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Consumption Booms and Housing Busts

Rising house prices are wonderful. People feel richer and more secure. Mortgage lenders, real estate agents and surveyors are busy. Home improvement services and...

How Many Houses Will Your House in London Buy You?

As London house prices continue to soar, it becomes hard to come up with new ways to describe their relentless rise. Another month, another...

UK House Prices Surge as Bubble Fears Mount

London house prices surged by almost a fifth over the past 12 months while an average home now costs 178,124 pounds, data showed on Thursday, stoking fears of a new bubble. London property prices soared 18.2 percent higher to an average 362,699 pounds…

Tale of Entire RE Market via 6 Houses

All over the country, house prices are rising. But in some regions, prices are recovering from much deeper troughs. Tale of Entire RE Market via...

Sharks Circle Canadian Housing

December’s house price results, released yesterday by Teranet, revealed that Canadian house values rose marginally over the month (+0.1%) to a new record high,...

The Economist: Global Housing Update

THE house-price boom that preceded the financial crisis was remarkable for its scope and scale. With few exceptions, there seemed only one way for...

Do We Want High House Prices or Affordable Housing?

Matt Yglesias asked this question of President Obama on his twitter feed. It's a very good question and reporters at President Obama's speech in...

Analysts Address Truths and Untruths of Home Price Gains

“Yes” is what the market appears to be saying when it comes to rising house prices. But is there more to what the indices...

Canadian House Prices Set New Record

Back in February, the Canadian housing market looked to have hit a wall. The Government had recently implemented a range of macroprudential controls on...

Real US House Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio, City Prices relative to 2000

Case-Shiller, CoreLogic and others report nominal house prices, and it is also useful to look at house prices in real terms (adjusted for inflation)...