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Dubai-Based Startup Huspy Helps Emiratis Buy Homes Online

Instead of having to wait months to secure a home mortgage, Huspy lets users search over 500 home loan options in seconds.

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Buying a home is a stressful process. Not only is it becoming increasingly difficult to find reasonably priced properties that are also attractive to live in, but the mortgage process, which most buyers have to go through, is time-consuming and full of potential traps. While the first problem won’t most likely be solved any time soon, there’s one Dubai-based startup that’s actively trying to address the second issue, and its name is Huspy.

Essentially, Huspy is an online mortgage platform that facilitates hassle-free financing for people who would like to live in Dubai. It was founded in August 2020 by chief executive officer Jad Antoun and chief technology officer Khalid Al Ashmawy, who understand the local market through first-hand experience.

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“We started Huspy with the aim to disrupt one of the largest industries and bring the entire home loan process online. Customers are massively underserved where lack of visibility, poor customer experience, and overpayment are common problems. We want to solve for that,” said Antoun. “The team has built tools and systems to leverage technology in a highly operational business to give us the ability to provide customers with the best rates, faster mortgage close times and a great digital experience,” added Ashmawy.

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Instead of having to wait up to 10 weeks to secure a mortgage, Huspy lets its users search over 500 home loan options in seconds to find the one that fits them the best. That way, it’s possible to get a personalized home loan three times faster and secure the best price possible. Best of all, Huspy doesn’t charge its users broker fees at all. Instead, it makes money by charging the banks a commission for every loan.

Huspy is available on iOS as well as Android, and you can download it yourself right now to see what it has to offer. The startup is backed by leading tech investors, including VentureFriends, B&Y Ventures, and Plug and Play, so you know your mortgage will be in good hands.

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World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office

LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.

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LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.

So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.

The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.

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“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.

Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.

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