What to Consider While Buying Villas in Dubai?

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Nowadays, a large number of local and international investors are inquiring about how to invest in villas for sale in Dubai. The reasons can be many including the resilience the Dubai real estate market showed during the COVID-19 induced global pandemic and its astonishing comeback and current performance. Moreover, the increasing number of transactions and continuous rise in property prices also indicate the mounting interest of potential investors. 

Notably, most of these investors did not plan on buying a property one year ago but now intend to make Dubai their permanent home. Another significant factor is that majority of potential investors have lately been showing interest in villas in Dubai. To help all these potential buyers, we have created a list of factors that must be considered while buying villas in Dubai.

What Should You Consider Before Buying Villas in Dubai?

Work out the finances

Once you have decided to buy villas for sale in Dubai, it’s time to finalize your buying option; whether you make a full cash-based transaction or you need a mortgage. In case you choose a mortgage, you must set a meeting with a mortgage broker. You must know all about how to buy a property in Dubai through a mortgage, before finalizing one option. After analysing your budget, only a mortgage broker can suggest your borrowing capacity and help you decide amongst all available mortgage options.  

Location, Location, Location

Location is the most important factor, when it comes to investing in Dubai real estate market. It is because location decides the appreciation of property values, thus; before investing in villas in Dubai, you must conduct thorough research to find the best locations in the city. Some of the prime locations for villas in Dubai are Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina, Al Barari and Palm Jumeirah – offering premium facilities and a high-quality lifestyle. 

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If you are looking for other options that can fit into a reasonable budget without compromising on world-class facilities and amenities, it can be time-consuming. Allow us to suggest that you must look into Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Hills Estate and Al Barsha. It is equally important to know about the best areas to buy villas in Dubai in detail before making a final decision.

Work with the best real estate agent

Once you have finalized the location and the list of must-haves – you must find the best real estate experts operating in those communities and areas. Make sure, the agent is from a licensed agency in Dubai. If you share your list of wants and needs with your real estate agent, he/she will be able to find the right villa for sale for you in the right community, at the right price. Depending upon your requirements, the agent can also suggest to you which community is suitable for you. 

It is crucial to work with an experienced and honest real estate agent, who can thoroughly guide you about the positive and negative aspects of the area – where you intend to buy and also advise you about the pros and cons of the villa for sale, you are considering to buy. You can also discuss the price of the property and every concern with the property agent, you chose and he/she must be ready to listen and answer your questions. Remember, a good real estate will be with you before, during and after completing the sales transaction.

Do the due diligence

An experienced real estate agent will do it on your behalf but you must know everything to keep on top of the process. Once you have shortlisted a few villas or townhouses for sale, make sure your agent is doing the due diligence such as checking the property, comparing the asking price with other options in the same locality, and checking the legal documents such as title deeds. Make sure, the transaction is straight forward and does not include any complexity. 

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Remember, your chosen agent must be an industry expert so that he/she can give you complete information about the community and the property. If you are investing in an off-plan villa for sale in Dubai, you must know everything about the developer including his track record, quality of completed projects and reputation in the market. 

Legal requirements 

In order to complete the transaction for villas, townhouses or apartments for sale in Dubai, you need to fulfil legal requirements, pay certain fees and provide legal documents. Following are the few mandatory steps to complete to buy a property for sale in Dubai.

Pre-Sale Agreement (PSA): This is the initial agreement between a seller and buyer, before signing the final sales contract. It assures that you are ready to buy and allows you to negotiate every term and condition, establish the terms of sale, and payment methods.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Once the terms are agreed upon between you and the seller, the buyer has to sign this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or the sales contract (known as Form F – to be downloaded from the Dubai Land Department website) and signed by both buyer and the seller in front of a witness at the Registration Trustee Office. 

No Objection Certificate (NOC): Before moving on with the transaction, the seller will have to pay all the outstanding charges to the developer. After that, he can apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC), which is mostly issued by the developer against a certain fee. It will bestow the right to the seller to sell the property.

Legal documents needed to complete the villa purchase in Dubai

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In order to complete the sales transaction, you must have all the documents readily available. The documents include:

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of residency status (If you are living in the UAE)
  • Property title deed
  • NOC issued by the developer
  • Bank’s pre-approval mortgage letter
  • Mortgage settlement documents
  • Seller’s service charges clearance letter
  • A bank statement may also be needed to support that you can afford the property purchase.

To completely know the step-by-step process to buy a property in Dubai, you must check this detailed guide.


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Investing in apartments, townhouses and villas for sale in Dubai is one of the major purchase decisions in anyone’s life. Dubai real estate offers you all; be it high-end apartments, majestic villas or reasonable townhouses for sale. Whatever your choice is and what your budget allows, you can text or call team HFRE at +971 4876 2473 or write us an email at info@hfre.ae. One of our sales representatives will get back to you with the best available options in the most promising communities.

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