House sales grew by 1 to 3% in Q2 2010 in Jordan, thanks to improved home financing and developers' securing financial backing.

But despite the increase in sales, the housing demand is still weak. Prices have risen slightly, as construction costs remain high.

Residential rents also rose by 4% during this period. Office rents largely remained the same or declined slightly, with several companies looking to build their own offices to reduce costs.

The most expensive areas in terms of apartment sales remain Abdoun and Um-Othainah, with price increases of 3% from the first quarter of 2010.

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