I’m a silent follower of your thread and I’m enjoying every bit. Do you have any suggestion or tips for those of us who’re still in the process of buying lands.
Before we build, we must buy a land. A good land! The question is how do we identify a good land.
Selection of site for developmet can be determined by many factors of consideration which includes:
- Land Value & Projections
- Check whether the land is not affected or likely to be affected in 50 years by any government scheme like road widening scheme or any other reservations. It’s not funny. A lot of people have lost fortune because they were tricked into buying committed lands.
- Distance from Airport, Hospital, Schools, Park/Recreational areas, Market, Church/Mosque and Work place.
- Availability of basic infrastructure *(Road and Electricity top the list).
- Authorised for residential use. Don’t go and buy burial ground
- Security: Not a war-torned areas like Boko Haram communitieis, not a military barrack (anything can happen, not praying for bad).
- If possible, AVOID SWAMPS! There are so many things your money can’t control even if you think you have the money to spend.
- Do NOT buy a land at the end of a steep slope. You don’t want to spend all your money building drainage channel to divert water away from your land and spend all your time and money repairing fence if not the house.
- Try to avoid hilly or rocky sites. Getting water is near impossible.