To date in South Africa, more than 4m housing opportunities have been created, and 56% of this housing has gone to women, rising to 70% in some areas – a crucial step for advancing gender...
Are tiny homes just a trend for wealthy minimalists or an economic necessity for the growing poor?
With Africa's population rapidly growing, urbanisation is happening too fast in Nigeria for the government to keep up with housing, business and public service demands.
Buying a home is still within reach for people with typical incomes in many places in the US, according to a new report.
Jyske Bank, Denmark's third-largest bank, said this week that customers would now be able to take out a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage with an interest rate of -0.5%.
In the face of the affordable house shortage in the UK, one architect company is constructing homes out of shipping containers.
1 billion people worldwide currently live in slums - this is expected to reach 3 billion within the next 30 years. Is 'development' really helping them?
Modern theorists show global inequality is being improperly tackled. Real estate is overlooked in its damning ability to polarize the global elite from the common worker.
Cities across Europe face housing challenges, with a lack of affordable homes a major issue. From London to Berlin, these are some of the proposed solutions.
According to IMF Blog's Chart of the Week, there is a tight link between movements in house prices and economic and financial stability.
The adaptability and resilience of informal housing around the world could provide a useful model for fast-growing cities – if we can solve some of its problems, too.
Also in the round-up: the world's most dynamic cities, the politics of paradise and a new look at China's foreign policy.
Seventy years of consistent appreciation in housing values, combined with stagnant real wage growth, has caused a nationwide crisis of affordability in major cities, and an intensificatio...
Housing markets play a critical role in the monetary transmission mechanism. Persistent changes in monetary policy rates affect both variable and fixed mortgage rates. Changes in the latt...
It’s the world’s third-largest economy. It also has the world’s most pronounced population decline. Now, Japan is giving away vacant homes to deal with an excess of housing stock.