Emaar prices new Ranches units

62 units offered in Alma 2 cluster between Dh1.4m and Dh2.2m

Emaar Properties has priced townhouses within the Alma 2 cluster in Arabian Ranches in the range of Dh1.4 million to Dh2.2 million, Emirates 24|7 has learnt.

The 62 units were offered exclusively to owners and renters in the master community.

“We were informed by one of the company staff that over 150 people had registered their interest in buying the property,” an Arabian Ranches owner, who attended the event, said.

“The completion date informed to us was May 2014,” he added.

Emaar did not respond to questions sent by Emirates 24|7.

Alma Townhomes 1 is a Spanish influenced single-family attached villas (townhomes) with units ranging between 2,436 square feet and 3,153 square feet.

This website had reported earlier that Emaar was poised to announce its second development this year - a townhouse project in Arabian Ranches — following the launch of its Panorama project in the Greens area.

The project will have two and three-bed townhouses, with the likelihood of the current owners of Arabian Ranches being given the first option to buy these properties, market sources said.

Emaar had not yet responded to questions at the time of publication of the article.

Data from propertyfinder.ae reveals that the average price of townhouses in Al Reem cluster is Dh2.28 million with average price per square feet being Dh807, while the average price for Alma Townhouses is Dh2.59 million and per square feet is Dh935.

In March, the website reported that Emaar was selling the 18 Golf Homes, or luxury villas, located in the Arabian Ranches Golf Course for between Dh7.3 million and Dh11 million.

The Dubai-listed developer was asking for full payment to be made in six months with the buyers having to give a Dh100,000 bank guarantee, which was to be returned after the buyer completes the villa fit-out. The time for completing the fit-out is 24 months.

In April, Better Homes said villas in Arabian Ranches had seen an appreciation of 15 per cent in the past one year.

“Prices have appreciated by 15 per cent in the Ranches. A five-bedroom villa that was selling at Dh4 million is now going for Dh4.5-4.7 million.

“There has also been a 15 per cent increase in the townhouse segment of the Ranches,” Rene D’Souza, Senior Residential Consultant, Green Community Office, Better Homes had said.

Earlier this year, Asteco, Dubai-based real estate consultancy, said property prices have stabilised with certain villa communities such as Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Ranches and Springs already witnessing price hikes of up to nine per cent.

The Arabian Ranches Golf Course, spread over 247 acres comprising 120 acres of grass land and desert vegetation, is part of the Arabian Ranches Golf Club The 18-hole, par 72-signature course was designed by Ian Baker-Finch in association with Nicklaus Design.

The development houses more than 4,000 addresses comprising one-storey and two-storey single-family homes.

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