Photo courtesy from Pixabay

Photo courtesy from Pixabay

Gated communities or neighborhoods are a form of housing estates that sit on the same compound and most often share amenities. They are often characterized by a perimeter wall or fences and one access gate to the compound with strict and controlled entrance to outsiders

Most developers are opting to go for gated communities compared to stand alone properties. This is not only because it saves them resources but is also a top preference for most buyers.


Studio apartments may not be so popular among the house hunters because of the small space. This is because they are meant for a specific target market. They are not ideal for families but rather for single people like students, an office worker who lives alone, or a couple who have no need for too much space.

They may be smaller than the multi-bedroom apartments but there are some benefits that come with small spaces as listed below.


Photo credits: Kolenik- Anything goes Kitchen Island design

Most modern families have a variety of demands in regards to the design of the apartments and homes they wish to own. The Kitchen is an integral part of a house as it can be used for a variety of activities. This includes hosting or entertaining friends with drinks as they watch you cook. This dream, however, is only possible in situations whereby one has a modern kitchen design. If well designed, a kitchen can be an ideal centerpiece and increase a room’s functionality, especially for big families. Jumia House has outlined seven types of Kitchen Islands that one can use when coming up with the outline design of your dream house.


In this day and age, the real estate market has become very highly competitive. It is therefore essential to make your property stand out from the crowd of unsold properties. Holding an open house is one the most efficient ways of moving your property and making a sale. An open house is an occasion when real estate offered for sale for viewing by prospective buyers and the general public without an appointment.  Having an open house has been a tradition among realtors for a long time. Though there are many and more convenient internet tools for viewing homes, the open house tradition will continue because for most people, seeing is believing. The agent could suggest an open house to their client if they feel that it would help sell the property.  Here are a few tips on holding a successful open house.