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Pakistan Real Estate Market Analysis 2018

Pakistan Real Estate Market Analysis 2018

Real estate has outperformed all other sectors since 2001. Reality sector was booming until the first half of 2017. But Panama Case Decision has totally crashed the property market. This correction was long overdue as prices were highly unaffordable. Here is the Pakistan Real Estate Market Analysis 2018 Trends.

Property price trends

The high property prices in Pakistan were just due to the huge influx of black money in real estate sector. Property prices are falling due to the ruthless crackdown on black money. Already property prices are 25% down from the peak in the first half of 2017. Prices are crashing fast in the areas where speculation was very high.

Behavior of buyers & sellers

Now it’s the buyer’s market as properties are more than the buyers. Buyers are waiting for the prices to be bottomed out so that they can buy cheap properties. But on the other hand, sellers are desperate to find the buyers so that they can minimize the losses. But it’s hard to find the people with white money to buy expensive properties.

Situation of estate agents & developers

Situation of estate agents is very bad as their income has been slashed due to the low transactions. Many estate agents have closed their offices as they cannot afford the expenses. Similarly, developers have sustained huge losses as their projects are unsold. Developers are trying to sell the projects at loss but still no buyers.

What’s next?

The property crash will take many months to complete. When prices will bottom out, we will see 35-50% price decline followed by many years of stagnation. Without black money it’s the affordability crisis as honest tax payers have low purchasing power. So price fall will continue to the level where properties are affordable for the genuine buyers with white money.

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(8) Comments

  1. Hafeez Sohail

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    Sir, Al Hafeez Garden Phase to status is in pending stage as advised by one LDA person, may be relates with other societies.

    Please advise me the future of al hafeez properties from 2008 to 2 years later in 2020 for investment purposes.

    Regards,

    Reply
    • Zahid Ali
      Interesting.
      Firstly realtors have admitted that prices are falling and transactions are record low as compared to 2016.
      Secondly it’s too little and too late.
      Why it will not help?
      Real problem is not taxes. Real problem is the crackdown on black money. Pakistan reality sector was used to whiten the black money.
      Black money is now out so prices are falling.
      TAXES HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LOW TRANSACTIONS OR PROPERTY PRICES.

      Reply
  2. Hafeez Sohail

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    Sir, I am waiting to buy a plot in alhafeez garden phase 2 canal bank near sozu water park Lahore from 4 months to see the price fall as advise by Ghar47 but still the developer price is same. please advise further.

    Reply
    • Hafeez Sohail
      Prices are falling but price fall is not same everywhere. Some ares are witnessing big price fall whereas other just the stagnation.
      Currency devaluation by 10% in 4 months and inflation of last 2 years is also the price fall.
      If you want to buy plot in AL Hafeez Garden just buy it but ask FBR about it’s status. FRB has declared 200 housing schemes illegal in Lahore.

      Reply

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