European housing markets at a turning point

Laura Valderrama is a senior economist in the IMF European Department

– Laura Valderrama says there has been a build-up of systemic risk in the European housing market.

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USA / EUROPE – The last few months have witnessed tensions in Europe’s housing markets as the cost-of-living crisis has eroded real incomes and the surge in interest rates has made borrowers more vulnerable to financial distress.

Laura Valderrama is a macro-financial expert and coauthor of new research that suggests house prices across Europe are overvalued, and housing markets are at risk of a price correction that could undermine the region’s economic recovery.

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