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The Effect of Historic District Designation on Single-Family Home Prices

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  • Deborah Ann Ford
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    The designation and regulation of local historic districts in Baltimore, Maryland started in 1964. Structures within these districts are required to maintain exteriors in the style of the historical significance of the neighborhoods. Prior studies in other cities have shown that the designation did not always lead to an increase in restoration activities in these areas. This paper analyzes the effect of the designation on transaction prices and finds historic districts do have higher prices than identical non-historic districts. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in its journal Real Estate Economics.

    Volume (Year): 17 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 353-362

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:reesec:v:17:y:1989:i:3:p:353-362

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