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this comes to mind...
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Yeah. We don't want any United Arabs unloading ships at our port. It could seriously mess up Our Thing that currently controls our longshoremen.


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Yeah. We don't want any United Arabs unloading ships at our port. It could seriously mess up Our Thing that currently controls our longshoremen.
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Now you can rent a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, you name it. A developer offers BMWs, Jaguars and Bentleys as complimentary gifts on every purchase of an apartment.
Still ?
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^The developer just want to make sure you can afford to pay the price of the building plus the price of Ferrari before you should buy and live in that neighborhood. No free LUNCH remember.

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Sell the ports and the our home to the Arab if they willing to pay our price. We can always buy it back with half the price we sold. Try to refresh your memory, Japanese come over bought lots of real estate in NYC and sold it back to use at 30% when they need the money at home. That is the only way to balance our trade deficits. I glad we have something we can sell for value.

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The car rentals.. yes. A car with an apartment.. no. Thanks to the US mortgage crisis, investors are worried and a slowdown in construction is expected. It's really silly. Rents are so high and there is an acute shortage of affordable accommodation, yet 95% of project are high end

And that particular developer, DAMAC, offered buyers the chance to win an aeroplane, too. You buy an apartment, you drive away with a car and you get the chance to win a plane.
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^The developer just want to make sure you can afford to pay the price of the building plus the price of Ferrari before you should buy and live in that neighborhood. No free LUNCH remember.
The project was a luxurious residential tower and the prices were high and no-one would get finance for a purchase if they couldn't afford it salary-wise. Here, many finance/mortgage providers are Islamic and they operate differently from the US. Even non-Islamic banks are proceeding with caution and you have to earn a really big salary to be able to get a mortgage.
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