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Has an increase in housing supply in popular cities including Amsterdam led to an increase in house prices?

Common economic thinking dictates that an increase in price should lead to an increase in supply, and that an increase in supply should then lead to a decrease in price. According to Maarten van ...
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How does a refinance allow a mortgage to be repaid?

A textbook I'm reading states (talking about the years leading up to the financial crisis): As long as housing prices increased, these mortgages were secure: the borrower rapidly ...
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Correlation between salary level and housing prices in a town

Is there a measurable correlation in a town between salary level and housing prices? Or, to put it differently: is it politically meaningful to drive up salaries by new investments if the result is ...
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How much do real-estate prices correlate with apartment rental prices?

I've been trying to find sources that mention this, and have tried to find graphs of data so I can compare myself, but I haven't been able to. Do real-estate sale prices correlate positively, ...
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If rent control “doesn't work” and supply induces demand, how can cities improve affordability?

Suppose we aim that moderately poor people (let's say 1.5× minimum wage) can afford the rent for an apartment meeting minimum quality standards and located within city limits. This may be a political ...