• Good times are over for Dubai property… and we should be thankful

    One of my favourite songs is a George Michael track called “John and Elvis are dead.” It’s about a man who wakes up after many years in a coma, and finds that much of the world around him hasn’t changed a jot. I thought of this track again last week when visiting Cityscape Global. For […]

  • Mortgage Market Update – September 2014

    The introduction of a Central Bank mortgage cap and increase in Dubai Land Department fees from 2% up to 4% late last year, have taken the steam out of the UAE property market.   House prices have been softening all year and after a slow summer, sellers are starting to reduce asking prices. This is […]

  • Cityscape 2014

    Cityscape opened its doors on 21st September 2014. Jean-Luc Desbois – Managing Director, Home Matters was there as a guest speaker at the Real Estate Brokers Summit (REBS), which is a 3-day conference. Jean-Luc appeared in a live panel discussion on the effects of the UAE Central Bank mortgage regulations. Cityscape is hosted at the […]

  • Dubai TV interview with Jean-Luc Desbois – Managing Director

    With Cityscape just around the corner, the focus is on the UAE real estate and mortgage markets. Our Managing Director, Jean-Luc Desbois has been engaged in several media and TV commitments over the last week, with interviews scheduled to be screened on both Dubai and Arab TV over the next 2 weeks. If you want […]