House Prices in Korea

“Housing prices have peaked in Seoul but are rising in the rest of Korea,” according to a new report from the IMF.  The report says that “following a protracted period of rising prices, housing prices in Seoul have remained weak due to a still large, albeit declining, inventory of unsold homes and limited expectation of price appreciation. The steady rise in housing prices outside Seoul (which have moderated recently) has been supported by contracting supply, a rapid increase in rents, and a rise in demand supported by strong non-bank lending. In response to the weakness in the Seoul housing market, the authorities have relaxed regulations in May 2012, including by raising loan-to-value (LTV) and debt-to-income (DTI) ratios applied to some high-house price districts.” 

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