House Prices in Iceland

The IMF’s latest report on Iceland says that:

“The real estate markets have cooled. The rate of growth of housing prices fell from a peak of 24 percent y/y in July 2017 to 6 percent 12 months later, while that for commercial real estate slowed from 19 percent y/y to 15 percent. A robust supply response was key, although slowing tourism growth also helped—including by limiting private rental demand via Airbnb (see for instance Eliasson and Ragnarsson, 2018). Residential investment and commercial construction continue to expand briskly.”



Also, see a separate report on Inflation Targeting in Iceland–The Issue of Housing Costs here.


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Labels: Global Housing Watch


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