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Pricing and Time on the Market for Residential Properties in a Major U.K. City

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  • Stanley McGreal

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    (University of Ulster at Jordanstown Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB Northern Ireland, UK)

  • Alastair Adair

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    (University of Ulster at Jordanstown Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB Northern Ireland, UK)

  • Louise Brown

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    (University of Ulster at Jordanstown Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim BT37 0QB Northern Ireland, UK)

  • James R. Webb

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    (James J. Nance College of Business Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio 44115)

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    Abstract

    The pricing and length of time to sell single-family residential properties is a function of the interaction between buyer and seller behavior. This study estimates value effects in relation to the time on the market for residential properties within the Belfast (U.K).metropolitan area. Three distinctive characteristics of market are highlighted. First, the majority of sales are at a premium to the list price. Second, different factors influence time on the market for premium and discount sales. Third, the marketing period is examined for three events: listing to sales agreement, sales agreement to completion, and listing to completion.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 209-234

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    1. Haurin, Donald & McGreal, Stanley & Adair, Alastair & Brown, Louise & Webb, James R., 2013. "List price and sales prices of residential properties during booms and busts," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 1-10.

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