your stress level.
About 12 years ago, I was an intern in an organization located in Victoria Island, Lagos. It was my first time of living in Lagos beyond 1 week for anything serious. At that time I lived with an Uncle in Ipaja area of Lagos, Nigeria.
I always had to be at the bus pick up point latest by 5:00 am in the morning. The company closes at 4:00 […]