Nigeria: Short of Expectations

[This Day]The prospect of owning a first home or even an additional one usually elicits palpable excitement from buyers. They listen in rapt attention to smooth-talking marketers wearing well-cut suits, shining shoes and a practiced smile, unmindful of the small warning signs that are barely obvious behind those smiles. As a result, many unsuspecting prospective buyers have lost millions of naira and, even the shirts off their backs to such botched transactions.