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Skipping town

A future with less need to commute is making country life more feasible, and rural estate agents’ phones are ringing off the hook. “At the beginning of the plague, when there was now no more hope but that the whole city would be visited; when all that had friends or estates in the country retired […]

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America heads for home

US home sales are soaring, and even renters now favour suburban units with ample space for home-working. Should urban landlords be worried? A growing trend in the US housing market is the search for more space, light and air. It is evidenced by increased US home-buying numbers as well as early indications of the success […]

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Housing value worldwide: what’s happening?

Considering that the present crisis is likely to burst inflated bubbles, it’s especially relevant to look at overvalued assets now. The first chart below compares the current housing market in various countries around the world. Using data from the OECD Economic Outlook, I estimated how much housing is overvalued in terms of house prices relative […]

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Multi-family housing becomes ‘core’ investment, led by Germany

With yields averaging 3.35%, the asset category ‘multi-family housing’ is moving out of the ‘alternative’ sector and becoming ‘core’, according to property adviser Savills. Germany, with its disproportionately large rental market, will be the principal focus of investors, but other markets are seeing their rental housing sector growing fast, often where private ownership had traditionally […]

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