Viewing a villa to buy in Dubai is always exciting, but there are a number of useful tips to keep in mind so that you can make the most out of the experience.
Have a professional survey done
Mortgage lenders will usually request that you have a professional ‘valuation survey’ carried out before committing to a property. This is not the same as a house survey, which looks at the property’s condition, but instead serves as a confirmation of the approximate value of the property for the benefit of the lender. Even if you’re paying for the property yourself, you may not get to see the results of a valuation survey, so you should always hire a professional to carry out an independent survey of your own to uncover any issues that you might not have noticed.
Aversion to the principle of property as a human right can also stem from an aversion to the private against the community’s use of the property. This version comes from a long tradition that holds that “God intended the world for the use of all men in common; only greed and greed produce an exclusive right to property ”. Therefore, any private acquisition of property or any inequality in property undermines everyone’s right to use what should be common property as needed, but not to acquire what they do not need. John Locke, while defending private property, argued that one should not have more properties than one could actually use and that one should not accumulate so much property that others were deprived of its use. “Both the land and man till, sow, improve, cultivate and can use the product, both [only] are his property”
View it more than once
Even in Dubai’s fast-moving property market, it’s always best to visit the property you are considering multiple times if possible. The more often you view the property, the more likely you are to notice potential issues. It’s a good idea to visit a villa for sale in Dubai two or three times at various times of the day to find out how the traffic, light, and street noise levels change. You may check villas for sale in Palm Jumeirah, you might end up discovering that the peaceful, quiet street you visited at midday is actually a hotspot for commuters in the evening.
It can be easy to let your emotions get the better of you when you walk into a home that looks perfect. If you visit a property and fall in love with it immediately, that’s a good start, but make sure that that doesn’t prevent you from keeping your eyes open for things that could cause a problem for you in the future. This also works the opposite way; don’t let superficial or minimal problems deter you from a home that has potential. If you have an image in your mind of what you want it to look like and the property is suitable, then these are issues that you can work through.
If you’re looking to buy a villa in Dubai, get in touch with our team of experts at Fam Properties today