Real Estate Market Developments and Financal Sector Soundness

Author/Editor:

Lisbeth S Zacho ; Paul Louis Ceriel Hilbers ; Qin Lei

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyses the characteristics and functioning of real estate markets. It focuses on the relationship between developments in these markets and the financial sector to determine under what circumstances real estate booms and busts can develop and how they can affect the health and stability of the financial system. It concludes that unbalanced real estate price developments often contribute to financial sector distress and that trends in real estate markets should be monitored closely in the context of financial sector assessments.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/129

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451855111/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1292001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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