Tips For Buying Land In Zambia
Location is important when you think of a building. If you are thinking of building your own home it should be even more important. The following are some things to consider:
- The proximity of the land to schools, hospitals, shopping malls and churches.
- Accessibility of the roads your type of vehicle.
- Rate of development in the area.
The proximity of the land to schools, hospitals, shopping malls and church
When buying land sometimes one is tempted to buy the furthest from the central business district. If you are looking to set up a rental property you may want to stay closer to the city where you can easily find tenants for your property. And if you want to buy land and build that dream retirement home this might not even cross your mind but its worth pondering on. Tenants also consider the proximity of a property to the malls, schools and hospitals.
Accessibility of the roads your type of vehicle
While you are considering the location it’s imperative to think of the accessibility of the roads, the type of the road helps you to plan for the seasons in advance, it gives you a general idea of what the rainy season can be like. Remember that building materials are heavy and will need good access roads to be transported to your property. Also, how will the school bus pick up your children or your relative’s visit after building? How will your small car fare on the roads? these factors should influence your decision. Don’t feel shy to ask around from the residents you find there about what happens in the rainy season because the dry season can be very deceptive.
Rate of development in the area
An area that looks like a bush today in four years’ time can be so developed beyond recognition. For example Meanwood Chamba Valley in Lusaka. A few years ago the roads were inaccessible and there were no shopping malls nearby. Today, lavished with a new shopping mall and a good tarmac the place has been given a facelift.