The latest results from a survey by real estate market research company, Attractors Lab, has shown that only 40% of respondents believe that now is the time to buy an apartment. In April, the month following the Tohoku disaster, that number was 45%.

The same survey was also conducted four times between April, 2010, and January, 2011, and each time over 60% of respondents indicated that they thought it was the right time to buy.

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