Salvadoran builders unable to sell homes

With a few days left before the end of 2008, there is concern about the inventory and little or no sale of houses in the market due to the credit restriction.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mario Rivera, president of the Salvadoran Chamber of the Construction Industry (Casalco), added that the companies still have apartments or houses and that "they are unable to sell them because there is no financing for family," and therefore run the risk that the builders will not be able to fulfill their commitments with the banks.

He explained that previously the companies would sell five units per month, but that now they are selling one or no at all. "It is highly unlikely that the units will be sold," he commented.

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