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TOM: Why Isn’t Price Enough?

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In an efficient market, differences in quality should be fully reflected in differences in price. This paper examines a highly active residential property market and verifies whether housing attributes can explain time on the market (TOM) in addition to prices. In contrast to the previous literature, only the price ratio and inflation factor are found to be critical in affecting TOM. An interpretation of the results is suggested, along with some directions for future research.

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Article provided by Asian Real Estate Society in its journal International Real Estate Review.

Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 91-115

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Handle: RePEc:ire:issued:v:05:n:01:2002:p:91-115

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Keywords: TOM; price ratio; inflation factor; physical attribute; time aggregation;

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