Returns to Single-Family Owner-Occupied Housing

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gustav D. Jud, Retired (Creator)
Daniel T. Winkler, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study examines the rate of return and risk on single-family, owner-occupied housing nationally and at the MSA level. The homeowner using no leverage, and a 28% tax rate, earned an 11.81% annual return, 5.85% from implicit rental savings and 5.63% from price appreciation from 1978:1 to 2001:4. The use of leverage increased rates of returns as well as risk, and longer holding periods offered higher returns and lower risk. With an 80% loan-to-value ratio, homeownership returns were between Treasury bonds and stocks, although with more risk than either. Among the 42 MSAs, return and risk varied as much as threefold.

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Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, vol. 8, no. 1, 2005, pp. 25-44
Language: English
Date: 2005
Rate of return, Risk, single-family, owner-occupied, housing, homeowner, Returns

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