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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

HOUSE DEMOLITIONS ! JUSTIFIABLE OR RUTHLESS ?



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

THREE WAYS OF REDUCING YOUR RENT OBLIGATIONS



 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 .



  


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAM ! HOW TO BRIDGE THE GREAT DIVIDE?

You harbour a dream of owning a property or  of
adding  two or more to those you already have. In order for such a dream to see the light of day as opposed to having it remain as just  a  dream forever, you need to have a clear picture of market realities and other fundamentals at play.             

LOCATION. First  and foremost you should know that in real estate the effects of supply and demand vary with location. It is therefore, misleading  to argue that a stand in ZIMRE should get a higher price because the same stand in Mainway Meadows (another middle density area) is getting such prices.  ZIMRE and Mainway Meadows may be equally good in terms of land development elements like quality roads and sanitary systems  but in terms of open market value Mainway Meadows beats ZIMRE because its closer to the CBD and established social amenities.