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Curated information to help you start your real estate investment right and prevent losses.


Home ownership is usually top on the list of all the reasons why people want to invest in real estate, globally. Real estate is in no doubt an indispensable tool designed for the support and sustenance of human life. It is also a tool created for mankind to express creativity, desires, and ambition. When the Coronavirus pandemic spread across nations, governments were forced to give shelter-in-place orders, causing us all to stay in our homes for months. This shows […]


Real Estate: A universal convertible survival tool. Do you agree?

Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy divides human needs into three (3) broad categories. The basic needs category describes safety and physiological needs such as food, water, and rest. The second category describes our need for esteem, love and belonging. These are psychological needs. The final category describes self-fulfilment and self-actualization needs.
I like to think that human needs as presented in these three broad categories are first emotional. Remember that saying about a hungry man being an angry man. Even food trigger […]


Why you need to protect yourself as a taxpayer and investor.

Isn’t it appalling that a few people will obtain huge loans, default and then tax payer’s money will be used to off-set such loans?

AMCON has been on a voracious debt recovery assignment in the past few months. I became worried for AMCON because most assets recovered are pieces of real estate (landed property, machinery and buildings). How would they manage or convert to liquidity? I was also worried knowing that there is so much anomaly in Nigeria’s real estate […]


Before you go to inspect a greenfield (virgin) land, study these 10 nuggets. They’ll help you avoid regrets.

In the game of football, players are expected to keep fit and in top performance level through a sports season or through the lifetime of a player’s career. This expectation also holds true in real estate. An investor is required to keep updating knowledge for a high investment profitability fitness score as often as possible.
An investor achieves high profitability score in real estate by saving money, preventing loses or future stress. In some countries, among the options available to […]


Methuselah won the competition

I began investing in real estate as a novice despite family involvement in different forms of real estate. Taking people and investments on face value — believing every detail without thinking about it very much in addition to a large dose of normalcy bias.Looking back now to the starting point, I marvel at such stupidity. The stupidity over a protracted period of almost 4 years. Thankfully, Methuselah won the competition over my stupidity. I gladly lost to 969 years.

Real […]


5 real estate quotes to never ignore and the hidden wisdom they possess

Real estate goes beyond houses
and corporate high-rises. It is a foundational and much-required asset class
for wealth creation, multiplication, wealth transfer, and wealth preservation.
It is in no doubt an indispensable tool designed for the support and sustenance
of human life.

Humans over the centuries have
applied intelligence to raw physical real estate to transform it. This value
addition, in turn, attracts monetary value and has also created a lot of eureka
moments, some of which have been documented for knowledge transfer and to
inspire. These […]



There are
24 reasons why we invest in real estate and they are
not peculiar to any tribe or race. As long as you are a human being making real
estate decisions, your reason will be found on this list. 

It is a widely
favoured belief that monetary reward is the only pay-off of real estate
investment. But there is another kind of return, rarely talked about, which
accounts for more than half of the reasons why you would consider investing in real

other kind of […]


24 Unbelievable and Unavoidable Reasons Why You Invest in Real Estate

In order to succeed at real estate investments or wealth creation to the degree at which you desire to, it is important that you are clear on exactly why you want to invest. Most of the reasons why we invest are largely emotionally rooted. This helps you harness your internal energy and direct it appropriately while investing physically.

​It is surprising that people in times past have acquired real estate out of spite or out of making a statement such […]


Offshore Real Estate Investing. Yay or Nay?

There is a popular saying that goes “do not put all your eggs in one basket”. This means you should create or find other baskets to distribute your eggs into so that you can safeguard the eggs contained in the different baskets in the event of unforeseen occurrences that puts the eggs at risk. Such that even when some eggs are destroyed, you will have some left for use.

Most of the time, awareness, education and knowledge are the […]