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14 February 2021

The Residential Investor Jigsaw Part Three: Total Returns

The two previous white papers in this series tackled yields and capital values for villas and apartments in the districts of Dubai. The task now, made straightforward by the homogeneity of the Property Monitor database, is to put the two sets of data together to calculate total returns.
11 October 2020

Retire in the UAE – 2020 Update

How does the UAE, and Dubai particularly, compare to countries such as Australia and Portugal for the purpose of retirement? Find out in this 2020 update on retiring in the UAE.
24 June 2020

The Residential Investor Jigsaw Part Two: Capital Values

After exploring yields in Part One of our three-part series to analyse total returns, we now look at capital values as a measure that drives investment portfolios.
3 June 2020

Yields and Recovery: Four major questions

What determines yields? Real estate yields are usually defined as net income receivable over transaction price paid. Both terms are subject to varying definitions, whilst yields themselves apply to initial investments on exit or over a given lifetime. A standard yield model uses three independent variables: the risk-free rate, the expected rent, and the risk premium[1], all of which assume […]
6 May 2020

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 […]
22 April 2020

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.
25 March 2020

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.
25 February 2020

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% […]
5 February 2020

The advent of a real estate investment market in the GCC with REITs

The property price correction in the UAE has triggered many investors to explore alternate investment avenues to preserve and grow their wealth. Ironically, the current downturn in the real estate sector is also an opportune time to invest in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). REITs allow investors exposure to the real estate sector without the risk and hassle of […]
14 January 2020

2019 UAE Property Market Report – A Year in Review

The report assesses the performance of the property market in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates in 2019, with a focus on the last quarter, across residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.
16 October 2019

Q3 2019 UAE Property Market Report

Real estate market conditions remained similar to the previous quarter as prices and rents continue to soften. However, price declines have brought properties within the reach of many, with transaction volumes increasing and tenants choosing to upgrade to better locations and larger units.
18 September 2019

2019 Saudi Arabia Property Market Report

Cavendish Maxwell’s first Saudi Arabia Property Market Report for 2019 covers key data and overviews into the residential, retail, office and industrial, and hospitality sectors.
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