|President Donald Trump|
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
|Build your house and maintain its value.|
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
|App developers must tailor-make their solutions.|
In my nine years as a property consultant involved in the selling and letting of immovable property or real estate I have witnessed the emergency of various ITC applications meant to market real estate. I have been an account holding client of all these major websites for years and my hands-on experience with all that they offer and in real estate has given me valuable insight about real estate focused applications and I would like to share it with you. Of late they have worked hard to improve the quality of user experience by working on aesthetics and search capabilities. For example on search capabilities they introduced predictive text that suggest names of places as the person types in a convenience just like that offered by Google. But satisfying the needs of home seekers profitably demands more than pretty graphics and generic solutions that can be cut and paste from the internet. Home seekers demand tailor-made solutions that gives answers to problems they are facing on the ground as they do property search in the Zimbabwean market. I will therefore suggest areas that ICT entrepreneurs must work on in order for their applications to become million dollar enterprises despite the current economic subsidence.
Monday, 14 November 2016
In the mean time educate yourself on some basics of a lease.
Many property owners and investors do not enjoy owning these investments because the reality they are facing on the ground is proving that managing property is in fact a serious headache. One common source of headaches is unpaid bills that some tenants do not clear before leaving the property. Other issues are defects that each and every tenant leaves on the property and at the end of the day this has an accumulated impact on the value of the property. Tenants too also complain about their rights being prejudiced many times when they rent property. Common complains are about unjustifiable increases in rent and some kind of ambushing by the landlords who come up with new terms for occupying their properties when ever they wish to do so. A solution to all these and whose effectiveness is far reaching is having a lease. I have therefore given below various characteristics of a lease and how they are a solution to various problems people face when renting property.
Friday, 6 May 2016
Real estate is the best investment of all times and it will forever be. Not shares, bonds or some other financial assets because these depend on real assets which is real estate. The creator God gave man real estate as a birth right when he freely gave dominion over the earth and the seas (Genesis 1:28) . I therefore, believe if real estate is not one of your important investment goals then something is very very wrong with your plans. Crazy people like Trump knows this and have made billions out of it. One thing good about crazy people is that when they know a truth they become crazy about it also !
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
The City of Harare has been engaging in the demolitions of houses that they have described as illegal structures. One recent demolition blitz is reported to have destroyed 200 houses and left families without shelter at a time when the rains have begun pouring down. The demolitions have been received with mixed feelings. Some people believe they are ruthless because when the settlers were erecting their structures nothing happened. After the houses were completed and the people had expended a lot of money the City Council begun the demolitions.
Monday, 21 December 2015
Go and stay at a family house.
As the economic environment gets worse in Zimbabwe many people are losing their jobs. Many of these people’s training was through an education system which focused them on getting a good job. So many of them also find it very difficult to begin a new life as entrepreneurs. Despite all this the rent and bills at home have to be paid. However, in my experience as a property consultant I have discovered that one of the best solutions to this problem under these circumstances is for one to return and stay at the family home. Staying at the family home has great advantages than many other options. One of them is that you are under no pressure from rent or contractual obligations because your stay is more of a concessionary arrangement .