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Dubai Offplans

Demand to soon outstrip supply for Dubai homes

expo 2020

A surge of supply is expected to hit the Dubai residential market in the run-up to 2020. This is a result of the slew of off-plan launches witnessed in the past two years, riding high on incentives offered by developers. However, concern is being raised in some quarters on how demand will be generated to…

How valuation eliminates big risks in property deals

Home valuation

Valuation is important when buying or selling property, as it can be the key to securing a mortgage, investors or buyers. An appraisal is carried out by a qualified, independent professional who gives an unbiased estimate of the true or fair market value of a property. Why do it? Establishing a property’s value can be…

Dubai embraces a luxury trend: branded residences

Branded real estate

Real estate developers associating with luxury brands is not new to Dubai. In fact, branded real estate developments have been luring the niche elites in the past several years. Dubai is already home to several prominent brand names in the property sector with projects like Armani Residences, Just Cavalli, Bugatti and Fendi Styled Villas, The…

Why rent-to-own is a win-win for buyers, developers

Own a home

In comparison to mature markets such as the UK and Canada, rent to own (RTO) has not yet been cemented as a core market concept in Dubai. Although the overall objective is the same, which is to bring housing affordability closer to the end-user, mature markets have either government or private-based RTO offerings encapsulated by…