Over the years, there have been a number of positive changes in Dubai’s property sector. One of the most important developments was undoubtedly the 2002 ruling that allowed foreign ownership of properties in freehold areas of Dubai. This was followed by the enactment of a law that made escrow accounts compulsory for those Dubai developers selling off-plan properties. These accounts provided significant security to buyers, instilling in them greater confidence to invest in Dubai properties.
In consequence, Dubai’s property sector matured rapidly. Some signs of a healthy and mature real estate market are stability in property prices, increased transparency in real estate laws, protection of investor’s rights and greater competition among developers.
With all this being implemented, Dubai’s real estate sector was bound to attract a substantial amount of investment. Dubai has become well known all over the world for constantly introducing world class projects that offer unique opportunities, strong mass appeal, and high returns with a mixture of excitement and enthusiasm.
Efforts by the Government of Dubai to establish a regulatory framework through Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Dubai Land Authority that addresses company laws, financial laws and real estate laws has given both private and institutional investors greater confidence in investing in Dubai.
As always, a solid regulatory foundation is critical to encourage foreign investment anywhere. The rulers and Government of Dubai have always sought to promote a strong natural association between Dubai and luxury. As a result most real estate developments from hotels to resorts to apartments and villas have focused on the premium segment of high net worth individuals and families. Additionally, with the increased land and construction costs in Dubai, developers have chosen to develop projects at the luxury level to make them more economically viable.
Research has proved that there exists strong end-user and investor demand for lifestyle themed projects both locally and internationally. For instance, golf and waterfront projects have tremendous lifestyle appeal and consequently have become a significant part of Dubai’s development strategy. These luxury custom homes on the waterfront or in exclusive themed localities come fully landscaped providing such elements as resort style swimming pools, manicured gardens, outdoor seating areas and expansive patios for dining and entertaining. With a large number of villas already sold out, it has created a successful impact on those buyers who are looking for a unique property proposition.
Representing the wave of the future, resort homes provide residents with the experience of living in a first class resort all through the year. These homes have been designed by architects, interior designers and landscape planners from the hotel and resort industry. So the quality of finish and attention to detail in these resort villas could very well be compared to those found in first class hotels or resorts. To complete the overall experience, these villas come with a dedicated concierge service. It is these features that will distinguish resort homes from conventional housing.
Coldwell Banker is one of the oldest real estate firms in the world. The company was formed in 1906 in the USA and takes its name from the partnership of Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker. Today it has an international presence in most of the world’s real estate hotspots. The firm’s commitment to customer service and professionalism continue to be the cornerstones of its business philosophy. We believe that our progress depends upon yours. Do contact us if you are interested in investing in the Dubai property market, buying or selling in the Dubai real estate market, or want to rent property in Dubai for the short or long term.