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Dubai leads region in hotel room construction

Dubai leads region in hotel room construction

Dubai has the largest number of rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa region, even as room rates come under pressure.

The emirate reported the largest number of rooms under construction with 14,385 rooms across 49 hotels at the end of last month, according to the consultancy STR Global. That represents 18 per cent of the total number of rooms under various stages of construction in the region.

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Buy in Dubai? Property prices to soften but don’t wait too long

Buy in Dubai? Property prices to soften but don’t wait too long

I have been living and renting in Dubai for almost five years and am thinking about buying my own apartment this year. My preference and budget is for an area such as IMPZ, Remraam, JLT and so on. Given the oil price crash and the stabilisation of Dubai’s real estate market in the fourth quarter of last year, do you think buying one would be a good decision at the moment? Should I wait until the second half of the year, especially as I don’t mind renewing my tenancy contract, which is due on March 31? WS, Dubai

Buying property for investment purposes is a gamble as the timing has to be perfect. No one wants to buy at the top of a market, for example. If, however, you are buying the apartment to live in then going ahead on this decision is determined by your affordability on current prices etc. If you are able to wait a while then this is also OK as I believe the market will potentially soften further. But don’t leave it too long, as I believe the market will return to positive territory probably after the end of the second quarter.

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Five Ways to Profit from Every Meeting with a Seller

Five Ways to Profit from Every Meeting with a Seller

You can make a profit from the deals you find, even when the deals aren't a fit for your real estate business. Here are five tips to make sure you get paid for your time.

1. Sign Up the Deal!

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Furniture Buying Tips

Furniture Buying Tips

When you buy furniture, ultimately it will be the quality that will determine how long the piece will last and how much it will retain its original appearance. Furthermore, the quality will determine how the comfort and satisfaction the piece gives to those that use it each day. Picture this scenario, you find a lovely piece of furniture on the internet that your wife just adores, it has pretty little flowers on it and the color fits perfectly with your room, do you go ahead and buy it because it looks pretty and the color fits? A word of caution – don’t do it!

There are certain steps that need to be covered before buying furniture to determine its quality. Always check on the frame first, is it kiln-dried? How are the joints constructed, are they glued or screwed and corner-blocked? Is it constructed with plywood to add strength? Next you should be thinking about the seating support, does it use an 8-way hand tied spring system to ensure durability and life? If not, find out the alternatives. Finally, always keep in mind the filling of the piece you are buying.

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Internet Marketing Methods

Internet Marketing Methods

Internet is booming day by day and the volume of online market is also growing rapidly. The smart phones and portable devices have helped quick inundation of shopping through internet.

There are many methods of internet marketing. Following are some popular methods of online advertising:

Email marketing: This early form of e-marketing is still popular and effective.Pay-per-click: It’s a very effective method but sometimes so costly. You pay only when a visitor click on your ad to reach your website. So getting visitors is guaranteed as per your expenditure. Click fraud is a big problem in this model.Affiliate marketing: Hire some affiliates directly or through a affiliate website. So you pay your affiliates only when they can brings you a sale or a qualified lead.Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Get first page ranking for some of your target keywords and get visitors for free. If ranking can be achieved then this produces the best results although achieving 1st page ranking is uncertain and ranking can be lost anytime.Social Media Marketing (SMM): Be engaged on popular social networking sites and make your audience involved discussing about your brand. Facebook fan page is the best example of SMM.Classified advertising: Post ads regularly on online classified websites on your target locations. These classified sites are normally free. This is a good option for any start-up with a small budget.Content advertising: Distributing good quality contents through different channels on regular basis is known as content advertising. Press release distribution, article submission, blog posting, forum posting etc consist content marketing.Pay per View: In this case you pay for each display of your banner or text on your target websites.
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