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  • UAE property: Home loans may be easier next year
    Dec 18, 2016 By Helga Jensen-Forde | Special to GN Focus
    If you’re looking for a mortgage, 2017 could provide ideal conditions for homebuyers, say UAE experts
  • 7 tips for buying property in a falling market
    Sep 01, 2016 Gillian Sarah Duncan | Special to GN Focus
    Buyers have an opportunity to pick up a bargain as house prices drop in the UAE
  • 6 reasons why Brexit is good for UK property
    Aug 01, 2016 Stuart Marshall | Special to GN Focus
    Taking out a mortgage on a UK property extends beyond taking advantage of forex and picking up a bargain
  • Mortgage queries from residents in mid-income salary bracket of Dh8,000 and Dh19,999 show increase
  • Open the door to Islamic home finance
    Feb 24, 2016 Arno Maierbrugger | Special to GN Focus
    As Islamic finance grows in popularity, Islamic mortgages have come into the focus of both Muslim and non-Muslim property buyers
  • Time to buy in Dubai, if you can afford it
    Feb 18, 2016 Rebecca Martin | Special to GN Focus
    Bankers say the increase in home finance rates is modest so far and they are still a long way below the 7 per cent average seen in 2007-08
  • Mortgage hurdles face UK expats buying property
    Feb 04, 2016 By the GN Focus team
    As UAE residents rush to beat a new tax being imposted in April, they may be at risk of ignoring some very real complications
  • What's next for Dubai's property market?
    Sep 10, 2015 By Sudha Chandran | Special to GN Focus
    With predictions that prices may soften further this year, GN Focus finds out the sector is better prepared and more mature than 2008
  • Cheat sheet for negotiating mortgages
    Sep 10, 2015 By Jo Phillips | Special to GN Focus
    Do your research and be prepared before switching mortgage providers
  • Alpine property pays off all year round
    Apr 20, 2015 By Keith J. Fernandez | Editor — GN Focus
    On the back of a weak euro and promises of unbeatable returns, owning a dreamy chalet in the Alps has never been more lucrative
  • Stable UAE market prevents bubble
    Feb 20, 2014 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Tough financing regulations will protect end users when purchasing property and help to keep a lid on escalating prices, thereby stabilising the sector
  • Making the mortgage cap fit
    Feb 20, 2014 By Chiranti Sengupta | Features Writer
    New limits on loan-to-value ratios will ensure that buyers don’t borrow more than they can afford to repay, preventing the market from boiling over
  • Cash buyers dominate UAE property market
    Feb 20, 2014 By Shalini SethSpecialist Writer
    Will UAE lenders provide the finance to counteract the use of cash to buy?
  • Hot UAE investment properties for 2014
    Feb 20, 2014 By Thomas Billinghurst | Features Writer
    With the country's real estate market enjoying an upswing, this is the year to invest your wealth and 
reap the financial rewards
  • 2014 property market trends
    Feb 20, 2014 Special to GN Focus
    Jones Lang LaSalle highlights key characteristics of the UAE market in its 2014 Top Trends report
  • Avoid the loan guarantor trap
    Feb 20, 2014 Special to GN Focus
    Owners who default on mortgages leave guarantors with a hefty price to pay