In the first quarter of 2017, the real estate sector continued to grow steadily as it continued to rank second in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and the number of newly established businesses continued to increase. Those are good signs showing that foreign investors prefer to invest and set up company in Vietnam.
According to the Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA), in a total of 7.71 billion USD registered FDI in the first quarter of 2017, the real estate business sector attracted 0.34 billion USD, accounting for 4.5% of total registered capital and ranked second after processing and manufacturing industries in attracting FDI.
The most remarkable project in the field of real estate in the first quarter was the Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park III project, which is invested in Hoi Nghia commune (Tan Uyen town) and Tan Lap commune (Bac Tan Uyen district), Binh Duong province, on an area of 1,000 hectares with investment capital of 284.7 million USD, invested by Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Limited Company (VSIP).
The first quarter, also recorded 924 real estate businesses were newly established, increasing 55% in number of enterprises and 34% in capital.
According to real estate professionals, in the second quarter, the resort real estate market will continue to grow strongly, attracting the attention of both foreign and domestic investors thanks to the great tourism potential of Vietnam.
Regarding capital for real estate development, it is forecasted that FDI capital will still accounts for a high proportion, domestic capital is the main source of capital. Capital in the people and remittances will be mobilized more, especially investment in the tourism and resort sectors.
Real estate transactions are expected to increase as some large projects with thousands of units are soon to be offered for sale. However, investors are advised to be cautious in selecting projects with good incentives and professional operators to invest.
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