Top 8 Areas to Buy Real Estate in Dubai: A Complete Overview

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Dubai is a sought-after place when foreigners and expats move overseas. With a population that consists of 85% foreigners, property is fairly cheap and rents are high.

If you stay in Dubai long-term, I’d advise you to look around for potential property investments.

However, even if Dubai is fairly small, it’s important that you do research well in advance, to know which areas that suit you the most. Might it be a villa located in a calmer area or a high-rise apartment with a nice water view?

In this article, I list some of the most interesting areas you should have a look at.

1. Downtown Dubai


If you’re standing right at the bottom of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, you’re in Downtown Dubai. The area is among the most expensive areas in Dubai, known for its high-rise buildings and upscale community.

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List of Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: An Overview

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Buying real estate in Dubai is straightforward and foreigners can get access to freehold properties in dedicated areas. Looking at real estate agencies, you have many options available and with firms that have catered to foreigners for years.

With that said, it’s not easy to find summarized information about the top agencies, including their history, services, and more. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list and share the basics about the top agents in Dubai.

Even if we only select reputable agencies, below is a sponsored listing

1. The Property

The Property is one of Dubai’s leading real estate consultancy. They are built by investors, for investors.

Their 360° suite of professional services ensures that their clients have support at every stage of the Dubai real estate journey, from acquisition and portfolio planning to property snagging, handover, and management. Their ethos is simple, and that’s to make the real estate market straightforward, transparent, and professional.

They have a diverse team with a wealth of experience in the market, their specialist and qualified agents each specialize in a specified area in the market.

With excellent industry knowledge, technical expertise, and a commitment to exceptional services, their dedicated team works as one to deliver integrated solutions and services.

The Property Services

  • Property Sales & Leasing
  • Off-Plan Property Sales
  • Luxury Villas & Penthouses
  • Commercial Sales & Leasing
  • Mortgage Solutions
  • Property Snagging & Handover
  • Property Management

Areas Covered

The Property covers all areas in Dubai. And has a large number of listings including townhouses, villas, apartments, and plots. And much more.

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+971 55 398 0482
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2. Allsopp & Allsopp

Allsopp & Allsopp established in Dubai in 2008, within a decade, they’ve managed to become one of the best real estate agencies.

The company is considered a market leader and had the largest amount of sales in 2017, for example. It ranks as one of the top performers in terms of sales, according to the Dubai Land Department. Continue reading List of Real Estate Agencies in Dubai: An Overview

Property valuation in Vietnam: A Guide for Foreign Buyers

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This article is a part of the Real Estate 101 series by Homebase, a leading PropTech company that provides a more flexible alternative to mortgages for foreigners in Vietnam, and is co-created with their team.

In recent years, the Vietnamese real estate market has grown rapidly and attracted foreign investment. Transactions are in the millions of dollars per unit, making Vietnam an appealing place to live and invest.

As a potential property buyer, it’s important that you can recognize a good deal when you see one. An important question to ask, though: What are the most useful property valuation methods in the market?

As you browse property listings, you’ll encounter many shapes and sizes with potentially varied prices. By using the methods we recommend in this article, you can better estimate the value of these assets and have a higher chance for a good deal.

Today, we review what real estate evaluation is and explain seven core methods when evaluating properties.

What is real estate valuation?

In short, real estate valuation is the gathering, analysis, and assessment of information and data to evaluate the worth of real estate. Continue reading Property valuation in Vietnam: A Guide for Foreign Buyers

Vietnam Real Estate Market Outlook 2022: A Complete Overview

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vietnam real estate market 2022

Vietnam opened up to foreign property investors as late as 2015 and has experienced fast growth since. Buyers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Korea in particular, see Vietnam as a lucrative market with high ROIs.

Unfortunately, the market was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, we saw prices and rents fall by double digits.

Many investors are eager to understand what the predictions are for the market in 2022. As borders start to open, real estate buyers can resume traveling and visit Vietnam, which is crucial.

In this article, we explain how the market has performed in previous years and our predictions for 2022.

Topics covered:

Vietnam’s Real Estate Market in Previous Years

Vietnam’s property market has emerged as one of the fastest-growing in Southeast Asia. Suffering from a housing bust in 2009, the market recovered in 2013 and has seen constant and fast growth since.

The reasons why investors have opened their eyes to Vietnam’s property market are:

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How to Get a Property Loan in Vietnam: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

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Vietnam’s property market is hot and massive infrastructural projects are planned in places like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The new metro lines and other investments help to drive up the property prices, rental yields can range up to double digits.

Investors sometimes ask me whether it’s possible to receive local financing to buy property in Vietnam.

I decided to do more research and write this article, where I explain how to finance your property in Vietnam as a foreigner.

In short, it’s difficult to own property in Vietnam and impossible to own land without Vietnamese citizenship.

But here’s the good news: Even when foreign ownership is not favored, you can still get property financing through several emerging real estate companies that offer a better alternative.

There are several alternatives to home financing in Southeast Asia that provide a different route to loans and financing at the moment. Perhaps the market leader is Homebase, a leading Southeast Asia Proptech company that offers services in Vietnam. Continue reading How to Get a Property Loan in Vietnam: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

Buying Property in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is one of the most popular resort destinations in the world and is famous for its unique culture and beaches. People from all over the world decide to invest in real estate, or even settle here full-time.

Saying that the Bali property market has performed well in the past decade is an understatement, something we will review later in this article.

However, Indonesia is also notorious for having some of the most unfavorable foreign property ownership regulations in Asia. Before you invest in Bali real estate, you must get your feet wet, learn about local regulations, and work with credible partners.

In this article, we cover the basics when property in Bali.

Topics covered:

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How to Buy Property in Yokohama: The Definitive Guide

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Investors are moving firmly towards the Yokohama property market as Tokyo has gone increasingly expensive over the years.

In fact, Yokohama is an overlooked city that is getting more and more appreciated, not only by locals but also foreigners.

With an increasing population, the demand will stay relatively high, compared to many other cities in Japan.

Before you invest in Yokohama property, you must get your feet wet and learn about the property market and buying regulations for foreigners.

In this article, we share valuable information with property buyers who are interested in the Yokohama real estate market.

Topics covered:

  • The Yokohama Property Market
  • Where should I buy property in Yokohama?
  • Real Estate Agents in Yokohama

The Yokohama property market

Yokohama is the second-largest city in Japan in terms of population, but the most populous in terms of density. Continue reading How to Buy Property in Yokohama: The Definitive Guide

Top China Real Estate Websites: An Overview

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The Chinese are well-known for buying real estate overseas in countries like the US, Australia, Thailand, and the UK, just to mention a few.

Yet, China also has a massive domestic real estate market that has grown remarkably in the past 20 years.

Locals predominantly look for real estate in China, a few foreigners too, primarily for personal reasons.

A question many ask is what the biggest real estate websites in China are. Some believe that Zillor is available in China, which is not.

Instead, you have to turn to local real estate platforms that most foreigners haven’t heard of. In this article, we review the biggest real estate websites in China, explaining what makes them all unique.


Fang simply translates to room in Chinese and is one of the leading online real estate platforms. The company focuses on marketing real estate in mainland China and has around 65 offices, covering 658 cities. Continue reading Top China Real Estate Websites: An Overview

How to Buy Property in Nha Trang: A Complete Guide

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Many foreigners buy condominium units or villas for retirement or holiday purposes in Nha Trang.

Compared to Da Nang, the city relies heavily on tourism and doesn’t have as much commercial activity as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Hai Phuong.

Its relaxed vibe, tasty seafood, and low real estate prices make Nha Trang one of the prime options for real estate buyers. Before you buy real estate here, you must get your feet first though.

In this article, we review some of the most important topics for foreign real estate buyers.

Topics covered:

  • Nha Trang as a Tourist Destination
  • Buying Villas in Nha Trang
  • Buying a Condo in Nha Trang
  • Realtors in Nha Trang

Nha Trang as a Tourist Destination

Nha Trang is slightly smaller than Da Nang and the 6th biggest city in Vietnam with a population of around 600,000. Being located between Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang has other major cities just around the corner. Continue reading How to Buy Property in Nha Trang: A Complete Guide

Buying a Condo in Phnom Penh: A Beginners Guide

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Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city in Cambodia. You can find most real estate investment opportunities here, no matter if you seek to buy condo units or commercial property.

While the real estate market slowed down during the pandemic, some believe that the market has much growth potentials in the coming decade.

In this article, we review the most important topics on how you can buy real estate in Phnom Penh as a foreigner.

Topics covered:

  • Property Ownership Regulations in Cambodia
  • Best Districts to Buy Condominium Units in Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh Real Estate Agents
  • Phnom Penh Real Estate Developers

Property Ownership Regulations in Cambodia

Foreigners can only buy strata-titled real estate on a freehold basis. Strata-titled properties can typically be found in branded condominium projects, and sometimes as commercial shophouses.

The same as for most other Southeast Asian countries, you cannot buy land here as a foreigner. Continue reading Buying a Condo in Phnom Penh: A Beginners Guide