The Korean capital has been a hive of activity
with people buying and selling homes in recent months.
Figures released on Friday show a record number of real estate transactions have been reported
every single month since the start of the year.
The Seoul Real Estate Information Office says each month has smashed previous records for
property transactions not seen since such data began being compiled in 2006.
The number of transactions in August so far has reached almost 9－thousand－5－hundred
， already passing the previous August record of 8－thousand－3－hundred set in 2009.
The office has attributed the boom to a decline in people renting and an increase of those
opting to buy. The steady rise in property prices and an
increase in supply of new apartments on the market have made purchasing a more attractive