SASD has inaugurated its smart home project, Suncity Homes Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Sun and Sand Developers (SASD) has yet again pushed the boundaries with their recently inaugurated smart home project – Suncity Homes. “We are pleased to announce to our investors that our project has been completed six months ahead of schedule. The project was completed with all safety standards in place, zero accidents and no Covid-19 cases,” says Sailesh Israni, the group’s managing director during the inauguration event on October 25.

SASD maintains a reputation of thinking outside the box and has a thirst for innovation in affordable housing. This year, albeit the current challenges in the real estate market and the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced many property projects to falter, SASD successfully completed Suncity Homes ahead of the completion schedule.

“Our main objective is to make sure our projects are completed on time. But to show our long-lasting commitment, we go beyond our means to finish our projects early with no compromise on quality,” states Rajan Israni, the group’s chairman and founder. At time of the project launch in 2018, the developer has expounded on the very first ‘Exit Clause’ in the UAE property market. The developer formulated a payment plan that allows any investor who would face an unavoidable circumstance in the future to not fully forfeit his investment in the event he decides to “exit” the property purchase agreement. This was to increase customer trust and cement the group’s genuine commitment to its buyers. A lot of first time buyers purchased the property off- plan.

A smart home initiative

Residents of Suncity Homes can control your home systems like thermostats and lights Image Credit: Supplied

The Sun and Sand Group wanted to take it even further by pioneering a smart home initiative. Suncity Homes is augmented by its very own smart application where you can control your home systems like your thermostats, lights which can lead to energy saving. It also has safety measures like video door bell. You get notified on the app when you have a visitor and you can also speak to the visitors if you are not home. Other safety measures in the house include getting notified in case of gas leaks and fire alarm. Investors have options of two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartments with amenities like a landscape garden, a fully equipped gymnasium and a kid’s play area for families .

Opening the doors of happiness

The spirit of happiness is captured through paintings in the common areas and parking spaces Image Credit: Supplied

Art forms an integral part of Suncity Homes. The inspiration for art in the project comes from the values that defines the UAE, such as "service, unity and tolerance,” These values ultimately “open the doors of happiness.” This spirit is captured through paintings in the common areas , parking areas and passages .

Sun and Sand Developers is presently offering two schemes for Investors and home buyers:

An assured net 6 per cent ROI for three years. In this scheme the investors do not have to pay service charges for three years and get a 6 per cent return assured from the developer for three years.The return starts immediately from the time the buyer transfers the tittle to their names .

A unique three-year rent-to-own scheme to encourage first time buyers to own a home. The buyers do not have to pay any deposit upfront. The prices of the apartment are fixed. All rent paid is adjusted as buyers contribution in the sale price. Also, if buyers decide pay early they get discount on the sale price.