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Real Estate Prediction for the year 2023

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Real Estate Prediction : Real estate in Pakistan has always been one of the most prominent investments made by Pakistanis all across the globe. It has paid huge dividends over the years, for an uninformed investor real estate may only be making a maximum of 10% per annum. However, for the savvy, it is the best instrument to amass wealth. The year 2023 brings a lot of challenges for the real estate sector and it is imperative that we strictly follow our plans, to be successful. The real estate investments in the year 2023 are going to check your patience, temperament, and your ability to concentrate in the right direction.

The dynamics of investments in Pakistan real estate are changing and therefore we need to change our practices as well. In this article, we will find out the best real estate investment available in the year 2023 in Pakistan’s real estate sector.

Concluding 2022

The year 2022 was a challenging one for the real estate market in Pakistan. It kicked off with an increase in FBR valuation tables, and later, the government’s budget dictated the direction of the real estate market toward the construction sector. The then finance minister, Miftah Ismail, was unequivocal in snubbing unproductive and traditional real estate, such as plots, as a significant impediment to Pakistan’s economic growth.

The budget introduced three key changes that had a considerable impact on traditional real estate, including plots. Firstly, the time period for the capital gain tax was extended to six years. Secondly, rental deem tax was added to properties. Thirdly, filer withholding tax was raised from 1% to 2%, while non-filers saw an increase from 2% to 5%.

On the other hand, the construction sector only had a two-year capital gain tax period and was exempt from rental deem tax if rental income tax was paid. Unfortunately, despite these changes, some people refused to acknowledge the implications for the real estate market. Consequently, by the end of 2022, they were filled with regret for their lack of foresight.

Real Estate & Economic situation at the beginning of 2023

Expats have a unique opportunity to invest in Pakistan’s real estate market, especially with the availability of installment plans and ongoing construction projects at reduced prices.

According to transfer statistics from DHA City Karachi, there has been a 60% decrease in transfers. While areas primarily for end-users, such as Gulshan E Maymar , Scheme 33 have been relatively stable, most investment areas have faced challenges.

Despite the appreciation of the USD, which has nullified the gains made in plots and files, expats need not be entirely disappointed. The country has emerged from the threat of immediate economic default and received aid and loans amounting to 11 B USD from the government, with the IMF offering another bailout package soon. These developments provide a much-needed boost to the economy and a positive sign for investors.

This is why investing in construction projects catering to end-users is always the best way to hedge against rising prices and inflation. Our strategy has proved incredibly lucrative in 2022, a year when most individuals expected the real estate market to decline.

2023 Real Estate prediction

As we move into 2023, the real estate industry is poised to enter a critical phase. The lines have been drawn, and the stage is set for those who are willing to face reality and take proactive steps to stay ahead of the game.

Furthermore, history has shown us that election years are often marked by a slowdown in investment activity, making it even more crucial to approach the market strategically. In light of these challenges, we are dividing the real estate market into two distinct sectors to better prepare for the future.

The first sector is the investment-focused short-term trading area, which is primarily made up of plots and files. This sector is ideal for those who are looking for quick returns and are willing to take on a higher degree of risk.

The second sector is the end-use market, which encompasses construction and rental properties. This sector caters more to long-term investors who are looking for a stable and reliable income stream. By diversifying our approach and focusing on both these sectors, we can ensure that we are well-positioned to weather any changes in the market and stay ahead of the curve.

Sale/purchase of plots and files

It seems that trading plots and files in Pakistan’s real estate market are now a thing of the past. Although there may be a few areas that show some improvement, any short-term gains will likely be unsustainable. Based on the 2023 forecast for Pakistan’s real estate market, the prevailing investor sentiment towards this sector will be negative.

The government of Pakistan has made its stance clear on the matter and has actively discouraged investors from pursuing plots and files as an investment option in the 2022-23 budget. It’s expected that this trend will persist into the following year, and investment properties will suffer as a result.

However, for investors who are strategic and discerning, this could be excellent news. With prices undergoing correction, this presents a unique opportunity to enter the market and secure investments at lower prices. By seizing this opportunity, savvy investors can position themselves for long-term success and gain a significant advantage over those who fail to recognize the potential of the current market conditions.

Construction and real estate properties

This particular market is characterized as evergreen, meaning it is impervious to investor sentiment. This market thrives on genuine demand, which is expected to persist in 2023, rendering it a profitable venture. Moreover, the current circumstances of higher-than-usual inflation and PKR depreciation are likely to supplement the gains within this sector.

Expats have a unique advantage in this situation, as they can fully leverage the PKR depreciation by paying in USD. We recommend you invest in installment projects that yield rental income, as it minimizes the impact of PKR depreciation over time while enabling 100% capital gains on leverage.

According to calculations of real estate gurus, investing in an installment project results in approximately 20% less expenditure in USD. For instance, if one invests 70,000 USD in an apartment today, they will only pay 60,000 USD over a two or three-year installment period, as the Dollar is expected to appreciate during this time.

In Karachi, there are many projects that offer high returns but may be scams a lot, especially with new plot schemes. Therefore, it is essential to verify the legality of installment projects before investing in them



Gulshan-e-Maymar saw an increase of around 10 to 15 percent in 2022. The sale purchase activity was relatively slow throughout the year but prices didn’t see a significant decline as compared to the surrounding neighborhoods. Maymar is now an end-user vicinity and unlikely to suffer any major correction in 2023. Maymar is one of the best options to own a plot if you intend to build your home. Recently many reputable developers have announced a number of residential projects which are also a good option to invest in installment plans in Gulshan-e-Maymar.

Latest Prices of Gulshan e Maymar 


Taiser Town phase 1 and phase 2 have already seen a significant correction of around 30% but it’s still a feasible option for longer-term investment. if you’ve around 10 million in the capital, you can easily trade 10, or 12 files together. The best sectors of Taiser Town Karachi are 72,73,80,81,79,65,95,18. Also, commercial files of cottages are also recommended for investment purposes. With an economic budget, no society can compete Taiser Town in terms of prices.


Bahria Town faced hard times in 2022. We don’t see significant improvement in Bahria Market in 2023 as well. Bahria Town market is affected by the overall negative sentiments.

If you’re looking to make a long-term investment, it might be a good idea to invest in early precincts only.

Latest Prices of Bahria Town Karachi


Situated in close proximity to the M9, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, and the Northern Bypass, Scheme 33 is the city’s largest residential area, boasting almost 200 housing projects in various stages of development. Spanning over 26,000 acres, the area encompasses 54 sectors, making it one of the most extensive residential enclaves in the region. Scheme 33 has become highly sought after in recent times, experiencing a significant surge in demand, thanks to its outstanding amenities and facilities.

For investors seeking promising opportunities in this region, the hot cake investment options in Scheme 33 include Pir Ahmed Zaman, Pir Gul Hassan, Saadi Town, and Saadi Garden. These options are especially attractive for traders who are looking to make a profit in the short term, as they offer exceptional trading potential.


The garden city last saw a boom at the beginning of 2022 before the decline hit at the last of 2022. Still, Garden’s city blocks I, J, H, and G have a lot of potential for 120 sq yards. You can find a good plot ideally in the range of 2 to 3 million with the potential of giving 10% profit by the end of this year.

Other Cities Year 2023 Pakistan real estate forecast

DHA Gujranwala:

The balloting process for DHA Gujranwala did not lead to any significant surge in property prices, which still hover around the one crore mark, making them a viable investment option for those willing to wait for a period of 2 to 3 years.

My primary focus for investment remains on residential plots and main commercial areas located near the GT road. For those with patience, this could be an opportune moment to invest in DHA Gujranwala. Alternatively, one may choose to wait until 2023 has passed to make a more informed decision about whether or not to invest.

DHA Multan

Based on the Pakistan real estate forecast for 2023, it is evident that DHA Multan has made significant progress in terms of development, surpassing DHA Gujranwala. In addition, the prices in DHA Multan have undergone a correction of 20 to 30%, making it a viable option for potential investors.

For expatriates looking to invest in real estate using USD, DHA Multan presents a secure opportunity without the fear of depreciation. However, it is essential to note that for this investment to yield returns, minimum tenure of two years should be factored into the plan.

Furthermore, it is important to consider that the real estate market is subject to fluctuations, and therefore, careful analysis and a long-term perspective are crucial when making investment decisions. By evaluating the market trends and adopting a patient approach, investors can maximize their returns and mitigate risks in the dynamic real estate landscape of Pakistan

DHA Quetta

According to the current situation, DHA Quetta appears to be a promising opportunity for investment. Despite the recent balloting and low prices, caution is advised when considering this investment. To maximize returns, it is recommended to hold onto the property for a minimum of 5 years and focus on a long-term strategy. Due to the unpredictable nature of speculative bubbles, it is essential to exercise patience and wait for the market to stabilize before making any hasty decisions.

Real Estate prediction for 2023

The real estate market in Pakistan for the year 2023 offers a variety of investment opportunities, but it’s important to consider the current market trends and forecasts before making any decisions.

Rental properties, including commercials, high-rise apartments, and offices, are predicted to offer the best investment opportunities for the year 2023. Investors should focus on rental properties as they offer consistent returns and provide a good source of passive income.

If investing in plots and files, it is recommended to have a long-term perspective to achieve a positive return on investment. Speculative trading in plots and files should be avoided as the sector is under pressure, and unpredictability surrounds this area of investment.

For Expats, now is the right time to invest in real estate, as the USD is higher, and the real estate market is experiencing a downturn. Expats should take advantage of this situation and invest in rental properties or installment projects for the best returns in capital gains and rental income.

In summary, investors, whether locals or Expats, should focus on rental properties, and those who want to invest in plots and files should have a long-term perspective. Investing in installment projects is also a good option for those looking for higher returns in capital gains and rental income.

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