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France :, Financial Sector Assessment Program—Technical Note on Housing Prices and Financial Stability

This technical note examines housing prices and financial stability in France. The note highlights that sharply rising housing prices have caused concerns about mortgage credit risk and the stability of the financial system, particularly if the macroeconomic environment were to deteriorate further. France’s housing market proved resilient during the crisis, declining by about 9 percent from its precrisis peak before rebounding since mid-2009 to surpass its precrisis peak. This resilience has reflected a confluence of fundamental, macroeconomic, financial, and asset allocation factors that have caused the demand for housing to remain well in excess of supply
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; I; L; M; N; O; P; S; U; I. Introduction; II. Housing Market; Boxes; 1. The Global Financial Crisis; Tables; 1. EPRA Global Listed Real Estate Indices: Yield and Market Value Capitalization, May 2012; III. The Mortgage Market and Risks to Financial Stability; 2. Tax Policy-Related Elements; 3. Covered Bond Market; 4. France's Vulnerability to a House Price Decline; IV. Policy Conclusions and Implications for Policy Tools; 2. Concordance between French Housing Cycles and Selected Advanced Countries' Cycles; References; Appendix Tables
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