Real estate scams are an unfortunate reality but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that property fraud isn’t as common as it used to be, thanks, in part, to technology. With more digital tools, such as real estate portals like Zameen.com, at our disposal today, we have more resources than ever to quickly confirm if the land or house we want to buy is legal or illegal. Although the government of Pakistan has launched several crackdowns against illegal residential societies over the past decade, buyers still remain apprehensive about the legitimacy of a project. But this is where we can help. Whenever you’re mulling over a property option, the first thing you ought to confirm is if it’s been approved by the city’s development authority. In Rawalpindi, for instance, all legitimate real estate projects must be approved by the Rawalpindi Development Authority, aka RDA. To help you narrow down your search for your dream home, we’ll share a list of all RDA-approved housing societies in Rawalpindi, as of July 2021.
RDA-approved Housing Societies In Rawalpindi For Safe Investments
For an approved housing scheme, a series of approvals are required from the designated development authority. Until and unless a builder or developer has all these approvals, the investment in such a residential scheme will be risky and deemed unapproved/illegal. It is also not in the best interest of people to consider investing in housing societies that have only secured preliminary approvals.
So, here is a list of all the RDA-approved housing societies in Rawalpindi where your investment will be secure and you can also plan to build a home too in future. The list is also available on the Rawalpindi Development Authority website.
- Airport Green Garden (Revised & Extension)
- Al-Haram City
- Bahria Golf City
- Banker City
- Capital Smart City
- Commoners Sky Garden
- Dream Valley
- Elite Reverie Housing
- Faisal Town (Rev & Extension)
- Faisal Hills
- Faisal Margalla City
- Gandhara City
- Judicial Employees Cooperative Housing Society
- Kohistan Enclave
- Marble Arch
- Multi Gardens
- Pakistan Employees Cooperative Housing Society K, K-Ext, M
- Pakistan Govt. Employees
- PIA Officers Cooperative Housing Society
- Qurtaba City
- Rabia Residency
- Safari Enclave II (Land Subdivision)
- Safari Valley
- Taj Residencia
- Taj Residencia (Extension)
- Top City
There are some residential schemes that have also acquired preliminary planning permission over a certain area.
- Bahria Town Phase-VIII
- Rehber Colony
- Safari Valley
Some housing societies have approvals pending and are under process.
- New City Housing Scheme (Phase-II)
- Wapda Town (Wapda Employees Cooperative Housing Society)
Few residential societies have been merged in the DHA.
- Army Welfare Housing Scheme (Defense-I) – Phase 1 is merged in DHA
- Garden Villas
- Municipal Corporation Co-operative Housing Scheme (Sectors A & B)
- Revenue Employees Cooperative Housing Society
Bahria Golf City
As suggested by its name, Bahria Golf City is a project of Bahria Town, one of Pakistan’s most renowned real estate development companies. The luxurious housing society is located on Main Murree Expressway, which is only 15 minutes away from Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad.
The project features two developments that are still rare in the city – an international 18-hole USGA-standard golf course and a 5-star Grand Hyatt Hotel. Among top features and facilities are:
- Luxury villas & apartments
- Mariano restaurant and spa
- Fitness centre
- Splendid views of Murree Hills
PIA Officers Cooperative Housing Society
PIA Officers Cooperative Housing Society is another RDA-approved housing scheme that enjoys a serene location. The project is only 5 kilometres away from Rawalpindi Ring Road which is an upcoming mega project in the city. The property owners of POCHS will enjoy substantial gains once the project is completed.
POCHS is offering plots of 5, 7, 10 and 14 marla residential plots and commercial plots of varied dimensions with different payment plans. The project features a wide road network of 36ft to 90 ft in width, a security system, family parks and schools among other basic facilities.
Kohistan Enclave is among the very few real estate projects that are being developed on the modern smart city concepts. The well-planned and well-facilitated community is developed on one of the most sought-after locations in the city and approved by both RDA and Cantonment Development Authority.
Currently, the available properties for sale are residential plots of 5, 7, 10, 12 and 20 marla and commercial plots. The developer has also planned to launch Kohistan Heights which will be an apartment building. Among the few featured facilities are a zoo, an aviary, a mini-golf, a commercial market and an educational institute for children.
This is all about the RDA-approved housing societies in Rawalpindi. You can also read about CDA approved housing societies in Islamabad. If you have made investments in any of these approved real estate developments then your money is safe. If you’re planning to invest in a commercial or mixed-use project, Mall 35 is an excellent option.
The rewarding commercial development of Mall 35 is eyed by investors and buyers alike. Owing to its location, access, stunning architecture, and exceptional facilities, Mall 35 took investors and buyers by storm and the residential units of the project were sold out in a brief period of time. However, there are still few commercial units that will be equally rewarding in the times to come.
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