Seoul preview

South Korea

The Korean people are driven to continuously upgrade, relocate and rebuild. In this sense, it is never really difficult to find lodging in Seoul. Wherever you go, you'll be constantly aware of the hum of machinery as new blocks of state of the art, high rise apartments are being built. So, if you're looking for a nice apartment in Seoul, you can get what you want quite easily. If you're looking for a house, however, you may be in for a more difficult search. Houses are virtually non-existent in any Korean city; that said, there are pockets of real houses available if you're willing to pay much higher prices.

In Seoul you have three main housing options: an apartment in a high rise building, an apartment in a villa, which is an apartment building with five stories or less, or an officetel. Most high r…