The relationship between real estate and mental health has been a subject of study, with findings suggesting various connections between housing conditions and well-being. For example, housing affordability has been linked to mental health outcomes, with interventions such as subsidies and vouchers showing some positive impact[1]. Additionally, individuals working in the real estate industry, particularly real estate agents, may face heightened stress due to the pressure to achieve success and maintain client satisfaction[2]. These stressors highlight the importance of considering the mental health implications of working in this field.

Furthermore, there is an acknowledged nexus between real estate prices and health outcomes, though the exact transmission channels remain unclear. Housing affordability, in particular, has been identified as an important factor influencing mental health, with potential differences in its impact on renters versus home purchasers[3].

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  1. Housing affordability and mental health in the United States: 2013–2020
  2. Real Estate and Mental Health: Coping with Stress in the Industry
  3. Real Estate Prices, Inflation, and Health Outcomes: Evidence From Developed Economies