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  • Home Matters Mortgage Consultants Dubai

    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 […]

  • Home Matters - Dubai Property Mortgage

    Dubai realty still a winner

    Dubai remains an attractive market for property investors despite softening rents and sale prices this year as the emirate still offers stable returns on real estate investment, a latest report says. Property portal Bayut.com’s annual report for 2017 indicated a seven per cent and five per cent average return on investment on apartments and villas, […]

  • 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. […]