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Property Shop Investment (PSI) - Your Ultimate Guide to Buying Property in the Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Congratulations on taking the first step towards purchasing your dream property in the Abu Dhabi or in Dubai! We understand that the process of buying property can seem overwhelming especially for first-time buyers. However, at Property Shop Investment (PSI), we are here to guide you through every step of the way and ensure a smooth and successful property purchase.

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    Decide Your Investment Strategy

    Before you start searching for the perfect property, it's essential to determine your investment strategy. Ask yourself some vital questions: What is the purpose of your purchase? Are you looking for a property to live in or for investment purposes? Do you prefer a new property or an older one with character? Additionally, assess your credit score to understand your financial standing, as it plays a crucial role in the buying process.

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    investment strategy

    Choose the Ideal Locality

    The location of your property is one of the most critical factors to consider. Look for a locality that suits your lifestyle and makes it convenient to access essential places like schools, workplaces, and amenities. Check the accessibility of major roads and traffic flow to avoid any inconvenience in the future. Decide whether you prefer to live closer to the main entrance or further inside the development, based on your preferences.

    Plan Your Finances

    Once you've found the ideal property and location, it's time to plan your finances. Create a comprehensive budget that includes not only the property price but also ongoing home expenses. Make sure you have enough funds for the down payment and consider applying for a mortgage. Our experienced mortgage brokers at PSI can guide you through the application process and help you secure the best deal.

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    investment strategy

    Find a Trustworthy Property Agent

    A reliable and experienced property agent can make a world of difference in your property buying journey. Look for RERA qualified agents with a track record of satisfied customers. At PSI, our team of real estate experts is dedicated to helping first-time buyers navigate the complex market and find their dream property. We will provide you with valuable insights and assist you in every step of the mortgage application process.

    Schedule a Property Visit

    Online advertisements can only showcase the best aspects of a property. To get a complete picture, it's essential to physically visit the properties you are interested in. During the visit, closely inspect every aspect of the house to ensure it meets your expectations. Our team at PSI will arrange property visits and provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

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    investment strategy

    Make an Offer

    When you find your dream property, it's time to make an offer. Timing is crucial in this step, as the real estate market can be competitive. Make a reasonable offer that aligns with the property's value and market conditions. Our experts at PSI will assist you in preparing and presenting your offer to the seller, ensuring the best chance of success.

    Complete Necessary Paperwork

    Once your offer is accepted, it's time to proceed with the paperwork. An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) or Form F under RERA will be signed, containing all essential details of the agreement. You will also need to provide a check with an estimated percentage of the unit price (PSI will guide you), payable to the seller, and a post-dated commission check for the brokerage.

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    investment strategy

    Sign the Agreement

    Before signing any agreement, carefully read and understand all its terms and conditions. Your agent at PSI will guide you through the contract signing process, ensuring a smooth and transparent transaction. Additionally, a nominal fee for the NOC (No Objection Certificate) will be required for the property transfer to your name.

    Transfer of Ownership

    Congratulations! The final step is the transfer of ownership from the seller to you. This process is typically performed at the master developer's office, and a transfer fee may apply. Our team will assist you in completing all the necessary documentation for a hassle-free transfer of ownership.

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    At Property Shop Investment (PSI), we take pride in being your trusted partner in the property buying process. Our expert team is dedicated to providing you with the best advice and support, ensuring a seamless experience. Whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, we are here to guide you towards finding the perfect property that matches your dreams and aspirations. Contact us today to begin your journey towards homeownership in the vibrant and dynamic UAE.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    In areas marked as freehold in Dubai, ownership by foreigners is allowed. Expatriate citizens and non-residents can acquire usufruct rights, freehold ownership rights, or leasehold rights for up to 99 years.

    Leasehold properties grant the right to use the property for a specific period but do not offer ownership. Freehold properties, on the other hand, provide complete ownership rights to the buyer.

    Yes, there are certain taxes and fees involved in property transactions, such as the Dubai Land Department's transfer fee and registration fee.

    There is no property tax on rental income in the UAE, making it an attractive investment destination for expats.

    The agreement between the buyer and seller is commonly known as the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or Form F under RERA.

    Yes, there are various fees involved, such as the transfer fee, registration fee, NOC fee, and commission fees.

    Yes, property buyers are eligible to apply for a residence visa in the UAE, subject to certain conditions.

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