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Nature & Architecture come together at Grenadines
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The Hutbay Team at Demo Africa 2014
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Packing, Loading, Transporting and Unpacking
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The Evolution of Housing Designs in Nigeria
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The Colour Wheel: Colour Coding Your Home
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Real Estate Marketing the Professional Way
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Hutbay Real Estate App for Windows Phone.
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Introducing Agent Profile Page
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Hutbay Launches A Redesigned Windows 8 App.
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Coming Soon: Redesigned Hutbay App for Windows 8 Devices

Nature & Architecture come together at Grenadines

We all know that we rarely get to spend time outside in Nigeria and I’m not talking about the typical avenue where you just go out just to be outside or when you are on your way to or from work. What I mean relates to spending time with nature, breathing in fresh oxygen produced directly by the trees or get to see water fountains while just relaxing.

What if you can do all these while being at home. What if you can watch the sun rise from the window directly by your bed or you could play outside your home and still have the canopy of trees protecting you from sunlight. Pretty sweet right? Read More

The Hutbay Team at Demo Africa 2014

A couple of weeks ago, the hutbay team was one of the 40 start-ups around Africa that was chosen to pitch their ideas to potential investors and our team proudly upheld the integrity of our company. Our CEO, Mr Owolabi Olatunji proudly pitched the idea behind our company to investors from around the world who were very impressed with our performance.

During the event, the Hutbay team used the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with more stakeholders in the industry and also gaining useful ground with the potential investors. The team enlightened the attendees present at the event about the potential strength of The Nigerian Real Estate Marketplace and the possibility of expansion. Read More

Packing, Loading, Transporting and Unpacking

Moving/Relocation is a time consuming process that involves packing, loading and transporting of your possessions from your current location to intended destination. The conventional process of moving in most parts of the country(Nigeria) is to hire a truck from a truck company not minding the types of items that are going to be relocated which sometimes end up in either loss of items or damage of items.

This particular hiccup can be solved by hiring a professional mover to help with the process which will ensure that the items are handled with care throughout the process right from the packing stage to the unpacking stage. Read More

The Evolution of Housing Designs in Nigeria

I am sure anyone will agree with me when I say there has been a significant change in the architectural design of buildings in Nigeria compared to what we’ve had in years past. This changes *not that we are complaining* can be attributed to many things including the state of the nation and the adoption of westernization along with the need to upgrade the system.

Nigeria is basically a unique country partly because of our cultures and traditions and partly because we are the most populous black country in the world. The country’s new generation of environmentalists such as Architects, Builders, Estate surveyors, Land surveyors and Urban and Regional Planners understand the need for buildings not to only be functionally effective, but also aesthetically beautiful. Read More

The Colour Wheel: Colour Coding Your Home

Colours or lack of colours,  if you agree with me, makes a lot of difference on how the house will look or how presentable the house will be. I recently had to deal with a colour change for my parent’s house with a very unbearable painter who kept telling my sister and I what to use and what not to use which wouldn’t have been a problem if he was suggesting colours that actually made sense.

One thing I have learnt from the whole experience is that I know absolutely nothing about colours. Sure we were taught the colour wheel in school but nobody ever told me that there were more colours than I could imagine especially when you are planning on painting a house. This process requires careful consideration of what the room would be used for and who is going to live in it or,  if in case of offices, what kind of business would be conducted in the building. Read More

Real Estate Marketing the Professional Way

We have some exciting developments over here at Hutbay. From today, you’ll begin to see them unravelled. One consistent theme you will notice in all our present and future undertakings is our vision to provide information to aid buyers and renters to make better informed decisions, while at the same time, provide cutting-edge tools and platform for agents to market their properties, gain wider exposure and network with other agents.

More and Better Information:
Gone are the days where the only thing you know about a property from an advert is a mere text: “2 bedroom flat for sale at Magodo. N35m”! Read More

Hutbay Real Estate App for Windows Phone.

Hutbay has good news for the increasing number of Windows Phone users (Nokia Lumias, HTC 8s, etc) and it is an update to our Windows Phone app. In line with our goal to make property search in Nigeria free of hassles is the bringing of property information to your fingertips; one way to do this is to put it on your phone. And gradually, we are achieving our objective. With this new release, we hope you will find it more fun searching for properties and lots of interesting features to justify downloading the app. Read More

Introducing Agent Profile Page

When agents signed up on Hutbay, we don’t just want to help them market their properties but we also want to help them better manage their brands. Branding is very important and wherever your business is represented, you want your brand to be well presented.

Agent profile page is part of Hutbay’s strategy to helping agents manage their professional profile and company brand online. On this profile page you can see the agent’s passport-sized photo, her company logo, her ratings, company information including her company’s website and link to view all properties the agent’s have on Hutbay. You can even Read More

Hutbay Launches A Redesigned Windows 8 App.

There is an increasing shift in internet consumption from Desktop browsers to mobile devices like Phones and Tablets. Therefore, it is expected that apps should be developed to address this changing pattern in internet consumtption. More and more Nigerians are on the go than ever before, and considering the ease and increasing rate at which people use mobile devices nowadays,  developing a mobile platform is imperative especially in the online property search industry.

At Hutbay, we are committed to removing the stress and hassles from your property hunt. Though we already have an app for Windows 8, we felt we could do better by taking advantage of  some key windows 8 design patterns to help users feel more at home when using the app. It’s our pleasure therefore to announce Read More

Coming Soon: Redesigned Hutbay App for Windows 8 Devices

Hutbay Windows 8 Search Results

A cleaner interface

Hutbay Windows 8 App Details

More on swiping. Users can just swipe left or right to view more details

Hutbay app for Windows 8 devices is been redesigned to take better advantage of Windows 8  design philosophies. Expect a release any-time between now and next week! The current version of the app will be replaced with this new version and all users who have Hutbay App on their Win8 devices should receive update notice as soon as the new version is available. You can still download the current version, though, at least till next week! The download link to the current version can be found here.

The major changes centred on presentation and taking advantage of the Windows 8 platform like the in-built Search, Sharing and App bar. Read More

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