OPINION: Buying A House In Zimbabwe's Towns Is No Longer A Worthwhile Investment - Unknown

3 years agoTue, 24 Nov 2020 09:24:35 GMT
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OPINION: Buying A House In Zimbabwe's Towns Is  No Longer A Worthwhile Investment - Unknown

An opinionist has opined the following piece in which he urges people to prioritize building homes in the rural areas other than in Zimbabwe’s towns where amenities are a nightmare and properties are losing value. The unknown author made these valid points which might be useful for those seeking to invest their money in property:

Buying a house in town is no longer a worthwile investment. Bulawayo with it’s acute water shortages and intensive load shedding is now unhabitable. I think relocating to an rural area is the only alternative , especially for those ones who are buying property for the first time. With an amount of $30 000 you can built a spacious rural home, with a lot of space to do horticulture projects and chicken rearing, yet the same $30k will only afford to buy a four roomed dilapidated worn out house, in a densely populated, sewage stinking location like Old Magwegwe and Mzilikazi, with no space to do self-help horticultural projects. I know some imbeciles who have signed a covenant with poverty will say a city has many facilities on offer within reach, but that’s a baseless argument with the current Bulawayo which i know.

With $30k. Most rural stands cost less than $1k, with total acreage of five hectares and above. Here is the breakdown: $20k can erect a 5roomed house, 2roundhuts, a granary, blair toilet, and fencing a ten hectare stand. With an amount of $5k you can buy a 5 cows, 5 goats, 3 pigs, 5 roadrunners, and raise 100 broilers. Just imagine how much stock you will be in possession of in the next ten years!!!!!!. With the remaining $5k you can drill a borehole and a Biogas facility. Mind you at zero cost you can own an orchard of five mangoes, oranges, guavas , avocadoes, and peaches. Now my question is can you afford to do all these things in a 200 square metres of land.

Let’s do the MATHS. The choice is in your hands. Take these tips SERIOUSLY.

  1. Zimbabwe has a uniform education Syllabus either rural or urban ( for those who were saying education is better in the cities than rural areas).
  2. We only live once, so why do you make your life a misery by staying in sewage and garbage stinking cities without water whilst there is an option of ‘smart rural areas’.
  3. Lastly in the nineteenth century the whites left a fully fledged megapolis London and Paris to occupy the African jungles and they turned it into habitable cities.

My point here is its hightime we swallow our pride and divorce our unions with poverty,we leave the slums and water scarce cities and build smart rural areas. # Handeyi kumusha#

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