Declining Sentiment Stresses Need for ‘Affordability’

Declining sentiment stresses need for ‘affordability’ across all real estate sectors The major theme for Q1 across the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors has...

VAT Has Limited Impact on Real Estate Sector

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and Dubai Land Department (DLD) have confirmed that the UAE’s recently introduced VAT will have a limited impact on...

How to Become a Real Estate Investor

Investing in real estate is generally considered a high-risk and high-return investment, yet it is one of the most preferred assets, especially for wealthy...

Is WhatsApp The New Face to Face? Would Interest Rate Hikes...

A dozen executives from the country’s top real estate companies convened at Propertyfinder Group headquarters last week in an on-the-record quarterly forum. The group...

2018 – A Year of Change for Dubai Real Estate Market

Deloitte the business advisory firm launched the fourth annual Middle East Real Estate Predictions, Dubai, which predicts 2018 will be a year of change...

Top 5 Most Affordable Communities in Dubai

Jumeirah Village Circle and Al Furjan, the two most affordable communities in Dubai to rent a villa, saw some of the steepest declines in...

Real Estate Investment Strategies More Creative in 2018

In the coming year, real estate investors will become increasingly inventive with their strategies — often opting for recapitalizations, refinancings and more private, unpublicized...

Is Your Neighbour Paying Less Than You?

In some communities, the most popular luxury high-rises cost up to 150% more than the median home prices in the same area, according to...

VAT to Increase Costs for Real Estate Investors Across GCC

A survey of local investment professionals across the GCC region revealed that real estate is likely to become a costlier investment following the implementation...

UAE Properties Boom Is Back With a Bang, Says Yzer Property

Business cycle of the United Arab Emirates and its local property market are no longer relying on area of oil exploration to drive its...

Off Plan Buyers Take Advantage of Historically Low Dubai Property Prices

Off-plan sales now make up almost half of residential property deals in Dubai Master developers still expect full payment upon handover, but smaller...

Dubai’s Real Estate Agents Will Be Busy during Ramadan

Rentals and Sales not to be affected by Ramadan Sales activity has been picking up again in 2017, with Dubai reporting a 45% surge in...

Middle East Point of View: Ethical Tax, Anti-bribery Management and GCC...

Financial institutions are working together to combat tax evasion, bribery and corruption through ISO certifications and the Common Reporting Standard. These are among the...

“New” Investors in Dubai Real Estate

Previously we have been reading that Indians, Iranians or Emiratis are the most active investors in real estate in Dubai. Lately, with the withdrawal...

Alternative solutions needed to fund capital projects in GCC

The new economic reality of lower oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) governments to finance...

Death of The Real Estate Agent – The Industry Is Changing

What do real estate agents, brokerage clerks and telemarketers have in common? They will all lose their jobs in the near future. According to researchers...

Are real estate bubbles predictable?

Since real estate is inherently cyclical, analyzing and predicting market cycles have always been critical topics for real estate investors, tenants and developers. The...

The current state of Dubai’s real estate market

While reports from developers and analysts report that Dubai’s real estate market is down, according to industry experts transactions are still happening although these...