Wednesday, December 9, 2009

World on the Mend

While housing markets in the world’s leading economies remain distressed, hope is on the horizon. According to of the 27 countries which have already published their Q3 data, 16 countries have experienced rising prices and falls in only 11 countries. Economies such as the UK, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and South Africa are finally noting positive price changes quarter-on-quarter after being negatively affected during the economic slump. Of this group, the rising prices in the UK, Canada, Germany, and South Africa are the first after suffering declines every quarter since 2008. While some markets’ increases are more modest than others, the over-arching trend is toward recovery. More information on specific housing markets is available at

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