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Factors to Consider While Investing in Real Estate for First Time

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The real estate market in Pakistan is growing continuously since the start of this year as it is offering great profits and huge ROI. Many people are investing in real estate to earn this profits and ROI. Investors are easily getting their investment double by investing in real estate and waiting for a little time. Investment in real estate is a smart decision right now in our country.

Factors to Consider While Investing in Real Estate

As the investors are increasing, both residential and commercial sectors of the real estate are increasing. Many residential societies have emerged in the short period of 6 months to 1 year outside the cities. Due to being away from the city, commercials are also offered in these societies.

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The people who are investing for a long time knows how to invest and what factors to consider while investing. But the new investors often get confused in the large options for investments. This blog will help the new investors to look for the factors to consider while investing in real estate for first time.

Following are some main factors to consider while investing in real estate for first time.

  • Location
  • Approved by development authorities
  • Layout Plan
  • Available Amenities
  • Payment Plans
  • Taxes
  • Future Prospects of investing

These points make it much easier for the investor for making the investment decision in a project.


The location of the property is very important for investment. This will be the one of the biggest and toughest decision for the new investors. A good location for your property means that it is easily accessible from different areas in the surroundings, has low crime rate, and people can easily come and go from that area due to good road infrastructure.

A good location decides the future of your property. For example, investment in commercials should be done only where there are great markets or is the city center. This investment will be costly but will give instant ROI to the investors. Investment in residential properties can be done by the investors in both residential and commercial sector. The rental income from your property will fall into commercial sector here. In the same way as commercial sector investment, investment in the residential properties should be also done in a good location which are easily accessible and located in a peaceful locations. Residential properties should not be on the main roads as it will constantly be noisy and the environment will be polluted too.

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In short, the investors should consider the location of the property they are going to invest in.

Approved by development authorities:

Investors should consider only those properties which are approved by the development authorities such as LDA Approved or the properties about which they certainly know that it will become LDA Approved in a short time period.

Every area has different development authority that is a government body and looks for the development happening in an area i.e. for Lahore, the development authority is Lahore Development Authority or LDA. Properties approved by the development authorities of the city provide prove that this property is completely legal and investors can easily invest here without any doubts.

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For a society or property to be approved by its development authority, that society needs to approve its map, layout plan, basic amenities for living (electricity, gas, water, sewerage) are added in the plan for approvals.

Recently, Sector D Bahria Town Lahore has become LDA Approved and is now completely legal for investment.

Layout Plan:

Before investing in any property, the layout and area of the society should be looked at. The layout plan and area of the society indicate a lot of things before investment. The larger the area, more amenities and facilities will be provided into the society such as parks, green belts, commercials, schools, hospitals etc. can only be the part of the societies which have a large area. The society chosen for investment should be more than at least 10 Kanal.

Available Amenities:

Just like the layout and area of the society, investors should look for the amenities a society has promised for the future residents and commercials. The basic amenities for living (electricity, gas, water, sewerage) and facilities like parks, green belts, commercials, schools, hospitals, water filter, wide roads, gated community, and most important security system should be the bare minimum for the investor in this era.

Payment Plans:

Investors should make sure a number of things while looking at the payment plans of the property.

  • Investors should make sure that the property they are investing in should have disclosed all the payments and no hidden charges are present in the payment plan.
  • Down payments of at least 15 % to 25 % should be agreed upon. The lower rates result into large installments which make the investment difficult. So large down payments should be preferred.
  • The down payment amount should be available with you at the moment of investment.
  • The installment plans should be preferred in the case of low budget and installment plan of at least 1 year should be preferred.
  • If investors have a low budget at the very start, it is not necessary to invest in a luxurious property. Low cost properties can also provide great returns.


Before investment, the investors should completely know about the taxes that will be applicable on his property in the future such as property tax, income tax etc.

The investor should know for how long he is going to keep the property in his name and how much taxes will be applicable on the property regardless of the fact that the property is residential or commercial.

Future Prospects of Investing

The main factor to consider after the location of the property is that what are the future prospects of investing in that property? Investors sometime invest in the properties where the prices do not increase or lower down than the paid amount for the property, creating a loss for the investors. Investors should invest in a property that can provide profits if sold in the future.

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The investors should first look for the gains that he can get by investing in that property. The location will affect the future of the properties for example, the property in Bahria Town will always will be more valuable than the properties in some other area where there is no facilities at all.

Considering these factors of the property, investors can easily find an investment opportunity that delivers unmatched dividends and is a golden opportunity indeed.

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For booking a property that deliver you great future prospects, you can contact Pakistan Property Services. We provide you better consultations for your real estate matters regarding Bahria Town projects being the authorized dealers. For further information, you can also visit our YouTube channel where we update regularly to get to know about the new trends in real estate market of Pakistan.

Projects We Deal in:

Many residential and commercial societies in Pakistan are evaluated carefully to help our clients make the better decision. Pakistan Property Services helps the clients invest in projects with good prospects that depend upon the parent company, developers, location, payment plan, amenities they can have in the desired project.


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We can see that the Pakistan Real Estate Forecast 2021 suggests investing more in this market as it promises a huge profit in the coming future. The investors should purchase the properties at a low rate so that they can earn more by selling it once the rates are good enough.

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