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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
April 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...

Selected Issues

The Price Responsiveness of German Residential Investment

This paper provides econometric evidence that the supply response to changes in housing prices has declined over the past several years and discusses how various housing policies can foster this response looking forward. Read the paper here.

Selected Issues

Housing Market in Denmark

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.

Selected Issues

The Housing Boom and Macroprudential Policy

The high and rising house prices and household debt in Norway pose important financial stability risks. To address these systemic risks, the authorities have implemented a number of macroprudential policy measures. This paper empirically assesses the effectiveness of the housing-related measures in Norway. Read the paper here.

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Last Updated: April 20, 2016

Global House Price Index

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House Price-to-Income Ratio

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House Price-to-Rent Ratio