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When we asked expats what advice they would give a foreigner before buying a property in UAE, they said...

"Be very careful who you putchase from. Be aware and well versed in the UAE laws and be very careful if choosing to buy prooerty off plan," explained one expat living in Dubai, UAE.

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"1. It is important to research the local laws and regulations regarding property ownership in the UAE before making any purchase. 2. It is also important to understand the different types of property ownership available in the UAE, such as freehold, leasehold, and usufruct. 3. It is important to be aware of the fees associated with purchasing property in the UAE, such as registration fees, transfer fees, and stamp duty. 4. It is important to be aware of the different types of mortgages available in the UAE, such as fixed-rate mortgages, variable-rate mortgages, and Islamic mortgages. 5. It is important to be aware of the different taxes associated with property ownership in the UAE, such as income tax, capital gains tax, and property tax. 6. It is important to be aware of the different types of insurance available in the UAE, such as home insurance, life insurance, and health insurance. 7. It is important to be aware of the different types of maintenance and repair services available in the UAE, such as plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning services. 8. It is important to be aware of the different types of property management services available in the UAE, such as rental management, tenant screening, and property maintenance. 9. It is important to be aware of the different types of real estate agents available in the UAE, such as brokers, developers, and property managers. 10. It is important to be aware of the different types of financing options available in the UAE, such as bank loans, personal loans, and credit cards," said another expat in UAE.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

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