Recent changes in foreign ownership laws in Qatar now allow foreigners to invest in properties for sale in Qatar and own property in the country. This is largely due to the fact that Qatari governments wants to encourage foreign ownership, especially as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
When looking to settle down in Qatar for the long run, and especially when moving with a family, looking for villas for sale in Qatar is an option that many choose now. Whether you are looking at the purchase as an investment, or even would like to utilize the villas yourself, it is now easier for foreigners to buy property in Qatar, and thankfully, there are a number of properties for sale in Qatar. Before making any decisions or signing an agreement, make sure you consult with a lawyer or legal office, and also verify that the property is indeed available for foreign ownership through the Doha Municipality or the Ministry of Justice’s Real Estate Registration Department. This will ensure that the process is as stress free as possible. It also worth noting that you are entitled to apply for a homeowner’s residence permit, which is valid for five years and allows the owner and their immediate family to live in Doha.
West Bay is considered the hub of the country
Doha, the country’s shining capital, remains the hub of all activities in the country, and is considered to be the centre of Qatar. It is still the number one area that residents and nationals considering when renting or owning property in Qatar, as it is the busiest area, as well the most active; it is also in close proximity to all other areas in Qatar and gives easy access to all major focal points in the country. In the centre of all that is West Bay, which is considered to be the commercial hub of the Doha. There are a number of corporate, governmental and finalize offices in West Bay, which is often referred to as the Diplomatic Area, thanks to the high number of embassies that are located there. In addition to that, there are also a number of malls, entertainment outlets, restaurants and café as well as schools.
When looking to buy a villa in Doha, West Bay is certainly one of the leading areas that offers some of the most luxurious and exclusive villas in town, and thankfully, there is a high number of properties for sale in Doha. You will be able to find villas for sale in compounds, as well as independent stand-alone villas. Villas for sale in West Bay also offer added facilities such as a pool or a garden, and are usually offered as part of the compound, or even as a private facility of the villa itself. Villas for sale in Doha start with two bedroom homes, and can go up to five bedrooms villas, which is perfect for anyone who is looking for added space. Most of the houses for sale are offered as unfurnished units, meaning that you will have the freedom to design and decorate the place just the way you’d like!
While prices of property for sale in Qatar are considerably high, purchasing a villa in Doha is certainly a lifelong investment, which will surely pay off.