Investing in Gwadar is not simple and interesting as in any other part of Pakistan. There are a number of reasons to support this fact and one of the basic reasons that make the real estate investment in Gwadar a bit critical is that it has just started its journey. Although sprouting at the moment, the city is soon expected to be the leading international port city of Pakistan. Talking about the about all the potential the Gwadar port city project seems to be opening doors of amazing opportunities and filling up all the needs of international trading in Pakistan.
For all the said reasons the city seems to be transforming the infrastructure and giving a hope to many investors who are looking forward to earn some big amount in the coming years.
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With all the potential, Gwadar port city is offering something that was never offered in Pakistan’s real estate market before. Thus we can see a number of potential challenges in this case as well. For this reason, we can clearly say that the Gwadar city investment is not same as of buying land in any other part of Pakistan. There is no such thing as earning quick gains.
According to the experts, the investors who are willing to invest in Gwadar must know that it will take many years to get what they are looking for or what they have been promised with. The process of earning ROI (return on investment) is a long-term deal. However, seeing occasional gains is another thing and is something that can be seen in many other projects in the pipeline. Also one cannot predict any specific pattern in this regard.
The experts also recommend that investors for Gwadar must not have any misconceptions or false assumptions about their investment duration in the port city or should not fall for any fake promises.Thus, investors who are buying lands for profits must not fall for fake and unreliable sources including agents and developers etc. Investing in open and bigger lands that are bound to increase their value is better than buying smaller pieces of land at higher rates. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about buying and selling real estate that is must to keep in mind while buying a land in the Gwadar.
Big is Best Size
The parts of the Port city, located far from the old town is not a preferred place for the buyers as there are no lands smallest than an acre in these areas. This is better when you have an open land owned by any local party and not by the government. The reason for this trend is the fact that the land owners have many acres of lands and from which only a part of the property lies on the road that are marked to become spacious and wide. These connecting roads are the real value of for the land owners.
In such cases, selling small pieces of lands is a bad idea and can earn limited or no benefits to the land owners. Selling smaller chunks facing the road will decrease the value of land that is a bit far from the roads and thus it can be a bad deal to sale the lands in smaller bits. For the said reason the buyers are left with no choice to sell bigger areas that, in some case is bigger than 50 acres.
However, if you are looking to buy a small piece of land in the Gwadar Port City, you must look for the areas that are a far from the main road. At times it has been found that the smaller lands are of expensive as compare to that of the bigger plots. Thus the choice is completely on your preferences for investment and your priorities.
As stated by the GDA (Gwadar Development Authority) the buyers’ need to verify their NOC issues for any specific project they are willing to invest it. This is of great importance as many of the land owners have sold their properties without having necessary approvals from the GDA.
While buying any open land, the buyers must also make sure that the land is available for resale. The GDA, in many parts of Gwadar, had banned the transfer of property. Thus the buyers must make sure that they are not scammed by paying for any such property.
The GDA recommends that when you are about to pay the token or advance money for the land you want to acquire, you must share the information in the newspaper or ask the GDA authorities if they have any issues with the land or not. Also, check if the land is available for sale/resale and authority transfer or not. Once you find that the land is safe for further proceeding, you can take an official with you and mark the land.
It is also recommended to the buyers to mark the area before closing the deal for buying this land. There are chances that during the process you find that the land is disputed. In any such case you must not proceed with paying the remaining amount until the matter is sorted out completely.
Ground Realities vs. Claims:
A most important ground reality is that no commercial or residential property in Gwadar is developing at a fast pace. The developers at Gwadar have no long-run plans or any clear time-frame for the completion of the projects. So if anyone says that the project will be executed and will be set to earn benefits in few years, they are probably lying. Even for a residential property buying, it is important to keep in mind that there would be need of a time frame of almost 5 years to complete the project. There can be some projects that would not be available for buyer’s complete possession even after 5 years. Thus important is to do a complete check and invest in the societies that are supported by reliable sources.
Where Should You Invest?
In a single line we can say that the decision depends on your priorities. It depends on your budget and you’re short as well as long run goals with this investment. However, here are some of the most appreciated investment areas that you may consider:
The Sanghar Housing Scheme is a fast, secure and well regulated society that comes with no legal complications. It is also a unique location of the Gwadar Port City. The scheme offers both residential and commercial plots that are a perfect choice for all kinds of mega projects like shopping malls and others.
The Naval Anchorage Gwadar is the best option for you if you are looking for a land approved by the Gwadar Development Authority, a gated community for your family settlement. The housing society is located right on the pinpoint of Rakshan Avenu and the Coastal Highway. The community is offered with a wide range of self-sustaining amenities for the residents and up to mark the health care facilities. You can also find a range of schools, colleges and universities to process your living in a better way.
The Airport Road Commercials is another perfect choice where the commercial activities are present even today. However there are some legal issues and minor irregularities in operations because of which it stands after the Sanghar Housing Scheme.
The Marine Drive Commercials is the next in the list of most preferred housing schemes. It will also be developing as a commercial hub soon after the airport. There is not any commercial activity at the location currently and there are some irregularities in the sale purchase process of land in this area.
The Jinnah Avenue Commercials and New Town Society are also reliable options with better profit opportunities in coming years. However, important is to visit the sites personally rather than just depending on the 3D images or any videos about the locations you are willing to invest it.
Working on ground realities can help the investors to make better decisions and make a deal that looks real. Investment in the Gwadar City is something that needs a lot of persistence and tolerance before it returns you amazing sum of benefits and earning opportunities. Remember, those who have the long run motive can earn the maximum reward.