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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Property for Renovation
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Interior Décor Tips for Your Bedroom
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5 Things to Look Out for When Relocating
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5 Tips to Make Your Living Room Come Alive
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Six Things to Consider Before Renting a New Apartment
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House Painting Ideas for Your Home
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Nigeria’s Real Estate Sector Projected to Grow by 10% Annually
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A Comparison Platform for Moving Companies and to Get Moving Quotes
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The Top Contractors Changing Lagos’ Office Skyline
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How to Avoid Property Scams

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Property for Renovation

Real estate investment is one of the safest and surest investing avenue you may want to channel your hard-earned cash into. This is because decades down the line, you can still make some good returns on your investment. In Nigeria, owing a property is seen as a way of guaranteeing one’s future income streams.

If you are looking to buy a property for renovation, as against getting a land to erect a structure on, you may have a made a wiser decision. This is because, depending on what you intend to do with the property, you can actually save some good money when you go the path of renovation. Read More

Interior Décor Tips for Your Bedroom

After a hard, tiring and demanding day’s work, it is important to come home to a place where you can rest with peace of mind to prepare you for the next day’s work. If you intend to enjoy such level of rest, it is imperative that the place you call home and especially your bedroom (a place dedicated to relaxing,) is so arranged and designed to help you get the best of rest through the night.

Many people suffer the effects of stress not necessarily because of how stressful their work or day went, but because when they get home, they don’t get enough rest and this in most cases is due to the fact that the bedroom is not decorated to be accommodating and offer the ambience for a soothing night’s rest.

How then does one decorate his/her bedroom (the most personal space in the home) in order to get maximum rest with peace of mind, you may ask? Read More

5 Things to Look Out for When Relocating

Relocating and changing one’s place of abode is commonplace and the process can be quite stressful. People move or relocate for different reasons, whether it is to start a new job, for business purpose, to attend college, the desire to experience other cultures, or simply to change environment. It is estimated that over 2.2 million Lagosians are going to relocate within the next 5 years.

There will always be diverse reasons to relocate from one place to another. Whatever the case for relocating may be, it is imperative to note that there has to be some plans that should be carefully put in place so that your move is as satisfactory as possible, leaving no room for regrets. Therefore, you need to consider some vital factors when you are looking to relocate to another city or country; a thorough job has to be done here. Read More

5 Tips to Make Your Living Room Come Alive

If you have ever entered a living room whose view got you amazed, then you will agree that style and taste are some of the key factors in making a living room beautiful. The Living room is a key and important place in any home. More often than not, it is usually the first room one sees upon entering a house. It sets the tone and atmosphere of the entire home.

It is where guests and visitors are welcomed and entertained. It is also the place where family members gather together for fun activities. The living room also speaks volumes about the people who live in the home, as it reflects their tastes, style and image. Therefore, when decorating your living room you have to be mindful that this room reflects your family and what you represent. Read More

Six Things to Consider Before Renting a New Apartment

If you have ever found yourself in the seemingly endless activity of looking for a befitting new apartment, then you will agree with me that this can sometimes be a difficult task. In fact, it requires a lot as no one wants to end up with something that isn’t satisfactory. If you live in Lagos, you really need to do your home work before you part with your hard-earned money for any apartment.

To avoid a regrettable situation, care has to be taken in seeing to some details that tend to be neglected more often as a result of the desperate need to move into a place a.s.a.p. Renting a new apartment entails that the very needful things has to be meticulously scrutinized just so as to arrive at the best of decision.

Here are five things you may want to consider before making a commitment in going ahead to rent a new apartment. Read More

House Painting Ideas for Your Home

Your house should be a reflection of your personality as an individual and as a family unit. And one way to achieve this is by painting your home in colors that add to the charm of your home, as well as painting in the colors that creates a comfortable environment where the family and guest feel welcome.

The beauty of painting is that there are diverse colors and patterns to choose from for each room in your home.  Therefore, it gives you an opportunity to get creative and have fun decorating your house by thinking up a theme and picking colors that go with that theme and the atmosphere you are trying to create. Read More

Nigeria’s Real Estate Sector Projected to Grow by 10% Annually

The real estate sector have always been a growing sector and has recently become one of the most profitable sectors of the Nigerian economy. The growth rate of this sector in recent times can be attributed to various factors including an expanding middle class, foreign direct investment and others.

According to the Managing Director of The Infrastructure Bank (TIB), Mr Adekunle Oyinloye, while delivering a paper at a business forum in Lagos, the sector is expected to grow by 10 per cent annually in the next 10 years. He also stated that according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, The Nigeria real estate market was valued at approximately N1.4 trillion in 2011 and has risen to N6.5 trillion in 2015. Read More

A Comparison Platform for Moving Companies and to Get Moving Quotes

Moving your office or home  within Nigeria doesn’t have to be a nightmare anymore. With Hutbay Movers, you can now get and compare quotes from reputable moving companies, compare their rates and read their reviews or testimonials.

Hutbay Movers is similar to a directory of movers except that it is dedicated for moving companies and connecting movers with those who are about to move. The platform comes with custom pages for moving companies, where you can get to know more about each moving company, tools to request for quotes from movers, ability to review a mover and read their reviews. Read More

The Top Contractors Changing Lagos’ Office Skyline

The amount of office space under construction continues to grow as developers increasingly make bets that the requirements for prime office space in Lagos will rise. Some of the contractors/construction companies helping these developers build their assets have emerged as market leaders and this infographic seeks to illustrate this. Based on available data collected, this infographic ranks the contractors changing Lagos’ office skyline by number of office projects and size of leaseable office space under construction/constructed.

Over the past 5 years buildings like Churchgate 1 & 2, KPMG Tower, Eko Tower, Sapetro Tower, NITEL & Union House have defined Lagos’ office property skyline. New office development projects like the Civic Center Tower, Heritage Place, The Wings and Nestoil Tower among many others coming up across town are beginning to transform the city’s skyline. Read More

How to Avoid Property Scams

Scams and other internet fraud are a reality of online and offline shopping. While platforms like Hutbay should try as best as they can to provide a safe online community to everyone using their service, however, it is vital for you to take measures to avoid falling into the hands of crooks. You should always be careful, especially, of giving personal and financial information or when dealing in any financial-related transactions. Hutbay wants you to stay safe no matter where your online experience takes you.

Know Thy Enemy

Due to the open nature of the internet (it is difficult to control or regulate), it is essential to keep yourself abreast of common, easy-to-spot tricks used by scammers and how to avoid them. Once fraud is committed, correcting it can be a long arduous process, if not impossible.

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