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.

Making Affordable Rental Housing Part of Europe's Recovery

Making Affordable Rental Housing Part of Europe's Recovery

Already before the pandemic, many store or restaurant workers living in a major city in Europe had to spend more than half of their household's income on rent. During the pandemic, many of them have seen their incomes fall, pushing up their share of income going to rent. Continue reading here. Continue reading here.

To Tackle Housing Affordability in Canada, Build More Houses

To Tackle Housing Affordability in Canada, Build More Houses

Policymakers across the world worry about affordable housing. They should. It represents the cost of a basic human needshelter. Canada is no exception as it grapples to provide affordable housing in some cities, like Vancouver and Toronto, where rents are high, and for many, the dream of owning a home has faded. Continue reading here.

Stranded: Inequality, House Prices leaving People Trapped

Stranded: Inequality, House Prices leaving People Trapped

Migration is on the front burner these days. We hear a lot about people moving from one country to the next, fleeing conflict or seeking a better life. But what about the movement of people within a country? Listen to the podcast.

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Last Updated: June 15, 2021

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