Analyzing housing cycles abroad

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This study, "Booms and Busts in Housing Markets", from the European Central Bank (July 2009) provides an interesting look at housing cycles abroad. Specifically, it looks at long term trends in 18 countries from 1980-2007. Like most academic papers, it doesn't provide any earth-shattering analysis. But it does provide an interesting framework with which to understanding housing cycles, as well as a whole lot of proof of things that you probably already knew (e.g., interest rate policies affect housing booms).


Here is the most interesting graphic, and here is the full 50 page report.


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  1. Joe Jackson 03/09/2010 11:48 AM
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Sabrina Kelley
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Aside from some nuisances of the dips and rises I would say these charts do demonstrate a trend towards a more global economy.

Oct 19, 2009 10:30 AM #1
Jim Crawford
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Great post.  Some areas are a lot worse than others.   There is a lot of difference also just in the states.  Some markets peaked earlier like Boston and DC, and others had more speculation like Las Vegas, and even Atlanta. 

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