With the collapse of the real estate market in 2008, interest has grown in real estate as an asset class. Investors want a better understanding of how the price of real estate has changed over time.
Global Financial Data provides a comprehensive database that covers several centuries of information on real estate prices beginning in 1269 and going up to the current day.
Data on housing prices includes information from over 50 countries. Data for the United States is available for every state as well as over 200 metropolitan areas. GFD differentiates between residential housing and commercial property and provides data on each where available.
The real estate database includes two sections: