Real Estate

UAE leads GCC in Foreign Real Estate Investments

UAE leads GCC in foreign real estate investments Filed on September 24, 2019 | Originally published on khaleejtimes.com UAE property offers higher returns than Far East markets. The UAE leads the Gulf region in terms of investments in the real estate abroad, said Richard Divall, head of cross-border capital markets at Colliers International EMEA. In total, the Gulf investors invested more than ?3.9...

Should buyers invest in off-plan or ready built-in the UAE?

Off-plan residential transactions in Dubai for the first six months of 2018 were down 20 per cent from last year during the same period, according to GCP-Reidin. On the ready property side, sales in the first six months of the year held up well, with an increase of around about 6 per cent year-on-year. Does this mark the end of off-plan sales and a switch back to ready units? Time will tell, but what is...

Why buy a car in the UAE but not a home?

Lots of residents own their cars in the UAE but far fewer own their houses. Undoubtedly, houses are more expensive than cars so I will not address my thoughts to the people who simply cannot afford a down payment on their own home, but more to those who have the deposit, own a car but do not own their house. On the face of it cars and houses occupy very similar places in our lives. They are both...

Five Reasons to be Positive about Abu Dhabi Real Estate

Since 2015 the Abu Dhabi Real Estate Market has had a tough time. The fall in the price of oil meant that, unlike the rest of the world who are now in their ninth year of recovery from the 2008 crash, we had a serious “double-dip”. The resulting government spending cutbacks, benefits reductions and job losses in 2016 lead to vacancies across the board and sales and rental prices dropped. 2017 was...

WHY IS PROPERTY SUCH A GOOD INVESTMENT?

When you are an investor there are a lot of things you can put your money into. Stocks and shares, funds, art, bitcoin, crowdfunding, there is a pretty long list. Property is always high on that list. High net worth individuals will be told by financial advisors that they should invest a certain amount of their wealth into real estate, but why?...

How Long Do You Have to Stay For Buying to Make Sense?

A lot of people say to me “I’m only going to be here for a few years, surely buying doesn’t make sense”? But what is the actual truth? If you have read my articles “Why is Property Such a Good Investment” and “How Buying Property Halves Your Rent” then you will understand what a great investment property is, but over what time period does it make sense to invest. One approach, and I...

WHY GENUINE INVESTORS NEVER BUY CASH

So you think you’re a Property Investor, a Guru, the Jedi of Returns, the Master of Capital Appreciation. If you are buying with anything but as much debt as you can then you are still an amateur. Maybe you’re rich, obscenely wealthy, money is nothing to you – if you’re buying with cash you are mere beginner on the property scene, level one, I don’t care how big your portfolio is. Why? One...

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 Buying to Make Sense” you can see that buying property as an investor or an end user is one of the best investments...

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 love with it, others want to make their mark on the property by renovating, some people like to put their money into something they can...

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 Gardens but also two sub-development projects on...

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