Worldwide property demand remains strong despite challenges of 2020

07 December 2020

2020 will go down as the year when global house prices should have crashed as Covid-19 sent the world hurtling into recession, but somehow didn’t.

A combination of monetary stimulus, near-zero interest rates and steady demand helped underpin the market, sustaining prices and activity.

Incredibly, the worldwide house price boom even accelerated in many countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the US and Canada, according to Globalpropertyguide.com. It found that prices rose in 45 out of 55 housing markets for the 12 months to September … Read more ›

Henry Wiltshire’s premium Mamsha apartment features in The National

11 October 2020

The UAE is home to some spectacular properties. From penthouse apartments to plush villas with sprawling gardens and incredible pools, it’s a real estate haven.

Each week, The National is showcasing some of the best homes on offer with its Property of the Week. This week, we take a look at a three-bedroom apartment at Mamsha Al Saadiyat, a development by Aldar Properties.

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Located in the Cultural District of the capital’s sought-after Saadiyat Island, this three-bedroom apartment is within walking distance … Read more ›

Property market surges – shortage of certain property types

16 September 2020

Despite a downward trend in property prices, sentiments in Dubai’s real estate sector are high owing to the recent developments in UAE-Israel relationships and pent-up demand over the last few months leading to an uptick in sales. The historic UAE-Israel peace deal was signed in Washington yesterday and this will play a positive role in attracting investments in real estate, say industry experts.

Andrew Cummings, co-founder and managing director of luxuryproperty.com says both the UAE and Israel share many synergies. The … Read more ›

Leasing in the Capital?

13 September 2020

Abu Dhabi Central: This is one of the most lively areas of the city and close to a number of hotspots. Transportation from there to almost anywhere is easy. In a recent report, Asteco found that rentals for high-end properties in this area dropped by 5 per cent while further down the value chain, the decline was by 6 per cent compared to the second quarter last year.

Abu Dhabi Corniche: Located right alongside the main beach, this is one of … Read more ›

Buy a home on your credit card!

18 August 2020

Payment of rents by credit cards is the latest incentive being offered to cash-strapped customers by a leading Abu Dhabi property developer subsequent to its rent-to-own scheme.

Aldar Properties said on Monday its customers would be given an option to pay their rent by credit card starting from August 17.

The developer said the offer is in line with the company’s “ongoing efforts to offer convenient and flexible payment solutions”.

“Residents will initially be able to pay their rent by credit card in … Read more ›

Residents seek better accommodation options for quality of life and value

11 August 2020

The stay-at-home restrictions and surge in employees working from home during Covid-19 have led many people in the UAE to reconsider their living spaces, as they take advantage of a drop in rental and sales prices to upgrade their properties.

The fall in rents and property prices make it the perfect time to negotiate with landlords and brokers to get a good deal on bigger accommodation, according to industry experts.

Average annual residential rents in some areas of Dubai declined by 15 … Read more ›