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What drives housing price dynamics: cross-country evidence

  • Kostas Tsatsaronis
  • Haibin Zhu

House prices generally depend on inflation, the yield curve and bank credit, but national differences in the mortgage markets also matter. House prices are more sensitive to short-term rates where floating rate mortgages are more widely used and more aggressive lending practices are associated with stronger feedback from prices to bank credit.

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Article provided by Bank for International Settlements in its journal BIS Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): (2004)
Issue (Month): (March)

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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:0403f
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