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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.

Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania's Credit

Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania's Credit

Lithuania's current credit cycle highlights the strong link between housing prices and credit. We explore this relationship in more detail by analyzing the main features of credit, housing price, and output cycles in Baltic and Nordic countries during 1995-2017. We find a high degree of synchronization between Lithuania's credit and housing price cycles. Continue reading here.

Housing Affordability in New Zealand and Policy Response

Housing Affordability in New Zealand and Policy Response

The housing market is cooling but managing housing-related risks remain challenging. Rising house prices were associated with rapid household credit growth through 2016. Given the slower rise in income, house price-to-income ratios reached unprecedented levels, especially in Auckland where the surge in house prices has been stronger. Continue reading here.

The Irish Commercial Real Estate Market: Synchronization and the Role of External Factors

The Irish Commercial Real Estate Market: Synchronization and the Role of External Factors

This chapter examines the synchronization of the Irish returns on commercial real estate (CRE) properties with those in peers to better understand the importance of external factors in explaining the high volatility of CRE returns in recent years. Continue reading here.

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Last Updated: August 30, 2018

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