Dubai's property market cycles: The highs and lows – Khaleej Times

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There were four distinct property market cycles in Dubai since 2002, when the government first allowed expatriate home ownership in designated free zones in the emirate. The 2003-08 bull market saw home prices rise fourfold, a spike in rents, massive offshore capital inflows, a surge in bank lending to developers and construction companies. Dubai also witnessed dozens of new product … Read More

UAE widens Dubai residential real estate supply – Al Arabiya English

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A total of 13,500 apartments and 800 villas were added to Dubai’s residential real estate supply in 2015, and a further 22,000 apartments and 7,700 villas are scheduled to be delivered in 2016, with downward rental rate pressure likely to continue through to 2017, leading real estate consultancy Asteco has released its latest Dubai report, providing an historic review of … Read More

Invest in offplan or completed units? The debate continues – Khaleej Times

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It is this temptation that attracted “hot money” flows into the sector, exacerbating the boom-bust cycle that culminated in 2008. Ever since the advent of the freehold phenomena in Dubai, a popular vehicle for investing in the sector has been through offplan investments. To be sure, this has proved to be lucrative in up cycles, as not only does it … Read More

Affordable Dubai homes will keep residents in UAE for longer, says expert | The National

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New homes aimed at the affordable end of Dubai’s property market are widening the pool of potential buyers, making it “a good time to invest” despite falling prices, according to one expert. Speaking at the launch for this year’s International Property Show, Land Sterling’s managing partner Abdul Basset Betraoui said that affordable housing “is something that we’ve seen really kick … Read More