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Where To Invest in Bahria Town Karachi ?

Bahria Town Karachi is one of the hottest properties in Karachi right now. We have covered the different paths that investors should take when it comes to this project, and now I want to tell genuine buyers how they should go about investing in the project.

Choosing between apartments and houses

Bahria Town is perhaps the cheapest locality in Karachi if you want to buy a house. This might be an indicator to some that houses here are higher in demand than apartments. Surprisingly, this is not true. I have learnt that there is no big difference in the number of people eyeing homes in Bahria Town Karachi, when compared to people looking at apartments. This balance in demand is also reflected in the averaging asking price, which continues to fare strong for both categories.

Popular precincts among genuine buyers

Genuine buyers who have the resources ready for immediate purchase do not invest in projects and developments that aren’t on ground, or ones that don’t offer possession. Predictability, precincts where property possession has been granted by Bahria Town are more in demand, and higher on the buying list.

This includes Precinct 1, also known as the Overseas Block, Precinct 4, Precinct 6, Precinct 10, Precinct 11, Precinct 12, also known as Ali Block, and Quaid Villas.

The fact that many buyers with varying budgets are tempted to buy property here says a lot about the quality and range of lifestyle amenities that the project offers.

A look at rates

Precinct 1

Precinct 1 or Overseas Block is located close to the Jamia Masid and it features 250 and 500 square yard plots. At the moment, many families live here, and many more are constructing their houses. The average market rate of these plots is many times higher than the launching price offered on instalments.

Plot Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
250 square yard PR 3,600,000 PKR 6,500,000 – PKR 7,000,000 PKR 10,350,000
500 square yard PKR 5,800,000 PKR 7,500,000 – PKR 8,000,000 PKR 13,550,000

Bahria Apartments

Possession for Bahria Town Apartments is available in Tower 1, 2, 3 and 5. These apartments are also known as old 2-bedroom apartments because they were one of the oldest booking done by Bahria Town in its Karachi’s project. Since the options available in Bahria Town apartment are limited, the average market rate is now much higher than the booking price.

Apartment Type Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
2-bedroom PR 2,200,000 PKR 3,800,000 – PKR 4,000,000 PKR 6,100,000

Precinct 4

It only features 500-square yard plots. The asking profit on these plots is so far the highest among all BTK projects in Karachi, where property possession has been granted. This precinct is located close to the Grand Jamia Masjid. Compare the market rates of these plots with that of same sized plots in posh and central areas of Karachi, and you will learn that prices here are more reasonable.

Plot Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
500 square yard PR 5,500,000 PKR 8,000,000 – PKR 8,500,000 PKR 13,750,000

Precinct 6

Like Precinct 4, this area also lies near the Grand Jamia Masjid. The developer has ensured that the area surrounding Jamia Masjid is ready for possession on time to allow people to benefit from this facility. This precinct features 250-square yards and 500-square yards residential plots. The asking profit of 250-square yard plots is higher than that of 500 square-yard options.

Plot Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
250 square yard PR 2,800,000 PKR 4,000,000 – PKR 4,500,000 PKR 7,050,000
500 square yard PKR 4,500,000 PKR 6,000,000 – PKR 6,500,000 PKR 10,750,000

Precinct 12

The only block that exclusively features 5-marla residential plots with possession, is Precinct 12 – also known as Ali Bock. It is fairly popular among end users. At the moment, and compared to property rates in other blocks, market rates here seems reasonable.

Plot Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
125 square yard PR 3,000,000 PKR 1,000,000 – PKR 1,500,000 PKR 4,250,000

Quaid Villas

This block features ready-made villas ranging from 125 square yards and 250 square yards. Possession for this block was granted recently. The asking profit on these villas is almost equal to the launching rate.

Villa Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
125 square yard PR 4,200,000 PKR 4,000,000 – PKR 4,200,000 PKR 8,300,000
200 square yard PKR 7,500,000 PKR 7,000,000 – PKR 7,500,000 PKR 14,750,000

Precinct 10

Possession for 200 square yard villas has been granted by Bahria Town in this block. The asking price, which is now much higher than what it was when the villas were launched, is proof that these homes enjoy sound demand in the market. Looking at the construction quality of these units, the current market price does not seem like it is too high.

Villa Size Launching Rate   Asking Profit Average Market Rate
200 square yard PR 4,500,000   PKR 5,000,000 – PKR 5,500,000 PKR 9,750,000

Precinct 11

Property possession for 125 square yard villas has been offered here. Like 200 square yard villas in Precinct 10, the market demand for these villas is high. At an average rate of over PKR 8,500,000, their asking price is comparatively higher.

Villa Size Launching Rate Asking Profit Average Market Rate
125 square yard PR 4,200,000 PKR 4,500,000 – PKR 5,000,000 PKR 8,950,000

Which Precinct to pick?

Genuine buyers are more interested in buying plots, villas or apartments that boast better locations. By better we mean those closer to the society’s main entrance on the Super Highway, as well as the active commercial and recreational facilities. In addition, blocks enjoying higher occupancy rates also end up being the preferred places to buy homes and plots.

In this context, most genuine buyers find Precinct 1 and 4 more appropriate for the lifestyle standard they wish to experience in Bahria Town Karachi. If you have any further questions or queries, let me know through your comments.

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Update on Bahria Town’s tussle with LRR

Things are heating up for Bahria Town. On July 14, a single-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) vacated Bahria Town’s stay on Lahore Ring Road (LRR)’s eight-kilometre Southern Loop-III (SL-III), according to news sources. Yesterday, this verdict was overturned by a two-member bench on Bahria Town’s request.

Bahria Town’s stance is that the land for LRR’s SL-III has been acquired in an illegal manner, which affects the lives of 300 families whose property falls on this route. The two-member bench instructed the Punjab Government to submit an answer by July 24.

The development giant petitioned the LHC in January last year. It pleaded that the new route was passing through land that it legally owns. The Punjab government on the other hand responded that the route was finalised in 2008 – Bahria Town began developing after this and not before.

The Punjab Government’s council also claimed that the road’s final route was in the developer’s notice. According to him, the construction done by Bahria Town is also illegal because the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) did not issue approvals for its scheme or map.

Subject to the court’s decision, LRR’s SL-III could be completed in five to six months. Commenting on the single-member bench’s ruling given on July 14, Bahria Town’s counsel said that the decision was given without hearing their arguments. He also said that Bahria Town planned to challenge the decision in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Bahria Town reportedly purchased around 656 kanals of land, which the Punjab Government intended to acquire for LRR’s SL-III. Not just this, the government’s council also claimed that the developer knew that there were chances of the land being compromised due to LRR’s expansion. According to news sources, around 71 houses and a total of seven plazas fall in the LRR’s route, for which the Punjab government issued a two-day evacuation deadline on Friday.

Bahria Town CEO Malik Riaz’s in a statement said that he will not let his society, or those who own property there, face any compromising situation. According to our sources, Bahria Town has bought back property from investors on the market rates, and promised plot owners alternate plots in the society.

Now the question is about meeting the loss that Bahria Town is expected to face because of the units that were already built in the area. According to a news source, Bahria Town also recently participated in bidding for LRR’s southern loop.

With the new ruling, the Punjab government cannot carry out any operation against the already constructed property lying in LRR’s route. However, this is not the end of the case and it will continue to twist and turn in the future as well. The Punjab government planned to inaugurate the new route by August this year, but it remains to be seen if this will be the case.

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Detail About Each Block of Bahria Enclave, Islamabad

Bahria Enclave is one of the few housing societies in Islamabad where the real estate business continues to flourish despite the slow activity otherwise seen during Ramazan. This is primarily due to the ongoing rapid development of several sectors there.

If you, too, have been looking to purchase property in Bahria Enclave, this article will give you a brief account of the development status of each block.

Sector A

It is the most developed and, thus, the most valuable sector of Bahria Enclave. Several commercial and civic facilities are up and running here, making it the ideal place to live in. Due to its location right at the main entrance of Bahria Enclave, and the fact that it is 100% developed and possession has been handed over to 95% of the respective plot owners, many end users prefer buying property there.

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The economical 10-marla plots do not have the best of locations because of nearby settlements in the area. Moreover, land here is so deep that it needs to be filled and levelled to the ground. On the other hand, about 70% of the 1-kanal plots enjoy good locations and are at the road level. So when buying plots there, watch out for deeper plots as the construction cost for such plots is always higher.

Plot Size Price Range
10-Marla PKR 9,500,000 – PKR 12,000,000
1-Kanal PKR 15,000,000 – PKR 18,000,000

Sector B

Unlike Sector A, Sector B also has 5- and 8-marla plots along with the 10-marla and 1-kanal plot categories. The sector faces a village and a large chunk of land here is lower than the ground level. About 95% of the land is available for possession here.

In this sector, the location of 5-marla plots is comparatively better, which explains their high market price. On the other hand, development on the area that features 8-marla plots is currently in process; these plots are lower than the road level and thus aren’t that attractive for investment. A similar situation haunts the areas that feature 10-marla and 1-kanal plots. Some 1-kanal plots here also face litigation issues.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 5,000,000 – PKR 5,500,000
8-Marla PKR 6,000,000 – PKR 6,500,000
10-Marla PKR 7,000,000 – PKR 7,500,000
1-Kanal PKR 13,500,000 – PKR 14,500,000

Sector C

Sector C is seen as a prime area in Bahria Enclave and it also includes Sector C-1, C-2 and C-3. Some of the most expensive plots of Bahria Enclave are located in Sector C and it mostly attracts end users. Ninety percent of plots here are available for possession.

Plot Size Price Range
10-Marla PKR 7,500,000 – PKR 9,500,000
1-Kanal PKR 16,500,000 – PKR 20,000,000
2-Kanal PKR  30,000,000 – PKR 35,000,000

Sector E

The location and dynamics of Sector E can be compared with that of Sector B and it only features 1-kanal plots. Despite being located near the society entrance right next to Sector A, it doesn’t really attract investors as many plots there are lower than the ground level. This sector is 50% developed, possession for which has been granted. At the moment, around 10 families live there.

Plot Size Price Range
1-Kanal PKR  12,000,000 – PKR 13,000,000

Sector F & F-1

Sector F lie atop a hill, on the bank of the road that connects Bahria Enclave’s Civic Centre with Sector C. However, its location isn’t very attractive as it is surrounded by a village, a small jungle, and is relatively far from commercial attractions. Sector F features 10-marla and 1-kanal plots. Pace of development work here is rather slow since development work on the rocky hill is definitely not an easy job. Possession of property in Sectors F hasn’t been granted.

Plot Size Price Range
10-Marla PKR 6,000,000 – PKR 7,000,000
1-Kanal PKR  12,000,000 – PKR 13,000,000

Sector F-1 is located at the slop of the hill and it features 5 and 10 marla plots. Among all sectors in Bahria Enclave, Sector F-1 is perhaps worst in terms of plot depth and location. Since many plots in Sector F-1 are much lower than the road level, making an investment here is not recommended. Nonetheless, development work is progressing while property possession hasn’t been granted yet.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 2,700,000 – PKR 3,000,000
8-Marla PKR 4,000,000 – 4,500,000
10-Marla PKR 4,800,000 – 5,000,000

Sector G

Sector G enjoys a good location as the land here has no depth issues. About 35 houses have already been built here. Moreover, as plot possession was delivered recently, property rates have seen a decent rise. In addition to that, commercial plots have also been launched in Sector G – a category that offers good premium at the moment. Please note, property possession for all plots is available here.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 3,500,000 – PKR 3,700,000
8-Marla PKR 6,000,000 – PKR 6,500,000
10-Marla PKR  7,500,000 – PKR 8,000,000

Sector H

Sector H features 5-marla residential plots and possession for 70% of plots is available. Many builders and contractors have started construction of houses. Moreover, commercial plots are also seeing a constant rise in demand. In addition, some developers are also looking to launch there commercial projects in Sector H soon. Please note, 100% property possession has been granted for this block.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 3,500,000 – PKR 5,500,000

Sector I

A huge area in Sector I has been filled since these plots are lower than the ground level. It mostly features 5-marla plots, other options include 8- and 10-marla plots. Some litigation issues also prevail in this block. In addition, property possession of 70% area has been granted while the remaining 30% land is in litigation.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 2,700,000 – PKR 3,500,000
8-Marla PKR 5,000,000 – PKR 5,500,000
10-Marla PKR  6,000,000 – PKR 7,500,000

Sector J

Sector J enjoys a good location, facing the Civic Centre, which is why demand for plots here is high. The lanes featuring 10-marla plots have already been developed, with possession available. On the other hand, development work in the area featuring 8-marla plots hasn’t begun yet. Possession for 90% land has been granted here.

Plot Size Price Range
8-Marla PKR 3,800,000 – PKR 4,300,000
10-Marla PKR 7,500,000 – PKR 8,000,000

Sector K

The location of Sector K is great as it faces the site reserved for construction of Bahria Town’s Chairman’s villa in Sector L. One kanal plots here are high in demand but it has been a while since K block’s property unit entered the market for sale. The possession status of this block is still unclear because no plot here has gone up for sale in the market.

Plot Size Price Range
1-Kanal PKR 15,000,000 – PKR 16,000,000

Sector L

Sector L features 1-kanal plots only and they are located on the road that leads to the Chairman’s Villa. These plots belong to high profile folks and despite the fact that development work hasn’t begun, their average market rate is already high. At the moment, none of these plots are available for sale in the market. In terms of possession, the situation here is similar to that of Sector K.

Plot Size Price Range
1-Kanal PKR 14,000,000 – PKR 15,000,000

Sector M

Sector M has a direct access from Simly Dam Road. With Bahria Town’s City Centre – a commercial project – under construction in this block, Sector M has great potential. Please note, Bahria Town has not started marketing City Centre yet.

Recently, Bahria Town announced possession for some 200 10-marla residential plots to a builder who is constructing Sunset Homes here. Due to this announcement of possession, for which Bahria Town completed the development on an urgent basis, the average market rate has gone up. Moreover, partial possession has been granted here.

Plot Size Price Range
10-Marla PKR 5,500,000 – PKR 6,000,000
1-Kanal PKR 12,000,000 – PKR 14,000,000

Sector N

It is one of the most popular sectors in Bahria Town. It offers great view of the surrounding Murree and Margalla Hills. Land here is also solid, which means Sector N’s plot come without a landfill. This block only features 5-, 8- and 10-marla plots. Among these plots, 10-marla ones are especially good in terms of location.

Looking at the pace of development here, the developer could offer possession by the end of this year. In addition, the block is also connected to Sector M. Any property up for sale here generates a quick response from end users.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 3,200,000 – PKR 4,200,000
8-Marla PKR 5,200,000 – PKR 5,500,000
10-Marla PKR 8,000,000 – PKR 9,000,000

Sector O

Reportedly, Bahria Town has acquired land for Sector O – which was previously under litigation – but hasn’t started development work there. The block features 5- and 8-marla plots. Property possession hasn’t been granted there.

Plot Size Price Range
5-Marla PKR 2,800,000 – PKR 3,000,000
8-Marla PKR 3,500,000 – PKR 4,000,000

Block P

Block P has an active stone crushing site and the plots launched here some time ago were cancelled later by the developer. These plots were adjusted in other blocks. It is rumoured that Bahria Town will acquire more land beyond this sector and launch another layout plan for this block. In other words, property possession is not available here.

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