Housing View – February 21, 2020

On cross-country:


On the US:

  • Victims of NIMBYism, Unite – The Atlantic
  • Technology is poised to upend America’s property market – Economist
  • The cost of buying and selling homes is too high – Economist
  • When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine – New York Times
  • Discriminatory housing practices are leading to the devaluation of Black Americans – Brookings
  • The Distributional Impact of the Sharing Economy on the Housing Market – Harvard University
  • Amid Climate And Housing Crises, Cities Struggle To Place Housing Near Transit – NPR
  • Corporate Landlords Aren’t the Real Culprit – The Atlantic
  • 10 Surprising Facts from America’s Rental Housing 2020 – Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Black Homeownership Shows Signs of Healing From the Wounds of the Great Recession – Zillow
  • Supply Shock Versus Demand Shock: The Local Effects of New Housing in Low-Income Areas – Philadelphia Fed
  • California Housing Crisis Podcast: Presidential candidates want to make housing affordable – Los Angeles Times
  • California Housing Market is Coming Back (Podcast) – Bloomberg
  • Offering renters longer leases could improve their financial health and happiness – Brookings
  • Home Value Growth Expected to Re-Accelerate Just in Time For Home Shopping Season – Zillow


On other countries:

  • [Australia] The Distributional Effects of Monetary Policy: Evidence from Local Housing Markets – Reserve Bank of Australia
  • [Canada] Canada tweaks mortgage stress test in move that could boost housing market – Reuters
  • [China] China’s Real-Estate Market Is Coronavirus Latest Victim – Wall Street Journal
  • [Czech Republic] Prague’s unaffordable Old Town sends homebuyers to the suburbs – Financial Times
  • [Ireland] Irish house prices grow at slowest rate in six years – Reuters
  • [Ireland] Ireland’s political mess rooted in QE house price fallout – Financial Times
  • [Netherlands] What is fuelling the Dutch house price boom? – Bruegel
  • [South Africa] How Cape Town’s drought led to a housing market downturn – Financial Times
  • [United Kingdom] How to fix Britain’s housebuilding problem – Financial Times

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