BUYER'S GUIDE

Guide for Buying a Property in Dubai

Dubai, known as a world-class business hub having unparalleled luxury and year-round sunshine, is increasingly capturing the interest of expatriates and individuals seeking an alternative lifestyle. Explore our comprehensive 10-step guide designed to assist you in purchasing your new home in Dubai, featuring invaluable insights from our real estate experts.

Step 1: Financial Planning

Start your home buying journey by setting a budget, encompassing additional expenses such as a 2% agency commission fee and a 4% transfer fee payable to the Dubai Land Department (DLD). For properties financed through mortgages, a minimum deposit of 25% is mandatory. The interest rates normally range from 3-8%. These rates may vary subject to the changes made by the US Federal Reserve as the UAE Dirham is pegged to the US Dollar.

Step 2: Mortgage Assessment

Determine your eligibility for a mortgage through consultation with a mortgage advisor. This step not only assesses your eligibility but also facilitates pre-approval, expediting your offer process.

Step 3: Location Consideration

Dubai offers a lot of choices for prospective homeowners, emphasizing the importance of selecting a prime location to safeguard your property’s value.

Consult our detailed area guides or engage with our Sales Specialists for personalized insights tailored to your lifestyle preferences.

Step 4: Define Your Preferences

Outline your primary criteria, such as desired features or amenities (e.g., bedroom count, concierge services), to streamline your property search and viewing experiences.

Step 5: Hire a RERA Certified Broker

Go for a licensed broker possessing accreditation from the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) to navigate negotiations and transactions proficiently.

Connect with one of our RERA-certified property consultants to secure your dream home.

Step 6: Submit Offer

Upon identifying your ideal property, submit an offer through your broker, who will work to secure a mutually agreed-upon arrangement with the seller.

Step 7: Offer Confirmation

Upon acceptance of your offer, formalize the agreement via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), outlining the transaction’s specifics and terms.

Essential documents, including a copy of your passport, a 10% deposit to the property agency (never directly to the seller), and a Post-Dated Cheque (PDC) issued in the broker’s company name for the commission, are requisite at this stage.

Step 8: Contract Review

Thoroughly read the Sales Agreement, ensuring that you understand and agree with all the clauses of this legally binding document.

Step 9: No Objection Certificate (NOC) Application

Your broker will facilitate the acquisition of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the developer, verifying the property’s clearance from outstanding charges or maintenance fees, a process typically spanning up to 7 working days.

Step 10: Completion of Purchase

Finalize the property buying process by visiting the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to complete the transfer of ownership, officially registering the sale, and obtaining the Title Deed.

Additionally, fulfill financial obligations such as the 4% transfer fee and administrative fees not exceeding AED 4,000.

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