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Things to Watch-Out for During Inspection
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving
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Your Checklist Before Moving a Home
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Redesigned Find an Agent Directory Bring Agents Closer to Consumers
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Police to Build Housing Units for Junior Officers
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3D Printing: Future of Building Construction?
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Agent Spotlight: Mr Patrick Ogungbola
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Types of Mortgage Loans
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What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?
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Real Estate Investments And Your Emotions

Things to Watch-Out for During Inspection

One of the most important steps when buying or renting a house or an apartment is the inspection process. This is the stage that gives you an idea of the true condition of the property and helps you towards making your final decision.

It is also the process you have to be most weary of. You may get caught up in the moment and end up making hasty decisions you might regret in the future; no one wants to regret buying their dream home or renting a property only to find out the house is far from what you were made to think of. Once you sign the contract with the agent, getting your cash back may be difficult if not impossible. Read More

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

Moving can be a tedious undertaking, especially if it is not well planned. To help lightens your burden and help make your move a lot smoother, we offer these 10 moving tips. The list is not exhaustive but if you adhere to these tips, you are assured a better moving experience.

1. The do-it-yourself approach

Under the guise of saving some cash, some may want to opt for the do-it-yourself route. While DIY can be a good option and save you a lot of money, however, in regards to moving, it should never be an option. The time, the stress, the dangerous job. Paying someone to do the dirty job (pun intended) of packing, moving and heavy lifting can save you a lot of stress and frustration. Read More

Your Checklist Before Moving a Home

Redesigned Find an Agent Directory Bring Agents Closer to Consumers

Searching for agents within your neighborhood of interests just becomes a lot easier. No more endless pouring into Yellow Pages or newspaper ads making random calls to reach out to random agents. This is a painful and time-wasting process.

But Hutbay is changing the way consumers will start finding real estate agents in Nigeria. Consumers can now use Hutbay to narrow down agents that service a particular area and get more information about each agents including reviews and ratings from their past clients. This new find an agent directory from Hutbay will improve drastically consumer’s experience while searching for an agent, just as Hutbay helped change the way people search for homes. Read More

Police to Build Housing Units for Junior Officers

On Wednesday June 4th, 2015, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Solomon Arase, mandated the Police Works Department to build 6,000 units for the junior officers in the force. Arase gave the mandate at a one-day workshop held for officers of the works department in Abuja.

The I-G, however, said that corrupt officers would not benefit from the project. He said 500 units of the houses should be located in each of the 12 Police Zonal Commands across the nation. Arase, who mandated the department to complete the houses in six months, said it was part of efforts to improve the welfare of junior officers. Read More

3D Printing: Future of Building Construction?

The construction industry has always been plagued with the issue of how to cut costs and save time while maintaining the quality of the building that will be constructed. The answer might be just around the corner as a company in China, The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co has discovered a new way to build quality houses while saving time and cost.

3D printing has begun to take over almost any form of construction including the basic industries. The question is whether it will also take over the building construction industry or not. Will the quality of the construction march that of the present day construction method? Will it be affordable? Will it be acceptable? These questions and more are some of the questions that will be answered as this invention takes hold. Read More

Agent Spotlight: Mr Patrick Ogungbola

Meeting trustworthy agents has always been a cause for worry in this part of the world and due to the current surge in the real estate sector of the economy as well as the gap which allows for quacks in the industry, We have a notion that it is better for you to meet the agents and get a mind grab of who they are and what their companies stand for.

Towards that end, meet one of Hutbay’s prominent real estate agent. He is a man that is highly passionate about the industry and the real estate profession. Read More

Types of Mortgage Loans

A loan, as we know are funds that organizations such as banks, lend to businesses/ individuals for different reasons. Applying for a loan means using Other People’s Money which is a very big deal in the world of financing. Getting a loan differs with every organization, there are however some processes you have to go through before you are deemed fit enough to be given that loan.

It is vital to prove that you are an upstanding citizen, honest and of high integrity. A dishonest person will often not be granted a loan.
Banks are in the business of giving loans and the more they loan to honest borrowers, the more profit they make. Read More

What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?

Sometimes we ignore the little things that matter in making our home right. The deal doesn’t just end at buying/renting a house. If you are human, you would care about what the inside of your home looks like and how it makes you feel. Questions like Is it welcoming? Is it comfortable? What mood does it portray? Would someone walk into your house and feel depressed by the colour setting? Or do you want someone to walk in and feel a sudden lifting in their spirits?

Perhaps you might be thinking that none of these is important, you might be thinking it does not matter but guess what? it does. Interior decoration is more important than we think. In fact, it is in a way, therapeutic. Read More

Real Estate Investments And Your Emotions

Many investors have lost money as a result of the interference of their emotions, many have also lost out on good deals because of these same emotions. For example, an investor might think that by buying a foreclosed property, he is putting someone out of their home. This is not necessarily so because in truth, by the time foreclosed properties/houses are sold, the occupant is long gone and possibly settled elsewhere.

Here’s a simple advice for investors, real estate investment like any other business must be done with a clear head devoid of emotions of any kind. Investors should be wary of property deals that look too good to be true because in cases like that, they usually are. If you invest in a too-good-to-be-true deal out of excitement, you might end up losing money. Read More

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