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Radioactive Materials Found in 19,000 Households over 5 Years

Radioactive Materials Found in 19,000 Households over 5 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the last five years, radon, a radioactive substance, was reportedly found at thousands of apartment complexes across the nation. The substance was mostly found in construction materials. Rep. Chung Dong-young, based on reports collected from 14 regional authorities, said radon was found in 18,682 households between 2015 and [...]

‘Full-time’ Landlords Earn 2.79 mln Won a Month

‘Full-time’ Landlords Earn 2.79 mln Won a Month

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — It has been confirmed that as many as 18,000 “full-time” landlords make money by renting out apartments full-time, without any other job. According to data received by Rep. Park Hong-keun from the National Tax Service, the number of individuals that live off of rental income, or so-called ‘landlords’, came [...]

Seoul Eyes Price Ceiling on Privately Built New Apartments to Curb Housing Prices

Seoul Eyes Price Ceiling on Privately Built New Apartments to Curb Housing Prices

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – In what could be the strongest measure ever to clamp down on housing prices, South Korea is cautiously moving to revive the controversial scheme to cap presale prices of privately built apartments, which could have a far-reaching impact on the local home market, industry sources said Wednesday. In a [...]

New Technology Creates Firewalls to Protect Smart Homes

New Technology Creates Firewalls to Protect Smart Homes

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation (SH) has implemented a firewall system between households to protect the privacy of each home network. In the age of smart homes, where an increasing number of household functions are being connected to the internet, a need for network privacy is becoming more [...]

Seoul City to Intervene in Redevelopment Projects to Promote Quality Design

Seoul City to Intervene in Redevelopment Projects to Promote Quality Design

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s city government plans to intervene in redevelopment and reconstruction projects led by the private sector. Deputy Mayor Jin Hee-sun of the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Urban Regeneration Headquarters announced the city’s comprehensive plan for urban and construction innovation on Tuesday. The plan involves the city providing guidelines on the [...]

New App Offer Solution to Apartment Noise Complaints

New App Offer Solution to Apartment Noise Complaints

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — While many families leave for their hometown to visit their families during the Lunar New Year holiday, there are many houses full of people gathered to meet relatives and families. Children gathered at their grandparents’ house run around with their cousins filled with joy after receiving pocket money. For [...]

Gyeonggi Province Supports Electronic Voting System for Apartment Complexes

Gyeonggi Province Supports Electronic Voting System for Apartment Complexes

SUWON, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Council’s Urban Environment Committee passed a bill on the revised ordinance on managing and supporting apartment complexes in Gyeonggi Province. The bill involves subsidizing a certain portion of the costs being paid to mobile carriers when using smartphones to electronically vote to determine or change the [...]

First Apartment Complex in S. Korea Coated with Fine Dust Fighting Paint

First Apartment Complex in S. Korea Coated with Fine Dust Fighting Paint

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The first apartment complex in South Korea armed with an air filtering function has made its reveal. The Seoul Housing & Communities Corp. (SH) painted the exterior of an apartment complex in Seoul with a type of photocatalyst paint that helps remove nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxides, the main [...]

80,000 Individuals Own 5 or More Housing Units Leased to Tenants

80,000 Individuals Own 5 or More Housing Units Leased to Tenants

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A survey has found that 80,000 South Koreans own five or more housing units that are being rented out to tenants. According to an analysis by Liberty Korea Party Rep. Kim Sang-hoon of data provided by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), 6.14 million people owned a [...]