Artificial hike in Rent in Doha

By raju78

Artificial hike in Rent in Doha

 

Although I am new in Qatar, I have looked the individual areas myself for searching the house. Initially I realized on the news paper & other website but I found that this real-estate agent & builders are having the financial muscles to keep the price of the property keep high so expat have to pay.

 

But every cycle has ups & down no matter what is the state of economic boom or high gdp, growth etc etc. So people who want to bring the families can hold on for some time as all the buildings are more than 95% are empty & anytime panic will set in which will give us the time to rent the house.

 

One bed room cost is 6000 QR way so much compare to place like dubai which is the hottest place in this region having the rent of 3000 to 4000 per month

 

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By chbck• 13 years 7 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
chbck

Every cycle does have it's ups and downs, but you may be waiting a while for this one to come down. It seems like lots of theories have been used to predict when rent will go down, but none of them have worked yet.

By Don Corleone• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Don Corleone

I've been here for 2 months and i've had the appartment since 1 months. a 2 bed appt will cost anywhere from 1.6 to 1.8 and a 3 bed will cost between 2 and 2.4. Take for example the second phaseof the pearl which is the Viva Bahriya , a 2 bed is selling for minimum 2 mio and a 3 bed for 2.6. there is always risk in investment but i think if you go in early and go out early without being greedy, a good profit should be realized.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By raju78• 14 years 10 months ago.
raju78

its gamble of life for taking the house here, if property market collapse than we will not have any place to hide out specially if anyone is taking the house on loan.

so better earn little but without any tension. No body can become the Mr. Trumph in real estate

By oakvilleca• 14 years 10 months ago.
oakvilleca

I agree with Don Corleone and richard123 to buy an appartment, My concern is that is that easy to resale the appartment with a market value, bye the way what is current price of two or three bed room appartment at the pearl.

By Tigasin321• 14 years 10 months ago.
Tigasin321

you are right. You would think that after a year here I would have figured that out. I will probably go ahead. At worst, it will cost no more than paying rent at the current levels.

By raju78• 14 years 10 months ago.
raju78

thats true profit can be really good if nothing goes wrong!!!

By Don Corleone• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Don Corleone

richard123, the best thing to do is not to think rationaly since this is not a rational country, just go with the flow. The pearl is the first major project in Doha and there is no way that they will let it fail. if you look at the picture you can see the small islands at the end, these are all bought by the emir family, and you are not supposed to keep it till forever, max two years and maybe less and then you sell it, hopefully for a good profit.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By Tigasin321• 14 years 10 months ago.
Tigasin321

Buying a property at the Pearl. My concerns are the quality of construction/finishing and also the completion dates. Also, how strong is the law over property rights?

By Don Corleone• 14 years 10 months ago.
Don Corleone

If you cant beat them, then join them, so i did and i bought me a nice appartment at the pearl where if all goes well and rent do stay the same, i can rent it for 15k to 18k at todays prices

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By raju78• 14 years 10 months ago.
raju78

you are right, but long term no body will come here if property prices goes like this. Anybody comes here to save the tax from home country but if its the same portion goes in terms of housing, than everybody will think to comehere.

By Tigasin321• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Tigasin321

I have heard that developers of apartments or compounds do not have to start making interest payments on development loans "until all or part of the development" has been rented out.

I am told that this means that developers look for one tenant (company) to take the whole development. This means that they are then paying interest while at the same time receiving income from the whole property. Whereas if they just rented out one or two units, they would still have to make the full interest payment even though they were only receiving rent from two units.

I don't know if this true or not but if it is, it would explain why there are so many empty developments in Doha. It would also explain to some extent why rents haven't really dropped although supply has increased.

The shortage of affordable housing poses a big risk to this economy in the long term. Also, the greed of the landlords seems to be insatiable while the quality of the finishings of property is the worst I have ever seen anywhere.

By raju78• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
raju78

true but if at all they have to grow , than growth has to real growth not inflated growth. If gdp is 15% & inflation is 12% whats a use of this kind of gdp, As simple is that.

Rent will come doown, its just like till what time realestate player can hold on to the empty flats. also, the problem is individual, brokers etc they also creat the misunderstading that flats are going well & so on so forth, but actaully if its like that please can anybody tell me what are the empty flats are doing in the doha from so many month.

By qatexpat• 14 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
qatexpat

Dubai might be the hottest place in the region, but the pace at which Qatar is developing/growing, is definitely higher than any other GCC country, including Dubai. So, rents won't come down quickly, not a chance. The government has a clear idea about all what's happening and if you feel they are not acting, its because they choose not to...

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