Housing View – August 17, 2018

On cross-country:

  • Our cities house-price index suggests the property market is slowing – Economist
  • Global House Price Index – Economist
  • Planning rules are driving the global housing crisis – Financial Times
  • Opinion today: Demented by the housing crisis: Simply comparing the number of households to dwellings gives a foolishly misleading idea – Financial Times


On the US:

  • Our Shrinking Supply of Low-Cost Rental Units – Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Who Owns a Home in America, in 12 Charts – Citylab
  • Does Homeownership Influence Political Behavior? Evidence from Administrative Data – Stanford University
  • The effects of housing supply restrictions on partisan geography – Political Geography
  • Redfin doubling down on direct home buying, plans expansion of Redfin Now – HousingWire
  • Housing market has hit a ‘significant slowdown’ in recent weeks, Redfin CEO says – MarketWatch
  • New housing construction doesn’t fuel SF evictions, claims report – Curbed
  • Hosing Homebuyers: Why Cities Should Not Pay For Water and Wastewater Infrastructure with Development Charges – D. Howe Institute
  • Seattle’s Socialist City Council Member Thinks Housing Is a Human Right—Unless it Comes at the Expense of Music Venues – Reason
  • Highest Share of Homeowners Likely to Move in Q3 2018 in Chicago, DC, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta – ATTOM


On other countries:

  • [China] China’s new home price growth hits two-year high as small cities boom – Reuters
  • [Germany] Creating Permanent Housing Affordability: Lessons From German Cooperative Housing Models – Urban Institute
  • [New Zealand] New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners – BBC
  • [Singapore] Singapore Home Prices Won’t Pop Without More Migrants – Bloomberg


Photo by Aliis Sinisalu

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