Jumping jeonse

A pedestrian walks past a real estate agency with notices of properties up for jeonse, lump-sum deposit contracts, displayed outside in central Seoul on Monday. The monthly ratio of Korea's jeonse price to sales price reached a 10-month high at 66.8 percent in December last year, according to Korea Real Estate Board. In Seoul, the Jongno District in central Seoul ranked top with 62.1 percent. [YONHAP]