According to CBRE Vietnam, the number of successful apartment transaction in first three months of 2015 in HCMC was up 138pct year-on-year. In Q1-2015, HCMC recorded 15 new projects launched for sale, equivalent to over 5,100 apartments, up 163pct year-on-year. Duong Thuy Dung, Deputy Head of Research and Consultancy at CBRE Vietnam, said that aside from sudden increase of liquidity, the number of newly-established property firms also increased by 49pct year-on-year. Additionally, some companies also strive for listing. These are positive signals of a lively real estate market.