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The most important questions you should ask a real estate agent before buying a property


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Buying a home in Dubai is one of the biggest and most exciting moves you’re ever likely to make, so it’s understandable that you’ll want to arm yourself with as much knowledge about your potential new property as you can before you leap in with an offer.

At Property Trader, we’ve spent a good number of years helping buying land their dream Dubai property. In that time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what’s really important to you, and about the things you really want to know prior to making that big decision.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the most important questions you should ask your real estate agent before buying your next property.

How much are other properties in the area going for?

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Property in Dubai


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In today’s globally-connected society, the world really is your oyster when it comes to deciding where to live, though for increasing number of expats, buying a property in Dubai is the best decision they ever make.

At Property Trader, we’re always on hand to help new homeowners find their dream home, and over the years, we’ve learned a lot about what really attracts people to the heart of the UAE.

With that in mind, here’s our top five reasons to buy a property in Dubai

Beautiful homes at lower costs

It’s no secret that Dubai boasts some of the most luxurious, well-designed property developments in the world. What you may not know however, is that m

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Renting Your First Property in Dubai


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Renting your first apartment in Dubai can be as exciting an experience as it is scary, but it doesn’t have to be the daunting process it might seem at first.

At Property Trader, we boast a wealth of experience in helping expats and Dubai locals alike move into their first home. Here, we pass on the benefit of that experience in providing you with a step-by-step guide to renting.

Decide what’s important

Before you even start looking at around at available apartments, it pays to give some serious thought as to what you’re looking for. Consider how many rooms you’ll need, whether access to local schools for the kids is important, your commute to work, and all those other important factors that play such a large part in your life.

Set a budget

Take a realistic look at your income and work out exactly what you can afford. Remember that when you move into your new home, there’s more than just the rental charges to pay. Add the cost of bills and

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How to Live Like the Locals When Moving to Dubai


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Moving to any new city or country poses it’s own unique challenges when it comes to acclimatize yourself with the area and fitting in with the locals. Buying or renting a property in Dubai and moving to the area for the first time is no different, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that settling down in a new area has to be daunting.

At Property Trader, we’ve helped many a new homeowner get readjusted to life in Dubai when they invest in a new apartment with us, so we thought it might be helpful to pass on the benefit of our experience and share our top tips for living like the locals when you make the big move.

Learn the local landmarks to help you get around

When you’re moving from a country where every street, every nook and every cranny is well signposted, you’ll likely find that one of the

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Which Areas of Dubai are the Best to Live in?


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Buying or renting a property in Dubai comes with any number of decisions that just have to be made if you’re to get the right home at the right price. There’s the cost, the number of bedrooms, and any number of other factors to consider, though none are perhaps quite as important as making that initial decision on which area to live in.

From the heights of downtown to the tranquility of Palm Jumeirah, Property Trader boast an abundance of attractive, affordable apartments to suit your lifestyle and budget, so wherever you decide to go, you can at least be sure that there’ll be plenty of properties to choose from.

Before you get to that point however, here’s our guide to some of the best areas of Dubai to live in:

Jumeirah Beach Residence

Known to the locals as

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Short Term vs. Long Term Rental Agreements – Examining the Pros and Cons


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When you first come to rent a new property in Dubai, there’s likely to be many decisions you have to make. From deciding which area to live in to how much you can afford to spend, from where you’ll place the TV to where you’ll send the kids to school.

The list, as they say, goes on.

Yet if there’s one crucial decision among all of these, it’s whether to take out a long term or a short term lease.

For the most part, the Dubai apartments you’ll find on the Property Trader website all come with your standard short term, six month rental agreement, though we do find that many landlords are willing to consider a longer term arrangement for the right tenant. The question then is, which one is right for you?


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The Benefits of Buying a Home in Dubai


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So, you’ve made it to Property Trader fully intent on moving into a new home in Dubai. You’ve saved up, you’re ready to move, and the only thing left to do is make that one critical decision.

Do you play it safe and rent for a while, or do you take the plunge and make the commitment to buying your very own property in the heart of Dubai?

Decide to rent, and you’ll naturally benefit from a smaller initial investment and a shorter commitment, meaning you can always move on again if what at first looked like a dream home turns out to be anything but.

Yet make the investment to buy, and you’ll find the benefits are potentially even greater.

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Compelling Reasons to Move to Dubai


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As the epicentre of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has enjoyed an increasing surge in popularity among tourists and homeowners alike over recent years. With more and more people visiting Property Trader to find their next home in the area, it seems that the trend is only set to continue.

If you’re still on the fence about moving to Dubai, or if you’re still looking at exploring your options, here’s just a few compelling reasons why the heart of the UAE might be the right move for you.

Luxury living at affordable prices

If there’s one key reason why so many people choose to rent or buy a new home in Dubai, it’s that they can enjoy a better standard

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The Benefits of Renting a Home in Dubai


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For many people, owning their own home is the ultimate goal. It’s the thing they strive for, that keeps them going even when the going gets tough.

There’s a good reason for it too.

As many Property Trader customers tell us, buying a home in Dubai means making a worthwhile investment in their long-term future. It means financial security for them and their loved ones well into retirement, and it may even mean all the difference between living in any old apartment or villa, and actually settling down into the home of their dreams.

Yet with the buyers’ market holding such appeal, does that mean there’s nothing to be said for looking at the Dubai rental market and taking out a property lease instead?

Not if you ask us, it doesn’t.

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Should I Rent or Buy a Property in Dubai?


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Few decisions you’ll ever make in life have quite the same lasting impact as taking the keys to a new Dubai home. Whether you buy or rent, you’re ultimately making a commitment that will have far reaching consequences for you, your loved ones, your property, and even your wider community.

Yet it doesn’t have to be as daunting as that may sound.

Though you’ve undoubtedly got a big decision on your hands, it is possible to alleviate some of the pressure that comes with making it simply by sitting down, pulling back for a few, and giving some serious thought over whether to buy or rent your Dubai property.

Of course, there’s both advantages and disadvantages to both, but at least when you

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