• Home Matters - Dubai Properties

    Why is zero so important in the VAT for residential freehold?

    In the residential freehold space, all transactions involving a developer and a buyer have been set at 0 per cent. The other big plus for residents is the fact that even rental agreements on homes come under the 0 per cent banner. The decision by the federal authorities is pitch perfect for the property market. […]

  • Home Matters - Dubai Residential Property

    Housing Prices Down 5.6% in Dubai

    Dubai’s housing market has defied high hopes for a turnaround this year, dogged by oversupply in luxury and neighboring political crises, according to a report by brokerage and consultants Cluttons. Property prices slipped 5.6% in the year ending in September, with prices falling 1.9% in the third quarter, according to a report released by Cluttons […]

  • HomeMatters Dubai Marina

    Dubai Residential Real Estate Market 2017: A Year in Review

    Dubai 2017: A Year in Review The Dubai residential real estate market has seen a drastic shift in 2017 towards demand for off-plan properties and lower priced units and an upsurge in all transactions. According to the Dubai Land Department (DLD) over 50,000 transactions were completed from January to September. Other key factors that have […]

  • Home Matters - Dubai Top 10 residential areas

    Dubai’s top areas for house sales and rents

    It has been a year of change in the Dubai real estate market with new trends, an abundance of supply and a shift in the rental market. Off-plan sales has dominated this year, accounting for 62 per cent of all transactions thus far. The handover of some affordable, mid-income properties in areas such as Mira […]