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Reliable Estate agent Recommendation

Old 2nd Sep 2017, 10:16
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Reliable Estate agent Recommendation

Any recommendations for a good estate agent to assist in property purchase?

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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 11:02
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Whereabouts ???
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 18:24
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Old 2nd Sep 2017, 23:59
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Asking for a reliable real estate agent in Dubai is a bit like asking for a reliable pikey in a traveller camp.
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 03:10
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There are a couple of people I have used who are towards the honest side . They may be a little late here and there but about as reliable as you can get . But what do you need one for . Looking for a home you can do it yourself. Looking to rent same .
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 09:26
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difficult task indeed
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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 11:35
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Beechjock, I sent PM.


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Old 3rd Sep 2017, 12:13
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anything that speaks and says its an agent.... don't trust them to help you
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 20:32
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I used Martin Hyre at Powerhouse, very good communicator and really straightforward to deal with [email protected]
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 11:09
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Never mind the agency issues, buying in Dubai can be a problem. I would not consider it for a long term investment - especially if the property is not new. Building standards and maintenance are not always up to the mark. And in multi-storey buildings you've got the hassles of common area maintenance, etc etc.

If it was my money, I'd rent in Dubai and buy elsewhere. Where you can live legally without visa hassles.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 12:53
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That advice doesn't help if you are intending to use the housing allowance to pay for the mortgage. If the intent is to stay long-term in Dubai then you can leverage your salary into a decent lump sum at the end by buying property.
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 16:15
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I can also recommend propertyfinder for mortgages, and depending where in Dubai, PH Property as agents who also have a good conveyancing team.

My tips for the buying process would be;

Always get the seller to apply for and show his mortgage liability letter before signing a contract. I've got burnt twice when the sellers mortgage is far greater than he declared. He will have to re-apply for it again before transfer.

Always get the seller to sign the contract or MOU first.

Don't make any cheques in the agents name, such as the 10% deposit, as they will cash the cheque early and take their commission up front

Get the agent to pay for the conveyancing fee out of their 2%, or at least some of the costs.
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Old 17th Sep 2017, 14:03
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Joining EK

Does anyone have an idea where newcommers are housed nowdays? I'm coming over with just my wife.

I'm also aware about the opt-out ban, so opt-out is option no. 1.

Just pondering on if company acco is much better than what you get for 170k (incl DEWA etc)
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