Residential Property Investment And Its Associated Problems (A Case Study Of Amorites Estate, Osogbo).

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Residential Property Investment And Its Associated Problems (A Case Study Of Amorites Estate, Osogbo).


This dissertation is model that examine residential property investment in Osun State and its associated problems. The main objective of the dissertation is to examine the means of satisfying additional housing unit requirement in Osun State, particularly Osogbo. The methodology that was adopted or employed in gathering information was the questionnaire method, through which necessary information were collected. This project work was based on the residential property investment in Osun Sate which various literature were reviewed, new ideas and findings. Pertaining to study topic was added to the existing body of knowledge.

The study topic of this research work was ease and carried out with the help of aments housing estate Osogbo. The information which was collected was also presented in bar chart after the analysis of the data. The findings of the dissertation was also stated in cleaned terms so as to avoid any doubtful, also useful recommendations were made for the government, the private developers (both individuals and corporate bodies). Advice was also given to the financial institution on how they could possibly come into help in the provision of housing units.

Table Of Content

Preliminary Page(s)

  • Title page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Abstract
  • Table of content

Chapter One


  • 1.1 Background to the study
  • 1.2 Aim and objectives
  • 1.3 Statement of the problems
  • 1.4 Justifications of the study
  • 1.5 Scope of the study
  • 1.6 Research methodology
  • 1.7 Limitation to the study
  • 1.8 Layout of the study

Chapter Two

Literature Review

  • 2.0 Investment
  • 2.1 Types of residential property investment
  • 2.2 Types of investment
  • 2.3 Property investment
  • 2.4 Types of property investment
  • 2.5 Returns on investment of different investment stock
  • 2.6 Finance
  • 2.7 Problems of property investment

Chapter Three

Research Methodology

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Target population and study area
  • 3.2 Sources of data
  • 3.3 Method of gathering data
  • 3.4 Method of data presentation

Chapter Four

Data Analysis, Presentation And Discussion

  • 4.0 Introduction
  • 4.1 Analysis and presentation of data collected
  • 4.2 Data analysis of the study area

Chapter Five

Summary Of Findings, Recommendation And Conclusion

  • 5.0 Introduction
  • 5.1 Summary of findings
  • 5.2 Implication of findings
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • 5.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix

Chapter One


1.1 Background To The Study

The benefit derived in the residential property investment can not be over emphasized likewise the problem encounter in the management of such investment.

Thus residential property investment involves making a current commitment of fund in order to obtain an uncertain future returns, the study will examines various investment in the property with emphasis on the residential property investment.

However, the appreciation in property value depends upon the location of the property, its demands and supply, the uses to which it can be put in the local market place, because of its appreciation potential, real estate is viewed as a good hedge against inflation. The tendency of construction cost makes it escalate faster than general inflation.

The problem of the residential property investment in Osun State (a case study of Amorite Estate Osogbo) is particularly dealt with and the solution will be preferred for all the problems identified in this study.

This study shall also deal with the other types of investment that are available in the in the property market, like industrial, commercial and Agricultural property investment and also in stock market,

The various ways of financing such project shall also be considered.

Amorit Housing Estate which is also refers as “living spring homes” is one of the housing Estates that provide adequate accommodation in Osogbo Osun State. The Estate is situated along Ede road Abere, opposite state Secretariat Osogbo, Osun State which had a total land area of 7.9 hectares with a good land leveled surface. The Estate is sharing boundary with an uncompleted housing Estate on the ring side (west ward), a large expanse of land on the left side (East ward) and delineated in the North by an express road.

Amorit housing Estate started construction in the early 2007 in Osogbo with the aim of providing about 100 housing units consisting of two (2) and three (3)

bedrooms respectively for convenience and full accommodation to reduce housing problem in Osun State. The construction of the Estate is divided in to two phase’s i.e phase one and two. The phase one consist of two (2) and three (3) bedroom bungalow of over forty – five (45) housing unit which was the first part to be completed, the buildings were all suited with adequate space for relaxation. Amorit Housing Estate was officially commissioned on the 24th of April, 2009 by Amorit International Limited in partnership with the Federal Ministry of works, housing and urban development and was occasioned by the then Honorable Minister of State for Work, Housing and urban development Chief (Mrs) Grace Ekpewhre (jp) with royal father HRM Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal (Laminisa) Timi of Ede Land.

However, the Estate Started the construction of the second phase immediately after the completion of the first phase, the second of three (3) bedroom bungalow with duplex on request all ensuit with adequate space. The housing Estate has a conducive environment with aesthetic view with different flower and trees for beautification of the Housing Estate. The Estate has varies facilities to improve standard of living of the residents which includes laws tennis court, shopping mall, swimming pool for relaxation of the residents and constant supply of water and electricity supply and adequate security for the Estate.

Further more, the administration work is headed by the director in person of Mr. Kayode Oyewole, assistant of the housing Estate. There are various departments that contribute to the administrative work of the estate which includes:

  • Marketing department
  • Accounting department
  • Maintenance department and
  • Engineering department

For proper administration of the housing estate.

Finally, the process for holding a unit in the estate can be gained by purchasing of the application for form #5,000 fees non-refundable and one can be issued with the application form which must be completed by the applicants and must be submitted with the applicant passport.

The mode of payment for the allocation of the housing unit includes the following:

  • outright payment
  • Installmental payment

However, Amorite Housing Estate has really established a home for people of Osun state that is measurably the best.

1.2 Aims And Objective

This study aim at analyzing and examining the residential property investment in Osun state and its associated problems using Amorite Estate Osogbo as a case study.

In order to achieve the aim, the following objectives shall be adopted.

  1. To examine various means of satisfying additional housing investment in the state.
  2. To determine the viability of residential property investment and realization of the target income.
  3. To identify those risks (problems) involves in residential property investment as well as proffering solution and recommendation to the problems identified.

1.3 Statement Of The Problem

It has been observed that the available residential accommodation in the state is grossly inadequate to cater for the population of over 3.2 million in the state. This warrant the need for public private partnership in the provision of residential housing accommodation for people.

Closely associated with the housing provision as an investment are the income and the risk attached to it. The researcher; however deem it well to examine the viability of residential investment in the state as well as the risks and problems peculiar to the residential property investment in the state.

Various factors influencing the realization of the targeted income from residential property investment will equally be examined in order to enlighten interested investors and participant in the provision of residential housing in the state.

1.4 Justification Of The Study

The needs for this study are so many at this period of time and these may be summarized as follows:

The dissertation is necessary in the state being a young state in yearning for rapid development especially in the residential aspect especially capital of the state (Osogbo) so as to make housing unit available for the people who are coming into the state.

The study is also necessary in the sense that it will serve as a guide to those that may be interested in going into the property investments so as to know such area where they could encounter problems and how to deal with the problems.

This study will also enhance the knowledge of an interested investors and expose them to sources of financing their investment.

1.5 Scope Of The Study

The scope of this work shall cover residential property investment in Osun state and is limited to the problems associated with Amorite estate and development. Although effort would be made to discuss other type of real estate investment in Osun state.

1.6 Research Methodology

The various methods that would be use in gathering the necessary data needed for the study would be maintained. The various methods that shall be used are as follows:

Sampling Techniques
  • Stratified sampling
  • Systematic sampling
Data Analysis
  • Frequency distribution
Data Presentation
  • Histogram and frequency
  • Bar chat

1.7 Limitation To The Study

These are the assumed limitation OF this study:

In adequate records keeping system in the organization or establishment in order to supply the data needed at the appropriate time.

Financial aspect involved in carrying out the work.

Limited time between preparation for the second semester examination and the time of carrying out the study.

1.8 Layout Of The Study

This research work shall contain the following chapter with each having the appropriate headings to be illustrate further:

  • Chapter one which consist of introduction, background of the study, aims and objectives of the study, statement of the problems, justification of the study, scope of the study, research methodology, limitation to the study and layout of the study.
  • Chapter two consists of literature review, conceptual frame work and new ideas added to the existing body of knowledge.
  • Chapter three contains the mean of achieving the goal of the study, the procedures of data collection and analysis. It will also identify data required, method of data collection analysis and presentation.
  • Chapter four deals with presentation and analysis of data and information collected in the study area.
  • Chapter five this chapter will be loaded with summary of findings, recommendation, proffered solution and conclusion.

Chapter Five

5.0 Introduction

This chapter shall contain summary of findings, recommendation and conclusion of this research work.

5.1 Summary Of Findings

This dissertation has to do basically with residential property investment and other types of investment on landed properties, including various returns on different kinds of investment in stock market and landed property investment.

Also, various sources of financing property investment on land were examined in this research work.

From the reactions of the respondents, it was discovered that there still increase in the growth of the population in Osun State, and this has led to assertion that more housing unit should be provided for the people. Also that the influx of the people into the state has both positive and negative effect on the property market, because tenants are complaining about the arbitrary increase in rent, while developers are being favoured.

The study equally shows that short of fund and land problem constitute serious problem to residential housing investment.

In addition, the study reveals that the available residential accommodation can not meet up with the present population in the state.

Furthermore, it was discovered that the prospect of realizing profit from residential housing investment over the time is guaranteed as there are interested buyers and prospective tenants of real estate.

This research work also examine ways, in which people who prefer to invest in stock exchange market can get fund to finance their investment in order to ensure regular cash flows of income in the society.

Finally, as this study was based on residential property investment and its associated problems, various problems (like structural flow, liquidity etc.) had been identified for the sake of up-coming investors to make specification of those identified problems in order not to run into the same problems as their predecessor.

5.2 Implication Of Findings

The main implication of this research work is to expose various investors or developers of landed property or real estate investment. Particularly, residential property to various sources of financing their project so as to increase the number of housing unit in order to eliminate housing unit scarcity.

5.3 Recommendations

From the peoples, so questioned through the questionnaire, various responses were received to all the question and based on their response and findings the following recommendations were made:

  1. Government should acquire land through the power of compulsory acquisition and build houses for the citizenry to leave or buy, so as to reduce the problems of land tenure system in which individual could be duped.
  2. Government should also encourage the individual to save at higher interest rate and also borrow at low interest rate to build their houses at any given time now or in the future.
  3. Government should introduce appropriate fiscal measure to protect the assets and liabilities of individual.
  4. Government should continue to make budgetary allocation to the housing sector to finance low income housing schemes.
  5. Government should make sure that people should build on simple, imaginative and functional designers, and space standard to facilitate cost reduction, affordability and acceptability.
  6. Finally government should also encourage the development of appropriate technology to facilitate production and use of local building materials.

5.4 Conclusion

From all the foregoing it had been stated in the presentation and analysis of data collected that what is good for some people are bad for other which is in line with the maxim “one mans food is another mans poison”. This assertion has to do with the influx of the people into the state capital and its impact on property market, some people are favoured about the influx, especially the landlords, while some people (the tenants) are not favoured about the influx because they bear all the burdens.

This dissertation also examined rent as a return on the use of the property or improvement on land and different type of rent(s), where it can be collected and applied are also discovered.

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