IWH Housing Index
Since the winter of 2017, Michael Koetter, Antonios Mavropoulos and I started the data collection on regional housing prices via online listing platforms such as "immobilienscout24.de'' in Germany and "pap.fr'' in France. With projects like evaluating macro-prudential policy at the regional housing market in mind, we initiated the data collection using a python algorithm to run web scrapping of all listings on major housing listing platforms in euro-zone countries. Eventually, we wish to extend and sustain the data collection to construct an up-to-date housing index across European countries. We intend to make this data available for researchers who are interested in working on similar projects. Meanwhile, we plan to publish standardized summaries of the data as a service for the general public.