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Monday, 25 September 2017

GARDEN FLAT FOR RENT ! A MILLION DOLLAR TIP ON HOW TO FIND A DREAM PROPERTY FOR RENT!

I secured a tenant for the month of September 2017 to occupy  a 2 bedroomed garden flat (pictured) designed as an open plan through which the dining and kitchen are not separated by any walls. By removing these walls of partition the designer makes a psychological statement also that can resonate well especially with young couples because walls of partition can be taken as symbolism that points to other things that are true in family life.  For example for young couples the design can be deeply inspirational since oneness of two is considered as the secret code of a happy marriage. So the impact of this design on the hearts of prospective tenants was profound and the fact that it was only 7 km from the CBD amplified it. Just imagine Iam still receiving enquiries from interested people despite the fact that it was already occupied by the 6th of September. This experience made me to think about what I would say if someone would ask me as a property consultant for a good tip that will be helpful in searching for a property to rent. This article therefore, gives this million dollar tip that I believe is worth while. Here it is;

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

CHEEKY LANDLORD USES " POISONOUS SNAKES " AS SECURITY GUARDS FOR HIS HOUSE !

I was surprised to see a warning sign saying " This property is protected by poisonous snakes at night" on the gate of a particular property in a low density suburb of Harare. A human being is a talented creature cable of harnessing nature to suit his needs. I have read of an army in Europe that was training eagles to help it to intercept drones flying unlawfully but I don’t know if  the same can be done with poisonous snakes in order to use them as security guards on one’s house. The possibility of having poisonous snakes as security guards is therefore, speculation but the need for security especially in low density areas is fact.

My friend woke up one mid night to find out that his bed was surrounded by masked man armed with stones and iron bars. They harassed him and demanded money and he gave them all he had to save his life. Within the three days that followed he had relocated to another suburb where it was safer. High crime rates can also affect market performance of property in a particular location. It is therefore, a selling point or a form of value addition to install a security system onto immovable property. If your security system can be in the form of poisonous snakes the better as long as they do not poison the people they are meant to protect.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

SELLER - " WHAT? FORGET IT I WILL NEVER SHOW YOU TITLE DEEDS!"

You should always be seeing beyond the scare tactics and drama a prospective seller of immovable property may deploy when you ask to be shown title deeds. You should see you vision of owning great investment and that that vision will never come true if the property being sold to you isnt legitimate. And one of the only ways to verify this legitimacy is through being shown title deeds by the bona fide property owner.

So when you hear a seller beginning to make statements like, " What do you need title deeds for ? Don't you know they are confidential documents ?" its probably the time to look for another property because the time you take quarreling with this guy who doesn't want to show you title deeds is the time you are also letting three, four or five opportunities pass you by.

Friday, 1 September 2017

WESTLEA HARARE VACANT GARDEN FLAT FOR RENT!

This is a lovely 2 bed flat located only 7 km from the Central Business District, with a toilet combined with tub, sitting room and kitchen in an open plan design, car park, alarm system, walled and gated. Rent is $350.00 per month. Please call 0772 992 229.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

POLICE BLITZ ON "HODHA BHERO" AND OTHER VENDORS LEGAL BUT IGNORANT OF HISTORICAL INJUSTICES!

Because the black majority of Zimbabwe share the same history they therefore, share the same destiny. Unjust policies of segregation perpetrated by yesterday's colonial regimes on this majority are amongst the strongest contributors to wide spread poverty that we are witnessing today. Corruption within ourselves is of course another one. Using examples from real estate this article will however, look at the contribution of yesterday's pre-independence segregation to the current situation in which the black majority is the poorest.

The Regional, Town and Country Planning Act that is used by the police today as a basis upon which to unleash clean up blitzkriegs on the Hodha Bhero and other vendors was created in 1976 by a segregatory motive that was ignorant of the need for more land by the majority as its population expanded over time. This is exactly the reason why the current spatial map of Harare shows the high densities of Budiriro, Mabvuku, Glen View occupying approximately one third of the capital when the low densities of Borrowdale, Glen Lorne, Mnt Pleasant occupy approximately two thirds yet more than sixty per cent of the population is in the high densities and less than forty per cent is in the low densities. The black majority lack economic capacity to effect development as is legally required by this law because of policies that were calculated to ensure that the poor remain poor. For example in townships like Mbare, Old Highfield, Glen Norah etc some houses in which the people stayed for more than fifty years are owned by the local authority which means the occupants are lodgers. This was deliberately set up so that the people would not be able to have title deeds or collateral that in turn gives access to meaningful credit. Therefore, the majority can not borrow to finance their enterprises, purchase immovable property or access higher education. In order for it to be useful today the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act require a total overhaul so that the needs of the majority are considered and infused at the very core of its precepts.

Friday, 25 August 2017

WANT TO BUY A HOUSE IN HARARE NORTH? BUT DO YOU AFFORD THE RUNNING EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AREA?

Man doing maintenance work on the roof of a mansion.
Before you purchase a house in the affluent low densities like Borrowdale you must remember that after such a purchase the stomach will still need food and children will still need to go school. There is therefore, a need for a good regular income that is able to meet the basic needs of life together with the higher costs of being a resident in the low densities. These costs are high because some of them are determined by basing on the reasoning that there is a correlation between property value and such things like municipality rates. Since property values in these areas are higher municipality rates there are higher also. Other costs that are higher are property maintenance expenses because they are directly influenced by property sizes that are always beyond  2000 sqm.

Monday, 21 August 2017

PREDICTING MARKET TRENDS KEY TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING

Investing as if you know tomorrow is a valuable talent that many envy for because it has led some to great wealth. This ability led the likes of Bill Gates to be billionaires after he managed to fore see a PC (personal computer ) becoming a part of every home way back in 1975. This kind of fore sight is also indispensable for property investors because the tenets of business apply across the board. An understanding of market performance of certain locations enable property investors to foresee whether or not it will be worthwhile to put their hard earned cash in a particular property.