House prices in Estonia

From the IMF’s latest report on Estonia:

“Real estate market activity has moderated, and prices remained anchored to incomes. Transactions in the housing market slowed by 1.6 percent (y/y) in 2018, compared to an increase of 8.2 percent the previous year. House prices increased by 5.7 percent in 2018, driven by the rising share of new houses (…). Furthermore, the ratio of total liabilities to gross wages and salaries declined further from 114 percent in 2017 to 109 percent last year, suggesting a continued reduction in household leverage. Overall price trends remain strong, but aligned to income growth. During 2019H1, there were similar transactions overall compared to 2018H1, but fewer transactions for new apartments. The average price increased by 5.9 percent as new dwellings are being added at a slower pace.”

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Labels: Global Housing Watch


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