Housing View – July 20, 2018

On cross-country:

  • Fundamental Drivers of House Prices in Advanced Economies – IMF
  • Despite the substantial guidance international law has provided, there has been a severe lack of progress for the right to housing around the world – UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Housing
  • Does promoting homeownership always damage labour market performances? – IDEAS


On the US:

  • Credit Supply and Housing Speculation – NBER
  • CityLab University: Inclusionary Zoning – CityLab
  • ‘A win-win’: Using local church buildings to address the affordable-housing crisis – Washington Post
  • A Housing Paradox in Progressive Cities – New York Times
  • Why the low-income housing tax credit matters for rural communities – Urban Institute
  • California’s SB 375 and the Pursuit of Sustainable and Affordable Development – Terner Center
  • Meet Jenny Schuetz, new Rubenstein fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program – Brookings
  • Maybe We Should Give Up On NIMBY Cities – Forbes
  • Coastal Oregon’s properties under threat by rising tides – Financial Times
  • Americans have not forgotten that house prices can fall – Capital Economics
  • New Hotel or Affordable Housing? Race Is On to Define ‘Opportunity Zones’ – Wall Street Journal
  • Big Builders Are Remodeling the Housing Market – Wall Street Journal
  • These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market – Bloomberg
  • The Longest Economic and Housing Expansions in U.S. History – Calculated Risk
  • Booming housing market today presents serious risk for future – American Enterprise Institute
  • AEI: First-time homebuyers are still in the game – American Enterprise Institute
  • The Blob: 1998-1999. Presented at: Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be Shrinking or Expanding Their Activities? – American Enterprise Institute


On other countries:

  • [Australia] Property auctions are Sydney’s newest sport – Economist
  • [Australia] Going, going gone for Australia’s house price boom. And some investors smell trouble – Reuters
  • [Canada] Vancouver’s One-Two Punch Is Expensive Homes and Low Wages – Bloomberg
  • [Canada] C. real estate group says market balancing out amid new mortgage rules, lower demand – Globe and Mail
  • [Canada] Bank Of Canada’s Stephen Poloz Suggests Buying A Smaller Home, After Hiking Interest Rates – Huffington Post
  • [Canada] Ontario throne speech ignores housing affordability – Fraser Institute
  • [China] The Effect of Real Estate Prices on Chinese Bank Performance – Federal Reserve Board
  • [China] China housing price growth edges up in June – Financial Times
  • [Chile] Alcaldesa de Peñalolén y viviendas sociales: “Aquí el prejuicio es la palabra clave” – CNN
  • [Ireland] Ireland’s volatile property market shows fresh sign of a surge – Financial Times
  • [Lithuania] Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania’s Credit – IMF
  • [New Zealand] Mortgagor Vulnerability and Deposit Affordability in New Zealand before and after the Loan-to-Value Restrictions – Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • [United Kingdom] New rules on equity release ‘could raise mortgage prices’ – Financial Times
  • [United Kingdom] Car dependence and housing affordability: An emerging social deprivation issue in London? – University College London
  • [United Kingdom] Defying London’s House-Price DeclineBloomberg
  • [United Kingdom] No affordable homes? We’ll build them ourselves – BBC


Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

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