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Monthly Archives: December 2018

In real estate: Riding the Dubai property cycle

Gulf News, 25 December, 2018

When is the right time to buy property? In a property market cycle, the “trough stage” is generally the phase that is most conducive for buyers looking for steep discounts. It is the stage …

Dubai Holding unveils freehold luxury apartments for sale

Trade Arabia, 30 December, 2018

Dubai Holding, an UAE investment conglomerate, has announced the sale of Rahaal, a new freehold luxury apartments property within Madinat Jumeirah Living, a premium residential development in Dubai.

With prices starting from Dh1.4 million ($381,092), Rahaal is …

Rents across Dubai forecast to fall further during 2019

Arabian Business, 28 December, 2018

Rents across Dubai are expected to see further softening in 2019, particularly in areas with handovers of long overdue new deliveries, according to a new report.

Real estate consultancy ValuStrat said rental declines next year …

These are most affordable areas to live in Abu Dhabi

Khaleej Times, 27 December, 2018

The Abu Dhabi property market has seen sales and rents decrease on average for apartments and villas. Only certain areas in the emirate have seen a significant price change, according to a recent report …

Sharjah real estate prices favour buyers, tenants

Khaleej Times, 26 December, 2018

Sharjah remains a buyer’s and renter’s market with properties at an attractive price point, according to Bayut’s H2 report. Properties across most popular areas in the emirate experienced slight decreases in prices.Changes that stand out …

Abu Dhabi: Homes get more affordable in UAE capital

Khaleej Times, 26 December, 2018

The Abu Dhabi property market has seen sales and rents decrease on average for apartments and villas. Only certain areas in the emirate have seen a significant price change, according to a recent report …

Affordability take centrestage in Dubai property

Khaleej Times, 25 December, 2018

Recapping 2018 is not easy as the news cycles were dominated by a slew of positive initiatives and launches by the government geared to boosting market sentiment – while the market itself remained soft. …

Premium office to sustain demand in 2019

Gulf News, 25 December, 2018

The past year has witnessed the introduction of a number of landmark laws that have further cemented the UAE’s reputation as a highly attractive market to conduct business and an extremely desirable place to …

It was a buyer’s market for UAE real estate in 2018

Khaleej Times, 26 December, 2018

It was predominantly a buyer’s market across the UAE this year as residential properties became more affordable. This was primarily because of the inventory that was handed over, which weighed on both house sales …

Will rents stay affordable in Dubai next year?

Khaleej Times, 26 December, 2018

According to ValuStrat, prime residential areas, which saw relative resilience in 2018, may continue to see some improvement. Capital values for some high-yielding mid-affordable areas may experience downward pressures as a result of burgeoning …