Dubai Commercial Real Estate Face

Rising demand for all kind of commercial assets is that Dubai commercial real estate has been showing continuously while revealing numerous opportunities for investors.

Dubai Commercial Property Market

Dubai commercial property market allures both local and international investors because of the profits. And it is nice to have invested in the market to enhance investment portfolio.

Key Commercial Real Estate Markets in Dubai

Explore and choose the best investment opportunity in Dubai commercial real estate market.

Dubai Commercial Property Market

Dubai commercial property market allures both local and international investors because of the profits. And it is nice to have invested in the market to enhance investment portfolio.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It is no secret that the highest demand in real estate comes from the mid-income segment of buyers. It must also be remembered that these buyers also aspire for a more luxurious living experience.

Luxurious living has always involved large spaces and accessibility to exclusive amenities such as reserved parking, advanced security, a concierge, swimming pools, well-equipped club houses and smart interiors. However, super-expensive Dubai property tends to be in the most expensive locations and showcase the priciest international designer brands in fittings, flooring and decor. All this reflects on the bottom-line for buyers. Since such projects are in any case targeted at the ultra-rich, they still sell.

However, who says top quality and great value cannot go hand in hand? At Better Homes, we are changing the idea that only the rich can live in luxury homes; by offering affordable and luxury Dubai property at the most affordable prices.

Why are we pioneering affordable luxury? Because making luxury affordable is an idea that spans across all products we use. For example, while Apple has a snob appeal, other brands have managed to capture the larger market with a feature-rich Android platform and are a new standard of luxury that everyone can afford.

A recent study conducted in partnership with Informa, the organisers of Cityscape Global, showed that Dubai property that are built to a high standard of quality, as well as those that deliver good value for money, are the most important factors considered by respondents before investing in residential real estate. This means that, what the Dubai property rental market is missing affordable housing which constitutes by itself potential unmet needs waiting to be fulfilled.

As one of the UAE’s leading online marketplace for Dubai short stays, at Better Homes, our mission is to make affordable Dubai property in the emirate easily available to our users. With a growing list of properties on our portfolio, we are committed to helping people find the ideal rental one.
Here are Dubai’s top communities for affordable Dubai property.

Discovery Gardens & Gardens

Located in Jebel Ali, this green and verdant neighbourhood is perfect for families. Currently, the Ibn Battuta metro station is the nearest, but this won’t be for long as Dubai Metro Route 2020 will pass through it. There are quite a few good schools and nurseries in the vicinity and a wide range of restaurants and hotels for a nightlife fix.

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Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC)

The family community of JVC has more than 2,000 villas and townhouses as well as schools, mosques and sports facilities. Residences are affordable yet spacious, for practical living in a tranquil and friendly setting. If you have the budget for a townhouse here, chances are you’ll get the kind of lush front lawn and spacious layout that will rival what you’d find in some of Dubai’s most desirable villa neighbourhoods.

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Jumeirah Village Triangle

A freehold community, Jumeirah Village Triangle has 6,000 spacious villas close to schools, sports facilities and shopping centres. For young families, it’s an affordable taste of luxury living. Arabic and Mediterranean themed architecture compliments a serene community that offers all the benefits of living downtown, and is also a quick and easy commute to other parts of the city. From landscaped gardens and cafés to fast food joints, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and florists, JVT has everything you need.

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Al Qusais

While Al Qusais may be away from the glam and gloss of Dubai, living here will not only help you save money but also give you access to all conveniences. For instance, Sharjah is just over 20 minutes away by car in non-peak hours. Qusais also has supermarkets, schools, restaurants and hospitals at every turn along with a dedicated metro station.

Dubai Sports City

There are plenty of reasons to love Sports City, from good schools to generously sized apartments. The neighbourhood also has some of the best sporting venues in the country, featuring an Athletics Academy, Football Academy, ICC Global Cricket Academy and the Buch Harmon School of Golf. Offering a balanced approach to city living by combining a downtown feel with a homespun vibe, Dubai Sports City has emerged as a favourite of long-time Dubai residents and newcomers alike.

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Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

Situated off Emirates Road, DSO is a 7.2-square-kilometre free zone technology park, dotted with residential and office towers. The community is a mix of small town charm and amenity-packed buildings offering apartments and villas for sale and rent. And a great draw for those seeking affordable housing options and first-time home buyers attracted to Dubai’s up-and-coming real estate market.

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By 2021, UAE is expecting to welcome 45 million people. Given the long term outlook with various mega projects and infrastructure developments planned, including the Expo 2020, we think that it is a great time to discover affordable luxury homes in Dubai for the long term.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

While the idea of buying off plan properties may not seem like the most obvious thing to do, if you research properly and invest intelligently, then Dubai off plan properties will pay you even greater returns than completed units.

Here’s a look at some of the top off plan properties in Dubai at the moment.

Sobha Hartland

Sobha Hartland is a master-development within Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) City comprising of luxury villas, low-rise apartment buildings and amenities such as schools, retail outlets, tennis courts, spas, clubhouses, hotels and entertainment facilities, all in one central location. Valued at US$ 4 billion and spanning 185 acres of land, it is Sobha’s second villa development in MBR City. Aside from luxury living, residents will have access to Hartland Square, a world class shopping experience; Hartland Boulevard, a fashion avenue with all the leading fashion brands in one destination; The Walk, which is lined with waterfront restaurants, and cafés and the Meydan Racecourse. It is set to be completed in 2016.

Acacia Avenues

A gated residential community spanning 94,000 square metres in Al Sofouh, Acacia Avenues is constructed and developed by Abyaar Real Estate. Offering sea-facing apartments and luxury hi tech villas and townhouses that share their neighbourhood with Madinat Jumeriah and the royal summer palace.

Acacia Avenues offers world class facilities including a luxurious health club, pool, spa, squash court, childrens playing area along with cafés and shops. The high rise villas and towers include the 38-storeyed Olgana Tower and the 45-storeyed residential and serviced apartment project, Hilliana Tower. It also has 5 low rise buildings and 50 luxurious villa developments such as Decora, Wanya and Fulva.

Boulevard Point

Developed by Emaar Properties, Boulevard Point is no exception when it comes to Emaar’s ability to bring to life residences of uncommon beauty and luxury. All residences can be found within a single 63-storey tower. Located in Downtown Dubai, Boulevard Point redefines the luxury lifestyle with stunning views of The Old Town and Souk Al Bahar. Selected apartments will also open to views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. World-class accomodations include swimming pools, a dedicated children's play area, a fully equipped gymnasium, a community-centric lawn and a barbeque deck.

Residents will also live within walking distance to the The Opera District, The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and luxe hotels such as Armani Hotel Dubai.

Dubai Wharf

Located in the up and coming Culture Village district, Dubai Wharf, developed by Dubai Properties is a mixed-use off plan project featuring residential towers, retail, dining and entertainment units. Valued at about AED 800 million, it will offer residents a serene canal promenade living. Pedestrian bridges over the canal will offer full connectivity throughout Culture Village. Considered a 'low-rise' JBR, Dubai Wharf is anticipated to be complete in 2017.

Belgravia

Located in Jumeirah Village Circle, Belgravia is an off plan residential development by Ellington Properties Development LLC, offering modern one, two, and three bedroom units. Located a few minutes away from Downtown Dubai, is Belgravia’s centrepiece, a beautifully landscaped central court. Residents will have access to numerous facilities such as indoor and outdoor play areas, fitness and recreation centres and a lush outdoor pool. Belgravia is expected to be completed in December 2016.

Vincitore Palacio

Offering the ultimate opportunity for branded living in the heart of Dubailand, Vincitore Palacio features immaculately designed European-styled residences that stand apart not only in style and space but also in modern luxury.

Each apartment reflects the diversity of one of the world’s greatest cities and the union of the interior and exterior in each residence provides for a true exchange between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Dubai’s first residential project to be quality controlled by TUV Nord Germany (M.E), Vincitore Palacio is a development that quite simply redefines envy.

RP Heights

Offering gorgeous views of Burj Khalifa and just a stone’s throw away from Dubai Mall, RP Heights is a luxury five-star residential tower offering studios & one to four bedroom apartments for sale. Just a few steps away from Dubai’s best shopping, dining and entertainment centres, RP Heights offers fine city living. Amenities within the building include two large pools, a gym, a library and 24-hour security. The anticipated handover date is Q1, 2018.

Serena Townhouses

Dubai Properties' latest project in Dubailand is perfect for those seeking to live away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Featuring Spanish-themed townhouses, Bella Casa at Serena is the first phase of the project and will offer a range of 2 and 3-bedroom townhouses with maid's room. The community is set to cover 8.2 million sq. ft. of residential space and 100,000 sq. ft. of retail space.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dubai offers so many great property investment opportunities. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know where those opportunities are, given the wide range of options you are presented with.

For over two decades, our family-owned and operated business has helped investors and property owners to get the most out of their investment. We offer everything you need to maximise your rental potential and make investing in and owning real estate a rewarding experience.

Founded in 1992, Better Homes’ Property Management has met the needs of numerous clients of residential property portfolios. Today, we have a dedicated team in excess of 75 people, taking care of properties across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and United Arab Emirates.

At Better Homes, we enable you to make informed property investment decisions, no matter where you are buying from. Our team has decades of experience in the local real estate market and professional experience we can use to help you find the perfect property for your investment goals.

In addition to our property investment services, we at Better Homes also have a dedicated property management team who ensures that your investment properties are in the best possible condition. From routine maintenance and rent collection to renovations and tenant screening, we can help you save money while improving your property.

We understand the importance of property management and are committed to managing all the day-to-day operations on behalf of property owners so that they can focus on more important things. We provide exceptional customer service and maintain a high degree of tenant and owner satisfaction. Our property management includes a full range of the highest quality and the very best in residential and commercial property management services.

Our service is perfect for beginner and seasoned property investors alike. If you’re a beginner, using our service means you can get started and get the most out of your investment even if you know nothing. We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

We offer property management solutions for single units, multiple units, entire buildings and developments in Dubai’s residential and commercial segments. We have an occupancy rate running at an average of 96.8 percent to our credit. Apart from this, we also offer a full and comprehensive range of property management services ranging from accounting to coordination of repairs and maintenance.

If you are an experienced investor, you will love our service too. We do all of the hard work for you – which means you can spend your time doing the things you love. If you are an investor looking to widen your portfolio, we can discuss advanced investment strategies to help you further build your wealth.

Now is a great time for property investment in Dubai across Dubai’s freehold residential areas. Despite a slowdown in real estate values, Dubai real estate has maintained its appeal. According to the latest Dubai Land Department (DLD) Real Estate Research and Studies Department report, the UAE and Dubai property market also saw investments pouring in from nearly 26,000 investors, comprising 149 nationalities, with total investments worth AED 57 billion during the first half of this year.

The diversity of the investor base reflects the wide range of property investment options in the country, investor confidence and sustainability of growth in the economy. Also, market fundamentals for Dubai real estate are likely to remain positive this year, including infrastructure investment and connectivity.

With Cityscape Global coming up in September next month, where developers will showcase hundreds of project launches, experts predict a rebound of the Dubai property market in late 2017. This is expected to be driven by continued large scale investments in tourism and retail infrastructure, increased diversification initiatives from the government and the open nature of the economy. Further, while rents and prices have fallen between 10 and 15 percent since 2014, the Dubai real estate market is now mature and stable, with little change in rents and sale prices anticipated this year.

For the best advice on property investment and management services, give us a call to get in touch with one of our experienced Better Homes agents.

Sunday, July 24, 2016



Being amongst UAE’s leading online marketplace for Dubai short stays, at Better Homes our mission is to make great holiday homes in Dubai available to our users. With numerous short stays and a growing list on our portfolio, we are committed to helping people find the ideal vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences.

Dubai, as we all know is a great family vacation destination. Here, you can visit the popular Dubai Museum, explore the Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest, play with dolphins at Aqua Venture, get your heart pumping on thrilling roller coasters or tee off at fun and challenging golf courses. There are many outdoor activities such as jet skiing and shopping at some of the world’s biggest and best malls. Explore the sunny beaches and long stretches of white-sand shores.

The increasing popularity of holiday homes has led to an outburst of online resources, which can be quite overwhelming and confusing. With thousands of Dubai short stays listed online, how do you go about finding the one that is right for you?

Booking short stays with Better Homes is your solution. Not only is Dubai a vacation paradise for families, it also features some of the biggest and most affordable holiday homes around. With Better Homes, it’s easy to find a great deal on short-term rentals and enjoy plenty of space and luxury - for less than what you would spend on a standard hotel suite. While some vacation rentals are fully furnished, some also feature equipped kitchens. Enjoy staying at a great bargain close to a quiet neighbourhood and enjoy an optimal and a comfortable experience that can rival a hotel for a fraction of the cost.

Escape the confines of a hotel. Relax, enjoy your stay and build your best vacation ever. Also, you can enjoy the freedom of a Better Homes rental. Our selection of Dubai short stays are professionally inspected. Why? Because your vacation time is valuable, which explains why we handpick every property. The result? Holiday homes that won’t leave you with unwanted surprises. Enjoy staying at a great bargain close to a quiet neighbourhood and relish an optimal and a comfortable experience that will rival a hotel for a fraction of the cost.

With a wide variety of holiday homes in Dubai, you will be able to find rentals for a romantic getaway, a summer holiday or a family reunion. Whether you are looking for short stays for two or ten people, you will find plenty of holiday homes with amenities that will create amazing memories of your stay in the city!

In a bid to provides greater transparency, safety, and standardisation of the Dubai holiday home market, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has outlined regulations that detail specific criteria which states that home owners need to meet to apply for a licence, including quality standards, amenities, health and safety, insurance necessities, code of conduct and wider community integration. Home owners are also required to use a Dubai Tourism licensed operator to rent out their homes and maintain them as per stipulated standards.

Astute investors are now looking at buying holiday homes in Dubai. Dubai is a world-class holiday, business and leisure destination, a status that is expected to strengthen in the build up to Expo 2020, which is the mega event, expected to attract around 17.5 million visitors from across the globe. This is in addition to the double-digit growth in the tourism sector that Dubai has seen in recent years, making investing in Dubai short stays a lucrative investment option.

Tourism is expected to increase between 7-9 percent over the next five years and account for almost 30 per cent of Dubai’s GDP. Further, Dubai has close to 160,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline over the next five years. Many of these will be in response to the expected Expo 2020 demand, but also reflect Dubai’s booming tourism industry.

It’s no surprise that investors are looking to cash in on the Dubai holiday home sector for lucrative opportunities. With Dubai’s property market holding steady and the demand for short stays rising every year, now is an excellent time to invest in new Dubai vacation rentals. Not only do they tend to be less volatile than Dubai residential properties, they also offer greater yields.

Get started by searching our selection of vacation rentals now!
  


Being amongst UAE’s leading online marketplace for Dubai short stays, at Better Homes our mission is to make great holiday homes in Dubai available to our users. With numerous short stays and a growing list on our portfolio, we are committed to helping people find the ideal vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences.

Dubai, as we all know is a great family vacation destination. Here, you can visit the popular Dubai Museum, explore the Burj Khalifa which is the world’s tallest, play with dolphins at Aqua Venture, get your heart pumping on thrilling roller coasters or tee off at fun and challenging golf courses. There are many outdoor activities such as jet skiing and shopping at some of the world’s biggest and best malls. Explore the sunny beaches and long stretches of white-sand shores.

The increasing popularity of holiday homes has led to an outburst of online resources, which can be quite overwhelming and confusing. With thousands of Dubai short stays listed online, how do you go about finding the one that is right for you?

Booking short stays with Better Homes is your solution. Not only is Dubai a vacation paradise for families, it also features some of the biggest and most affordable holiday homes around. With Better Homes, it’s easy to find a great deal on short-term rentals and enjoy plenty of space and luxury - for less than what you would spend on a standard hotel suite. While some vacation rentals are fully furnished, some also feature equipped kitchens. Enjoy staying at a great bargain close to a quiet neighbourhood and enjoy an optimal and a comfortable experience that can rival a hotel for a fraction of the cost.

Escape the confines of a hotel. Relax, enjoy your stay and build your best vacation ever. Also, you can enjoy the freedom of a Better Homes rental. Our selection of Dubai short stays are professionally inspected. Why? Because your vacation time is valuable, which explains why we handpick every property. The result? Holiday homes that won’t leave you with unwanted surprises. Enjoy staying at a great bargain close to a quiet neighbourhood and relish an optimal and a comfortable experience that will rival a hotel for a fraction of the cost.

With a wide variety of holiday homes in Dubai, you will be able to find rentals for a romantic getaway, a summer holiday or a family reunion. Whether you are looking for short stays for two or ten people, you will find plenty of holiday homes with amenities that will create amazing memories of your stay in the city!

In a bid to provides greater transparency, safety, and standardisation of the Dubai holiday home market, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has outlined regulations that detail specific criteria which states that home owners need to meet to apply for a licence, including quality standards, amenities, health and safety, insurance necessities, code of conduct and wider community integration. Home owners are also required to use a Dubai Tourism licensed operator to rent out their homes and maintain them as per stipulated standards.

Astute investors are now looking at buying holiday homes in Dubai. Dubai is a world-class holiday, business and leisure destination, a status that is expected to strengthen in the build up to Expo 2020, which is the mega event, expected to attract around 17.5 million visitors from across the globe. This is in addition to the double-digit growth in the tourism sector that Dubai has seen in recent years, making investing in Dubai short stays a lucrative investment option.

Tourism is expected to increase between 7-9 percent over the next five years and account for almost 30 per cent of Dubai’s GDP. Further, Dubai has close to 160,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline over the next five years. Many of these will be in response to the expected Expo 2020 demand, but also reflect Dubai’s booming tourism industry.

It’s no surprise that investors are looking to cash in on the Dubai holiday home sector for lucrative opportunities. With Dubai’s property market holding steady and the demand for short stays rising every year, now is an excellent time to invest in new Dubai vacation rentals. Not only do they tend to be less volatile than Dubai residential properties, they also offer greater yields.

Get started by searching our selection of vacation rentals now!
  

Monday, July 11, 2016


As a landlord, should you hire the services of a property management company? The answer depends on many factors such as your ability to deal with tenants, time at your disposal and your willingness to set aside a portion of your rent towards property management fees.

What does a good and professional property management company do?

As your Property Management Company, we deal directly with prospects and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your Dubai property, tenant screening, rent collection, dealing with all kinds of maintenance and repair concerns, answering tenant complaints and in some cases, handling evictions legally. Additionally, we offer you our extensive know-how and experience so that you can rest assured that your Dubai property is in good hands.

When should you hire the services of a property management company?

Hiring the services of a property management company can be expensive, so here’s a quick look at when you should consider working with one.

  1. You own many properties The more properties you own, the more you're likely to benefit from working with a professional property management company. 
  2. You do not live near your property. If your Dubai property is not close to where you live, a property management company can be invaluable in dealing with and resolving the myriad issues that you will not be able to handle from afar. 
  3. You do not want to be involved with hands-on management. Do you view property ownership only as an investment and do not want to take on day-to-day management of your Dubai property? Then, consider hiring help. 
  4. You do not have enough time. Prefer to spend your time growing your business and expanding your investment portfolio? Then a property management company may be a good way to spend your money.

At Better Homes Property Management, our client portfolio ranges from individuals, private investors and commercial entities across the United Arab Emirates. With decades of experience behind us, we have the knowledge, experience and a sophisticated understanding of Dubai property to help you market your investment and derive great returns from it.

As a leading property management company, we work directly with prospective tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your property, rent collection, repair and maintenance, tenant communication and in certain cases, evictions.

Moreover, our dedicated property management team helps you secure high quality tenants via our screening service: one of the most significant benefits of working with a property management company. While it is possible to evict a bad tenant, it can be a hassle. Through our screening process, we get you reliable tenants who pay on time, rent longer, create less wear and tear on your Dubai property and generally give you less room for worry.

Not just that; we help you benefit from shorter vacancy cycles by:

  • Improving and preparing your property for rent: We will suggest cosmetic improvements that we think will help attract enquiries and maximise your returns. 
  • Effectively marketing your Dubai property: We have a dedicated in-house strategic marketing team who advertise your property across online and offline platforms such as our website, bhomes.com and conduct open Houses to drive footfall to your rental. 
  • Conducting a comprehensive walk-though of your Dubai property and providing a detailed document to assess damages. Further, we conduct periodic inspections to ensure that your Dubai property is maintained responsibly and is ready to move into. At the end of a tenancy contract and at the beginning of a new one, we provide a detailed check-in/check-out report which has information on our inspection to record the condition of the unit and verify that the handover is complete and/or that deliverables such as keys, access cards and documents are received by you from the tenant.


Enjoy the freedom that comes with living and investing wherever you want without having to be available to resolve tenant issues. Free up more of your time and spend it on expanding your business, family, friends or doing things you enjoy.

However, it’s important to remember that while working with a property management firm may eliminate day-to-day hassles and offer valuable assistance with lightening the load, nothing ever fully relieves you of management responsibilities as long as you own a Dubai property.

Looking for professional property management services? Give us a call. We look forward to working with you.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

When it comes to real estate investment, there’s always a debate; whether to invest in off-plan properties or ready units. The answer depends upon what you want from your investments as each option has its own pros and cons which need to be considered carefully.

Built properties worldwide hold greater value as they offer the confidence of acquiring a completed unit in hand. However, Dubai has set the trend for off-plan properties by making them an easier way to acquire property in a short span of time.

Here are a few compelling reasons to buy off-plan properties in the city of Dubai.

1. Looking for long-term investments with large profits? Then, go in for off-plan Dubai property. Why? Because such units offer you the chance to buy a unit at a low price and gain maximum returns when you sell it later, without having to bear any costs associated with actual home ownership.

2. Low risk: When you purchase off-plan properties that offer an on-completion payment scheme, most of the risk falls on the developer. This drives developers to complete the project diligently and on time, mitigating risk for you as an investor.

3. Legal protection: The Emirates have solid plans to turn the city into a world-class and sustainable city through mega infrastructure projects such as the expansion of the airport in time for the huge Expo 2020. As the number of visitors, investors and residents increase, demand for buying real estate will also rise. The government has introduced numerous laws to ensure legal compliance when it comes to off-plan property investment. For instance, some of the protections offered under Law 8 of 2007, which will require developers to register their off-plan projects with Dubai Land Department and Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) prior to promoting or selling. In addition, construction progress must reach at least 20 percent completion prior to commencing promotions.

4. Increased ROI: Sell your off-plan Dubai property prior to project completion, cash in on capital growth and avoid the costs of actually owning the property. Moreover, there is also the advantage of a fixed or locked in price, which enables you to enjoy appreciation of the total value of the property while making the payment in stages until the project is completed. To top it all, many developers are waiving off the 4 percent registration fee to buyers and rolling out monthly payment schemes such as “capital guarantee” and “money back”.

5. No rush to move in? Are you an employed individual or a businessman/businesswoman who wants to invest intelligently and purchase property at a price lower than the market price of similar ready units? If so, grab an off-plan Dubai apartment/villa. On the other hand, if you are looking to derive instant returns from your investment, view a property and envision your future living within it, then ready units are what you should be looking at.

6. Have the cash to put away for a long-term investment? Then, buy off-plan properties. However, if you have a short-term outlook and are looking for quick returns, then go in for ready properties that offer fast profits through rental yields and capital gains.

7. Off-plan properties are usually offered at lower prices, and their payment plans are more attractive than those of ready properties. This way, you enable yourself to pick up off plan property in Dubai at a significant discount and secure financing from lenders.

What should you look for in off plan properties?


1. Why are you buying? Are you looking to live in it or are you buying Dubai property as an investment for resale or to let? Determining this will have an impact upon the type and the location of the property you should buy.

2. A reputable developer with a good track record of delivering projects on time. What have they built to date? Is the developer licensed by RERA? Were there any issues with previous projects? 

3. What are the financing options and payment plans like?

4. Professional guidance

5. A well-drawn out sales and purchase agreement by a reliable and experienced real estate agent.

6. Choose wisely. Ensure that the property is located in an area where there is a high rental demand or upcoming infrastructure.

7. Buy early to grab the best units: Early purchase allows you to choose the most sought after properties on any development. The best units always offer higher capital appreciation and often generate the highest rental incomes. 

When it comes to real estate, investment choices are solely based upon the requirement of the investor and the budget. Generate personal wealth through safe and intelligent off-plan Dubai investment.

At Better Homes, we offer a wide selection of off plan properties and ready property investment options. Check them out.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016



Property management companies in Dubai


At Better Homes Property Management, we service the entire UAE. Our clients include individuals, private investors and commercial entities. With decades of experience behind us, Better Homes has the knowledge, experience and a sophisticated understanding of the Dubai property market to help you advertise your investment and gain maximum exposure needed to attain the highest return.

By working closely with you, we identify your needs and goals, to bring better value toward your investments and give you the confidence and security that you need. Rest assured, your best interests are well served by our dedicated property management team.

Wide Range

We offer property management solutions for single units, multiple units, entire buildings and developments in Dubai’s residential and commercial segments. At Better Homes, we strive to provide professional and proactive property management along with exceptional customer service to owners and tenants.

Services

Our property management services cover all of the daily necessities required for your property to be successful in giving you the best possible returns; giving you the flexibility and freedom to explore your goals. We offer a full and comprehensive range of property management solutions ranging from accounting to coordination of repairs and maintenance. This way, we commit to providing you value-added services which make your Dubai property operate more efficiently and effectively.

To begin with, we provide ongoing maintenance to improve daily operations and prevent costly repairs. In the event of road repairs, we work closely with maintenance experts and get contracted work done when necessary, by scrutinizing closely for quality and efficiency.

Why you need a property management company

As a leading property management company, we work directly with prospects and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your Dubai property, rent collection, repair and maintenance, tenant communication and in certain cases, evictions. Additionally, we bring our knowledge and experience to your Dubai property.

Market Research and Property Inspection

Our dedicated Property Management team systematically performs a market rental analysis and a thorough inspection of Dubai properties in order to determine the appropriate rental value. Upon communicating this to the owner, we begin teaming up with them to strategically manage their unit. Additionally, we conduct a detailed pre-handover inspection of your Dubai residential property, identifying all visual defects and faults that need to be rectified by the developer.

Strategic Marketing

We successfully market your Dubai property so that a reliable tenant can be identified through our professional screening services. As for advertising, we use bhomes.com, which attracts millions of unique visitors each month and features a detailed description of every Dubai property alongside descriptions of the home, location, size, floor plan and rental fees. Additionally, we engage in the re-marketing and management of your vacant Dubai property between tenancies.

Tenant Screening

We utilise a professional screening service to evaluate a prospective renter’s credit, background check, professional and employment history, rental history and other references. Our complete screening process offers numerous rewards and advantages such as low tenant turnover, sustained occupancy rates, happy tenants and satisfied Dubai property owners.

Rent Collection

We promptly collect rents and provide you with a cheque or a direct deposit to the account of your choice.

Dispute Resolution

We help you with resolving disputes in a judicious manner. In the event of non-payment by tenant, absconding tenants or other disputes requiring legal attention, we register a case with the Dubai Rental Dispute Settlement Centre. Additionally, we arrange for legal notices to be sent to tenants, on behalf of the landlord, in line with the governing law.

Move-In/Move-Out Process

At Better Homes Property Management, they do a comprehensive walk-through of your Dubai property and have a detailed document to assess damages. Furthermore, we conduct periodic inspections to ensure that your Dubai property is maintained responsibly and is ready to move into. At the end of a tenancy contract, and at the beginning of a new one, we provide a detailed check-in/check-out report which has the inspection information to record the condition of the unit, verify that the handover is complete, and/or that deliverables such as keys, access cards and documents are received by the landlord from the tenant.

Hiring a property management company can be great for your bottom line. As a Dubai property owner, the first thing to consider is whether you have the time and expertise to manage your Dubai property. Will you be on call 24/7 to handle issues that may arise? Are you comfortable confronting tenants over late payments?

Working with a property management firm can eliminate day-to-day hassles and offer valuable assistance with lightening the load as long as you own a property.

Give us a call and we look forward in working with you.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Expo 2020 not very far away, developers in Dubai are thinking of creative ways of enticing buyers to purchase UAE properties

With the Expo 2020 not very far away, developers in Dubai are thinking of creative ways of enticing buyers to purchase UAE properties. And how are they doing this?

To begin with, developers are waiving off the 4 percent registration fee to buyers of UAE properties and rolling out monthly payment schemes such as “capital guarantee” and “money back”. In fact, ace Dubai-based developer, Damac Properties, has announced a guaranteed annual return on advance payments during construction of 3 percent per year. The developer has claimed this to be equivalent to twice the interest on fixed deposits in a bid to entice buyers and will offer this interest twice a year until completion of the unit. Rental guarantee schemes are also being offered on Damac villas at Akoya Oygen and Akoya by Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts (A, B and D); NAIA Ghalia, Damac Maison Majestine; Merano Tower; Paramount Tower Hotel & Residences; Damac Maison Privé (A and B) and NAIA Vantage.

Another option that has gained recent popularity is the “capital guarantee" which ensures UAE properties’ value for two years after delivery. It also implies that the developer will pay the difference to the investor if the unit price shows decline between the time of delivery and the end of 2019.

Does this signify confidence in and growth of the Dubai real estate sector? We at Better Homes think that such offerings are signs of belief in the sustainability of the Emirate’s property industry and are a good opportunity for those looking for safe investment and high returns in a stable market.

In February this year, Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, announced that it was waiving off the 4 percent registration fee on Casa villas in the Arabian Ranches development. Even better, this has been offered on ready to move in units. The developer has begun giving customers 12 months to make the full payment with the property agents minus the agency commission of 2 percent, transfer charges of 4 percent and the Oqood land registration charge of 4 percent which will be paid by the developer, Emaar itself.

Another developer, Aqua Properties, is making it easier for people to buy UAE properties, by offering a seven-year monthly payment plan for apartments in Skycourt Towers, Dubailand. Not just that; the developer claims that investors can expect a return on investment of over 10 percent. Seven Tides International, also a developer, has upped its guaranteed return on investment of 10 percent net per annum for three years under its hotel managed rental scheme.

According to recent estimates, UAE properties may continue to see a slight slowdown in activity this year due to lower oil prices. However, the market is anticipated to begin recovery in 2017 as infrastructure work surrounding the Dubai Expo 2020 gets underway. So, overall, while prices and rentals are likely to soften in the short term, they are likely to rise by 2017. The government’s infrastructure spend in the run-up to Expo 2020 is expected to sustain the property market and the population is expected to increase to five million by 2030, and in turn fuel demand for housing.
With the rolling out of such measures, UAE properties are becoming accessible to mid-income and salaried individuals who can now dream of owning a home in freehold locations. By making it theoretically cheaper to pay a mortgage than rent, given the stabilisation in sale prices of UAE properties in addition to sharp increases in rents, there has also been a change in expat outlook towards Dubai in general.

Traditionally considered more of a transit zone for expats, Dubai is presently increasingly being seen as a place for long-term stay. People are beginning to look at the city as home rather than just a transitory destination, are planning on staying longer and hence thinking of investing in a house rather than just renting one for a while. Interestingly, approximately 80 percent of mortgages in Dubai are taken out by end users, in particular, young couples taking the opportunity to invest in their first family home, and representing the majority of new mortgage seekers in the Emirates. This is testament to the fact that more people are not only considering home ownership, but that the shift from people renting to buying is great for stability of the market for UAE properties in the long term.

Experts are suggesting more policy changes and incentives to encourage homeownership, such as a better LTV rate for first-time buyers and reduced DLD fees. We at Better Homes also believe in the importance of maintaining affordability for the average first-time homebuyer, as in the majority of cases, financing tools such as mortgages and easy payment plans are critical to encourage participation in the real estate industry.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016



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