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    VAT in Real Estate

    How VAT works in real estate Value Added Tax (VAT) is now a reality, and although residential real estate in general is either exempt or zero-rated, commercial property dealings will attract an extra 5 per cent on top, affecting residential in a more roundabout way. So what is taxable? •     Any commercial property in the […]

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    Sharjah Economic and Residential Property 2017 Review

    Sharjah, the third largest emirate with a total land area of around 2,600sqkm, borders Dubai to its south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to its north and Ras Al Khaimah to its east. Sharjah has become an alternative rental housing option to Dubai, due to the availability of lower-cost housing and regular migration between Sharjah […]

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    Off plan sales dominating residential market in Dubai going into 2018

    Off plan sales continue to dominate the residential property market in Dubai which experts believe is partly due to the recent mortgage cap introduced by the emirate’s Central Bank. Many commentators believe that the cap which means expats need a minimum deposit of 25% and pay 7% percent transaction costs has cooled the market. However, […]

  • Home Matters - Cityscape Global 2017

    2017: The rise in off-plan sales

    A year when off-plan trumped everything else The big question is will the same strategies work for developers in 2018 One of the key trends of Dubai’s residential real estate market in 2017 was the rise in off-plan sales, which comprised two-thirds of all homes purchased. Even though residential transaction volumes for existing properties were […]