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HOW TO NEVER LOSE MONEY ON A PROPERTY PURCHASE

So you are thinking about buying, but you are worried you might lose money on the deal. The market is unpredictable in the UAE and you can’t tell when or if it might change. If you have read my articles “How Buying Property Halves Your Rent” and “How Long Do You Have to Stay For […]

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HOW BUYING YOUR HOME ALMOST HALVES YOUR RENT

A lot of people in the World own their own homes. Home ownership rates in Europe vary from Germany at 53% all the way to Romania at 96% (the USA is 65% and India is 86%). There are lots of reasons to own the place you live in, some people inherit, some people fall in […]

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Where Are the Abu Dhabi Sub-Developers?

One things was quite apparent at Abu Dhabi Cityscape 2018, that Dubai and Abu Dhabi sent quite different representatives. Representing Abu Dhabi were the Master Developers, Aldar, Tamouh, Baniyas, Al Fahid, Qudra, IMKAN, Maryah Island (Mubadala) and the list goes on. The only real Sub-Developer there was Bloom Holdings who have their own development Bloom […]

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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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