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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
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What’s Hutbay?
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Microsoft BizSpark Featured Startup!
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Welcome Home!

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

What’s Hutbay?

Finding real estate and homes shouldn’t be a hard task in a world with stunning technologies, powerful computing devices and faster internet connectivity. Software, by the way, thrives on data and finding and analysing these data is simply what software is good at. By extension therefore, using software to solve the problem of finding real estate is just natural.

What Hutbay is set forth to achieve is to gather these information on homes and properties across the country and put them at your fingertips: on your mobile devices, tablets and PCs in a way that is easy to navigate, digest and share with family and friends. Unlike real estate adverts in the  print media which is grossly limited in the amount of data you are presented with and the way they are presented, the digital world provides so many innovative ways to present as much information as we want. Read More

Microsoft BizSpark Featured Startup!

On the 8th of August, Hutbay got featured on the Microsoft BizSpark site. We received a lot of pageviews that very day from across the atlantic. We liked it!

To those who may not be familiar with it, Microsoft BizSpark program provides technology, support, visibility, and community to promising startups and entrepreneurs across the world. Below is the full post as it appears on BizSpark site:  Read More

Welcome Home!

It’s been gruelling months of hard work for us here at Hutbay that the idea of having a company blog was relegated to the background!

However, with our increasing marketing outreach and the need to provide a formal means of communication with our users and fans, we felt it is now the right time to have one. We will blog here on regular basis on interesting happenings at Hutbay and other related matters.

Do check back every now and then and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to know when we have new blog posts.

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