Category: EDITOR’S NOTES

#PropertyConnect : Risks to Avoid When Using Leverage in Real Estate

Leverage is the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital to purchase and/or increase the potential return of investment—the term is used on both Wall Street and in the Main Street real estate market. 39 more words

via Risks to Avoid When Using Leverage in Real Estate — Nigeria Real Estate Hub

#PropertyConnect International: 6 Missteps to Avoid When Buying a Home

There are plenty of “dos” during the house-hunting process, but don’t forget about the “don’ts.” Some key missteps could cause an offer to fall through, or worse – a deal itself. Avoid these big pitfalls, and you’ll keep the house-hunting process going as smooth as possible. 1. Braving the real estate market on your own. […]

via 6 Missteps to Avoid When Buying a Home — Homesnap

#PropertyConnect International: Reasons for Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying Property

Buying a home is both an exciting and daunting experience, especially if you are a first-time home buyer. The whole process of obtaining a mortgage, scouting for houses, and dealing with endless paperwork can be quite demanding and tiresome. Nonetheless, all these hassles can be avoided by hiring a professional real estate agent who are […]

via Reasons for Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying Property — Just Web World

#PropertyNews : Estate developer scams 200 accommodation seekers of N50m in Lagos

The police have arrested a real estate developer, Alabi Idowu, for allegedly defrauding over 200 intending tenants in a newly-constructed building at No. 1 Karimu Street, off Oyebanjo Street, Alapere, Ketu, Lagos State. 41 more words

via Estate developer scams 200 accommodation seekers of N50m in Lagos — Nigeria Real Estate Hub

#NtaCRIBSnDECOR Photos: Open-Concept Family Home Design Ideas — Jamie Steele

Built by SD Custom Homes and with interiors by Bria Hammel Interiors, this family home features a truly inspiring floor plan. The stunning exterior opens up to a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom space that is as perfect for elegant entertaining as it is for young family living. A well-thought-out floor plan showcases special details throughout the home: […]

via Open-Concept Family Home Design Ideas — Jamie Steele – Blog

#NtaCRIBSnDECOR Special Feature: The Art of Henna | Northern Beauty Designs

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Henna also know as Lalle in Northern Nigeria is a form of dye gotten from a plant that is used for body art, dying of fabrics, hair, leather etc.

However, its most popular use is for body art especially on the hands and feet.

Simply put the dye is put on the skin and a design is made. The longer the dye is kept on the skin to dry, the deeper it seeps into the skin and stains. Usually, it should last for at least 2 weeks.

I’ve always wanted to do henna but the opportunity didn’t come up till recently. Plus due to ignorance for the longest time I didn’t think just anyone could do it. Best part, I got to do it twice.

It’s important for people to do a small patch test first as some people react to it. Also ensure you’re using someone who knows what they’re doing. This is because sometimes, they use the wrong products which could lead to complications.

For my first henna, I did an elaborate design on my right hand and a small one on the side of my left hand.

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Process

When the henna is initially done, it looks very shiny and dark. After this, you’re advised to wait for at least 30 mins before washing it off. The essence of washing is because once the henna starts drying, the excess that hasn’t set into your skin starts to become scaly. Once you wash it, the design can be properly seen.

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For this design I left it for about an hour. I read somewhere that scrapping it off was better than washing it. This took way longer and ended up messing up my floor so I wouldn’t advice this.

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The end result

If you look closely you can see that because I scraped it off, some of the design was smudged and also it didn’t come out/look as nice. To be fair, the original black shine may have also been why I was biased but people loved it.

I got on social media that day and coincidentally some of my friends had gotten henna too but in different designs.

One got hers done in the North and the other in Lagos and they were just so beautiful.

 

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Drying process
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Fikayo’s hands

Mary got hers on the back of her palm and I loved it so much that I attempted to copy it for my second one.

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Mary‘s hand

After a few days, my henna started to fade. I wasn’t sure if it was because I was using black soap, scrapped it or I didn’t leave it for too long.

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The next time I got it done, I left it on for 2 hours before washing it off and even though someone bumped into me while it was drying, I think it came out alright. This one lasted me a little over 2 weeks.

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I got various reactions to having my henna especially in church

Some asked if I was getting married, if I was from the North and my favorite ‘why did you get a tattoo’?

I found it amusing that despite it being such a norm in the North, here in the South people were still skeptical about it with some even disapproving it. However I got more love than hate from it with some people even recommending I use the brown one next time as it tends to be nicer.

Another of my friends mentioned that while she was in the university, she had henna done quite regularly as in her opinion, it’s a form of beautifying ones body just like make up and after seeing mine, she was going to start again. (yayyy).

I was happy I finally got to do something I had always thought about and it my only little way help to educate people around me on the use of henna on the body. Considering so many women use it to dye their hair all over the country, it’s amazing that they don’t know its other uses.

via The Art of Henna | Northern Beauty — Unravelling Nigeria

Celebrating Life: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A QUINTESSENTIAL EDITOR – Arc. Mrs Jacinta Samson

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Editor’s Note

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Arc. Mrs Jacinta Samson – Editor NTA Property Connect Magazine.

May your day be filled with happiness, merriment and abundant blessings.
Thanks for working so hard to bring the best out of us.
Here’s our little way of recognizing your profound efforts, hard-work, dedication and of course, our little wish for you.
Wishing a quintessential wife, mother and lady a very happy birthday.
– Team Property Connect Magazine