Real estate investment in Pakistan can be a great way to build wealth and passive income. The growth of the property market in the 7th most populous South Asian country depends on several factors. As such, buyer’s interest, demand, property taxes, and legislation are, to name a few. No matter what the situation is, an investor needs to stay well-informed about everything to make a sound decision.
Since a solid understanding of the market and research are two of the most important components of investment in Pakistan’s property market, we are going to share unparalleled insights and in-depth overviews of the buying trends in different cities of the country.
So, keep reading to find out the top areas for real estate investment in Pakistan.
Top Areas for Real Estate Investment in Pakistan
Before we begin, we would like to make it clear that the data in this blog is backed by the user behaviour recorded on Zameen Trends. It is a tool developed by Zameen.com that gives our users a better insight into what the buyers and property hunters are looking for in the property market of Pakistan.
Real estate development and properties in Pakistan are scattered in different regions. While each region is unique for its offerings and investment options, the top three cities for real estate investment in the country — Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad — are matchless in every way.
For starters, we will limit our analysis of buying a property in Pakistan to the top three cities only. We will begin by providing you with an overview of the cities mentioned above, then move on to discuss the top three areas in each city to give you a better insight into what makes these cities exceptional from an investment point of view.
So, without further ado, let’s get investing!
Karachi – the economic engine of Pakistan – boasts an incredibly significant position in the real estate sector of the country. The city is mainly known for its diversity and for featuring a delightful mix of high-end, middle, and low-income neighbourhoods.
The developing real estate product of the city primarily consists of high-rise apartments, but the city isn’t short of options when it comes to finding a vacant piece of land or a house.
If you are interested in buying a property in Karachi, read the next section where we will help you explore the best communities for real estate investment in Karachi.
Best Communities for Real Estate Investment in Karachi
As extracted from Zameen Trends, the best communities for real estate investment in Karachi are:
- Scheme 33, Karachi
- DHA, Defence, Karachi
- Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi
Let’s take a deeper look at the investment options in each society.
Scheme 33, Karachi
Sitting on the edges of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, Scheme 33 maintains the top position when it comes to buying properties in the city of lights. This popularity is mainly due to the affordable investment options and planned communities that are made available to Karachiites.
Proposed as a regulated housing program in 1971, Scheme 33, Karachi spans over an area of 26,026 acres, and it is expected to execute around 137 housing schemes. Out of those 137 housing schemes, a few have already been executed, developed, and populated with houses and apartments.
For further guidance on whether you should consider investing in Scheme 33, Karachi, or somewhere else, please navigate to our recently published analysis where we have listed the societies marked safe for investment and discussed their prices as well.
DHA, Defence, Karachi
Properties for sale in DHA Defence, Karachi, have retained their position as one of the most popular and safe options to secure your investment in Pakistan’s property market. It is no secret that the housing projects executed by the Defence Housing Authority are considered among the most secure residential areas across the country. Owing to the vigilant laws against expansion and encroachment, the housing schemes in this area come with a by-default guarantee of appreciation.
Karachi’s Defence is mainly known for its near-perfect location where major arteries of the city are stretched across the area, making it accessible from every corner of the city. It is situated in close proximity to Clifton and Sea View. DHA Defence comprises several phases and each phase is known for its unique offerings.
Schools, hospitals, religious centres, malls, commercial markets, parks, and other such facilities that elevate the standards of life are scattered everywhere in the community. Each phase of this area is connected with the other, making it extremely easy for residents to navigate and avail the facilities of nearby phases.
Those looking for investment opportunities in Karachi’s real estate market also showed interest in investing in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. It doesn’t come as something unexpected since this housing scheme has always raked highly among the top searched areas for investment in Karachi.
Expanding near the Jinnah International Airport, Gulistan-e-Jauhar is mainly known for featuring affordable housing units and investment opportunities, along with standard infrastructure and amenities ensuring a reasonable lifestyle. The abundant supply of residential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas has made this project one of the most reliable developments in the city.
In addition to basic residential facilities, Gulistan-e-Jauhar is also home to an abundance of educational institutions, recreational facilities, sports complexes, parks, and commercial markets.
Lahore – a historical city situated in the heart of Punjab – has emerged as one of the most profitable areas in the country for real estate investment. From a vacant piece of land to contemporary buildings, the city has everything for everyone.
While the city will forever be known for its historical buildings or red brick houses, the contemporary developments in the city have made it a magnet for real estate investors. The property market of Lahore never ceases to amaze when it comes to variety and affordability. The fact that the head offices of several important businesses in the country have relocated to this city tells a lot about the growth in its commercial industry.
If you are planning to invest in Lahore’s property market but aren’t sure which area is worthy of your investment, read the next section of this blog to find out the best communities for real estate investment in Lahore. To give you an unbiased insight into what makes these areas so popular in the city of gardens, we have extracted this data from the Trends section on Zameen.com.
Best Communities for Real Estate Investment in Lahore
The three best communities for real estate investment in Lahore are:
- DHA Defence, Lahore
- Bahria Town, Lahore
- Raiwind Road, Lahore
DHA Defence, Lahore
Based on the total number of searches entered on Zameen.com, investing in DHA Defence, Lahore – the locality developed by the men in uniform – emerges as the first option on our list of best communities for real estate investment in the city of gardens.
Defence continues to be a hotspot in Lahore’s property market for several reasons. It is mostly known for its secure investment deals and litigation-free products. It is also one of the most well-planned areas in the city. You will be glad to know that the developers of this housing scheme have paid close attention to every detail and made all the necessary facilities and amenities available for residents.
Living in Lahore’s DHA means you have access to schools and emergency facilities, ease of commute, recreational activities, commercial hubs, and all the necessities of life readily available near your abode.
Bahria Town, Lahore
The second position on our roundup of the top areas for real estate investment in Lahore is secured by the investment options in Bahria Town, Lahore – the epitome of perfection. This didn’t come as a surprise as Bahria Town is well-known for offering its residents a top-notch lifestyle. Thanks to its contemporary infrastructure, well-planned commercial areas, recreational facilities, this gated-community in Lahore continues to be one of the favourite choices for both investors as well as property hunters.
Further, Bahria Town Private Limited is extremely popular for hosting state-of-the-art schools and hospitals, which makes it an ideal locality for families with children. Considering all this, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the housing schemes developed by Bahria Town have always been bankable choices for both investors and property seekers in Lahore.
Raiwind Road, Lahore
As the data available on Zameen.com reads, Raiwind Road has also maintained its ranking as one of the best areas for real estate investment in Lahore.
Sitting at a peaceful location, away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, investment options on Raiwind Road mainly comprise low-cost housing schemes and affordable offerings. You can notice a number of developing societies situated along this road that are well-aligned with the most modern standards of lifestyle.
Islamabad might not be among the most populous cities of the country, but who doesn’t dream of a house in Pakistan’s greenest city? The international and national importance of this city cannot be emphasised enough since it is home to diplomats and hosts several international embassies. The city is also credited with running all the important operations in the country.
In addition to the greenery, it is also among the safest cities in Pakistan for both residential and investment purposes. Owing to the continuous and unwavering efforts of federal law enforcement agencies, Islamabad is also a family station for the United Nations (UN). Not to mention the time when the World Crime Index had issued a report, where the federal capital was marked safer than major cities of the world including Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, and London.
To answer your questions about the biggest hotspots of real estate investments in Islamabad, we will be taking a look at what the users have been searching on Zameen.com when it comes to the federal capital’s property market.
Best Communities for Real Estate Investment in Islamabad
You should consider investing in the areas mentioned below for investments that are almost 100% bankable:
- DHA Defence, Islamabad
- Gulberg, Islamabad
- Bahria Town, Islamabad
DHA Defence, Islamabad
DHA Defence ranks first on our list of the best areas for real estate investment in Islamabad. The project occupies a picture-perfect real estate on National Highway (N-5). The project is managed and maintained by the Defence Housing Authority of the city and needs no introduction.
Mostly known for its amenities, infrastructure, accessibility, and security, the properties in Islamabad’s Defence were the first to boast modern concepts of living. With community parks, playgrounds, international schools, and carpeted roads, the scheme offers completely safe and lucrative real estate units at competitive prices.
The next sub-area for real estate investment in Pakistan is Gulberg in Islamabad. Situated on the fringes of Islamabad Expressway, this housing scheme is a part of the recent development and expansion of the real estate sector in the city. The project features attractive packages for both buyers and investors.
Residential units in Gulberg host an excellent mix of international-standard amenities and affordable investment options. We can clearly see that the developers have gone to extreme lengths to ensure a modern lifestyle in this area with recreational offerings, a wide network of roads, clean and green spaces, and commute options.
Bahria Town, Islamabad
Shared between the twin cities, Bahria Town also makes it to our list of the best areas for real estate investment in Islamabad. The brain-child of Bahria Town Private Limited, this housing scheme doesn’t need a formal introduction to our readers.
We know for a fact that the housing schemes executed by the developer use every essential ingredient that is needed for a quality lifestyle. As such, educational institutions following international standards, preventative and emergency facilities, vigilant surveillance systems, ultra-modern architecture are few of the most highlighted ingredients of this neighbourhood.
Considering the beautiful mix of the amenities supplied to residents, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that properties in Bahria Town, Islamabad, are a perfect fit for individuals who are planning to acquire real estate in Pakistan.
This wraps up our post on the best areas for property investment in Pakistan in 2020. We have mentioned our top picks from the three main cities of the country and also given an overview of the investment options in each community. We will keep you posted with all the new changes and fluctuations, so bookmark this page and visit often. If you have further questions, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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