Vertical Housing in Guatemala

An increase in car traffic has contributed to the trend of living in apartments in buildings located near workplaces.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Real estate developers are backing the construction of apartment buildings in the metropolis, offering proximity to work places, avoiding long commutes.

With an investment of nearly $9 million the Corporación Calidad Inmobiliaria is building the apartment building ‘Tower 360’ on the Boulevard Vista Hermosa. Targetting the segment of the market of young professionals, who have income of more than $3,000, the apartment prices range from $104,000 to $164,000 with fees from $550.

"Juan Carlos Salazar, Manager of Inspecciones Globales, said that the trend for homeowners is to want a home that is affordable and that is near their workplace, that has social areas and parking.

"People want a house inside the city, but when they see the reality they realize that they can not afford it, so then they look for an apartment, which is inexpensive and near the main avenues", said Salazar according to

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