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Housing View – July 21, 2017

On cross-country:

  • Robert Shiller on Why Do Cities Become Unaffordable? – Project Syndicate
  • House prices up by 4.0% in the euro area – Eurostat

On the US:

On other countries:

  • [Australia] How Did the Housing Market Perform Over the Financial Year? – CoreLogic
  • [Canada] Mortgage and Consumer Credit Trends – CMHC 
  • [Spain] Situación Inmobiliaria España – BBVA

On cross-country:

  • Robert Shiller on Why Do Cities Become Unaffordable? – Project Syndicate
  • House prices up by 4.0% in the euro area – Eurostat

On the US:

  • Making the House a Home: The Stimulative Effect of Home Purchases on Consumption and Investment – NBER
  • The Effect of Debt on Default and Consumption: Evidence from Housing Policy During the Great Recession – Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies,

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Housing in St. Kitts and Nevis

The IMF latest report on St. Kitts and Nevis points out that: “The government, through the National Housing Corporation (NHC), is devoting significant resources to foster home ownership through several programs, although not particularly targeting lowest income households. One program provides grants up to $10,000 to make critical repairs and basic improvements to homes (by 2016, assistance was granted to 150 households). And under the Habitat Independence 30 Programme, by 2016 the NHC sourced EC$15 million to facilitate the completion of 115 homes. By 2016, the NHC and the National Bank assisted 43 individuals to construct homes on their lots. The NHC has also introduced a mortgage payment assistance system (named ‘Pay As You Earn’), which progressively sets interest rates on mortgages according to income levels of the applicant. This system was created to address the high incidence of NPLs listed with the NHC. The government is now introducing another housing scheme, “Unity Housing Solutions,” which will provide housing for more than 300 families. “

The IMF latest report on St. Kitts and Nevis points out that: “The government, through the National Housing Corporation (NHC), is devoting significant resources to foster home ownership through several programs, although not particularly targeting lowest income households. One program provides grants up to $10,000 to make critical repairs and basic improvements to homes (by 2016, assistance was granted to 150 households). And under the Habitat Independence 30 Programme, by 2016 the NHC sourced EC$15 million to facilitate the completion of 115 homes.

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Housing in United Arab Emirates

The IMF’s latest report on United Arab Emirates notes that “The authorities expect housing market to bottom out in 2017, in part due to Expo 2020 investment. Discussions with market analysts suggest that the real estate market is close to balance but is facing headwinds ahead because of rising supply, government’s fiscal restraint, higher interest rates, and stronger exchange rate.”

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The IMF’s latest report on United Arab Emirates notes that “The authorities expect housing market to bottom out in 2017, in part due to Expo 2020 investment. Discussions with market analysts suggest that the real estate market is close to balance but is facing headwinds ahead because of rising supply, government’s fiscal restraint, higher interest rates, and stronger exchange rate.”

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Housing in Poland

The IMF’s latest report on Poland notes that “the stock of foreign-currency mortgages continues to decline”.

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The IMF’s latest report on Poland notes that “the stock of foreign-currency mortgages continues to decline”.

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Housing View – July 17, 2017

On cross-country:

  • How Advanced Economies Tackle Housing Market Imbalances: Lessons for Canada – IMF
  • Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable Housing – World Resource Institute
  • Housing and the tax system: how large are the distortions in the euro area? – European Central Bank

On the US:

On other countries:

  •  [Australia] The Rise and Rise of Medium Density Housing – CoreLogic
  • [Canada] Macroprudential Tools at Work in Canada – IMF
  • [Ghana] Housing transformation and livelihood outcomes in Accra, Ghana – ScienceDirect
  • Israel Faces End of Decade-Long Housing Boom – Bloomberg
  • [Japan] The Reverse Mortgage Market in Japan and Its Challenges – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • [Norway] Chart of the Week: Norway’s Home-Price Boom – IMF
  • UK Residential Market Update – Knight Frank
  • [United Kingdom] English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: potential for stock improvements – UK Gov

On cross-country:

  • How Advanced Economies Tackle Housing Market Imbalances: Lessons for Canada – IMF
  • Confronting the Urban Housing Crisis in the Global South: Adequate, Secure, and Affordable Housing – World Resource Institute
  • Housing and the tax system: how large are the distortions in the euro area? – European Central Bank

On the US:

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