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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
Q2 2017

The Q2 2017 Quarterly Update includes an update of the IMF's Global House Price Index and IMF's latest assessments of country specific housing markets. Read the report.

Housing Finance and Real Estate Markets in Colombia

Housing Finance and Real Estate Markets in Colombia

Colombian house prices have increased significantly between 2005 and 2016. This paper estimates the extent of misalignments in house prices relative to fundamentals and evaluates the overall risk to the economy from the housing sector. Continue reading here.

Capital Flows and the Role of Macroprudential PoliciesThe Case of Cambodia

Capital Flows and the Role of Macroprudential Policies--The Case of Cambodia

Credit growth has remained strong, despite some recent moderation, and has been funded by foreign borrowing, with a significant share channeled into the real estate sector. The authorities have taken some measures to develop macroprudential frameworks in the face of capacity and data constraints. Continue reading here.

Capital Flows and the Role of Macroprudential PoliciesThe Case of Sweden

Capital Flows and the Role of Macroprudential Policies--The Case of Sweden

Swedish household debt and house prices have grown rapidly since the late 1990s on the back of a robust economy, low inflation and interest rates, and wholesale funding including in foreign currency. Continue reading here.

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Last Updated: January 11, 2017

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