Saudi Arabia Property for Sale, Saudi Arabia Real Estate Listings
Why Saudi Arabia - Foreign investment and developing the non-oil sector is a known direction that the Saudi Arabian nation is intent on pursuing.
To encourage a service-oriented economy the Saudi Arabian Ministry relaxed visa procedures for tourists, and encouraged direct foreign investment.
The Real Estate Law allows legally-resident non-Saudis to own real estate for their private residence, provided they get a license from the Ministry of Interior.
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The largest country in the GCC, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is strategically located between Asia and Africa, and bordered by the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf . A country of modesty and tradition and for many it has a fascinating culture, one that cannot be experienced elsewhere.
The Kingdom's population of more than 20 million is the largest in the Gulf and current demand for housing far outstrips the supply with more than 70 per cent of the population aged under 30.
In the early 1980s almost all housing and real estate development was government sponsored. The situation is changing fast with the private sector leading and more than 50 companies alone licensed to sell and develop real estate in the Kingdom last year.
Another indicator of the Saudi construction boom is the expansion of the Saudi building materials industry with cement production expected to double to more than 90 million tonnes a year by 2010.
Saudi Arabai's Economic cities:
While existing cities and communities are already seeing major developments there is also an intense focus on the $150 billion worth of government sponsored investment that has been committed to new cities due to be built around a core of economic projects.
All of the economic cities will feature major residential and commercial real estate developments. Around 1.5 million people are expected to move to the new cities in the medium term and three times as many by 2020.
Major developers have a range of involvement with solus and joint ventures to build the Kingdom's giant King Abdullah Economic City at Rabigh. There are also a growing number of regional developers committed to residential developments in Saudi Arabia including building in Jeddah. The government's go ahead for construction of high-rise buildings in Jeddah is being seized upon by companies keen to develop sites overlooking the Red Sea.
Major development of hotels and residential accommodation as well as new infrastructure development is also stimulating Saudi Arabian real estate markets in the pilgrimage cities of Mecca and Medina