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Global Housing Watch

The Global Housing Watch tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. It provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price‑to‑rent and house-price‑to‑income ratios.

Global Housing Watch Quarterly Update
November 2016

This Quarterly Update includes an update of the Global House Price Index and our other core charts, and a discussion of house price developments in some cities within major commodity-producing countries (Australia, Canada, China, Norway and the United States). Read more...

Working Paper

Can Property Taxes Reduce House Price Volatility? Evidence from U.S. Regions

This paper analyzes the relationship between property tax rates and house price volatility across the United States. It finds that property tax rates have a negative impact on house price volatility. The impact is causal, with increases in property tax rates leading to a reduction in house price volatility. Read the paper here.

Working Paper

How to better measure hedonic residential property price indexes

This report has three chapters on the housing market in Denmark. The first chapter focuses on the great divergence in regional house prices. The second chapter focuses on the role of housing supply. Third chapter focuses on macroprudential policies. Read the report here.

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Last Updated: October 31, 2016

Global House Price Index

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House Prices Around the World

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Credit Growth Around the World

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House Price-to-Income Ratio

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House Price-to-Rent Ratio