Palm Jebel Ali: An instant ‘secondary’ market listings builds for Dubai’s mega-island launch
Within days, listings show up for homes on Dubai’s second Palm island, at 10-25% premium
Dubai: Investors who missed out booking the first residential launches on Dubai’s much-anticipated Palm Jebel Ali relaunch needn’t worry.
There’s lot more coming – or they can still do it from the secondary market listings that are showing up featuring Palm Jebel Ali homes. At premiums of 10-25 per cent over the launch prices.
That’s right, less than a week after Palm Jebel Ali homes went on sale, a vibrant secondary market is being created around the island-destination. Some of the biggest property portals have received fresh listings of some of the homes booked in recent days. And with a solid mark-up attached.
None of which is surprising, because the Palm Jebel Ali has become the single biggest project launch of the year – and even of the decade, according to industry sources. It’s twice the size of Palm Jumeirah, and based on the revised masterplan, will be Dubai’s new haven for well-heeled investors and with lifestyle offerings to match all expectations.
“A 10-25 per cent premium on list prices are what’s being seen on property portals,” said a market source. “That’s on top of launch prices of Dh18 million to Dh25 million for the entry options and then going much higher depending where the property will be on the island.”
Through the listings, sellers are offering the booking reservation form they are holding on the property. For which they had put in 20 per cent as down payment. Given the overall value of the homes, these are quite sizeable amounts being put up front.
In the coming weeks, more homes will be released on the second Palm, including apartment buildings. The leading brokerage houses have all been ‘flooded’ with clients wanting to get their names in for the next set.
“The biggest buzz in the Dubai property market right now is the PJA,” said one estate agent. “That’s how it is and this will continue awhile. Other luxury residential launches will have to factor in the demand for Palm Jebel Ali.”