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Forbes Middle East Unveils The Top 100 Real Estate Companies In The Arab World 2017

The Top 100 is made up of the region’s most successful listed and unlisted developers, local real estate consultants, international consultants and—for the first time—Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) The top 40 listed real estate developers have a combined market value of $90.5 billion, and brought in revenues of $18.1 billion in 2016. Forbes Middle […]

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Bad Real Estate Brokers Are Your Fault

Ok, they are not all your fault clearly, but tenant and landlord behavior in Abu Dhabi keeps handing business to crappy brokers, and here is why. Why Tenants Create Poor Brokers: Don’t Look At Dubizzle/Propertyfinder – Something people don’t understand about the Abu Dhabi market is that most brokers have access to the whole stock […]

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Best Deal Yet – Only 2.5% Reservation Deposit

Not to be outdone by Aldar coming in and offering two beds for just under 1.1m, TDIC are offering their own promotions for Cityscape. In launching Phase II of their Mamsha development they are offering an unprecedented 2.5% for the reservation deposit. You can now reserve your beachfront one-bed duplex for only AED51,500 with no […]

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The Lowest Off-Plan Prices Yet

Aldar has just launched its latest Master Community project on Reem Island, “The Bridges” – and it is the best value yet. For as little as an AED55,000 deposit you can reserve your very own two bedroom apartment for AED1.1m. See the listings here When delivered in 2020 it will consist of six mid-rise towers, each […]

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Abu Dhabi CityScape – Should You Buy Off-Plan?

Don’t like the look of the real estate market right now? Buy now and take advantage of the market in two to three years by buying off-plan. In 2016 Dubai sold as many off-plan units as built ones. Off-plan is back in vogue. So what are the pros and cons of buying off-plan in this […]

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Tawtheeq Delays

The Tawtheeq system has been delayed this week due to an overhaul. We have received conflicting reports but it seems that now an EID is required to issue a Tawtheeq and that EID readers are now being distributed to all owners/managers. Before you could get a Tawtheeq with only a visa, this will now drastically […]

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How to Pick an Abu Dhabi Investment Property

How to Pick an Abu Dhabi Investment Property 1       PICK THE RIGHT DEVELOPER 2007 in particular saw a lot of inexperienced developers take to the market in Abu Dhabi. The subsequent downturn in 2008/2009 saw those developers struggle to complete their units on time and in the specifications that were given to those who bought […]

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How Can Landlords Deal With The New Abu Dhabi Rent Cap

How Can Landlords Deal With The New Abu Dhabi Rent Cap Now before I get lynched by all the tenants out there I am completely impartial as regards the landlord and tenant relationship. Brokers are often accused of working for landlords to keep rents high but I firmly believe that your client is the person […]

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