How to Turn a House to a Smart Home

A smart home is a residence that uses internet-connected devices to enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems, such as lighting and heating. Smart home technology, also often referred to as home automation or domotics (from the Latin "domus" meaning home), provides homeowners security, comfort, convenience and energy efficiency by allowing them [...]

By |2021-06-06T19:23:45+00:00June 6th, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

MONEY SERIES: Everyday Money Hacks for Gen Z

Do you remember what things were like before iphones, Snapchat, or Instagram? It was a time of dial up email, flip phones and cameras with rolls of film in them. Life was much different back then and what is amazing is how fast things have changed. It was June of 2007 when the first iphone [...]

By |2021-06-02T13:50:43+00:00June 2nd, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Types of Foundations (Building Right)

Foundations are classified as shallow and deep foundations. Types of foundations under shallow and deep foundations for building construction and their uses are discussed. It is advisable to know the suitability of each type of foundation before their selection in any construction project. Types of Foundation and their Uses Following are different types of foundations [...]

By |2021-05-16T14:18:42+00:00May 16th, 2021|Landscapes, V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Babyproofing a House: Simple DIY Tips

When I first bought my apartment earlier this year, having a baby was a hopeful thought for my husband and I, but not yet a reality. Now, after almost 10 months of moving delays (thanks, COVID-19) and renovations, we will be moving into our new home within just weeks of our baby’s arrival. The silver [...]

By |2021-04-18T11:58:20+00:00April 18th, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

MONEY SERIES: A Look at Ponzi Schemes in Nigeria

Ponzi schemes were named after Charles Ponzi, an American businessman who carried out one of the largest operations in history during the 1920s. However, he wasn’t the first one to do it, and the first Ponzi schemes date back to the early 19th century. The schemes have a lot in common with pyramid schemes, but [...]

By |2021-04-15T05:12:23+00:00April 15th, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Do You Really Fully Own That Land/Property You Bought? Land Use Act Revisited

As a result of our colonial history, many of our laws adopt English law but not the Land Use Act. Funny, it is actually a pretty recent law (1978). So before it, we had various systems of land administration depending on what part of Nigeria was in question. Before I continue, I’ll define two concepts [...]

By |2021-04-03T19:59:58+00:00April 3rd, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Lekki Flooding Explained: Areas to Avoid

A flood occurs when water overflows land that’s normally dry, and this can happen in a multitude of ways. In the case of the recent rather unfortunate situation that occurred in Lekki, the following points can be seen as the main causes: SHALLOW DRAINAGE SYSTEMS The importance of a standard drainage system during road construction cannot be over-emphasized. [...]

By |2021-03-27T18:43:57+00:00March 27th, 2021|V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

MONEY SERIES: How To Build a Million Dollar Investment Portfolio

Investing in the financial markets is one of the best long-term approaches to wealth. But at a slow and steady pace, many investors probably wonder how long it takes to make a million dollars using the stock market or treasury bonds. Between 1928 and 1966, the S&P 500—an index of 500 of the largest market-capitalization stocks—has [...]

By |2021-03-23T19:35:55+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Investment, V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Why You Need an Electrical Wiring Audit for Your New House

You remember to change the batteries in your smoke/CO detectors. You have guards on your windows. There’s a high-tech security alarm at your door. The safety of your home and its occupants is always top of mind. But when was the last time you thought about the safety of your electrical system? Read on to [...]

By |2021-03-21T19:00:18+00:00March 21st, 2021|Residential, V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments

Types of Roofs and When to Use Them

Trying to figure out what the different types of roofs are, what the different roof designs and styles mean, and what roofing materials work best for your home can be overwhelming. There are many varieties to pick from depending on your roof type, the look you are going for, and the amount you can afford [...]

By |2021-01-31T13:40:32+00:00January 31st, 2021|Landscapes, V&R Partners Blog|0 Comments