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Vietnam Tackles Supply-Demand Mismatch in Push for Cheap Housing

Tran Ai has a dilemma every time she looks for a new house. If she can afford it, the place doesn’t have a deed; if the house does have its papers in order, the price is too high. Years after a Vietnamese real estate bubble reached its worst, housing remains unattainable for the majority of the population, even middle class people like Ai, a 30-year-old software programmer. “I just need a normal place to live,” said Ai, who is living with her mother and two sisters in a house owned by...

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