Investment Property in Mazar-i-Sharif

Investment Real Estate in Mazar-i-Sharif

Investment Property in Mazar-i-Sharif
Investment Property in Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazar-i-Sharif property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Mazār-i-Sharīf (Persian/Pashto: مزارشریف ; [mæˈzɒːre ʃæˈriːf]), also called Mazār-e Sharīf, or just Mazār, is the fourth-largest city of Afghanistan, with a population estimate of 1,000,000 people. It is the capital of Balkh province and is linked by highways with Kunduz in the east, Kabul in the southeast, Herat in the southwest and Termez, Uzbekistan in the north. It is about 55 km (34 mi) from the Uzbek border. The city is also a tourist attraction because of its famous shrines as well as the Islamic and Hellenistic archeological sites. The ancient city of Balkh is also nearby.

The region around Mazar-i-Sharif has been historically part of Greater Khorasan and was controlled by the Tahirids followed by the Saffarids, Samanids, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, Ilkhanates, Timurids, and Khanate of Bukhara until 1751 when it became part of the Durrani Empire (although under autonomous emirs). Eventually the city passed to a few local rulers before becoming part of Afghanistan in 1849.

Mazar-i-Sharif is the regional hub of northern Afghanistan, located in close proximity to both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It is also home to an international airport. It has the highest percentage of built-up land (91%) of all the Afghan provincial capitals, and it has additional built-up area extending beyond the municipal boundary but forming a part of the larger urban area. It is also the lowest-lying major city in the country, about 357 metres (1,171 ft) above sea level. The city was spared the devastation that occurred in the country’s other large cities during the Soviet–Afghan War and subsequent civil war, and was long regarded as one of the safest cities in the country.

On 14 August 2021, Mazar-i-Sharif was seized by Taliban fighters, becoming the twenty-fifth provincial capital to be captured by the Taliban as part of the wider 2021 Taliban offensive.

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The financial stability of Mazar-i-Sharif has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Mazar-i-Sharif


Renting out your Mazar-i-Sharif buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Mazar-i-Sharifare – preparation is key:


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Mazar-i-Sharif and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Mazar-i-Sharif location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Mazar-i-Sharif metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Mazar-i-Sharif.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Mazar-i-Sharif appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

Flipping Investment Property in Mazar-i-Sharif

Flipping property in Mazar-i-Sharif


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Mazar-i-Sharif property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Mazar-i-Sharif market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Mazar-i-Sharif


Investment property flipping in Mazar-i-Sharif is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Mazar-i-Sharif real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Mazar-i-Sharif real estate.


What is distressed Mazar-i-Sharif property:


  • Mazar-i-Sharif property in need of renovation
  • Mazar-i-Sharif real estate with a change of puropose and use
  • Oversold Mazar-i-Sharif property
  • Bank repossessions in Mazar-i-Sharif


Put simply, long term investors in Mazar-i-Sharif purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Mazar-i-Sharif investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Mazar-i-Sharif property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Mazar-i-Sharif use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Mazar-i-Sharif projects. The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Mazar-i-Sharif property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Mazar-i-Sharif and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

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