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Property Price Indexes for the UAE

Why build a price index? Real estate market participants want to know what is happening to key market indicators. Amongst these indicators, prices are the most important. Construction, investment, sales and portfolio forecasts and decisions all rest on which way prices have moved, and by how much. The recent history of a real estate market’s performance is a collection of […]

Q1 2020 UAE Property Market Report

In our Q1 2020 report we take a look at the performance of the UAE real estate market with a focus on the measures introduced to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 contagion. The analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the residential, commercial, retail and hospitality sectors in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates.

Education Market Report 2019-2020

In our maiden report on the sector, we explore Dubai’s education market which has a high expatriate population, triggering the need for quality education that is suited to a varied audience. Among other themes, the report provides an overview on tuition fees, curriculum, teacher profiles and existing and upcoming schools.

Will Covid-19 have the same effect on real estate markets as previous pandemics?

Famous pandemics of history Plagues have marked human history, from the Black Death in the 14th century to the Great Plague in London in the 17th century and the successive waves that affected Islamic cities such as Baghdad and Alexandria in the 19th century. In more recent times, the most famous was the 1918–19 Spanish flu pandemic which infected 500 […]

Oman Market Property Report 2019 - 2020

Our latest report explores the health of Oman’s real estate industry, reviewing the performance of the residential, retail, office, industrial and hospitality segments in 2019.

Mortgages vs Payment Plans – What is the better pick?

Buy with a mortgage In most parts of the world, developers have insufficient size and financial ability to provide financial support to residential real estate purchasers. Instead, banks and other financial institutions provide mortgages for those unable, or unwilling, to make purchases in cash. In the UAE, mortgages are limited to a loan-to-value ratio of 80% (for citizens), and 75% […]

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Managing lifecycle costs

Stakeholders must prioritise lifecycle costing from the inception stage of a project to reduce wastage and reap future cost efficiencies All project owners start out with the intention to achieve cost efficiency on their projects, not just at the time of development but across the project’s lifecycle. In some cases, however, efforts to estimate lifecycle costs are minimal and other […]

Cavendish Maxwell’s Q1 2020 UAE Property Market Report Now Released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Fewer launches and a slowdown in handovers may help cushion prices: Cavendish Maxwell Q1 2020 UAE Property Market Report  Apartment prices in Dubai declined 12% over the 12-month period from Q1 2019 to Q1 2020 whilst villa/townhouse prices were lower by 4% Average sales prices declined in Abu Dhabi’s major residential zones by 13.2% for apartments […]

In these communities, accessibility is key

With Metro access and developed infrastructure, AI Barsha, Barsha Heights and The Greens are popular housing destinations Sitting right next to each other along Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Barsha Heights (Tecom) and The Greens col­ lectively offer a mix of housing options that cater to a wide range of segments. The lo­ cation of the three communities close to […]

Oman Property Market Report 2019 – 2020 now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Cautious real estate recovery in 2019 presented opportunities for buyers, tenants: Oman Property Market Report by Cavendish Maxwell Between December 2018 and 2019, the total expat population in Oman recorded a year-on-year decline of 2.9%, in turn impacting property prices and rents. Oman’s retail sector is currently witnessing the rapid construction of new malls adding further […]

Why Dubai’s motor racing hub appeals to families, not just petrolheads

Self-contained suburban community offers pedestrian-friendly lifestyle and great prices. Not many neighbourhoods can boast of its own autodrome. At Dubai Motor City, the Dubai Autodrome, in fact, was the reason the community came to life. Completed in 2004, the Autodrome has become synonymous with the mixed-use community and the kind of lifestyle this motoring-themed suburban district has come to be […]

House-hunters find big homes, bigger price cuts in Dubai Motor City

House prices to remain favourable to homebuyers and tenants this year, say analysts. It is a car aficionado’s dream community, but Dubai Motor City is just as popular among non-motoring enthusiasts judging by the number of families who have put down roots here. The clincher for these residents, according to property analysts, is a combination of price, size and amenities. […]
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