Expert Advice: Investing in Ras Al Khaimah Real Estate for the first time

Ras Al Khaimah Real Estate Investment Guide

For all first-time buyers considering an investment in real estate – read these useful tips for a beginner’s guide to investment.
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Expert Advice: Investing in Ras Al Khaimah Real Estate for the first time

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Wendy Stapleton – Managing Director Hunt & Harris Real Estate and she shares with us the simplest fundamentals to consider before buying property in Ras Al Khaimah. More about Wendy at the bottom of the post

For all first-time buyers considering an investment in real estate – read these useful tips for a beginner’s guide to investment

Thinking about taking the leap and becoming a homeowner? Or perhaps you are looking at it as an investment. But knowing when to invest in real estate is just as important as knowing what sort of real estate you want to invest in. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks that should come in handy when you’re looking to make that first ‘major’ purchase of a lifetime.

1. First of all, get your finances in order

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With low cost of living in RAK, disposable income can be used for real estate investment

Cost of living in Ras Al Khaimah is less compared to other prominent Emirates, hence its much less burden to invest in Real Estate. Obviously, you are in a comfortable financial position if you are considering investing in property, but since you are making at least a 10 to 15 year commitment, it still pays to investigate banks, real estate agents and mortgage brokers. Most people who invest in property tend to stick with their current bank as the mortgage provider, but you may find better rates with the competition. So look out, compare and choose the best one.

2. Learn about the different real estate investment options

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RAK is getting news Malls, expansion in existing ones, new resorts, hospitals, colleges etc.

Property investing is extremely diverse and takes a lot of time and research to learn. The most important thing to know is that it does not fall under one umbrella. You can invest in residential, commercial or even industrial property. As a developing Emirate, Ras Al Khaimah’s skyline is prospering every day with lots of projects in the hospitality, commercial, residential, educational and medical sectors being initiated.  Take a look at them all to understand which is the right fit for your goals.

3. Start small

Real Estate investment in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK could be great starting point for first time investors

They say one should always learn to walk before attempting to run, and it applies to real estate as well. You don’t need to start out by buying a 50-apartment building or an expanded real estate investment. You should start small. Get yourself a single small unit which allows you to get your feet wet and explore what it’s like to be a landlord. You may find that you love it and end up making more purchases over the years. On the other hand, if you decide it’s not for you, it’s much better to find out after a single, small investment.

Ras Al Khaimah might be the perfect investment option in UAE for first time buyers. With promising returns, world-class development, ample of options and friendly payment options by developers, Ras Al Khaimah could be great starting point for first time investors.

4. Don’t feel locked in.


Developers in RAK are now offering friendly payment options

It’s okay to get cold feet. Always listen to your gut feeling, no matter how far into the process you are. Remember, this is a decision you will live with for a long time, so if you aren’t feeling it, walk away. It is better to lose a deposit than a lifetime of savings. We don’t mean that you should be overly cautious, but you should take your time, do your research, and most importantly, be comfortable with the property, the real estate agent and the mortgage provider.

About Wendy Stapleton

Wendy Stapleton
Wendy Stapleton : Managing Director of Hunt and Harris

Wendy is the Managing Director of Hunt and Harris Real Estate. She moved to UAE in 2003 and developed an incredibly successful real estate career. She worked for several different companies in the market and was able to establish herself as a leading consultant for one of the most successful real estate companies in the UAE. Her wealth of experience and depth of knowledge helped lay the foundation for Hunt and Harris Real Estate in 2007. She can be reached at

About Hunt and Harris Real Estate

Hunt and Harris Real Estate is a premium real estate agency in the UAE operating in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and RasAl Khaimah. It is built on the three pillars of customer service, quality and transparency. They have made a mark in the UAE real estate market with their dedication for placing the customer’s interest first. They deal with the rent and sale of properties in the UAE including Ras Al Khaimah and offer their expertise for property management services and even have a dedicated team for holiday homes.

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