Housing View – February 8, 2019

On cross-country:

  • European Mortgage Markets – European Mortgage Federation
  • Romano Prodi: “We can show leadership in Europe now in support of affordable housing” An interview with the former European Commission President – Housing Europe
  • An action plan for affordable housing in the EU – Housing Europe
  • The Sharing Economy and Housing Affordability: What Impact? What Solutions? – Housing Europe


On the US:

  • Dynamism Diminished: The Role of Housing Markets and Credit Conditions – University of Chicago
  • Zoning Reform Alone Won’t Make Housing More Affordable – Bloomberg
  • How Affordable Housing Can Improve the American Economy – Citylab
  • No, Zoning Reform Isn’t Magic. But It’s Crucial. – Citylab
  • Fewer Homes for Median Earners – New York Times
  • Perspectives on Housing Supply and Affordability – NYU Furman Center
  • The Airbnb Effect: It’s Not Just Rising Home Prices – Citylab
  • Does Upzoning Boost the Housing Supply and Lower Prices? Maybe Not. – Citylab
  • Mortgage Risk Since 1990 – Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • In my back yard: Neighbourhood spillovers in mortgage foreclosure – VoxEU
  • The Airbnb Effect: It’s Not Just Rising Home Prices – Citylab
  • Upzoning Chicago: Impacts of a Zoning Reform on Property Values and Housing Construction – Urban Affairs Review
  • Federal Reserve policy and housing: A goal too far – Economic Analysis and Policy
  • What Modern-Day Housing Discrimination Looks Like: A Conversation with the National Fair Housing Alliance – Zillow
  • How Minimum Zoning Mandates Can Improve Housing Markets and Expand Opportunity – The Aspen Institute
  • To overcome its housing crisis, Calfornia needs YIMBY to become the new NIMBY – Los Angeles Times
  • Mortgage rates fall on worries about global economy – MarketWatch


On other countries:

  • [Australia] Australia’s Housing Downturn Deepens as Prices Hit 2016 Levels – Bloomberg
  • [Australia] RBA Seen Riding Out Australia Property Slump If Jobs Stay Robust – Bloomberg
  • [Australia] Australia Keeps Rates on Hold Despite Pressure from Property Slump – Bloomberg
  • [Canada] Canada’s banking regulator says mortgage stress test must be monitored – Reuters
  • [Netherlands] Dutch banks see market share in home mortgage lending stabilize – De Nederlandsche Bank
  • [New Zealand] The New Zealand real estate problem, with reference to Palmerston North – Marginal Revolution
  • [Nigeria] Land grabbers resurgence in Lagos threatens homeownership – The Guardian
  • [Panama] Panama’s property prices are booming – Global Property Guide
  • [United Kingdom] Would rent controls work in London? – Financial Times


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