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23 March 2021

Rent-to-own: Best practices and the way forward

Worldwide there is evidence that if properly managed, rent-to-own can be a successful way to improve market liquidity, encourage home ownership and contribute to affordable housing in particular, which is the main real estate challenge facing governments in the Gulf. Read more in our latest opinion article.
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.
1 February 2021

Q4 2020 UAE Property Market Report

Our latest publication assesses the performance of the property market in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates in 2020 with a focus on the last quarter, across residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.
15 December 2020

2020 Bahrain Property Market Report

In our latest report we take a look at the performance of Bahrain’s 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, hospitality and industrial sectors.
18 November 2020

Q3 2020 UAE Property Market Report

In our latest report, we analyse the performance of the UAE real estate market in the six months since March when movement restrictions were put in place followed by the subsequent easing of measures. The analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the residential, office, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates.
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.
28 July 2020

Saudi housing: A wicked problem?

The characteristics of ‘wicked’ problems certainly apply to the conundrum of developing housing policy for the growing population of Saudi Arabia. Read more in the latest article by our Chief Economist Julian Roche.
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.
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% […]
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