Finding a home in a new city can be a stressful exercise if you don’t take the right approach. When you land in a new place you are not familiar with the areas and the confusion of choosing a suitable area remains. In a city like Dubai where there is immense choice when it comes to residential properties, knowing where to buy or rent your new home can get you settled early.
To buy or to rent?
The first decision to take is whether to buy or rent, while it all depends on your financial situation and your reason to relocate, both these options have their benefits.
Know the property type
Before your start the search for your new home you have to know whether you need an apartment, a townhouse or a villa. This is something that will depend mostly on your requirements. If you are single, you might do well with a studio or a 1 bed apartment, a serviced apartment will keep you away from most of the daily chores. In case you’re relocating with a family you’ll need more space and a villa would be an appropriate option.
Choose the most suitable area
Once you know whether your new home will be an apartment or a villa your next step is to find the most suitable area. This will depend on the type of property as there are communities that consist only of villas and other only offer apartments. It’s also important to check if your selected community offers the amenities you expect and places to eat, hangout and fulfill daily needs. For people with kids, having good schools within a reachable radius and health care facilities are important factors to consider.
Once you are clear with the basics it’s time to find a reputed real estate broker and check the available listings in your preferred areas. In Dubai it’s important to know the connectivity of your selected areas and if it suits your transportation situation. In case you don’t have a driver’s license, having a home close to a metro station would make more sense.
Dubai has a variety of residential communities that offer world class amenities and superior connectivity with the metro. Depending on your personal preference to live near to your work or in a community that offers the best amenities or nightlife. While areas like Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residences and Downtown Dubai are a hub for activity, other serene areas like Arabian ranches, The Springs and Jumeirah Golf Estates offer quietude with first class amenities in the heart of the city.