Jin, a vocalist with seven-member K-pop group BTS, has bought a 1.9 billion won (US$1.7 million) residence at Hannam The Hill in the South Korean capital’s Hannam-dong neighbourhood, reports say. In March, Jin – whose real name is Kim Seok-jin – bought the 88-square metre (947-square foot) suite for cash. Real estate sources say the value of the property has increased since then. Why we love BTS’ birthday-boy Jimin, who’s 23 today “It seems like he bought the suite as an investment,” a source said. “The place would also be great for privacy.” Jin and other BTS members are familiar with the neighbourhood after living in a 302 square metre suite at the building for the past year. The founder of BTS’s agency Big Entertainment, Bang Si-hyuk, rented the suite for the stars. View this post on Instagram 투어 무사히 끝냈습니다! 보러 와 주신 아미 모두 감사드려여 사랑해요 A post shared by BTS JIN 김석진 (@jin.bts) on Oct 21, 2018 at 12:21pm PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Other celebrities, including actress Han Hyo-joo and singer Lee Seung-chul, also live in the building, which was completed in 2011. BTS, who made their debut in 2013 with the album 2 COOL 4 SKOOL , made K-pop history by topping the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times .