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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 genuine buyers with white money.

Pakistan Real Estate Forecast 2019


  1. AoA. Please advise on future trend in Gulberg Residencia, Islamabad. I have 1800sqf plot in L block. Is it wise to keep plot or sell it now as prices are approx 3.8m to 4m. Thank you

    • A Khan
      Although chances are high of property price fall buy Gulberg Residecnia is a good projects. It has top located of Islamabad Expressway. And prices are under 50 lac. So prices will not fall. So keep it if you want and even can sell it.

  2. nasir mehmood

    on said  

    Need your advise mumtaz city near new islamabad airport is good for investment? current cost of 5 marla plots are 35 to 42 lakh.or any other society for investment.

    • Nasir Mehmood
      Mumtaz City is a good investment because its near to New Islamabad International Airport and prices are less than 50 LAC. As non filers can’t buy property worth 50 LAC or more.
      So Mumtaz City plots will retain the prices.

    • Mrs. sharif
      From 1 July 2018 Bahria enclave and real eatate sector all over Pakistan will face the biggeat crisis
      1- source of income
      2- Sellers will find it difficult to buyers with white money or filer buyers
      1- property worth less than 5 million will perform better due to good demand
      2- property worth more than 5 million will be hit harder as you will see decrease in buyers. so prices of luxury properties will crash more.

    • Mrs Khan
      Scheme 45 is located near to M-9 & M-10 / Hyderabad-Karachi Motorway and Northern Bypass. Gulshan E Aisha is also located nearby. These roads will be used for CPEC. Government has planned many development projects on both sides of Northern Bypass. Prices are also affordable. You can invest there. But keep in mind that good profits will be earned only if you invest for long time period like 3-5 years.

  3. Mrs khan

    on said  

    Need ur suggestion about best housing scheme in karachi.
    Also Wana know about scheme 45 plots. especially gulsha e ayesha

  4. Hafeez Sohail

    on said  

    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.


    • Zahid Ali
      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.

  5. Hafeez Sohail

    on said  

    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.

    • 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.


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