Great article on Real Estate Bubbles around the world.
The bank highlights Toronto as the biggest potential bubble risk, noting that real prices have doubled over 13 years, while real rents and real income have only increased 5% and 10% respectively.
However, the largest city in Canada was certainly not the only global financial center with real estate appreciating at rapid rates in the last year.
In Munich, Toronto, Amsterdam, Sydney and Hong Kong, prices rose more than 10% in the last year alone.
Annual increases at a 10% clip would lead to the doubling of prices every seven years, something the bank says is unsustainable.