Housing View – October 15, 2021

On cross-country:

  • Euro Area Housing Markets: Trends, Challenges & Policy Responses – European Commission
  • Do Foreign Buyer Taxes Affect House Prices? – SSRN

On the US:   

  • 10th Annual Housing Conference – American Enterprise Institute
  • Why the U.S. Housing Boom Isn’t a Bubble – Wharton
  • Borrower Expectations and Mortgage Performance: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic – FHFA
  • This Year, Half as Many Metro Areas Are Affordable to Low-Income Homebuyers as Last Year – Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Maxine Waters ready to battle over potential cuts to housing aid. Waters, who proposed the funding as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, said in an interview that “I’m going to fight as hard as I can to keep as much housing as I can in the reconciliation bill.” – Politco
  • Millennials Team Up to Fulfill the Dream of Homeownership. Burdened by debt and facing soaring home prices, first-time home buyers are pooling their finances with partners, friends or roommates – Wall Street Journal
  • Is There a Relationship Between Regional Unemployment Rates and Older Adult Housing Stability? – Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

On other countries:  

  • [Australia] RBA Says Risks Remain for Excessive Borrowing, House Prices – Bloomberg
  • [Australia] RBA Sees Financial Stability Risks From Record-Low Rates, Housing Boom – Wall Street Journal 
  • China’s Harbin lends hand to property firms; Morgan Stanley upgrades sector view – Reuters
  • [United Kingdom] Return of the renters: price hikes, bidding wars and bribes. As cities relax pandemic restrictions and workers move back, competition for rented property is fierce – FT  
  • [United Kingdom] Boris Johnson’s Housing Headaches Aren’t Over Yet. His Conservative government has signaled it won’t be obsessed with building homes. That’s fine, but Britain still needs more affordable housing. – Bloomberg
  • [United Kingdom] Michael Gove urged to address loss of half a million social homes in England. Campaigners challenge new housing secretary to help more than 1m families on waiting list – FT

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