The Process of Price Increase
1. Purchasing early
Prices never remain low for long, and as a property’s construction process begins, its price begins to rise as well. In the Real Estate market, one of the best times to purchase a property is during the earliest stages of development when prices are extremely competitive, but are already beginning to rise, because it is the earliest investors who get to experience the highest returns.
2. Purchasing the best units
Purchasing early also allows investors to choose the most wanted and valuable properties on any given development. The best units are the ones that offer the highest capital appreciation in the smallest amount of time and can demand the greatest rental incomes.
3. Price increases as development matures
As the project reaches its construction phase, the value of the units begins to increase. And when a completed show home is available for viewing, buyers often feel like they are taking less of a risk as they now do not need to rely entirely on simulations and plans.
4. Price appreciates as more units sell
As the number of units that are sold increases, the prices of the remaining units rise as well. Units are also sold faster, when buyers are able to physically see them. Often a times, there is a phase payment structure in place which mirrors the increasing value of the properties. To an early buyer or investor, this means that should you decide to sell your property, it will amount to a lot more now and reap higher returns, than when you made your initial purchase and paid the deposit.
Investors should choose and decide very carefully while purchasing an off plan property, making sure that the location of the property reflects a quick resale value and has a high rental demand for their buy to let option. For off plan investments, even in the worst case scenarios, if the property cannot be sold upon completion, the final balance which is due can sometimes be financed by banks within the UAE as the project nears its completion. Furthermore, the rental income earned, can be used to pay off the finance of the loan as well as increase eventual returns on investment.