• Home Matters - How does a mortgage work?

    How does a mortgage work?

    A mortgage is a loan of funds usually offered by a bank or lender to an individual or company for the purpose of buying real estate/property. The loan term or duration can range from 1 year up to a maximum of 25 years, under current UAE Central Bank regulations. Applicants must be a minimum age […]

  • Home Matters - Cityscape Global 2017

    Cityscape Global 2017

    The Home Matters team recently attended the 3-day Cityscape event at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Cityscape Global is recognised as the annual barometer for the real estate industry in emerging markets and is one of the largest and most influential real estate events held globally. The event supports real estate growth worldwide to an […]

  • Home Matters - Mortgage Terms UAE

    Demystifying Mortgage Jargon in the UAE

    If you’re new to the region or simply exploring mortgage options for the first time, some of the bank jargon used by bankers, mortgage advisors and real estate agents can be confusing. Here are a few classic banking words which we have translated for your better understanding; LTV – Loan to Value, this is the […]

  • Home Matters - rent or buy?

    Is it time to rent or buy property in the UAE?

    One of the biggest financial decisions that many expatriates in the UAE make is the choice between buying a home and renting one. Long gone are the days where most expats stayed here for only 2-3 years maximum and employers paid handsome housing allowances. More and more expats are staying in the UAE long-term, which […]