Real estate business is currently ranked second in attracting foreign investors, said the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF).

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, as of 20th August, 2014, Vietnam attracted 992 newly licensed projects with a total registered capital of 7.246 billion USD (up 29 percent over the same period in 2013), along with 2,985 billion USD of additional capital for 349 on-going projects.

The total registered capital in real estate projects of foreign investors this year has been up to 10.232 billion USD.
There are many opportunities to trade on the real estate market, but the chances are for those with strong financial potential. At present, it is very difficult to access the medium and long- term loans from banks even with the high interest rates of 13 to 13.5 percent per year.

Currently, more than 70 percent of real estate investment capital comes from the banks or their major customers.

The total real estate loans in the country is estimated at about more than 260 trillion VND, accounting for 8 percent of the total outstanding loans of the whole banking system.-VNA