Housing View – April 8, 2022

On cross-country:

  • Global Residential Cities Index – Q4 2021 – Knight Frank
  • Understanding African Real Estate Markets – Routledge 
  • Tighter monetary policy and regulation point to slowdown in property market – ING

On the US:    

  • Housing Market Expectations – CEPR
  • The (Non-)Effect of Opportunity Zones on Housing Prices – Journal of Urban Economics
  • The Housing Market Is Hot But Certainly Not ‘Unhinged’. Simple patterns in aggregated numbers provide no understanding as to why buyers are paying more for homes. – Bloomberg
  • In Wealthy U.S. Suburbs, There’s Not Much of a Housing Boom. Westchester, NY, and Montgomery County, MD, are up about 1%. Home prices in two-thirds of counties gained over 10%: Attom – Bloomberg
  • More Than Shelter: The Effects of Rental Eviction Moratoria on Household Well-Being – Philadelphia Fed
  • Where pro-housing groups are emerging – Brookings
  • The Effect of Housing First Programs on Future Homelessness and Socioeconomic Outcomes – Kansas Fed
  • What Has Research Shown About Alternative Home Financing in the U.S.? A look at the available evidence and the persistent gaps, as well as topics for future investigation – PEW
  • Home Prices Can Always Get More Ridiculous. Welcome to the (maybe) new normal. – Bloomberg
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Has Helped Stabilize Struggling Renters – Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • US mortgage interest rates hit 5% for the first time in a decade. That’s great news – Quartz

On other countries:  

  • [Australia] The risks of Australia’s ‘house and holes’ economy are rising. As the country faces an election, it is increasingly reliant on housing and mining for growth – FT
  • [Australia] Australia’s Property Market Is Beginning to Cool, Led by Sydney – Bloomberg
  • [Canada] Toronto Home Prices Dip as New Listings Close the Gap With Sales – Bloomberg
  • [Canada] Canada to Ban Foreigners From Buying Homes as Prices Soar. Trudeau to put billions toward boosting housing supply. Benchmark price is up more than 50% over past two years – Bloomberg
  • [Hong Kong] Hong Kong’s property tycoons braced for further losses from zero-Covid regime. Family-run developers forecast to face sharp fall in house prices after steep revenue drops last year – FT
  • [Germany] Germany’s Bundesbank warns over bank loans to hot property market – Reuters
  • [United Kingdom] UK house prices rise at fastest pace in 18 years. Annual growth hits 14.3% as price-to-earnings ratio reaches all-time high, according to Nationwide survey – FT
  • [United Kingdom] UK house prices reach record high in March as supply remains short. Average cost of a property reaches £282,753 driven by strong demand for homes in less dense areas – FT

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