Real estate in PakistanReal estate in Pakistan is an important and growing sector of economy of Pakistan. Pakistan spends $5.2 billion on construction in a year. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, construction output accounts for 2% of GDP, with housing representing less than half that total. With the rate of urbanization that Pakistan has been experiencing, there is a growing need for urban planning. Pakistan is home to Asia’s largest real estate investors Bahria Town.
In response to the spike in demand of residential properties in 2010, the real estate developers are once again interested in buying land and developing residential communities in the outskirts of the several major cities.Wealthy buyers and active investors are also seen buying property for sale in Pakistan, considering that this is the best time to invest in Pakistan real estate sector. With price range crossing the mark of 10 million PKR, many newly developed housing societies target upper middle class. Pakistan Government is also taking sound steps to recover the real estate sector.In this regard, the Government has announced a drop on interest rates of mortgage loans in 2012. It is considered a positive step that will encourage potential investors to invest in Pakistan properties.
Recently, a U.S real estate mogul, Thomas Kramer has entered into an agreement with the property tycoon and the CEO of Bahria Town, Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik to construct first ever Island City in Karachi, Pakistan by the name of Bodha Island City. The project is likely to complete in a span of 5–10 years and it will require an estimated influx of $20 billion. It has also been flashed in news that a syndicate of international investors will be joining hands later to assist in the successful execution of the project. This project further endorses the fact that Pakistan real estate is an investment hotspot for the foreign investors.
Lahore Real Estate
Lahore, a major city of Pakistan, has a numerous investment options on offer. The city has many localities such as Defence Housing Authority,DHA property rates,Bahria Town,LDA Avenue I, Wapda Town, Johar Town, Askari, paragon city lahore cantt and many others which see impressive sale-purchase activity.
Karachi Real Estate
Karachi is a business hub of Pakistan and its real estate sector is an investment haven. Though the sector was disturbed lately because of the poor law and order, but the situation has gotten better after Rangers-led operations started in the city by the sea. In Karachi, Defence Housing Authority, Clifton, Bahria Town Karachi, DHA City, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and many other areas are considerable for investment.
Islamabad Real Estate
Islamabad is the federal capital of Pakistan and the city boasts a highly lucrative property market. There are some affordable options such as TopCity-1 and Mumtaz City in the pipeline as well. Capital Development Authority (CDA) is real estate regulatory authority of Islamabad, but the authority has launched many housing schemes as well which are worthwhile for investment.
The New Islamabad International Airport is also on the cards and its completion will play a major role in price hike of properties located in its neighbourhood.
Defence Housing Authority
The Defence Housing Authority is an upscale real estate and property development organisation administered by the Pakistan Army which develops housing for current and retired military personnel. DHA projects are located in all major cities of Pakistan.
Defence Housing Authority, Karachi
Defence Housing Authority, Lahore
Defence Housing Authority, Islamabad-Rawalpindi
Defence Housing Authority Stadium, Karachi
Defence housing authority, Gujranwala
DHA Cinema, Lahore
DHA Valley Islamabad