Why Invest in Egypt’s Real Estate?
One of the fastest and most successful growing sectors in Egypt is the real estate market, with more investments made every year. Due to the pressing housing shortage, residential areas are overcrowded.
Based on statistics, there is 6% of land available for more than 97 million people, Cairo being the largest and most congested area to live. By 2050, the population in the city is expected to increase by 50%.
Real estate development in Egypt is booming, with more and more investments focused on residential units. In 2016/17, around 91.8 billion Egyptian pounds were invested in this sector, but by the end of 2017 and the start of 2018, the investments increased to 106.9 billion pounds.
Economic houses are the primary focus for investors, followed by average housing and luxurious units. More than 100 thousand units were constructed by public sectors and government in 2018, which is more than a 4.5% increase from 2017 to 2018.
The Right Time for Investments
With more than 100 million people living in this country, the growth of the real estate market is no surprise. For anyone willing to invest, the real estate market is always the winning horse in the Egyptian economy. Over the years, this market showed to be less risky than investing in bonds or stocks.
One such example of an innovative investment is the purchase in the new administrative capital in Egypt. The number of facilities and how the new capital is planned, make investing there a great opportunity. There are many compounds that are under development now. Many big companies like SAK developments decided to invest there, and for example, they are building Sueño compound and their latest launch “The V”. SAK is a leading company that has been in the industry for around 40 years. With plenty of facilities to offer clients, the interest in this compound only keeps increasing.
Why Should You Invest?
Those who have already invested in real estate compounds across Cairo made ROI more than 200% or 300%.
Inflation in Egypt had drastically subsided since 2017 when it peaked at 33%. In March 2019, inflation decreased to 14.2%. Even though this is much higher than the annual inflation rate from 2012-2016, it is still far more stable than in 2017.
The economy grew significantly in 2018 by 5.3% compared to the annual GDP growth rate from 2017 with 4.2%, 2016 with 4.3%, and 2015 with 4.4%. In fact, due to the natural gas and bountiful tourism, the GDP growth rate in 2018 is the highest registered rate since 2008. By 2020, the economy is expected to increase by 5.9%, thus allowing citizens to be able to purchase more expensive commodities.
Demands for Housing are on the Rise
Currently, there is a huge demand for housing in Egypt since the population in the country increases every year by 2.5 million. The developers started to make a unit with different areas, in addition to payment plans that can reach ten years.
This makes for a perfect time for investors. Better sales, more clients, and a real demand expand the possibilities for more potential income and more investments in the same market. This market is only expected to grow more by 2020.
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