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Factor in human element into your property selling

We are reading more and more about online vs traditional estate agents, but this whole argument misses the point really. All agents are online, whether they have a high-street presence or not. Yes, there are some clever ways of communicating with customers, but actually somebody still has to “drive the cars” on the ground and…

Dubai’s office landlords aren’t letting go of tenants easily

Dubai: Businesses in Dubai are finding that it’s not as easy as it seems to shift from their current office address to another. And even when it comes to shifting from one free zone to another. “There is a reasonable level of pent-up demand being restricted currently,” says a new office property update from Knight…

Is paying off your home mortgage early a good idea?

If finding your dream house and getting a mortgage approved is one part of buying a house, then owning it by paying back the loan is the other. Mortgage loans in the UAE are capped at about 70-75 per cent of the property value on a maximum tenure of 25 years. On proper planning, getting…

Are developers responsive to end-user needs?

With several new real estate projects launched in recent years, buyers and investors now have many choices. But while some developers are ticking the right boxes, property experts say not all are developing and selling in line with the current market demand. Experts say developers need to be novel in their approach and package their…