Real estate

A Boston house hunting trip like no other, through eyes of an investor from Dubai

Andrew Haddad

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Like any good real estate tale, this one begins in the back seat of the agent’s luxury car.

Splayed on the black Range Rover’s leather seats are glossy sheets of sun-splashed living rooms, inviting kitchens, gleaming bathrooms, and the promise of a place to fill with memories.

But that’s where this story of house hunting takes a turn. Enter Javid, a 24-year-old Boston University graduate from Dubai. He’s on a mission, armed with a budget of about $1.5 million, to find an investment property for his father, a surgeon in Dubai who has a penchant for collecting real estate. It has been the thing to do for so many overseas parents who send their kids to college in Boston.

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