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Oman's Ministry of Housing aims to check real estate price fluctuations

by Fahad Al Ghadani
The Ministry of Housing has emphasised on the need to obtain a real estate brokerage licence in order to be a professional broker. Photo-Times of Oman
To check the realty price fluctuations, Ministry of Housing plans to enforce existing regulations so that unlicenced brokers face a maximum jail term of six months and a fine not exceeding OMR3,000

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