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Friday, January 29th, 2016  |  USD: Buy 531.29 / Sell 543.92
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Costa Rica housing starts fall 15 percent

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(ICR Archive)

January 19th, 2016 (ICR News) Costa Rica’s Central Bank reports that housing starts fell 15 percent in the last quarter of 2015 compared to the same period a year earlier, led by a decline in housing targeting the middle-class.


For its part, the non-residential sector rose by 18 percent during the same period.


Meanwhile, social housing projects – those subsidized or paid for by the government to provide housing to the poor – saw a record increase during the same period.


Experts suggest that high interest rates – even during a time of negative inflation –along with stagnant personal incomes and an over-saturated market of existing homes are responsible for the decline.


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  • prdatki

    Who, is buying or renting the high dollar apartments in San Jose,That are being built all over the city?

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