Despite talk of a housing bubble in Australia, house prices have been flat in real terms over the past six years since the pre-financial crisis peak in December 2007.
The scale of equity borrowing activity has been immense in Australia...
U.S. household wealth rose by $1.92 trillion in the third quarter of 2013 to a record $77.3 trillion, buoyed by surging stock markets and a rebound in housing.
Australia is the world capital for property speculation.
Mortgage rates are only one interest-related factor influencing property values.
To view property as safe as a defensive asset is a troubling misconception.
Melbourne's inner city expansion and economy are based on a property boom that our analysis indicates will implode.
They're calling it the great 'senior sell off' and it's scaring suburban America.
The next decade will witness rising interest rates worldwide amid global economic rebalancing...
Our spending on housing continues to increase...
While Australia's house price fall post its bubble peak is clearly different to America's crash, it's on par with that experienced in Japan's long slow melt...
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To my thinking, the wild card is a bigger shock from emerging markets (EMs) as the US Federal Reserve tapers its monetary stimulus program and investors withdraw funds for higher-yielding developing economies.
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