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.

Downside Risks to House Prices

Downside Risks to House Prices

This paper studies and quantifies house prices at risk, a measure of downside risks to future house price growth--using theory, insights from past analyses, and new statistical techniques applied to 32 advanced and emerging market economies and major cities. 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: September 17, 2020

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