Umer Zahid


How to Increase Your Property’s Value

How to Increase Your Property’s Value

August 5, 2022

Most investors use the buy-and-hold strategy to get a return on investment. However, there are also many other ways to increase a property's value.  In order to boost the value beyond the standard appreciation of a property, Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal, has shared some tips below.   Increasing Your[...]
The Impact of DC Valuation on Real Estate Market

DC Valuation: The Impact on Real Estate Market

August 4, 2022

With rising uncertainty in the stock and bond markets, more people have started to invest in real estate as it is less volatile and offers a higher return on investment. On the other hand, some are still reluctant to invest in this sector due to flawed government policies. One such[...]
Best Countries to Invest in Real Estate

Best Countries to Invest in Real Estate

August 3, 2022

Given the current global economic scenario, investing in the stock market and keeping money in the bank are not viable options. However, there is one particular investment that offers significant returns in this high inflationary environment – and that is real estate. Real estate investment provides regular cash flow and excellent[...]
How to Value Investment Property

How to Value Investment Property

August 3, 2022

Many investors conduct a cash flow analysis and determine the actual value of the real estate before buying any investment property. They use these metrics to know whether a certain property meets their investment goals. Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal,  describes below how to value investment property in order to[...]
Best Saving Accounts in Pakistan

Best Saving Accounts in Pakistan

August 1, 2022

The recent surge in inflation has affected the purchasing power of people, forcing them to cut down on their expenses. In an effort to tackle the rising inflation, the central bank has increased the interest rate to reduce demand and make borrowing expensive for citizens. This is why many people[...]
Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategies

Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategies

July 27, 2022

The current war in Ukraine and supply chain disruptions have caused a surge in inflation all around the world. This is why many are looking to include tangible assets that serve as hedges against these rising prices. There are several approaches one can adopt but investing in real estate (especially[...]
The Impact of Rupee Depreciation on Real Estate

The Impact of Rupee Depreciation on Real Estate

July 26, 2022

Recently, the Pakistani Rupee depreciated 1.3% against the US Dollar, reaching Rs. 232 from 229 on Tuesday. This freefall of the rupee in the interbank and open market is linked with political uncertainty in Pakistan and the strengthening of the dollar against developed and emerging currency markets.  Before this hike[...]
Is Pakistan Going to Default?

Is Pakistan Going to Default?

July 26, 2022

Rising inflation, the balance of payment crisis, and the depreciation of the rupee have raised the concern of default for one of the most populous nations in the world. For the last few months, the Pakistani government has been struggling to deal with the economic and political crises that have[...]
Rupee Depreciation: Tips for Investors

Rupee Depreciation: Tips for Investors

July 25, 2022

The ineffective management of fiscal policies and political uncertainty has aggravated the macroeconomic instability in Pakistan, creating a snowball effect in the currency market. The downgrading of ratings from Fitch and Moody’s has also impacted investor sentiments, which tanked the stock and currency market.  Last week, the Pakistani Rupee depreciated[...]
Why Invest in Real Estate During Currency Depreciation

Why Invest in Real Estate During Currency Depreciation

July 21, 2022

The current fiscal year presents an ambiguous state of the global economy, with the risk of a recession looming for some major economies around the world. According to the IMF, countries that recovered relatively quickly from the effects of the pandemic will be in a stronger position compared to countries[...]