Frequently Asked Questions

Union Construction and Investment (UCI) is one of the largest investment and real-estate development companies in Palestine. Established in 2005, UCI has changed the culture of residential and commercial development in Palestine. UCI has constructed landmark buildings in Palestine including the environmentally friendly UCI Headquarters Building in the Masyoun Heights of Ramallah, the Arcadia Residential complex, and the largest residential housing project in the West Bank, the Etihad Villas, www.etihadvillas.ps. In Addition, UCI's TABO Project that has become Palestine's leading real-estate project allowing all Palestinians at home and abroad to own a parcelized land with title deed and infrastructure services at affordable prices www.tabo.ps.

Furthermore, in Palestine, UCI is the largest investor in sustainable urban development and the use of renewable energy. Through its award winning subsidiary, MENA Geothermal, UCI has installed energy saving geothermal heating & cooling systems in each of its residential and commercial projects. UCI's shares are publicly traded on the Palestinian Securities Exchange. As a publically traded company, UCI's financials are audited by an independent third party auditor. For more information and to download UCI's financials, please visit www.uci.ps.

The Masyoun Gardens is a unique residential project located in the finest neighborhoods of the city of Ramallah. It consists of four connected residential buildings consisting of 16 apartments each that are designed with multiple living areas, and modern and luxurious interior features that suit the needs of a modern Palestinian family. Each building consists of nine floors, and a floor for parking, in addition to many shared services such as the elevators, a public garden, and others. The Masyoun Gardens buildings provide 16 parking spots for each building, one for every apartment.

The Masyoun Gardens is the optimum residential address for anyone looking for comfort, convenience, access, luxury and a guaranteed investment in Palestine. Through offering a range of prices and payment methods through direct financing, Masyoun Gardens allows Palestinians to own an apartment in the finest neighborhoods of the city of Ramallah, where restaurants, parks, hotels, banks, companies, institutions and all public services are available for an affordable price with affordable monthly payments

The apartments are available in different living areas: 155 m², 140m², and 130m², in addition to the availability of luxury duplex apartments that consist of two floors connected with a modern internal staircase that comes in various areas: 301 m², 298 m², 274 m², 266 m², 251 m², and 240 m². The 155m2 apartments contain three bedrooms (master bedroom with a private bathroom, and two other bedrooms), a living room, guest living room, two bathrooms, a balcony and a kitchen with a storage room. The 140m² & 130m² apartments contain three bedrooms (master bedroom with a private bathroom, and two other bedrooms), a living room, two bathrooms, a balcony and a kitchen with a storage room.

As for the duplex apartments, the first floor consists of a master bedroom with a private bathroom, guest room, living room, kitchen, bathroom, storage room, and a balcony. While the second floor in the apartment consists of a master bedroom with a private bathroom, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, storage room, and a balcony.

The duplex apartments are distinguished with their stylish, modern and roominess interior design that gives its residents a life of luxury and comfort.

In addition, each apartment has private parking and all the apartments include super deluxe features in a modern style.

Most Desired Neighborhood in Ramallah: Masyoun Gardens is located in Masyoun, which is considered one of the most desired neighborhoods for residence in Ramallah. After all, when it comes to real-estate it's all about location. Masyoun Gardens' location is exceptional and near all public services center. Masyoun Gardens is located behind the Arcadia Residential complexes and opposite to Ein Minjd School and Mahmoud Darwish's Museum, and near Palestine Montessori School. Also Masyoun Gardens is just a 5-7 minute drive from Arab Bank, Al-Quds Bank, Bank of Palestine, Cairo Amman Bank, Grand Park Hotel, Rocky Hotel, Caesar Hotel, Movenpick Hotel, Zamn Al Masyoun Café , TcheTche, Pesto, Aisha Café, Ministry of Interior, Palestinian Prime Minister and Ramallah's Governmental Hospital.

An Excellent and Affordable Investment:Owning an apartment in Maysoun is in always in very high demand. Due the high demand of residential apartments in Masyoun, its proximity so many services, it's high elevation, and calm serene location, the Masyoun Garden apartments will always retain their value and experience appreciation with the area as it has rapidly appreciated ever year.

The Essence of Luxurious Living: The Masyoun Gardens provides its residents with a life full of prosperity and well-being, the location of the project is sophisticated, quiet and close to all public services centers and the design of the apartments in the residential buildings are "super deluxe" in a modern style, in addition to the shared services like the public garden.

Masyoun Gardens is located in the neighborhood of Masyoun, Ramallah behind the Arcadia Residential complexes and opposite to Ein Minjd School and Mahmoud Darwish’s Museum. There are many restaurants, parks, major hotels, banks, corporations, government and non-governmental institutions as well as many other public services near the project’s location.

Masyoun Garden is located in Area A, an area which falls under the administrative rule of the Palestinian Authority.

The construction of Masyoun Gardens will start on August 1st 2016.

The expected completion date of Masyoun Gardens is September 15 2018 unless there are circumstances beyond the control of the company that may affect the project.

The project consists of four connected residential buildings, each consisting of 16 apartments.

Each building consists of nine residential floors and one parking floor.

The housing units will be available at two phases, phase 1 consists of two residential buildings, each building consists of 16 apartments. The total number of apartments that will be available in Phase 1 is 32 apartments, divided as the following:

  • 7 apartments with an area of 155 m².
  • 7 apartments with an area of 140 m².
  • 14 apartments with an area of 130 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 298 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 266 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 251 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 240 m².

As for phase 2, it consists of two residential buildings, each building consists of 16 apartments. The total number of apartments that will be available in Phase 2 is 32 apartments, divided as following:

  • 21 apartments with an area of 155 m².
  • 7 apartments with an area of 140 m².
  • 2 duplex apartments with an area of 301 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 298 m².
  • 1 duplex apartment with an area of 274 m².

The 155m² apartments contains the following:

  • Three bedrooms (master bedroom with a private bathroom and two other bedrooms).
  • Living room.
  • Guest living room.
  • Three bathrooms.
  • A balcony.
  • Kitchen with a storage room.

As for apartments with an area of 140m² & 130m², they contain the following:

  • Three bedrooms (master bedroom with a private bathroom and two other bedrooms).
  • Living room.
  • Three bathrooms.
  • A balcony.
  • Kitchen with a storage room.

The project also offers luxurious duplex apartments that consist of two floors connected with a modern internal staircase finished with super deluxe in a modern style that comes in various areas: 301 m², 298 m², 274 m², 266 m², and 240 m², where each apartment will have its own parking spot.

The first floor in the apartment contain the following:

  • Master bedroom with a private bathroom.
  • Guest room.
  • Living room.
  • Kitchen.
  • Bathroom.
  • Storage room.
  • Balcony.

As for the second floor in the apartment, it contains the following:

  • Master bedroom with a private bathroom.
  • Two bedrooms.
  • Living room.
  • Kitchen.
  • Bathroom.
  • Storage room.
  • Balcony.

The duplex apartments are distinguished with their stylish, modern and roominess interior design that give its residents a life of luxury and comfort.

Masyoun Gardens provides 16 parking spots for each residential building, where each apartment will have its own parking spot, along with many shared services such as the elevators and public garden..

All the apartments are super deluxe in a modern style with international standards.

Prices range depends on the elevation of the unit. For apartments with an area of 130m², prices start at $111,010 . For 140m² units , prices start from $136,660, as for apartments with an area of 155m², price start at $142,440, and finally duplex apartments prices start at $220,800.

During the purchase of an apartment unit, you may elect to remove one wall to convert the third bedroom into an additional living space. You must clarify this early on before the contract is signed.

After the construction of the apartment unit is complete, if you have opted to purchase the apartment unit through monthly payments using the standard “Rent to Own Agreement”, you cannot make any changes whatsoever without prior written approval from UCI.

Once you complete all your payments and UCI transfers the apartment title deed into your name, you become an owner and you may do as you please to the interior of your apartment unit. Note that the residence of the Masyoun Garden will elect a Masyoun Residence Committee to oversee all aspects related to Masyoun Gardens.

You can live in the apartment unit as soon it is constructed. Construction of the Masyoun Garden is planned to start on August 1st 2016 and end on September 15th 2018.

  • Schools: The Masyoun Gardens is located opposite to Ein Minjd Elementary School and near the Palestine Montessori School.
  • Parks: The Masyoun Gardens is also located opposite of Mahmoud Darwish’s Museum.
  • Banks: The Masyoun Gardens is a 5-7 minute drive from Arab Bank, Quds Bank, (list all the banks please)
  • Hotels: The Masyoun Gardens is 5-7 minute drive from the Movenpick Hotel, the Grand Park, Rocky Hotel and Caesar Hotel.
  • Restaurants: The Masyoun Gardens is 5-7 minute drive from Zamn Al Masyoun Café, TcheTche, Pesto, and Aisha Café.
  • Government Buildings: The Masyoun Gardens is 5-7 minute drive from the Ministry of Interior and Palestinian Prime Minister.
  • Hospitals: The Masyoun Gardens is 5-7 minute drive from Ramallah’s governmental hospital.

Elevators, public gardens, an underground water tank intended for use in the event of water cuts, and gas tanks for heating.

Yes, there is a pre-assigned private parking spot for each apartment.

No. Due to limitations of space, the Masyoun Gardens is design to have one parking spot per apartments. For customer that own more than one vehicle, they can find street parking around the building.

Payment is made through direct financing with UCI for ten years from the Date of Signing the sales agreement as follows:

First payment: Any amount available as a down payment or you many choose to pay no first payment at all. The benefit of a first payment is to reduce the following monthly payments.

Second payment: Interest-free monthly payments by post-dated bank cheques from a local bank starting from the Sate of Signing the agreement until the Date of Delivery of Masyoun Gardens (construction completion).

Remaining amount: After Date of Delivery, you have the option to either pay the full amount in cash or continue financing with UCI at an interest of 5% for a maximum period of 8 years. You can reside in the apartment immediately after construction is complete, however, UCI will only transfer title to you after the final payment is complete.

No. UCI’s financing terms are significantly better than any local for the following reasons:

      1. Time between Signing and Delivery Dates are interest free (roughly 2 years) No collateral is required.
      2. No commission payment is required.
      3. No life insurance is required.
      4. No guarantor is required.
      5. Free early payment of full unit price with no penalty.
      6. Instant financing with no approval waiting time required.
      7. Completely hassle free.

All payments are non-refundable. Only in the case that a Buyer’s Permit Application for non-West Bank/Gaza I.D. holders is denied by the Palestinian Authority, can payments be refunded.

No. Due to the fact that UCI is allowing financing without the requirement of a guarantor or collateral, the monthly payments are non-refundable.

No. If you have not fulfilled any of the remaining payments on their due dates, your sales agreement will be canceled and UCI will have the full right to retain all non-refundable payments.

An apartment is reserved through signing a contract, submitting all your monthly posted cheques for all . Also you are required to sign a Limited Power of Attorney (LPOA) which will be attached with your passport or ID in order for us to complete the process of the transfer of ownership of the apartment in your name once you have completed your payments.

After your complete your reservation, the unit will be complete reserved for you and taken off the market. UCI will began construction work on August 1st 2016 and is expected to deliver your unit to you by September 15th 2018 as defined in contract after which you can live in the unit right away.

After the construction work is done (according to the specified period of time in the contract), parcelization procedures are complete, and after you have paid the total price of the apartment. It is expected that the title deed will be ready shortly after construction.

Sale transaction is opened at lands authority in the presence of the UCI’s Representative and the customer’s attorney (provided by UCI). Signing is completed in front of lands officer – a process that takes from 15-25 days.

As per Palestinian law, the transfer fees for all real-estate are 3% of the appraised value of the apartment. The seller (UCI) pays 1% and the buyer pays 2%.

A Palestinian who holds a Palestinian Identification card from the West Bank or Gaza can own an apartment right away without the need of a Buyers Permit.

According to the Palestinian Authority law, Palestinian residents of Israel (Palestinians holding Israeli passports), Palestinian residents of Jerusalem (Jerusalem I.D. holders), and Foreign Nationals are considered non-West Bank/Gaza I.D. holders. Foreign Nationals of Palestinians Heritage/Origin are considered non-West Bank/Gaza I.D. holders. Non-West Bank/Gaza I.D.

holders owning must obtain a Buyer’s Permit Approval that will be submitted to the Palestinian Authority for review, as required by Palestinian Authority law. UCI will take care of all paper work on behalf of its customers.

Foreigners (non-West Bank/Gaza ID holders) purchasing property in Palestine must receive a Buyer’s Permit Approval. The Buyer’s Permit Application will be submitted by UCI on behalf of its customers to the Palestinian Authority (PA) for review, as required by Palestinian Authority law. The Buyer’s Permit review process could take between 3– 4 months for approval as the following:

Holders of Jerusalem ID need the approval from both the Palestinian Intelligence Services and Palestinian Preventive Security to issue the buyer’s permit, whereas holders of Israeli and Foreign IDs need the approval from the Palestinian Intelligence Services, Palestinian Preventive Security and Palestinian Council of Ministers.

UCI requires a Land Purchase Limited Power of Attorney (LPOA) to be provided by all its Customers. The LPOA includes a standard text in English and Arabic that allows an officially registered local attorney to represent UCI’s customers during the land ownership transfer process. This is a necessary and very important document that is required to facilitate the ownership transfer process to the name of the Customer without inconveniencing by have them be present at the Palestinian Lands Authority during transfer of the title deed.

Yes, the names in the title deed will match the names in the contact signed between UCI and its customer.