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South Korea scrambles to tame soaring Seoul apartment prices

Amid weak growth, real estate has become something of a national obsession

Apartment prices in Seoul accelerated more than 6% in 2018 from the previous year.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- In her second career as an investor and YouTuber, Bang Meae dispenses advice on how viewers can -- as she says she has -- get rich by buying and selling property.

Against a backdrop of Seoul apartment complexes, Bang, a former singer, brings her audience up to date on the latest market moves and changes in government policies. She is unequivocal on one thing: Prices are going up and are not going to come down.

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