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The Top Five Cities to Consider When Buying Property in the Middle East

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You could compare real estate to a game. Not the kind of game you might play on the estate court but one that involves professional study of property and the intrinsic values attached to the property, ie: its price, what it yields over time and the mortgage repayments associated with it.

Below is a breakdown on the top 5 cities to buy property in the Middle East considering a number of crucial factors in the real estate market such as:

  • the purpose of buying the property.

  • whether or not the property can be rented.

  • Is it possible to buy low and sell high.

1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Known for its eye-catching beauty, Riyadh or better known as ‘The Gardens’ is one charming place that you would count yourself lucky to own a property. There are almost countless interesting facts about this city that you will probably fall in love with.

Moreover, foreigners are allowed to own property or obtain leases on approval by the licensing authority. You can also purchase private land, develop it and construct a structure of your choice on it at your own pleasure.

Obtaining the property is easy, all you need is to find a real estate that would best cater for your needs and take you through the five procedures of registering property under your name, a process that takes up to as few days as just a fortnight. Yearning to own a property in Saudi Arabia?

Look no farther than Riyadh.

2. Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is the eminent capital city of Egypt, also known as the New Cairo. In the recent past the city has seen a lot of unrest among its dwellers following the change in Egypt’s government.

Consequently this has impacted the real estate market positively and negatively in equal measures. The change in government has seen the military suspend construction of new structures in the city and a vicious crackdown on the Muslim brotherhood, a move that specialists speculated would hit on the real estate market hard.

However, the reverse is true as numerous investors are selling their property, more so foreigners. The overall property market is surprisingly booming and the price of houses is on a constant rise. If you are looking at buying and selling property, Cairo is the city to consider.

Search Cairo properties now.

3. Doha, Qatar

Doha is currently a blossoming city in the scorching sun in the booming economy of Qatar. Doha which was initially a far cry from the backwater has consistently undergone a steady economic growth following the drilling of its rich oil wells over the past few decades.

Today almost every investor wants a piece of the real estate cake in Qatar. All you need to buy property in Doha is clearance and permission from the relevant authority with regard to the Qatar constitution.

In Doha, buying property is not a big deal, besides, there’s a consistently increasing demand for rental houses, the local governments support investments and the locals are very friendly.

4. Beirut, Lebanon

Buying property in Beirut can be a tall order for many. Finding your property of choice may not be a walk in the park unless you find the right real estate company that will always be at your service and give you the worth of your money.

However, there are thousands of properties in in Beirut of different calibre that is available for sale all through the year. In the recent past, real estate experts have expounded that property prices have gone down making this the perfect time for investors to buy property.

If you are serious about buying and selling property, without a grain of salt Beirut City is work giving a sober consideration?

5. Muscat, Oman

Do you love Villas?

Well if you do and would love to own one in the Middle East then Muscat, Oman is definitely the city to consider.

Muscat is a leading residential and economic hub in Oman with an interesting cutting-edge technology and professionalism. With almost as many real estate companies as the villas themselves finding the property is not a big deal.

The property is available for sale almost throughout the city. If you would like to rent out the villa or a portion of it, no worries, the local government allows for that and there are numerous agencies that can help you with the management, collection of rent and maintenance of the villa, it’s all there.

There is immense wealth in property and there is a countless number of people itching to invest their money buying property in the Middle East. If you happen to be one of them don’t gamble with your money, there are many cities in the Middle East in which you can own property, consider the above cities and the associated information and you can be sure to access the property of your choice with great ease.

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Beirut’s BEST Burgers – Our pick of the top 4 burger places in Beirut

Beiruts best burgers
Lets be honest – who doesn’t love a good burger. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, enjoy extra cheese, beetroot, double patties, even without a bun – a burger is delicious.

We put our resident burger lover on the case of coming up with the best four burger places in Beirut. Along with some sauce stains and ready for an afternoon nap they came back with the following.

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Beirut is Home to the Worlds Largest Collection of Tiny Cars…Model Cars that is.

Largest Collection of Toy Cars in the World

We can’t all afford a collection of BMW’s, Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s so whats the next best thing? A collection of the miniature versions of course!

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3 Awesome Beirut Neighborhoods to Live In – Best City Life, Great Restaurants, Beautiful Views

Beirut

Every major city has its desirable neighborhoods, Los Angeles has Malibu, London has Chelsea and New York has Soho.  The jewel of the Middle East is no exception, with seemingly something for everyone on offer!

Not only are there many factors leading to their desirability of a neighborhood everyone seems to have their own opinion of what they want. A few basic rules that can be followed are:

  • The closer it is to the main action of the city, the more sought after it becomes
  • The views on offer pushes up the value
  • Availability of shopping centres and entertainment venues.

So where are the best places to live in Beirut? If you are moving / or planning to move to Beirut here are a few neighborhoods that you might what to consider checking out.

 

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New & Used Car Sales in the Middle East Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

Used car sales in the Middle East

We love our cars in the Middle East don’t we? It’s almost like a love affair. With a lack of public transportation in most of the region and petrol prices substantially lower than anywhere else on the planet, there are some good reason’s why we are.

So it’s not really a surprise then, that even with the worldwide economic collapse takingit’s toll on car sales, 2013 was a year of growth in the car industry for the Middle East.

The Association of Automobile Importers in Lebanon indicated a 1.8% growth in 2013 while in the UAE there was a reported 16.7% growth.

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Beat the January Blues – Proven Habits of Amazingly Happy People

Happy Friday All,

Struggling to get through January? The holiday period a faded memory?

Well I was sent this article about the Habits of Exuberant Human Beings the other day (its an old one but a good one!) and thought it was definitely worth sharing.

Happy Friday - Happiness Habits

There is a popular theory, created by Martin Seligman (the father of positive psychology)  that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. The article goes on to state some pretty simple but highly effective things we can all do to build a happy lifestyle.

I wont list them all here just a few of the ones that jumped out. The article is definitely worth a read so go check it out.

1. Knock Knock….

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Yep you may have heard it before but there actually could  be some truth in the old saying, laughter really is the best medicine.

Laughing releases endorphins that increase pleasure, can reduce stress and more.

So crack out the joke book and share the laughter.

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How to Post an Ad on bey3.com in 3 Easy Steps

Happy Monday Everyone!
As a lot of you might have already noticed this week that we made a huge change to our post an ad process. Our goal was to make it easier to understand and a much nicer experience. Hopefully for those of you who have used it you feel it is. :)

With this change we thought it would be useful to go over the steps involved to post an awesome free ad on bey3.com. There are 3 Easy & Quick Steps.

Step 1: Click Post A Free Ad – The Big Orange Button!

Post a Free Ad

This will take you to our sleek new log in page:

Post an Ad Log in Page

On this screen you need to:

  1. Enter your email address (so we can keep fraud off the site)
  2. If you already have an account with us then you can enter your password and click continue.
  3. If you don’t have a password just choose that you’re new, enter a password of your choice and click continue. Before posting you will need to verify your email address, we send you an email with a link that you need to click. This will tell us its a real email address that people can respond to.

Now onto step 2.
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Help Us Keep bey3.com Safe to Use for the Whole Community

Happy weekend bey3 community,
Just a quick shout out to our regular & new users alike.

We Need Your Help!

We Need Our Community

There I said it :).

Here at bey3 we always work as hard as possible to make bey3.com as safe as we possible can for all our users. That means we moderate all our ads before they go live. Unfortunately sometimes some bad ones sneak through the system and get put live. Here is where our trusted users can add massive value!

We recently added new functionality that allows you as a valued user of bey3 to report back to us if an ad isn’t what it claims to be. So where can you find this option?

On every ad page you can see just above where the description starts a little link that says Report ad. Just like this:

Report Ad Functionality

 

 

 

 

 

When would I use this?

Well there are a whole heap of ways that you can help us with this tool. If an ads in the wrong category – tell us right here. Is an ad fraud or a scam – yep this tool is the place to get it removed. Here are the available options when you click on the report ad link:

Why are you reporting this ad

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has already used this tool and helped us improve bey3 for everyone.

Enjoy your weekends!

Bey3.com Support Team

 

 

 

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Come Join the Community! Introducing the new Community Category for bey3.com

Your Free Community Classifieds

bey3.com Community - Connect with Local Like Minded People

Hey fellow classified goers. We are happy to announce two brand new categories for bey3.com – Community & Business Services.

So what are they & how do I use them you might be asking? Well in this blog post we are going to take you through the new community section to give you an idea of what you can post and expect to find there.

Think of the community section just like you would a community town hall. Its a place to share and connect with other people. Looking for a squash partner, no worries, want to swap Arabic for French, stop on by, starting a new reading group, we have you covered! So lets check out what you can expect from each section:

Artists & Theatres

Here you can advertise your acting skills, find theatre groups, post your production to find people who would want to be apart of it, and connect with other like minded artists.

Babysitting & Childcare

Babysitting & Childcare is where you can find a reliable babysitter or if you offer a childcare service, then this area is where you could advertise your service.

Community Bands & MusicBands, Musicians & DJ’s

If you are looking for that elusive 4th band member or want to hire a DJ for a party then this is where you can find them. Alternatively strap on that Guitar and advertise your lessons  or post about your skills as a Singer and rock on.

Car Lift & Rideshare

Are you planning a car trip somewhere and have spare seats? Well let people know in the Car Lift & Rideshare category. Or maybe you are looking for somewhere to go and need a ride, well post your trip details for all to see.

Classes

Do you offer a class in something and want to find additional students, then the Classes category is where you can post your ad. If you’re looking to learn then please stop on by as well.

Education

Looking for professionally run courses where you can get recognisable qualifications? Then the Education section is for you. If you are looking for students post an ad telling them everything your perfect student can expect.

Events, Gigs & Nightlife

So you have organised a big event or gig – now how do I tell people about it. Well here is your answer. Just advertise it in the Events, Gigs & Nightlife section and rock on.

Hip Hop DancingFitness, Dance & Health

Start your trip to a healthy lifestyle in our Fitness, Dance & Health category. Dance classes, healthy alternatives, physiotherapy can all be found or advertised here. Freelancers Are you a Freelancer with some serious skills to share. Well you might consider posting them in this category. Tell the world – right here.

Groups & Clubs

Trying to spread the word for a new club or group you have set up? Starting a reading club, gardening weekends then advertise here with anything & everything else!

Skill & Language Swap

We all want to learn right. Well here is a way you can do it for free. Just advertise here to swap something you are awesome at for something you want. French for Arabic, Arabic for Ski Lessons – Give it a shot.

Sports Teams & Partners

Looking for a squash partner, walking group, football team? The Sports Teams & Partners category is a great way to get motivated and get active!

Travel & Travel Partners

Like to Travel? Have you had some crazy adventures? Or are you in a new area and just want to meet some people for a coffee. Try posting here in our Travel & Travel Partners category.

So there you have it the bey3.com guide to our new Community section. There is something for everyone so go on over and post an ad now.

Join the bey3 Community – jump to your area and post an ad:

 

Lebanon Community Lebanon Community Egypt Community Classifieds Egypt Community
Saudi Arabia Community Saudi Arabia Community UAE Community UAE Community
Kuwait Community Kuwait Community Qatar Community Qatar Community

Next week the bey3.com guide to the new Services category. Stay tuned… Happy Holidays from the whole, bey3.com Team

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Selling Land – How Do I Value It & What Buyers Are After

Selling Land - How Do I Value It & What Buyers Are AfterWhen assessing the land it is of the utmost importance to keep in mind that although there are numerous internet tools which you can use to value your property, it is always better to ask for an expert’s opinion because knowing the situation on the market and the delicacy of the assessment process is part of their job. However, it is good to be familiar with some basic principles of estimating the land value which both you and the assessor have to understand and use.

First, according to the principle of substitution an individual will pay for the land the same amount of money he would have to pay for an equally desirable substitute property. This approach assumes that the buyer will collect data, make adjustments, compare the prices and buy the property that meets his needs at the lowest price.

According to the principle of supply and demand the value of property will be higher if the demand increases. Since the supply of the land is unchangeable, when the demand goes up, the prices go up as well.

The principle of anticipation holds that the present value of the property depends on the anticipated benefit the owner will have in future.

The principle of conformity states that the price of the land is likely to be higher if it is used in a way that is compatible with the use of surrounding properties.

Good assessor will take all these principles into consideration, together with other components such as gas, electricity, water, sewer and other public utilities. He will also evaluate the possibility of using rights like mineral, grazing, fishing, hunting and others.

Of course, there are other factors that contribute to the value of the land. Above all, physical attributes of the land – fertility, location and climate – are of crucial importance to buyers in search for land. Different types of buyers are looking for different qualities in property – whether or not the land can be subdivided, is it far enough or close enough to their home, will the property fit into their lifestyle and so on. The type and amount of taxation, planning, building laws and other restrictions will certainly influence the price, as well as economic and social factors.

To value your land properly, you have to take into account all of these factors and methods. You have to check the sales prices of similar properties, to calculate the price of your property by square meter, and make reasonable and appropriate adjustments based on factors that contribute to the value. Combine this price with the income the property could generate and you’ll get the idea of how much your land is worth.

However, this is all subjective. The real price of the land is the sum the buyers are willing to pay for it. So, do your homework, make a research, calculate and consult real estate agents to arrive at a final opinion of value.  And hope for the best.

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