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Global Real Estate Bubble Index Flashes Red For Vancouver, London; New York? Not So Much

New Yorkers know that any conversation, given enough time, will devolve into chatter about real estate -- soaring prices, gentrification, and so on. It's almost like Godwin's law for rent gripes. And yet, New York isn't even close to being the bubbliest real estate market on the planet, according to UBS economists Matthias Holzhey and Maciej Skoczek. The pair on Tuesday introduced the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index noting that, in "a world in which more than a third of all government bonds offer negative yields, investing in tangible assets remains popular.
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