Expert Interview: Imran Malik, Executive Director of The Address Islamabad

15/11/2018

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Real estate sector in Pakistan is an investment heaven for pro investors (having a portfolio) and genuine buyers alike. Simultaneously, it is a source of livelihood for numerous people connected directly or indirectly. Out of all major cities, Islamabad real estate market always proves to be most rewarding due to its modern infrastructure, high quality civic amenities and state ...

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Pakistan Housing Finance to Become More Accessible

08/11/2018

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Having your own roof is not something luxury but considers as a fundamental need, whose provision ensures a minimum standard of welfare for every human being. Therefore, it has been recognized through the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and been reaffirmed at the 1996 UN Habitat Conference through the "Adequate Shelter for All" slogan. However, in the context of ...

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PMRC to Provide Banks Long-term Housing Finance

07/11/2018

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Newly established Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC) has devised a plan to provide banks with long-term financing option at fixed rates to promote housing finance. According to a spokesperson of PMRC, the availability of long-term funds would mitigate credit and maturity mismatch risks for banks.

The officials have decided to set up PMRC along the lines of mortgage ...

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Mortgage Financing in Pakistan - A Long Way to Go

06/11/2018

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If we see Pakistani nation in a broad-spectrum, we will get to know that people are likely to pay huge sum in form of monthly rent than to put up collateral against which they can mortgage a home. It is because of the innate fear of losing everything you own due to bank loan and not just few ...

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Finding the Right Buyers for Your Property

05/11/2018

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"Cash is king" in every kind of transaction but it becomes more important in real estate sector. When it comes to selling our property to the buyers, we all tend to find cash buyers, who can pay lump sum amount for our asset. Sellers also give favours to cash buyers due to huge benefits entailed with cash buying. And ...

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Why is Home Inspection so Important?

02/11/2018

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Buying your own home? Isn't it exciting? It definitely is. Therefore, it is easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a new home and forget to make important decision regarding home inspection before handing over the final cheque.

Majority of home buyers skip this point considering it an expensive step but experts consider home inspection ...

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What Happens When You Over-value Your Property?

01/11/2018

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Everyone wants to sell his property for profit and gets the highest price possible because no wants to bear the loss. Everyone has different approach to get the most of his investment but most of the people overvalue their property. Obviously, it is your property and your emotions are attached to it, which leads them to think their home ...

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Ideas to Upgrade Your Courtyard

06/11/2018

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Courtyards are private outdoor spaces enclosed by walls or fence - positioned either in the front, on the side or in the back of your home. No matter, how large or small your courtyard is but it is a perfect place for entertaining and relaxing. Everyone may not have access to your bedrooms but many will see your home' ...

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Moving into a New Home? Don't Do these Things!

08/11/2018

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What could be more exciting than living in your own home, painting the walls the way you want, not being worried about the rental cheque and upgrading from being tenant to the home owner? All of you will definitely say that there is nothing more exciting and elating than turning the key in a lock of your home. Getting ...

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Government Reinstates Ban on Non-Filers' Purchase of Property

08/11/2018

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The Federal Government of Pakistan has again banned the non-filers of tax returns from purchasing property. The ban was lifted to facilitate the investment sector but general public criticised it. On the contrary, it is also true that the real estate sector had been struggling hard due to government' s condition that had prohibited non-filers of income tax returns ...

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