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21 September 2021

Lessons from the pandemic for hospitality asset owners

What are some of the operational changes within the hospitality sector that you expect will endure post the pandemic? There have been many operational changes within the hospitality sector as owners and operators battled for survival during the pandemic, but a large proportion of these changes may warrant a return to status quo once the pandemic is under control. These […]
19 September 2021

For Dubai’s Rebounding Housing Market, the World Fair Brings the Cherry on Top

The Dubai Expo 2020, a six-month-long extravaganza of innovation, was forecast to be an antidote to the emirate’s lackluster luxury property market last fall. One year on and the high-end market is thriving all on its own, and the Expo—now kicking-off Oct. 1 after being pushed back from its original Oct. 20, 2020 start date as a result of the […]
19 September 2021

Apartment prices to rise in Dubai as supply of villas, townhouses dwindle

Dubai’s apartments are poised to lead the next leg of property market recovery this year, as the supply of villas in the emirate is beginning to dwindle, an analyst said.  Dubai’s real estate has started to recover since prices bottomed out in November last year. But the positive performance has been dominated by single or detached homes, as well as […]
19 September 2021

Planning to buy a property in Dubai? Prices could go up 20%

Property prices in Dubai rose for the tenth month in a row in August and are likely to continue their upward trajectory over the next two years, according to consultancy Property Finder.  Villa and apartment sale prices in Dubai have been going up since they hit their lowest levels in November 2020, reaching 956 dirhams ($260) per square foot last […]
14 September 2021

How homeowners can increase value of their own home in the UAE? Is it financially worth it?

Dubai: Buying a home is a dream come true for most people. It’s also a form of a forced savings system, as every instalment made towards the payment of your home helps build home equity. So, what is home equity? Equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and what your home is currently worth. Here’s an […]
12 August 2021

Dubai property prices continue to rise amid economic recovery and higher demand

Property prices in Dubai rose 15 per cent in July, as the emirate’s economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic on the back of the UAE’s vaccination programme and new stimulus measures, according to Property Monitor. The average property price in the emirate climbed to Dh941 per square foot ($256) last month from Dh818 per square foot recorded during the same […]
12 August 2021

Luxury Home Sales Increase in Dubai as Prices Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

July was the strongest month on record for Dubai’s luxury housing market, according to a report Wednesday from Cavendish Maxwell. High-end homes, those priced at AED 10 million (US$2.7 million), grew to make up a 3.4% share of total home sales last month, up from 2.3% in June, according to Property Monitor, the data arm of Cavendish Maxwell. There were […]
28 July 2021

PROJECTS: Overseas buyers flock to Dubai’s real estate market in H1

The UAE government’s prudent handling of the pandemic, a high vaccination rate and a desire for space have seen overseas buyers, especially Europeans, flocking to Dubai’s real estate market over the first two quarters of 2021.  Richard Waind, Group Managing Director, Better Homes said European buyers are among the top investors buying property in Dubai.  He said: “We saw a […]
14 July 2021

Pace of the housing market recovery continues to increase, what it means for the UAE?

Hear the COO of Property Monitor, Zhann Jochinke discuss the latest findings from the Property Monitor monthly market report on the Business Breakfast show, Dubai Eye 103.8 FM.
11 July 2021

European buyers relocating families to Dubai spur realty rebound

European buyers, mostly end-users relocating their families to the relative safety of Dubai, have been driving a significant rebound in the emirate’s property sector as prices hit an eight-year high, recording a 10 per cent year-on-year jump in June. A report by Property Monitor, a leading property portal, said European buyers emerged as “a key demographic recently, driving sales with […]
8 July 2021

European demand driving Dubai real estate’s upward trajectory

Dubai’s residential property market continues on its recovery path with prices increasing by 2.1 percent in June, reaching AED924 per sq ft ($251.6), the highest they’ve been in two years, according to the latest report by regional real estate intelligence platform Property Monitor. Since bottoming out in November 2020, property prices have risen by 12.7 percent, although recovery is still uneven across […]
7 July 2021

Villa prices go up as high as 10.3% in Dubai’s prime areas

Dubai villa prices sustained an upward trend during the second quarter of 2021 as end-users and investors flocked to strike deals for ready-to-move properties, latest data shows. Villas, which represent 13 per cent of the residential market in Dubai, spearheaded growth with a quarterly increase of seven per cent and an annual expansion of 6.3 per cent. “Up to 10.3 […]
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