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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.


SELLING YOUR HOUSE? TIPS ON HOW TO SAFEGUARD SALE PROCEEDS !


Usually property fraudsters are people with extensive involvement in the selling of houses or real estate for criminal purposes. If you are a layperson selling his or her property chances are high that you are already beaten by these people's schemes from the word go. This article endeavors to help you by giving some tips based on age old practice that lawyers have effectively implemented, safeguarding sale proceeds even in the face of these hungry predators. More ...





PERIMETER WALLING AND OTHER VALUE ADDITION METHODS FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

Value appreciation of immovable property is one of the biggest motivators for investing in real estate. It means harvesting good profits through capital gains or higher rental income to property owners and more commission to estate agents.   A depreciation in value means the opposite – a   lose of equity, profit or commission. Value appreciation being this important therefore, techniques that allow investors to positively influence the perception of value in the eyes of the market are welcome. Here are three worthy of consideration and these are perimeter walling, landscaping and a paint finish called eggshell.More...


WANT LUCRATIVE RENTALS IN HARARE? HERE ARE SECURITY SYSTEMS TO CONSIDER !

Just one wealth tenant in Harare can be good enough to be a source of lucrative rentals that constitute a greater percentage of your income. This may mean repeat business that can support your enterprise for years because these individuals have the money that does so. It can also mean lucrative capital profits for sellers or large commissions to estate agents when they purchase high value real estate in affluent locations like Borrowdale in Harare. Some are tenants who have the capacity to pay monthly rent of at least US$1 000.00 exclusive of City Council rates without fail. This rent will mean a handsome commission of US$150.00 per month for property managers that will also come without fail. But these people will not just give you this great business for nothing because they have their own special needs that must be met by you and a sane real estate player will do everything reasonable to win or return this valuable class. One need that virtually all of them want to be met by the property is security. This makes sense because these individuals have very valuable assets like jewellery, sports cars and merchandise about whose security they lose sleep. So if your property has security amongst its features then I guess you would have acquired for yourself a license to print money for a while.  More ....



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