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usual_suspect 16th May 2018 09:19 AM

Hello Everyone

In your experience , are there any specific areas where I can find apartments which is in ground floor with a small garden attached to it?
I either see a villa or a high-rise building.
Thank you for the feedback.

UKMS 16th May 2018 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Kostik3000 (Post 14434706)
Agree with that. But be vary on landlords, make sure you have maintenance contract in place. Talking to some parents in school and lots of complains about AR2 quality and landlords not willing to do much or splitting the costs half, WTH.

I would echo this .... landlord quality can differ massively (applies anywhere you live) probe this with the agent, try to meet the landlord if you can. Also choose your agent wisely...... for AR or AR2 I can highly recommend House Hunters who are very good. With regards to build quality we went for a villa that was 18 months old rather than a complete new build .... teething problems were all pretty much ironed out and fixed but the place still had a new feel. You will also probably get a lower rent one one thatís not brand new.

QOFE 16th May 2018 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by usual_suspect (Post 14439626)
Hello Everyone

In your experience , are there any specific areas where I can find apartments which is in ground floor with a small garden attached to it?
I either see a villa or a high-rise building.
Thank you for the feedback.

Have you checked out The Greens?

The Propertyfinder website is pretty good to view proper listings.

usual_suspect 17th May 2018 08:05 AM

Thank you, will check out the Greens locality.
Kind regards

usual_suspect 17th May 2018 08:16 AM

Cannot figure out how to EDIT my previous post!! :)
Basically, we want a space where the kids can run and play without shuttling them to a park or a recreational area all the time.

I was also looking at Ranches for a 2 or a 3 bedroom villa. I saw some options in the Al Reem and in the Palmera regions. Are they good regions to stay? My budget cannot exceed 130-135 AED/year.

Any other area recommendations ?

My wife will mostly stay at home at least initially. I m looking at villas between 170-220 sq.m area , without a pool and a small garden.

In your experience what is the average DEWA bills? (excluding the housing fee).


Thank you!!

Reddiva 17th May 2018 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Handle9 (Post 14434882)
Who should have the maintenance contract? The landlord or the tenant?

It is usually anything below 500 tenants responsibility and anything above the landlord however many landlords dont want to pay a penny towards maintenance as they just collect their rent cheques. Trying to claw money back is a nightmare

Reddiva 17th May 2018 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by usual_suspect (Post 14443786)
Thank you, will check out the Greens locality.
Kind regards

I live in the Greens and they have ground floor garden apartments which are pool/play area facing. The garden is usually a patio which opens out to the inner common area. Be aware some ground floor ones can be noisy as the greens is packed with kids at 6-8pm some compounds are noisy others not i would find one that is at the opposite side of the play area and away from the main doors. Also people have a habit of throwing their cigarette ends off higher floors landing on your balcony The The Ranches is a nice area and very family focused. Springs is another area closer to the city. Springs villas are older though Most Emaar properties are district cooling free so you wont have the extra 2000AED a month for air con. DEWA for a villa can be anything from 1500-2500 including housing the higher being in the summer months
My DEWA is never higher than 450 per month even in the summer ( 1 bed) and the housing is AED350 so my actual bill is only 100 and i have the airon on in winter!


I work in the DIFC and during rush hour it takes no more than 25 mins
It is 10 minute to the Mall of Emirates and 15 mins to Ibn Battuta
We have costa/caribou coffee. KFC, Berts Cafe, Wagamama, 3 salons, an ice cream shop, pharmacy, 2 pizza joints, dry cleaners, lebanese restaurant, shoe shop :-)

usual_suspect 17th May 2018 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Reddiva (Post 14444354)
I live in the Greens and they have ground floor garden apartments which are pool/play area facing. The garden is usually a patio which opens out to the inner common area. Be aware some ground floor ones can be noisy as the greens is packed with kids at 6-8pm some compounds are noisy others not i would find one that is at the opposite side of the play area and away from the main doors. Also people have a habit of throwing their cigarette ends off higher floors landing on your balcony !

Oh boy , I did not consider this! Thanks a lot for the info.

Reddiva 17th May 2018 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by usual_suspect (Post 14444410)
Oh boy , I did not consider this! Thanks a lot for the info.

I would have one that is in the corner but at the pool ends as that is gated off so kids do not hang around there. I would love one as there is space but my budget doesn't stretch that far

usual_suspect 19th May 2018 07:12 AM

Hello All
I was looking at areas which is closer to the airport to live and I saw DFC as one decent option.
Any opinion on the Al-badia hillside or residences? and the Marsa Plaza?
Thanks for your feedback.


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