• These Real Estate Markets Face the Biggest Bubbles

    22 days ago - By Fortune

    The next real estate implosion could begin in Hong Kong, according to a new study from UBS.
    The investment's firm's Global Real Estate Bubble Index says homes in the Asian territory are the most overvalued in the world-and at the highest risk for collapse.
    The good news for U.S. homeowners is UBS says it doesn't believe any major city in America is presently in a bubble risk. However, it did note “major imbalances” in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.
    Chicago was the only U.S. metropolitan area that was rated as undervalued.
    The story's less optimistic for homeowners in Munich...
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  • UBS: The housing markets in these 6 cities are closest to a bubble

    UBS: The housing markets in these 6 cities are closest to a bubble

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    At least six cities around the world are at risk of having housing bubbles, according to UBS' 2018 Global Real Estate Bubble Index.
    There are affordability crises in many more cities because housing costs have risen faster than incomes.
    Policymakers will need to step in, but the appropriate response could be challenging to nail down.
    Housing costs are rising in almost every major city in the world.
    At least six are at risk of being in a bubble, defined as a persistent rise in prices to the point where properties are well above their fundamental value.
    "Most households can no longer afford...
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