Iraq 10 years on: Real estate rush
24 March 2013 Last updated at 18:55 GMT
While a lot of private business struggles in Iraq, one bright spot is property - no more so than in Iraqi Kurdistan which has enjoyed stability in the past few years.
It is estimated house values are as much as 10 times what they were a decade ago.
But while it is good news for wealthy investors, it is not the same for those on the lower rungs of the housing ladder, struggling to buy or even rent.
Katy Watson reports.