Global Housing Watch Newsletter

The February issue includes:

  1. IMF’s latest assessment on Canada’s housing market and a new working paper on differences in house price behavior across advanced and emerging markets.
  2. Experts views on how diverging monetary policy rates and currency volatility will affect housing markets.
  3. Was fraud a cause of the U.S. housing crash of seven years ago? Yes and no, says new research.
  4. Other views and analysis on housing markets:
    • Cross-country work: two reports from a World Economic Forum initiative on detecting when and why housing bubbles emerge and how consequences can be mitigated. Another report from McKinsey Global Institute that examines the evolution of debt across countries and assesses the implications of higher leverage in the global economy. Also, a tool that map the institutional components of property markets and evaluate their effectiveness, developed by Center for International Private Enterprise and the International Real Property Foundation. Finally, the latest house price developments by the BIS.
    • A new book: Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries
    • Country specific: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, New Zealand, Peru, Sweden, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United Sates.
Read the full newsletter here

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