Contributed by: Don WinnerThe international fair of construction and housing - Capac Expo Habitat 2012 - organized by the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC) will open on Wednesday, 12 September 2012, at the ATLAPA convention center. Gabriel Diez, president of the organizing committee of the fair, said on the channel 13 Telemetro morning news that "there are a range of options", with more than 18 banks represented, and delegations from 11 countries in the largest real estate event of the year. The fair activity runs until this Sunday, September 16. The fair will be open from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday they open earlier, at 1:00 pm. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: These Expo Habitat real estate fairs are the best place to get a good snapshot of the current condition of the real estate market in Panama. All of the major builders will be represented. You can just walk up and ask pricing for any building or apartment or house that's being offered for sale, and they will have current price lists at their fingertips, so you can get a good reference of the current asking price per meter, which varies depending on location and amenities.