Posts by Hutbay Team

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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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How to Avoid Property Scams
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent
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Hutbay Launch Custom Webpages for Estate Agents and Developers
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9 Steps to Choosing the Right Mover

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

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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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

If you are planning to sell or rent your property, you may want to consider working with a real estate agent to help you navigate the process and eventually find a buyer or renter for your property.

Working with professional real estate agents can save you a whole lot of headache by having an agent interfacing between you and the buyer or renter  (for instance, you won’t have to be the one receiving the calls from interested buyers/renters, arranging for inspection, etc).

However, finding a good real estate agent is not that easy. While you may have a relative or neighbor who is into real estate, it is advisable you critically consider if the person is the right person for the job. You don’t want to loose money due to someone messing up with your valued property.

The following are 5 key things you should consider before you hire an agent. Read More

Hutbay Launch Custom Webpages for Estate Agents and Developers

LAGOS, June 09, 2015: Hutbay, the online real estate marketplace for property and property-related services has launched a product towards helping real estate agents and developers have a more prominent presence online and to extend their reach to today’s real estate consumers.

Real estate agency is primarily a mobile and offline profession. Information technology (IT), as it were, is not the forte of real estate professionals. However, more and more real estate consumers are going online to find property and property-related services. To help agents reach this new class of consumers and vice versa, Hutbay has launched Company Pages for estate agents. Read More

9 Steps to Choosing the Right Mover

Moving is not fun; the process leading from moving from one place to another cannot be done alone. You will need help especially from moving professionals to help you make it right and free of hassle as it can get.

However, while the right moving company can make for a smooth move, choosing the wrong mover can make your relocation a nightmare. Read More

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