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Fake Divorces Emerge as a Way to Buy an Apartment on the Cheap

Fake Divorces Emerge as a Way to Buy an Apartment on the Cheap

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A middle-aged South Korean woman got married to and divorced from the same man twice, a rare occurrence in most parts of the world. But the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship may have been motivated by more than just their feelings for each other: The couple’s fake divorce appears to [...]

Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

SEJONG, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has scrapped plans to intervene in a conflict between couriers and an apartment complex after local residents banned delivery vehicles from entering in fear of potential traffic accidents. In a statement released Thursday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “We tried to help delivery [...]

Soaring Housing Prices a Conundrum for Homebuyers, Policymakers

Soaring Housing Prices a Conundrum for Homebuyers, Policymakers

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchasing a home may be the largest-ever financial transaction for many ordinary citizens, such as Han Jung-min, a 40-something office worker who dreams of settling down in the posh district of Gangnam in southern Seoul. The problem facing such first-time homebuyers always boils down to timing — is it [...]

After Years of Criticism, Working Conditions of Apartment Janitors Finally Begin to Improve

After Years of Criticism, Working Conditions of Apartment Janitors Finally Begin to Improve

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Following years of criticism against the poor working conditions suffered by apartment janitors, who sometimes work up to fifteen hours per day, efforts to improve the situation are being reported across the country. A number of supportive measures at both the city and district level include a subsidy for construction [...]