September 04, 2020
Surprisingly, global housing markets remained extraordinarily vibrant during the year to Q2 2020, especially in Europe, Canada and the US. Real house prices (i.e., prices adjusted for inflation) rose in 33 out of the 49 world's housing markets which have so far published housing statistics.
Q1 2020: Global housing markets remained vibrant on the eve of the pandemic, especially in Europe and the US, but outlook is now uncertain
June 03, 2020
In normal times such backward-looking data would be a useful indicator of what’s coming next, as real estate markets are highly momentum driven. Transaction volumes have clearly suffered an enormoushit from lockdowns and travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 28, 2020
Covid-19 is a dramatically worrying pandemic. But provided a pandemic is short, it tends to have only temporary effects on housing markets.
Europe’s great house price boom continues, but sharp slowdown in North America, the Middle East and most of Asia-Pacific
March 05, 2020
Yet global economic and political uncertainty does not favour a continuation of the property price boom. North America seems likely at the tail-end of its long economic expansion. Asia-Pacific is weakened by the COVID-19 outbreak, by the trade war, as well as by Hong Kong’s social unrest. And the Middle East suffers from political tensions and weaker oil prices.