Sunday, 8 July 2018

Global Cities Index Posts Weakest Property Price Growth Since 2015

Globally, urban prices are rising at their slowest rate since the third quarter of 2015. The Global Residential Cities Index, which tracks the movement in average residential prices across 150 cities worldwide, rose by 4% in the year to March 2018, down from 6.4% a year ago.
According to a new report by international real estate consultant Knight Frank, despite the global economy's strong performance, increased government activities to fight inflation in the real estate sector have slowed the price increases to some extent. While last year's report saw 12 cities with a growth of more than 20 % this years there is only one left in this bracket: the Indian city of Surat.

https://content.knightfrank.com/research/1026/documents/en/global-residential-cities-index-q1-2018-5666.pdf
Europe's growth path continues as 11 of the top 20 cities in the ranking for growth are in Europe. Previously in the top ranking Berlin (14.9%), Budapest (14.4%) and Reykjavik (11.8%) are now joined by Rotterdam (14.8%), Edinburgh (12%), Porto (11.7%) and Sofia (11.3%).

In Canada Vancouver continues to outperform with annual growth of 15.4% as tracked by the National Bank of Canada.

In the US Seattle (12.9%) continues to lead the 15 cities tracked by the index.

Southern Europe is increasingly polarised. Whilst Italian cities are well-represented at the foot of the table, Spanish and Portuguese cities are registering stronger growth. Porto, Malaga and Madrid all sit high in the rankings with annual growth of 11.7%, 10.4% and 10.3% respectively.

https://content.knightfrank.com/research/1026/documents/en/global-residential-cities-index-q1-2018-5666.pdf
The report also contains interesting insights in the bandwidth within countries which can go from + 22% to -5% within one economy.

For the full report just click on the graph or table above.


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