The Dynamics of Metropolitan Housing Prices.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel T. Winkler, Professor (Creator)
Gustav D. Jud, Retired (Contributor)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article is the winner of the Innovative Thinking "Thinking Out of the Box" manuscript prize (sponsored by the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute) presented at the 2001 American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting. This study examines the dynamics of real housing price appreciation in 130 metropolitan areas across the United States. The study finds that real housing price appreciation is strongly influenced by the growth of population and real changes in income, construction costs and interest rates. The study also finds that stock market appreciation imparts a strong current and lagged wealth effect on housing prices. Housing appreciation rates also are found to vary across areas because of location-specific fixed-effects; these fixed effects represent the residuals of housing price appreciation attributable to location. The magnitudes of the fixed-effects in particular cities are positively correlated with restrictive growth management policies and limitations on land availability.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Real Estate Research, vol. 23, no. 1-2, 2002, pp. 29-45.
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Real housing price appreciation, Stock market appreciation, Location-specific fixed-effects